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Suggested Districts to look for accommodation??

Post by Michael_A » Fri, 10 Jun 2011 8:57 am

Hi, will be moving to Sg by August 1, am looking to rent preferably a furnished apartment/condo, or alternately share.. can anyone recommend the better area's to be looking at, without being outrageous in rental costs ??

I will be working near the Fullerton...so MRT nearby is a must i think..

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Post by nakatago » Fri, 10 Jun 2011 9:09 am

C'mon, man, you've seen enough of the forums to know where to look...
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 10 Jun 2011 10:05 am

As you will be working in the CBD, you can live virtually anywhere on the island and be within 45 minutes from your home using a combination of buses and MRT or less if using the MRT alone with good location within close walking distance (300 m or less). Any more than that and walking will have you drenched before you board the MRT on those hot humid muggy mornings when they happen (most of the time).

The best way is to use the following websites to help you understand where you are and where you are looking to live.

http://www.bing.com/maps/?v=2&cp=1.4050 ... e=r&lvl=11

http://www.onemap.sg/index.html

http://www.publictransport.sg/publish/p ... round.html

http://www.smrt.com.sg/trains/train_timings.asp
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Post by dazzlebabe » Fri, 10 Jun 2011 10:05 am

Skudai is a great area for you.











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Post by Michael_A » Fri, 10 Jun 2011 10:10 am

dazzlebabe wrote:Skudai is a great area for you.


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Post by Michael_A » Fri, 10 Jun 2011 10:13 am

nakatago wrote:C'mon, man, you've seen enough of the forums to know where to look...
My question is about where are the better area's and which to avoid.. i have been reading the forum and looking, but i was hoping for some recommendations from those that know Sg, is easy to look at a map, but doesn't mean i should know where to live.. there are places in Sydney, and no doubt every city i wouldn't live if you paid me.. so any assistance would be appreciated...

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Post by Michael_A » Fri, 10 Jun 2011 10:14 am

Thanks SMS, appreciate the links, but as per my previous post is more recommendations i am after..

sundaymorningstaple wrote:As you will be working in the CBD, you can live virtually anywhere on the island and be within 45 minutes from your home using a combination of buses and MRT or less if using the MRT alone with good location within close walking distance (300 m or less). Any more than that and walking will have you drenched before you board the MRT on those hot humid muggy mornings when they happen (most of the time).

The best way is to use the following websites to help you understand where you are and where you are looking to live.

http://www.bing.com/maps/?v=2&cp=1.4050 ... e=r&lvl=11

http://www.onemap.sg/index.html

http://www.publictransport.sg/publish/p ... round.html

http://www.smrt.com.sg/trains/train_timings.asp

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Post by Saint » Fri, 10 Jun 2011 10:28 am

Michael_A wrote:
nakatago wrote:C'mon, man, you've seen enough of the forums to know where to look...
My question is about where are the better area's and which to avoid.. i have been reading the forum and looking, but i was hoping for some recommendations from those that know Sg, is easy to look at a map, but doesn't mean i should know where to live.. there are places in Sydney, and no doubt every city i wouldn't live if you paid me.. so any assistance would be appreciated...
I would recommend Siglap, but that's where I live but then other wouldn't recommend that area. We could probably come up with a reason to avoid every area of Singapore but for differing reason e.g. too expensive, full of expats, full of locals, not near shops, too noisy, not close to MRT etc etc

You need to decide what your budget and priorities are like, travel time, near to bars/cafes, near to airport if you will be travelling, near to coast

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Post by dazzlebabe » Fri, 10 Jun 2011 10:29 am

Michael_A wrote:Thanks SMS, appreciate the links, but as per my previous post is more recommendations i am after..

sundaymorningstaple wrote:As you will be working in the CBD, you can live virtually anywhere on the island and be within 45 minutes from your home using a combination of buses and MRT or less if using the MRT alone with good location within close walking distance (300 m or less). Any more than that and walking will have you drenched before you board the MRT on those hot humid muggy mornings when they happen (most of the time).

The best way is to use the following websites to help you understand where you are and where you are looking to live.

http://www.bing.com/maps/?v=2&cp=1.4050 ... e=r&lvl=11

http://www.onemap.sg/index.html

http://www.publictransport.sg/publish/p ... round.html

http://www.smrt.com.sg/trains/train_timings.asp

You will be getting off at Raffles Interchange if you take the MRT. Use the last link given by SMS to see which areas are close.

There are no dodgy areas to live in Singapore (well, with the exception of Changi Village and Desker Road).

You can get a cheap rental at older HDB estates (like Paya Lebar, Eunos, Ang Mo Kio, Bedok, Woodlands) or cheaper rentals at condos out of the expat area (Clementi, Yio Chu Kang, Pasir Ris)
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 10 Jun 2011 10:40 am

Any area is fine in Singapore. Generally, the further out from the CBD you travel, the lesser the rentals. Not always the case though, but a pretty good rule of thumb. There are expats in every area of Singapore, but there are higher concentrations in a few areas, and the prices there reflect that. So, if you are looking to find suitable digs and reasonable prices, stay away from those areas and look at outlying areas like Bishan, Ang Mo Kio, Clementi, West coast, as mentioned, Siglap (nearer in on East coast goes up accordingly), Jurong, Yishun, Serangoon North, Yio Chu Kang. There you will still find expats as well as they are all over the island now.

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Post by Michael_A » Fri, 10 Jun 2011 10:42 am

Thanks all, like you said, need to work out my budget and where i want to be.. ideally close to work and pubs/bars/shops MRT .. a big wishlist i think.. might need to wait til i get there and then decide, company will put me up for a few weeks anyway..

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Post by Mad Scientist » Fri, 10 Jun 2011 10:48 am

Michael_A wrote:Thanks all, like you said, need to work out my budget and where i want to be.. ideally close to work and pubs/bars/shops MRT .. a big wishlist i think.. might need to wait til i get there and then decide, company will put me up for a few weeks anyway..
I have replied you on the other post.
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Post by Michael_A » Fri, 10 Jun 2011 11:02 am

Thanks, i replied to you too :D

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Michael_A wrote:Thanks all, like you said, need to work out my budget and where i want to be.. ideally close to work and pubs/bars/shops MRT .. a big wishlist i think.. might need to wait til i get there and then decide, company will put me up for a few weeks anyway..
I have replied you on the other post.

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Post by BillyB » Fri, 10 Jun 2011 11:53 am

For convenience to work using the MRT - anything about 4/5 stops from Raffles Place on the red line. As a starting point and for example Somerset, Marina bay, Novena are all nice areas that should provide a good blend of nice quality accommodation and good amenities close by.

Search for the areas on the mainstream SG property sites and you should get a good indication of the different types of units available, prices and facilities.

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Post by Michael_A » Fri, 10 Jun 2011 1:07 pm

Thanks Billy

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