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Moving in 1st of April.

Post by mrmez » Thu, 20 Jan 2011 11:50 am

Hi guys and girls,

I'm new in the forum, just moving in to SG on the 1st of April.

Could you advice on the best location for a single professional to rent out a condo? Where everything is happening?

Thanks!

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Post by JayCee » Thu, 20 Jan 2011 11:55 am

Did you do any search of the forum at all?

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Post by mrmez » Thu, 20 Jan 2011 12:11 pm

Hi.

Don't get me wrong, but I've been following the forum and haven't seen any satisfactory answers, that's the reason I've asked.

If you don't want to answer that is fine, but don't be so strict, isn't the people here to help each other at the end of the day?

Thanks.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 20 Jan 2011 12:40 pm

mrmez wrote:Where everything is happening?

Thanks!
Unfortunately, that doesn't tell us much of anything. There is nowhere on the island where "everything" is happening. What is your definition of everything? Drinking and booze, or swimming & the beach, or the arts & museums, or what? :roll:
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Post by mrmez » Thu, 20 Jan 2011 12:59 pm

Thanks for the reply.

I'm looking for the "known expat" area, if that exists per definition, where you can find nice places to have a drink, meet people and get the best that SG has to offer.

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Post by JayCee » Thu, 20 Jan 2011 1:04 pm

mrmez wrote:Thanks for the reply.

I'm looking for the "known expat" area, if that exists per definition, where you can find nice places to have a drink, meet people and get the best that SG has to offer.
So basically you're looking for expat areas in Singapore, and nothing flashed up on a search of the site when you used that term?

Ok then

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Post by mrmez » Thu, 20 Jan 2011 1:12 pm

JayCee I rest my case here.

Yes, Chinatown, Bugis, Novena, Marina Bay, all those areas are shown up, anyway I've asked everyone opinion exactly to narrow my search.

Thanks for the help, first and last post as this seem that you waste your time getting rude instead of helping..geez chill out man.

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Post by JayCee » Thu, 20 Jan 2011 2:12 pm

So Chinatown and Bugis showed up as expat areas? Course they did. If it appears I'm being harsh it's just because it gets a bit frustrating when people ask the same old questions and want to be spoonfed information without doing any real research or any work on their own.

Looks like more foreign talent on the way, and on April fools day no less :lol:

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 20 Jan 2011 2:51 pm

Singapore is a known expat area. Anywhere on the island you will find concentrations of expats, from Changi village to Jurong East. From Marina Bay to Woodlands and all points in between.

Woodlands now has a very large expat crowd since the American School moved to the north side of the island. So does the East coast and of course the former haunt of Holland Village. Ironically, none of these places are "happening" places.

Again, what do you term an expat? one out of 4 people on this island are technically expats. Or, do you think only those with housing & car allowances are expats? You see, when you come on here with general questions, it becomes obvious you haven't done much homework at all.

This board is comprised of all sorts of people from locals with little education to Cambridge/Oxford educated locals, and expats from India, Pakistan, Philippines, US, UK, Aus, EU, SA, CH, JP and every Asean country as well and they are all expats. some with different "happening" places dependent on where they are from and their individual tastes. They congregate much the same way as well.

So, before getting jacked up at the responses you got here initially, you might want to take a step back and reconsider what it is you are looking for exactly. After all, we are damned good at what we attempt to do here, but unfortunately, we are not mind readers.

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Post by durain » Thu, 20 Jan 2011 7:46 pm

for expat happening area, head off to orchard towers. :P

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Post by mrmez » Fri, 21 Jan 2011 1:37 am

Apologies.

Thanks guys for the help.

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