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Post by harisadu » Fri, 01 Apr 2011 12:39 pm

Want to share room in place which offers cheapest rentals. Have been advised to stay in suburbs.

Which are the places which can be classified as suburbs in singapore?

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 01 Apr 2011 1:14 pm

Any place outside of the CBD (central business district) or outside of Districts 9, 10 & 11.

Basically, any of the "New Towns", e.g., Chua Chu Kang, Clementi, Pasir Panjang, Bedok, Toa Payoh, Ang Mo Kio, Serangoon, Serangoon North, Yishun, Woodlands, Senkang, Pasir Ris, Changi, Boon Lay, Jurong, Jurong East, Woodlands, etc, etc.

The further out from the CBD you go, the cheaper the rentals for the most part.
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Post by nakatago » Fri, 01 Apr 2011 1:23 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Any place outside of the CBD (central business district) or outside of Districts 9, 10 & 11.

Basically, any of the "New Towns", e.g., Chua Chu Kang, Clementi, Pasir Panjang, Bedok, Toa Payoh, Ang Mo Kio, Serangoon, Serangoon North, Yishun, Woodlands, Senkang, Pasir Ris, Changi, Boon Lay, Jurong, Jurong East, Woodlands, etc, etc.

The further out from the CBD you go, the cheaper the rentals for the most part.
I'd just like to note that Holland, Clementi and Jurong are getting more expensive because of a pending MRT line, new malls and planned development area respectively for each place.
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Post by revhappy » Fri, 01 Apr 2011 2:06 pm

Probably Woodlands, Marsiling, Kranji will be the cheapest. But then how expensive are room rents? 500$, 700$ ? How much cheaper do you expect? May be you can stay in Johor Bahru and share a room there commute to SG,lol

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Post by mummy mantras » Sat, 02 Apr 2011 11:12 am

It depends really on 2 key factors:

(1) distance. By this, I don't just mean distance from the city centre (i.e. CBD). I also mean distance from the neighborhood town centre / nearest MRT station. E.g. The suburbs of Clementi & Jurong can be very expensive (although they are quite far from town) if you choose to stay near the suburb's town centre or MRT station. However, if you chose to live in a relatively obscure part of the suburb (e.g. Teban Gardens), which is not within walking distance of the MRT station, then a room there would be considerably cheaper.

(2) division. This means that the more people you are willing to share the apartment with, the lower your rent will be. E.g. My next door neighbour used to rent his entire flat out to 6 young students for $1,800 per month (it was pretty cheap because I live at the very edge of Choa Chu Kang, which is a good 15 min walk to the nearest MRT station). So, each student only paid $300 per month! Admittedly though, they had to each share a room and 3 people had to share a toilet, but at that price, they really cpuldn't complain.

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