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German in Singapur, no idea which district

Post by Germansaussage » Sun, 29 May 2011 11:56 pm

Hello togehther,

Im a 28Year old guy how wants to stay for 3Years in Singapore. Now Im searching for a condo/Appartement, but not sure which district.Im working in the District 6 or 7 and my Budget is about 4000/ Month.

I have allready startet searching but there is such a big choise. I would like to live as central as possible but also enjoy the facilities espacially tennis and a balcony would be nice. Any ideas? Which condos are the best?

so many questions, sorry for that, :D

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Post by JR8 » Mon, 30 May 2011 2:46 am

Guten Morgen und herzlich willkommen im Forum :)

D 6/7 is like City Hall/Beach Road area I think.

Are you on your own? $4k will get you a condo with facilities with easy commuting distance. Try do a search via this site using the site above, or on Google.

To be honest I was about your age when I first worked in SG. I lived on Mt. Sophia and I remember going to Dan Ryan's (top end of Orchard Road) one night and it feeling WAY out of my geographic comfort zone, that was how parochial I was. But the point it, you're young, you will be working very hard, long hours, what might matter more is proximity to a decent mall/supermarket and food-court. Then come weekends, well judging by your nice housing allowance I expect taxis to and fro from your salary will be no problem. So my point, you don't need to pay a big premium to live right 'in the centre'.

p.s. If you revert pls mention if you are coming alone, maximum commute time, and if possible be a bit clearer on work location (being on a direct MRT line or bus route from near home to near your workplace cuts out a lot of hassle, especially over the course of three years!)

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Post by Germansaussage » Mon, 30 May 2011 5:27 pm

Thank you very much for your fast answer.

For the first half year I m on my own.
I agree with you that I don t need to live beside my work but an fast link would be very nice. So Do you have experience with condos for example Heritage View, it looks very nice. But Im not sure If it will be possible to have an nice view a balcony and some faciilities togehther?
The background ist that I dont trust the agends and belive it would be a if i know where and how I would like to live for my budget.

Thanks a lot
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Post by JR8 » Mon, 30 May 2011 6:03 pm

Germansaussage wrote:Thank you very much for your fast answer.

For the first half year I m on my own.
I agree with you that I don t need to live beside my work but an fast link would be very nice. So Do you have experience with condos for example Heritage View, it looks very nice. But Im not sure If it will be possible to have an nice view a balcony and some faciilities togehther?
The background ist that I dont trust the agends and belive it would be a if i know where and how I would like to live for my budget.

Thanks a lot
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Go to the SMRT website and because you know where you would travel to and from you can estimate your travel time.

No, that was not an area I lived in so I don't know the condo. Though I do see that is is 'FullFac' and has tennis courts etc.

Don't know about views. A lot of SG is tower blocks, so in my experience views tend to be quite limited. Maybe post a separate topic titled 'Heritage View, anyone know it?' or similar. Or if you figure out that that area suits your needs post a new thread asking if anyone lives in the Dover neighbourhood. Take it from there...

p.s. Probably a good default not to trust agents, particularly in SG!

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Post by Germansaussage » Mon, 30 May 2011 7:31 pm

Thanks a lot for your impressions.
Maybe one last question, is there an special condo you would recommend to me. I write if I know more

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Post by JR8 » Mon, 30 May 2011 7:59 pm

Germansaussage wrote:Thanks a lot for your impressions.
Maybe one last question, is there an special condo you would recommend to me. I write if I know more
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It is not really possible. I know 2-3 condos but that is not enough to suggest them within the context of the huge number in SG. It is much more down to your lifestyle (which to be honest you haven't revealed much about). You can use the search field above to find similar threads to yours, finding a place to live, and how people identify their needs/wishes, and then try to tie that into an area to live.

If you want to go out clubbing each night then maybe a place down on the Quays? (Robinson Quay, Clarke Quay). If you like peace and tranquility somewhere else further out! Right now there is not enough info to be more specific.

Suggest searching previous threads, and then reverting with any follow-up questions.

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Post by x9200 » Mon, 30 May 2011 8:13 pm

Germansaussage wrote:Thank you very much for your fast answer.

For the first half year I m on my own.
I agree with you that I don t need to live beside my work but an fast link would be very nice. So Do you have experience with condos for example Heritage View, it looks very nice. But Im not sure If it will be possible to have an nice view a balcony and some faciilities togehther?
The background ist that I dont trust the agends and belive it would be a if i know where and how I would like to live for my budget.
Do the web search, shortlist your finding and feed it to the agent after he/she already presented his/her ideas. We do it like this even if, thing very uncommon in Singapore, we pretty trust our agent. The point is only you know what you want so even having a trustful agent he can miss something. Besides, the property photos from the web can be very deceiving and not only because agents/landlords tend to show somehow improved version of reality but simply there are things difficult to be captured this way like overall atmosphere of the place. A classic example is the condo you mentioned (Heritage View) - it looks great in the picture but in reality is gloomy and claustrophobic. IMO of course so do not rely on my opinion but request from your agent to take you there.

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Re: German in Singapur, no idea which district

Post by Shaugust » Tue, 14 Jun 2011 5:39 pm

Germansaussage wrote:Hello togehther,

Im a 28Year old guy how wants to stay for 3Years in Singapore. Now Im searching for a condo/Appartement, but not sure which district.Im working in the District 6 or 7 and my Budget is about 4000/ Month.

I have allready startet searching but there is such a big choise. I would like to live as central as possible but also enjoy the facilities espacially tennis and a balcony would be nice. Any ideas? Which condos are the best?

so many questions, sorry for that, :D
SGD4000 is a decent budget to work on for accommodation that's near your work area. You might want to consider the Tiong Bahru/Redhill area where there's a few condos near the MRT (train) stations with full facilities and within your budget too.

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