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Public transport between One Amber and CBD

Post by JolieJolie » Thu, 22 Sep 2011 4:36 pm

Hello! I'm new in Singapore and going to live in One Amber. Would appreciate it very much if you could share with me info/experience about getting by from One Amber. I only know that there is a Bus no.36 to Suntec City. Are there any other public transport available? Thanks.

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Post by Saint » Thu, 22 Sep 2011 4:58 pm

If you take the side exit on to Mountbatten Road there's a bus stop just there. You can then catch either the number 10 or 196 to CBD. If you are very lucky you might be able to catch the 10e (express bus) but they are rarer than SMS buying a round of drinks!

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Post by Iveey » Thu, 22 Sep 2011 5:15 pm

Hi Jolie,

I am living somewhere there too. I take No 36 to work everyday. How is Singapore treating you so far?
I am also quite new here, PM me or inbox me if you's like to hang out :)

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Post by ecureilx » Thu, 22 Sep 2011 11:20 pm

Saint wrote:If you take the side exit on to Mountbatten Road there's a bus stop just there. You can then catch either the number 10 or 196 to CBD. If you are very lucky you might be able to catch the 10e (express bus) but they are rarer than SMS buying a round of drinks!











thread drift, but SMS DID buy more than a round of drinks .. :D :D

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 22 Sep 2011 11:30 pm

Yeah, but Saint was on strike against the board at that time. Too far from the Dog & Bone! :P


Drifting even further......
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Post by nakatago » Thu, 22 Sep 2011 11:39 pm

Google maps and gothere.sg both can give you commuting directions. Try both and pick whichever route it gives you think is best for you.




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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 23 Sep 2011 12:36 am

Tis true! Maybe we should drag up the other thread & dust it off? :-k :devil:
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Post by Saint » Fri, 23 Sep 2011 8:32 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Yeah, but Saint was on strike against the board at that time. Too far from the Dog & Bone! :P


Drifting even further......
I think you'll find I was enjoying the delights of Dengue Fever at the time :mad:

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Post by Saint » Fri, 23 Sep 2011 8:34 am

To bring this back on track

You could also take the 48 bus to Bugis (all the way down ECP) then take MRT 2 stops to Raffles Place

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 23 Sep 2011 8:38 am

:oops!: forgot about that! Sorry. :(

Seeing as your current location is now the Dog & Bone, then you are okay to have a wee drop or two now izzit? :cool:
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Post by JolieJolie » Fri, 23 Sep 2011 11:16 pm

Many thanks for all your replies! The gothere.sg website is very useful. I've been checking the connections between One Amber and various locations, including MRT stations. Seems that there are quite a few buses available. I hope they are not too infrequent.

Some new friends have been telling me that the east coast is rather remote and inconvenient to live in without a car, but I prefer more space and resort-like facilities there. I hope I won't regret my decision.

Ivee, thanks for your kind words. I'm doing fine so far though I still need some time to adjust myself to the spicy food here. Let's chat more via email.

Have a nice weekend, everyone!

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Post by zzm9980 » Sun, 25 Sep 2011 11:11 am

JolieJolie wrote:
Some new friends have been telling me that the east coast is rather remote and inconvenient to live in without a car, but I prefer more space and resort-like facilities there. I hope I won't regret my decision.
It really depends what kinds of things you do in your free time, and how much of your free time you spend doing them. Going to Somerset drinking every single night? Where are they recommending you live? A specific area, or just near an MRT? You're only ever a 10 minute bus ride away from Paya Lebar MRT, and there are multiple busses that go there. You'll never wait more than 15 minutes, and that's on the extreme end.

The way I look at it, I want to relax and have the outdoorsy things near me most of the week. I don't party every night (rarely at this age now..) but even if I did, it is still better IMO to live here and just take taxis when I need it. Rent is relatively cheaper too from the expat/party areas most of the recent expats think they need to live in, even if you factor in frequent taxi rides. Now, my office is outside the CBD though too (at Paya Lebar MRT) but I still wouldn't have a problem taking the 196 every day.

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Post by carteki » Mon, 26 Sep 2011 11:23 am

It really does depend on where your social life is. The work commute thing is (relatively) easy - although unless they've made additional busses available, I've experienced the 36 too full for passengers at One Amber...

I moved from there because I found the transport links in the weekend and afterhours too infrequent for my liking (you're never guaranteed to get a cab - they'll drive past you or you have long queues at pick up points esp on Fri and Sat nights) - although the Circle line at Mountbatten will probably make a big difference (memories of walking 1/2 way home at 5am because I couldn't find a cab and no busses at that hour). After midnight you have no choice but to get a cab as the night bus doesn't go near you.

I found the problem with the bus to Paya Labar is that it is on the opposite side of the road to the bus into town, so you have to make a choice - bus OR MRT, rather that whichever comes 1st.

When I lived there I did go occasionally to the east coast park - but found myself going in the other direction more often because thats where my friends were.

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Post by zzm9980 » Tue, 27 Sep 2011 3:09 pm

I'm still surprised when people say it is hard to get a cab. I never have too much trouble unless it is 1-2am. And even then, there are apps on the iPhone and Android for the two major vendors. Just use the app, pay the ~2.80 surcharge, and you have a cab in < 10 minutes. You can even use this to skip the long queue at a taxi stand. If you don't want to pay the surcharge though, can't help you...

For those non-smart phone users, you can call a number too.

For busses, get the Isis app. It shows you incoming ETA for all buses, so you can make your decision as to which bus stop to go to that way. I do this every day; there are 4-5 buses between home and where I work spread between three different bus stops, so the app tells me where to walk to grab the first bus.

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