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Texas Expat
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Where to live?

Post by Texas Expat » Sun, 19 Dec 2010 2:17 am

I'm looking for advice on what area of the city to live in. My wife and I are 30 years old and have a 1 year old daughter. I will be working in the Republic Plaza building.

I will not have a car, so I will have to rely on public transportation. I don't mind a long commute if it allows my wife and daughter to live in a place they will be happy.

Ideally we would live somewhere near a park. And I would prefer my wife have shopping within walking distance. It would also be great if we lived in an area with plenty of expats nearby.

I will also be bringing my bulldog with me.

Thanks in advance for any responses.

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Post by Mad Scientist » Sun, 19 Dec 2010 7:39 am

Singapore is approx 600 sqkm in area. Anywhere is good with good public transport service. The subway/MRT, buses and the cabs runs pretty good hence you will be spoilt for choice on the condos or private estate or even the government housing HDB.

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Alternatively go to the search button at the right hand top corner under the profile link . Click on the search button and type housing, apartment, condos. Get as much info from there.

Rent a Service Apartment for about two to three weeks then go and hunt the ideal housing. Seeing is believing. There is alot of cowboys here hence throwing caution to the wind, I would give
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Post by Girl_Next_Door » Mon, 20 Dec 2010 8:17 am

A budget might help a little in recommendations. The common expat areas are Holland Village, East Coast, Novena and of course city centres. If you are bringing a dog, you might prefer a landed property with a small garden? Try Holland Village Chip Bee Gardens (old black & white conservation houses at a budget) or dig around East Coast.

There are small parks in most parts of Singapore because it is a very green city. But if you are looking for a bigger scale one, you can look around East Coast Park area.

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River valley area

Post by franchy » Mon, 20 Dec 2010 12:22 pm

I would recommend on River valley rd. area. Its is very close to the center, many expats live there, many International Schools and its a nice area close to Singapore river as well (a nice area where u can bike and eat..)

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Post by NBB2 » Tue, 21 Dec 2010 10:58 am

In a word, well two, East Coast. It's got everything on your list, especially if you move near Parkway Parade shopping mall. I know because I live there :)

Please check the latest restrictions on dogs in Singapore. I'm not sure what mix - if any - your bulldog is, but if it's a Category A breed, it may be banned here.


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