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Good neighborhoods to live for a newbie Expat

Post by dprice01 » Mon, 21 Feb 2011 10:03 am

Hi! Does anyone have any suggestions on good neighborhoods to live in as a newbie to SIngapore? Looking for somewhere that's kind of close to everything (and I won't have a car and will need to get around on the metro).

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Re: Good neighborhoods to live for a newbie Expat

Post by carlsum1986 » Mon, 21 Feb 2011 11:17 am

dprice01 wrote:Hi! Does anyone have any suggestions on good neighborhoods to live in as a newbie to SIngapore? Looking for somewhere that's kind of close to everything (and I won't have a car and will need to get around on the metro).

hmmmmmmm what about somewhere near to CBD area like somerset,little india,farrer park etc etc etc...........u shud do a search on this forum

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Post by dprice01 » Tue, 22 Feb 2011 12:49 am

Thanks! @carlsum1986, is there a lot to do in that area?

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Post by carlsum1986 » Tue, 22 Feb 2011 9:26 am

food and good if u have a late night out....should really do a search to find your preference

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Post by JR8 » Tue, 22 Feb 2011 9:30 am

Orchard Towers?

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Post by aster » Tue, 22 Feb 2011 10:47 am

Robertson Quay area if the $$$ don't scare you off.

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Post by jchin1968 » Tue, 22 Feb 2011 11:23 am

Your location will also depend if you're by yourself or with a family. This link might be a good place to start your research.

http://www.singaporeexpats.com/housing- ... iniums.htm

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Post by ecureilx » Tue, 22 Feb 2011 4:49 pm

JR8 wrote:Orchard Towers?
I was going to say that anybody who asks which is a good place to stay should visit Singapore ... and then I saw your reply :D :D :P :P

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Post by JR8 » Tue, 22 Feb 2011 5:05 pm

ecureilx wrote:
JR8 wrote:Orchard Towers?
I was going to say that anybody who asks which is a good place to stay should visit Singapore ... and then I saw your reply :D :D :P :P
The OP question is about as meaningless as me simply asking folk here what car I should buy.

I mean anyone (surely!), even a university student trying to find digs (student accomodation) will have some factors in mind. Budget, location, property type, facilities...

So why do people keep turning up here baldly asking 'Where should I live?'. (Or 'Is $x,000 a month enough to live on?').

It is not really the presumption that others might help that gets me at times, it is the fact that they seem to be doing so little to help themselves in the first place to get the best help.

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Post by durain » Tue, 22 Feb 2011 5:05 pm

ecureilx wrote:
JR8 wrote:Orchard Towers?
I was going to say that anybody who asks which is a good place to stay should visit Singapore ... and then I saw your reply :D :D :P :P
orchard towers is the legend for expat newbie! :P :D

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Post by ecureilx » Tue, 22 Feb 2011 5:23 pm

durain wrote:
ecureilx wrote:
JR8 wrote:Orchard Towers?
I was going to say that anybody who asks which is a good place to stay should visit Singapore ... and then I saw your reply :D :D :P :P
orchard towers is the legend for expat newbie! :P :D
Actually a friend was renting an apartment at the rear block ... and sort of felt insulated about the front block, and with his jet setting life and the low rental, was a happy camper -- until his daughter turned up here for a holiday - next day the Daughter moved to Marriot and told papa - to move or forget about having a daughter .. ;) ;)

Well, any expat must do a night safari in OT :) :)

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 22 Feb 2011 5:36 pm

ecureilx wrote:
Well, any expat must do a night safari in OT :) :)
At LEAST one. Some expats newbies have been going there for 20 years or more! :oops: (or at least until The Ginivy closed)
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

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Post by JR8 » Tue, 22 Feb 2011 5:41 pm

Is 'Top 10' still there?

Had to go and get a Cambodian visa last year and their embassy is in OT. Have to say the place kinda scares me these days! :?

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Post by ecureilx » Tue, 22 Feb 2011 6:26 pm

JR8 wrote:Is 'Top 10' still there?
Of course, it does, just that is has halved - to - Top 5 :) We have a bet running that on the next reincarnation it will be top 2.5 ;)
Had to go and get a Cambodian visa last year and their embassy is in OT. Have to say the place kinda scares me these days! :?
Well, day times at OT are totally cool ...

Those with german food craving can check out one of the nicest german spot there (during day time .. ) called L Aritsan .. (http://www.lartisan.asia/Menu.htm) and there are the famous Chopstix & Rice .. I could go on .. but when the sun goes down .. :???: :???:

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