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Where to stay in Singapore?

Post by adebex » Sun, 10 Apr 2011 11:22 pm

i'd be moving over to Sg if everything goes well in coming MAY.

but im confused as to where should i stay as my office will be located at toa payoh.

considering the fact that rental at toa payoh is a bit costly. as i've surveyed and most of it offers Sgd500 and above . and im not into sharing room.

What about areas like bradell mrt and near thompson road? is it convenient to catch a public bus to toa payoh? :???:


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Post by durain » Sun, 10 Apr 2011 11:38 pm

since you not into sharing rooms, how about sharing bathrooms, kitchen and common area?

singapore is not cheap, so make sure you know what you are in for!

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Post by revhappy » Sun, 10 Apr 2011 11:42 pm

adebex wrote:i'd be moving over to Sg if everything goes well in coming MAY.

but im confused as to where should i stay as my office will be located at toa payoh.

considering the fact that rental at toa payoh is a bit costly. as i've surveyed and most of it offers Sgd500 and above . and im not into sharing room.

What about areas like bradell mrt and near thompson road? is it convenient to catch a public bus to toa payoh? :???:


thank you
Its not just Toa Payoh, you wont get a room for any cheaper than 500$ anywhere in SG. So if think 500$ is too much, then either you have been short changed with your salary package or your expection of SG's cost of living is really over over optimistic

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Post by adebex » Wed, 13 Apr 2011 12:00 am

durain wrote:since you not into sharing rooms, how about sharing bathrooms, kitchen and common area?

singapore is not cheap, so make sure you know what you are in for!
Yes i was thinking about that ! :) I have set my mind that Living cost in SG is not cheap :)

Any idea about areas in Toa Payoh, heard it is not so good a place to stay in as in its near graveyards and all...? hmmm.. :shock:

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Post by adebex » Wed, 13 Apr 2011 12:14 am

revhappy wrote:
adebex wrote:i'd be moving over to Sg if everything goes well in coming MAY.

but im confused as to where should i stay as my office will be located at toa payoh.

considering the fact that rental at toa payoh is a bit costly. as i've surveyed and most of it offers Sgd500 and above . and im not into sharing room.

What about areas like bradell mrt and near thompson road? is it convenient to catch a public bus to toa payoh? :???:


thank you
Its not just Toa Payoh, you wont get a room for any cheaper than 500$ anywhere in SG. So if think 500$ is too much, then either you have been short changed with your salary package or your expection of SG's cost of living is really over over optimistic

Hi Revhappy! thank you for your advise, actually i was just enquiring but expected the rental to be approx that range becos im not sure :S Heard of anything bad bout living in toaPayoh?

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Post by adebex » Wed, 13 Apr 2011 12:33 am

heloo, anyone also care to tell me what is the difference btw sharing /common room? im confused though :???:

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Post by revhappy » Wed, 13 Apr 2011 9:57 am

adebex wrote:heloo, anyone also care to tell me what is the difference btw sharing /common room? im confused though :???:
1st classification is there are 2 types of houses in SG
1)Condo
2)HDB

Next there are 2 types of rooms in SG
1)Master Bedroom -> has bathroom attached
2)Common Bedroom -> no bathroom attached.

Thats all you need to know.
Sharing can happen at the house level, at the room level or at the bed level, upto to you :P

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Post by ksl » Wed, 13 Apr 2011 2:15 pm

revhappy wrote:
adebex wrote:i'd be moving over to Sg if everything goes well in coming MAY.

but im confused as to where should i stay as my office will be located at toa payoh.

considering the fact that rental at toa payoh is a bit costly. as i've surveyed and most of it offers Sgd500 and above . and im not into sharing room.

What about areas like bradell mrt and near thompson road? is it convenient to catch a public bus to toa payoh? :???:


thank you
Its not just Toa Payoh, you wont get a room for any cheaper than 500$ anywhere in SG. So if think 500$ is too much, then either you have been short changed with your salary package or your expection of SG's cost of living is really over over optimistic
I would question that, some of our workers are paying $250 shared HDB, with locals. I guess the longer the property is purchased, the cheaper the rent in some circumstances, though sub letting permission is needed. Singapore does cater for the broader market, though you need to search for this, older retired couples are willing to take in low paid workers, as they need the income, so 3 to a room is not uncommon. Though you need to be mixing with the low paid workers to discover the network. It is impossible to live alone though for that price.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 13 Apr 2011 2:48 pm

OP was asking about rooms WITHOUT sharing. $500 is about the minimum if you want something that's not a roach infested hole.
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 ksl » Wed, 13 Apr 2011 4:45 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:OP was asking about rooms WITHOUT sharing. $500 is about the minimum if you want something that's not a roach infested hole.
Most of the locals are renting to mainland Chinese for that amount in decent non infested homes and I know one lady with a child studying paying $350 a month in a non infested home opposite Kovan :-| Though the OP wants a room to himself beggars can't be choosers, he now has an option to consider, we don't always get what we want, maybe his face doesn't fit and the rate jumps to 1k who knows, this is Singapore anything and everything is available if you know where to go that's all I'm indicating, you need to ask around in the heartlands to get a good deal not all are after money :roll: Just found out tonight our new worker has found own room in Bedok for $400 HDB with no others only landlord.
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 13 Apr 2011 5:03 pm

adebex wrote: Any idea about areas in Toa Payoh, heard it is not so good a place to stay in as in its near graveyards and all...? hmmm.. :shock:
I would think that was ideal. Peace and quiet. Of course, if it get "noisy enough to wake the dead" then you might have a problem. :P
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Post by Tsilivi » Thu, 28 Apr 2011 10:57 pm

I've been living in Toa Payoh for a few months now. I'm finding it a pretty cool place. Not so much going on bars/night life wise but that keeps me out of mischief on a school night ;)
Two condo blocks I know of if you were considering sharing. Trellis Tower and Oleander. Older buildings but not bad.
Great little shopping areas..cheap and cheerful. Get yourself a short term rental then have a noisy about and see what you fancy. Good luck :D

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Post by adebex » Fri, 29 Apr 2011 12:39 am

Why thank you! very informative and helpful.. am still looking around for the best deal... will be going down next week to scout for whats best! :)


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sundaymorningstaple wrote:OP was asking about rooms WITHOUT sharing. $500 is about the minimum if you want something that's not a roach infested hole.
Most of the locals are renting to mainland Chinese for that amount in decent non infested homes and I know one lady with a child studying paying $350 a month in a non infested home opposite Kovan :-| Though the OP wants a room to himself beggars can't be choosers, he now has an option to consider, we don't always get what we want, maybe his face doesn't fit and the rate jumps to 1k who knows, this is Singapore anything and everything is available if you know where to go that's all I'm indicating, you need to ask around in the heartlands to get a good deal not all are after money :roll: Just found out tonight our new worker has found own room in Bedok for $400 HDB with no others only landlord.

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Post by adebex » Fri, 29 Apr 2011 12:39 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
adebex wrote: Any idea about areas in Toa Payoh, heard it is not so good a place to stay in as in its near graveyards and all...? hmmm.. :shock:
I would think that was ideal. Peace and quiet. Of course, if it get "noisy enough to wake the dead" then you might have a problem. :P

hahaha.. thank you!! i dun wanna know any further :P

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Post by adebex » Fri, 29 Apr 2011 12:47 am

Tsilivi wrote:I've been living in Toa Payoh for a few months now. I'm finding it a pretty cool place. Not so much going on bars/night life wise but that keeps me out of mischief on a school night ;)
Two condo blocks I know of if you were considering sharing. Trellis Tower and Oleander. Older buildings but not bad.
Great little shopping areas..cheap and cheerful. Get yourself a short term rental then have a noisy about and see what you fancy. Good luck :D
Helo Tsilivi, thanks for the much needed luck! and I'd second that Toa payoh is a very peaceful and serene place! i went to Toa payoh a few weeks back couldnt agree more! ;D

Do you mean sharing rooms or sharing the condo? hehe . im working around that area, if price for rooms fits my budget, then why not? lol.

Am actually looking for hsemates that are working professionals/students . Landlord would be troublesome much. because when and if my family visits, i hope then can spend 2-3 nights with me! :) dont know if landlords will allow this 'clause' haha.

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