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Just moved to Novena/Newton area

Post by leslieng » Sun, 12 Dec 2010 8:47 am

Hiya,

I just relocate to Singapore from UK staying near Novena/Newton at Arte at Thompson condo. There is a lot to get used to as I live in UK for over 20 years! Especially the humidity!!
Appreciate some advice in terms of food shopping near my area (no Tesco, sainsbury or Asda here:(). Also whats the best SatNav to buy and where to go for some local streetfood.
In terms of communication gadget, I go for Starhub package with home phone line, broadband and cable TV. I will get Iphone from Singtel. Good Idea?

Much appreciate.
Leslie

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Re: Just moved to Novena/Newton area

Post by JayCee » Mon, 13 Dec 2010 1:18 pm

leslieng wrote: Appreciate some advice in terms of food shopping near my area (no Tesco, sainsbury or Asda here
Did you try actually going outside and having a walk around the area?

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Post by mamihong » Wed, 22 Dec 2010 12:02 pm

starhub is better, if u go for their hubbing package. can save u $$ :wink:

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Post by curiousgeorge » Mon, 27 Dec 2010 9:35 am

Velocity (Novena Square) has a Cold Storage at Level 1, this is the closest you will find to asda/sainsburys etc. However, at Square 2 (the other mall behind Novena Square) has an NTUC Fairprice on the top floor - think of it as Co-Op, with more local fare. Across the road from Novena and down Thomson Road a bit is United Square too, lots of kids shops there and another Cold Storage which is just a little larger than the one at Novena.

If you want more expat style food, hunt out the MarketPlace (in Paragon or Tanglin Mall) or Jones the Grocer (Dempsey Hill & Mandarin Gallery).

If you're going with Starhub for TV/Internet, why not go with Starhub for your iPhone (may I suggest a Windows Phone at this point too :p). You get bigger discounts having all three services with one provider, and with Starhub you can call UK landlines for free via the 018 service. Last time I looked into it, Singtel still didn't offer any kind of free calls to the UK.

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How about Giant?

Post by ronan » Fri, 31 Dec 2010 11:42 pm

Why not look for the nearest Giant supermarket if you like tesco....can take a taxi back after shopping if you are not driving.

I have slowly adjusted to NTUC / NTUC finest now but still go to nearest Giant if I feel like buying a bit more...

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Post by leslieng » Sat, 01 Jan 2011 12:00 am

Many thanks!! Lots of useful information:) I will certainly take on your advise and explore some of the shops you suggested!

curiousgeorge wrote:Velocity (Novena Square) has a Cold Storage at Level 1, this is the closest you will find to asda/sainsburys etc. However, at Square 2 (the other mall behind Novena Square) has an NTUC Fairprice on the top floor - think of it as Co-Op, with more local fare. Across the road from Novena and down Thomson Road a bit is United Square too, lots of kids shops there and another Cold Storage which is just a little larger than the one at Novena.

If you want more expat style food, hunt out the MarketPlace (in Paragon or Tanglin Mall) or Jones the Grocer (Dempsey Hill & Mandarin Gallery).

If you're going with Starhub for TV/Internet, why not go with Starhub for your iPhone (may I suggest a Windows Phone at this point too :p). You get bigger discounts having all three services with one provider, and with Starhub you can call UK landlines for free via the 018 service. Last time I looked into it, Singtel still didn't offer any kind of free calls to the UK.

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Post by JR8 » Sat, 01 Jan 2011 2:06 am

curiousgeorge wrote:Velocity (Novena Square) has a Cold Storage at Level 1, this is the closest you will find to asda/sainsburys etc. However, at Square 2 (the other mall behind Novena Square) has an NTUC Fairprice on the top floor - think of it as Co-Op, with more local fare. Across the road from Novena and down Thomson Road a bit is United Square too, lots of kids shops there and another Cold Storage which is just a little larger than the one at Novena.

If you want more expat style food, hunt out the MarketPlace (in Paragon or Tanglin Mall) or Jones the Grocer (Dempsey Hill & Mandarin Gallery).

If you're going with Starhub for TV/Internet, why not go with Starhub for your iPhone (may I suggest a Windows Phone at this point too :p). You get bigger discounts having all three services with one provider, and with Starhub you can call UK landlines for free via the 018 service. Last time I looked into it, Singtel still didn't offer any kind of free calls to the UK.

Having just moved from the district the above is your all in one full answer.

It even stays on topic, and hits all the Q's. Maybe CG should be given some kind of rosette :wink: :)

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Post by autogen » Sun, 02 Jan 2011 4:36 pm

leslieeng,

I'm relatively new to Singapore as well and am considering moving to Newton/Novena. How do you find the noise situation with the surrounding construction work? I'm staying temporarily at a condo with a brand new office being constructed bang opposite and I can't sleep in on the weekends! Also I viewed a Newton apartment at Amaryliss Ville. The condo was fantastic in terms of the facilities, accommodation etc ... but it was surrounded by two very loud construction sites. Maybe this is just a reality of living in Newton. Would love to hear yours and others opinions.

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Post by imogenben » Thu, 20 Jan 2011 2:49 pm

If you fancy doing groceries in local wet markets, check out Owen Road and Whampoa Drive. :D

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