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housing Singapore what does PUB mean?

Post by nismavrik » Fri, 26 Aug 2011 11:39 pm

Hi Guys
What does "PUB" mean? Is it some kind of brokerage from the housing agent. I was browsing on the websites for room and in most places I read "not inclusive of PUB." / "inclusive of PUB"

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Post by sensei_ » Sat, 27 Aug 2011 9:21 am

PUB = Public Utility Board (Water)

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Post by revhappy » Sat, 27 Aug 2011 12:28 pm

sensei_ wrote:PUB = Public Utility Board (Water)
Water+Electricity+Cooking Gas(in some cases)+waste disposal

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Post by sensei_ » Sat, 27 Aug 2011 12:34 pm

Cheers for the correct revhappy.

I thought power was under the responsibility of "singapore power".

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Post by ecureilx » Sat, 27 Aug 2011 12:41 pm

oops .. wrong insert .. didn't see the previous post ..
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Post by JR8 » Sat, 27 Aug 2011 12:43 pm

Means govt owns all utilities, and you have no alternative, apart from living in a tent and living by candle light.

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Post by ecureilx » Sat, 27 Aug 2011 12:49 pm

JR8 wrote:Means govt owns all utilities, and you have no alternative, apart from living in a tent and living by candle light.
not always .. not every household is previleged to have gas on the tap :D :D

You an buy Gas in the cylinder .. ;)

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Post by nakatago » Sat, 27 Aug 2011 1:24 pm

speaking of which, I really feel that they've raised the price rates for electricity now!
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Post by beppi » Sat, 27 Aug 2011 5:01 pm

It is very easy: If you go to a PUB often and drink a lot, the bill will be big.
This is especially true with Singapore's high prices for anything alcoholic.
Or did I miss something here?!?

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Post by Shelton11 » Sat, 27 Aug 2011 6:57 pm

Now I see it, been asking many people this...when i was trying to find a place here from overseas, it seemed like a no brainer

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Re: housing Singapore what does PUB mean?

Post by phil30k » Mon, 29 Aug 2011 1:59 pm

nismavrik wrote:Hi Guys
What does "PUB" mean? Is it some kind of brokerage from the housing agent. I was browsing on the websites for room and in most places I read "not inclusive of PUB." / "inclusive of PUB"

Expecting early reply
As was mentioned, PUB stands for the Public Utilities Board. That's the old name and the new name is Singapore Power (SP) Services. It provides utilities such as water and electricity. Gas (for cooking) and rubbish disposal are optional services that they may also provide if requested.

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