Starting from scratch - where to live?

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Starting from scratch - where to live?

Post by cookie09 » Mon, 06 Dec 2010 4:44 pm

Hi All,

Starting from scratch here really. My company might move us to Singapore anytime soon and i like to slowly explore my options.

We haven't even discussed the housing allowance but i am guessing it would end up anywhere between 6-12k SGD.

- We are a small family with a baby boy and a helper currently living in a 4 bedroom / 3 bathroom place with rooftop
- My office would be downtown (1 Raffles Place)
- i am used to a door-to-door commute of max 45 mins though i would prefer less if taking the public bus/MTR and do not mind more if i can sit down and pretty much jump off at/near the office
- we are currently living in a car-free island in hong kong, which has a supermarket, a few restaurants and a park and beach 5 steps from our entrance door (park island for those who know). we love the natural environment
- we currently live high-rise with superb views across the ocean
- privacy is very important to us. i don't like any neighbour looking into our living room, bedrooms, etc.

obviously we would like something similar in sing with lots of accessible nature and privacy. is east coast a good place to look? or somewhere more central or best somewhere inland?

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Post by Eddie71 » Tue, 07 Dec 2010 10:08 am

With your budget, you can rent a very nice condo along East Coast area with million dollar seaview!! eddie

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 07 Dec 2010 10:19 am

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Post by cookie09 » Tue, 07 Dec 2010 11:39 am

Eddie71 wrote:With your budget, you can rent a very nice condo along East Coast area with million dollar seaview!! eddie
sorry i am really new. any proposals with good connection into town?

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 07 Dec 2010 12:58 pm

You can live almost anywhere on the island and have good connections into town.
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Live in Malaysia

Post by jerrylimmingsze » Mon, 13 Dec 2010 12:23 am

Think about living in Malaysia and commuting daily via the Tuas Second Link.
You can afford a really nice bungalow even with a swimming pool with that type of budget.

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Post by JayCee » Mon, 13 Dec 2010 1:23 pm

And you wouldn't just happen to have some of those really nice bungalows for sale or rent, would you jerry? :roll:

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Re: Live in Malaysia

Post by cookie09 » Mon, 13 Dec 2010 2:17 pm

JayCee wrote:And you wouldn't just happen to have some of those really nice bungalows for sale or rent, would you jerry? :roll:
...not that MY would be an option either...

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Re: Live in Malaysia

Post by longstebe » Mon, 13 Dec 2010 2:37 pm

JayCee wrote:And you wouldn't just happen to have some of those really nice bungalows for sale or rent, would you jerry? :roll:
:lol:
I seen that one too, pretty expensive.

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Post by kimtaymour » Wed, 15 Dec 2010 5:55 pm

affording anything in JB (johor baru - malaysia) is very possible but he will have to pay for the security and privacy !

nothing better than being in SG cookie!

there are good condos in lavender or maybe those fancy ones in Novena (tho the latter is maybe out of town to me)
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Post by bluejac » Thu, 16 Dec 2010 1:15 pm

There are a few condominiums just on the outskirts of the city at Lavander, Jalan Besar, . You can avoid the hussle of the city and enjoy the cheaper amenities.

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