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Moving in from Sydney...

Postby Michael_A » Mon, 06 Jun 2011 12:37 pm

Well, after months of haggling and waiting, looks like i will be moving to Sg by August 1... looking forward to living there (been to sg many times), and look forward to meeting some new faces...

am (a young) 46/M

am sure it's been asked many times, but where are the better places to live etc?

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Postby Michael_A » Tue, 07 Jun 2011 3:38 pm

hmmm, maybe should have intro'd myself as a buxom 26yo female, seems to bring out better responses...

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Postby nakatago » Tue, 07 Jun 2011 4:21 pm

Michael_A wrote:hmmm, maybe should have intro'd myself as a buxom 26yo female, seems to bring out better responses...


not necessarily better but definitely more responses... :roll:

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Postby Michael_A » Tue, 07 Jun 2011 7:05 pm

more being the key word..

nakatago wrote:
Michael_A wrote:hmmm, maybe should have intro'd myself as a buxom 26yo female, seems to bring out better responses...


not necessarily better but definitely more responses... :roll:

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Postby fernnx » Thu, 09 Jun 2011 7:51 pm

Depends on what you what you can afford and where work is....best to be near a MRT station or bus stop if working in the city...or go east coast i hear is supposed to be where all expats are......i think....
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Postby Michael_A » Fri, 10 Jun 2011 7:11 am

Thanks, work is near the Fullerton, and close to the MRT is a given i think.. i don't really want to spend ridiculous amounts in rent, just not sure on the best area's .. share is an option as well i suppose.

I see Singapore has "districts" as such, any i should avoid or look at in preference?

Guess i should post this in the living in Sg section..

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Postby Mad Scientist » Fri, 10 Jun 2011 7:50 am

Michael_A wrote:I see Singapore has "districts" as such, any i should avoid or look at in preference?

Guess i should post this in the living in Sg section..


Avoid at all cost

Pulau Semakau, Pulau Sudong, P. Pawai, P. Senang, P. Biola and P. Salu.
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Postby Michael_A » Fri, 10 Jun 2011 8:50 am

Thanks MS, excuse my ignorance but what districts are these ?

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Postby Michael_A » Fri, 10 Jun 2011 8:54 am

hmmm thanks, just messing with me now...

they make getting to work difficult..

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Michael_A wrote:I see Singapore has "districts" as such, any i should avoid or look at in preference?

Guess i should post this in the living in Sg section..


Avoid at all cost

Pulau Semakau, Pulau Sudong, P. Pawai, P. Senang, P. Biola and P. Salu.

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Postby Mad Scientist » Fri, 10 Jun 2011 10:47 am

OK I am sorry, I was having a poke at you. My apologies

Ok seriously, anywhere is OK. It is your budget itself. The closer to the city the costliest it will be
Some would recommend The Sails others East Coast other Novena etc....
MRT is at close vicinity to many districts. District 10, 11 and 12 is pricey.
If you are not prepared to fork out alot Go to Choa Chu Kang or even Woodlands.
The hindsight is the distance to travel by train may take you an hour but these areas are much cheaper in rents. Foods at the Hawker Centre is bugger all. Do not spend your dinner at Clark Quay as it will cost you an arm and a leg probably more
Go somewhere modest near the heartland
I will advise you to come over here and rent a Service Apartment for maybe two weeks then hunt around for your rent. Seeing is believing. There are alot of cowboys out there
If you are here and need advise on how to go about, ask us. The regulars here are the REAL COWBOYS. We will point you to the right direction and you will never get con and gives you a heads up on everything you need to know about living and working in SG
How's that ? Do not worry .
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Postby Michael_A » Fri, 10 Jun 2011 11:00 am

Thanks MS, no need to apologize, i did see the funny side...appreciate the advice..

The company will put me up for a few weeks, so will give me time to look around at what areas suit me.. i have known my boss for 12+ years, so no doubt he will have some advice as well.. was just trying to get my head around it all before i get there ..suppose to be there by August 1, and have to be in europe for a conference by August 20, so will be all go when i arrive..


Mad Scientist wrote:OK I am sorry, I was having a poke at you. My apologies

Ok seriously, anywhere is OK. It is your budget itself. The closer to the city the costliest it will be
Some would recommend The Sails others East Coast other Novena etc....
MRT is at close vicinity to many districts. District 10, 11 and 12 is pricey.
If you are not prepared to fork out alot Go to Choa Chu Kang or even Woodlands.
The hindsight is the distance to travel by train may take you an hour but these areas are much cheaper in rents. Foods at the Hawker Centre is bugger all. Do not spend your dinner at Clark Quay as it will cost you an arm and a leg probably more
Go somewhere modest near the heartland
I will advise you to come over here and rent a Service Apartment for maybe two weeks then hunt around for your rent. Seeing is believing. There are alot of cowboys out there
If you are here and need advise on how to go about, ask us. The regulars here are the REAL COWBOYS. We will point you to the right direction and you will never get con and gives you a heads up on everything you need to know about living and working in SG
How's that ? Do not worry .

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Postby fernnx » Fri, 10 Jun 2011 6:49 pm

you should be ok around novena......it might be a bit pricey its close to everything...bukit timah rd around novena way as buses and tube close to Novena....cab ride in if you work stupid hours like me! travelling is crazy from EU to here especially when you get here...make sure you carry loads of antibacterial stuff as seriously i caught my first cold travelling in november back and forth from ldn to here! Nightmare..good luck!
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Postby Michael_A » Sat, 11 Jun 2011 10:09 am

Thanks for that.. planes are always a good place to catch a cold/flu , boxed up with 300 coughing & sneezing people ..such a joy :)

I will check out novena as well..


fernnx wrote:you should be ok around novena......it might be a bit pricey its close to everything...bukit timah rd around novena way as buses and tube close to Novena....cab ride in if you work stupid hours like me! travelling is crazy from EU to here especially when you get here...make sure you carry loads of antibacterial stuff as seriously i caught my first cold travelling in november back and forth from ldn to here! Nightmare..good luck!


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