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Advice for renting a room with expats

Post by Jescam » Thu, 14 Jul 2011 2:31 am

Hi,

I will be moving to Singapore on August 13th with work. I have the job and visa set, but need to find a room to rent.

Having never been to Singapore and arriving on my own, I am trying to work out what the best approach is. Work is located in the CBD, right near Raffles Place. I don't mind travelling via the public transport for work each day, as long as it is not too far, 10km radius.

I am hoping to find other expats to live with in a shared house and have a budget of up to 2500 maximum.

Are there areas where expats tend to live? I wouldn't mind somewhere lively and close to entertainment.

Where are the best sites to find accommodation?

Any help at all greatly appreciated.

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Post by nakatago » Thu, 14 Jul 2011 8:49 am

http://www...com.sg/

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Post by Saint » Thu, 14 Jul 2011 9:30 am

http://classifieds.singaporeexpats.com/ ... hp/cat/122

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Post by Saint » Thu, 14 Jul 2011 9:32 am

With a budget of $2.5k you shouldn't have a problem finding a decent master room within staggering distance of the CBD

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Post by nakatago » Thu, 14 Jul 2011 10:01 am

Saint wrote: within staggering distance of the CBD
that's with a bender, right?
"A quokka is what would happen if there was an anime about kangaroos."

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Post by ScoobyDoes » Thu, 14 Jul 2011 10:47 am

nakatago wrote: that's with a bender, right?

I don't remember him saying he was gay. :lol:
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Post by nakatago » Thu, 14 Jul 2011 10:58 am

ScoobyDoes wrote:
nakatago wrote: that's with a bender, right?

I don't remember him saying he was gay. :lol:
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/bender :roll:
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Post by boffenl » Thu, 14 Jul 2011 2:44 pm

Honestly, you two make me giggle!

Anyway, yes there are certainly expat "heavy" parts of the island--Holland Village, Tanglin/Orchard Road, Woodlands. But I'd caution you as three expat guys were just jailed for creating mischief after they had "fun" one night. They met each other here in SG and since all they did was drink and party with other expats their life took a turn for the worse.

I'd suggest moving someplace a bit more mixed (Alexandra Road, East Coast) and get a better feel for Singapore. No use moving all the way out here and never seeing the real Singapore.

Good luck!

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Post by durain » Thu, 14 Jul 2011 11:47 pm

dont you want to rent a room with locals?

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Post by ScoobyDoes » Fri, 15 Jul 2011 10:49 am


As a Brit myself I am fully aware of the vernacular thank you, but even within such a large and diverse country as the UK ( :P ) the meaning can change from one place to another.

We don't all speak the Queen's colloquialisms you know ;)

Sorry, this topic went completely off at a tangent..... on a bit of a bender if one would :lol:


IF I was OP I would spend the $2,500 on a small place of my own and travel into town. Never know when one might strike lucky of an evening, regardless of there being numerous places where it's guaranteed. :oops:
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Post by nakatago » Fri, 15 Jul 2011 10:53 am

ScoobyDoes wrote:IF I was OP I would spend the $2,500 on a small place of my own
Personally, if I could, I would.
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