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Post by adriancerdi » Wed, 16 Nov 2011 9:46 am

JR8,
Thank you for the floorspace info, that was going to be my next question….

Richie,
Garbage chute in the kitchen? Sounds scary. When we were in NY, the garbage chute is in a small room in the hallway, and it smells….. Wonder if you have cockroaches in the condo :(

I like the idea of drying clothes in the balcony!

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Post by richie303 » Wed, 16 Nov 2011 9:51 am

Yes floor area in Casa Merah also includes massive bay window ledges! However, in regards to bed space, I have a King Size bed and it fits fine (it's about the size of a UK super king size)

Garbage Shute in the kitchen is not smelly. It is really fine! maybe you folk in NYC are dirtier than us in SG ;) Occasionally get cockroaches all over Singapore, doesn't matter if you have a garbage shute or not!
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Post by richie303 » Wed, 16 Nov 2011 9:54 am

Oh and they "fog" regularly to kill the roaches in Casa Merah, so don't worry ;)
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rental with or without furniture

Post by adriancerdi » Wed, 16 Nov 2011 10:54 am

What would be the price difference if renting with or without furniture? Let us say the rental for a furnished apartment is $4500, how much would it be unfurnished?

Or are all (most) apartments furnished?

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Post by UncleScrooge » Wed, 16 Nov 2011 11:27 am

Hi there,

I live at Costa Del Sol, which is adjacent to the Bayshore and Bayshore Park. I have no idea what the other poster meant by it being too close to the MRT line...you can't even walk to the MRT from here. :?

Anyway, Costa Del Sol is a pretty good buy. It's a bit more expensive, but the property seems to be appreciating fast. It's literally less than 5 minutes to Changi beach, and Bus 14 is nearby (It seriously helps to learn to use the bus).

As a quick warning, you may want to rent instead of buy. The property prices are insane here (http://www.moneysmart.sg/housing-proper ... ll-rising/)

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Post by richie303 » Wed, 16 Nov 2011 1:57 pm

UncleScrooge wrote:Hi there,

I live at Costa Del Sol, which is adjacent to the Bayshore and Bayshore Park. I have no idea what the other poster meant by it being too close to the MRT line...you can't even walk to the MRT from here. :?

Anyway, Costa Del Sol is a pretty good buy. It's a bit more expensive, but the property seems to be appreciating fast. It's literally less than 5 minutes to Changi beach, and Bus 14 is nearby (It seriously helps to learn to use the bus).

As a quick warning, you may want to rent instead of buy. The property prices are insane here (http://www.moneysmart.sg/housing-proper ... ll-rising/)
You got me on that one! I meant the Tanamerah - see, even perfect people make mistakes sometimes!
adriancerdi wrote:What would be the price difference if renting with or without furniture? Let us say the rental for a furnished apartment is $4500, how much would it be unfurnished?

Or are all (most) apartments furnished?
A lot of landlords will fill their property with Ikea furniture so they can ask for more, there is a difference, but it's not immediately obvious all the time! low/high floor tends to have a larger difference in price than unfurnished/furnished IMO, although, even still the LL will probably try and match their neighbours price!
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Post by adriancerdi » Fri, 18 Nov 2011 1:14 pm

richie303 wrote:
UncleScrooge wrote:Hi there,

I live at Costa Del Sol, which is adjacent to the Bayshore and Bayshore Park. I have no idea what the other poster meant by it being too close to the MRT line...you can't even walk to the MRT from here. :?
You got me on that one! I meant the Tanamerah - see, even perfect people make mistakes sometimes!
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I can not find the Tanamerah condo, I am asking because you said that it is very close to the MRT station.

Is it safe to walk home from the MRT station in the Bedok area around midnight?

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Post by richie303 » Fri, 18 Nov 2011 1:30 pm

Yes, it's pretty much safe to walk around anywhere (including red light districts and "dodgy" looking areas) on your own at any time of the day or night in Singapore, whether you are a 8 year old girl a 20 year old attractive woman in a short skirt or a big hefty guy covered in tattoos!

So in answer to your question, walking home from the MRT station in Bedok at midnight, you will be fine. You'll probably see kids still running about playing at this time of night too! and if it's the weekend, you may even see families dining in the local hawker centres.

Singapore is safe. Virtually no street crime.


Oh, if you are looking at living in Tanah Merah (area) then you'd be better off getting off at Tanah Merah Station than Bedok, it's closer ;) :P :P
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drinking water

Post by adriancerdi » Sat, 19 Nov 2011 2:25 pm

How about water for drinking and cooking:
Do you buy bottled water for drinking?
Or is tap water safe enough?
Or do you install a water filtration system under the sink?

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Re: drinking water

Post by richie303 » Sun, 20 Nov 2011 1:41 pm

adriancerdi wrote:How about water for drinking and cooking:
Do you buy bottled water for drinking?
Or is tap water safe enough?
Or do you install a water filtration system under the sink?
Personally, I use the normal water for everything, we drink and cook with it, we wash with it and allow it to wash our waste away in the toilet.

We have had no issues with the water. It's perfectly fine!

Some people insist on boiling all their water for drinking and using filters etc, we toyed with the idea for a while, but hey, none of us have got sick form the water so I think you'd be fine!

Depends if you are one of these paranoid people that insists on everything being super clean or not I guess!

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 20 Nov 2011 2:25 pm

http://www.wpro.who.int/NR/rdonlyres/2F ... gapore.pdf

I've been drinking it for nigh on 30 years and I'm in the pink of health. :D
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Post by mummy mantras » Wed, 14 Dec 2011 12:18 pm

richie303 wrote: Washer can of course mean washer dryer, personally we dry all our clothes out the window or on the balcony, it's much fresher. But a lot of locals get a dryer cause they think it's quicker and better etc. - Don't agree!
That's funny! I've never known any Singaporean family that actually owned a dryer. They all think it's an ang mo (white foreigner) thing! :D

That's why one of the most endearing features of public housing in Singapore (i.e. HDB flats) is the multicoloured laundry that hangs from every nook and cranny of the building. Pass by any HDB block in Singapore and you'll see all manner of clothes hanging cheerfully from poles outside of kitchen windows, on racks in balconies or along corridors, or simply draped over window ledges and grilles.

Admittedly though, it's true that, growing up in London, my mum would never have hung the laundry outside to dry. Probably because our white bedsheets would have turned grey by the time they were dry and ready to take down! :lol:

However, some expat acquaintances of mine (who were living in the same HDB block as me at that point in time) once told me (snottily) that they could no longer bear the 'eyesore' that all the gaily hanging laundry, fluttering in the breeze, presented every time they returned home. As a result, they felt they had 'no choice' but to go and live in a condo, where such (presumably unsavory) practices were unlikely to take place. I always wondered what happened to them and whether they were any happier living in a condo. As condo-dwellers clearly hang their laundry out to dry too! :D

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Re: drinking water

Post by mummy mantras » Wed, 14 Dec 2011 12:27 pm

richie303 wrote: We have had no issues with the water. It's perfectly fine!

Some people insist on boiling all their water for drinking and using filters etc, we toyed with the idea for a while, but hey, none of us have got sick form the water so I think you'd be fine!
Unless you are from Canada (wow, the water sure is clean there!), you're likely to find that tap water is cleaner in Singapore than back home.

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Post by JR8 » Wed, 14 Dec 2011 5:03 pm

mummy mantras wrote: That's why one of the most endearing features of public housing in Singapore (i.e. HDB flats) is the multicoloured laundry that hangs from every nook and cranny of the building.

I think we need to make an exception for my mother-in-laws big-pants :)


As condo-dwellers clearly hang their laundry out to dry too! :D


The place I lived you hang the poles on a ceiling rack in the corridor between the maids room and kitchen. Hanging laundry outside was not allowed.


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Post by nutnut » Wed, 14 Dec 2011 5:07 pm

JR8 wrote:
mummy mantras wrote: That's why one of the most endearing features of public housing in Singapore (i.e. HDB flats) is the multicoloured laundry that hangs from every nook and cranny of the building.

I think we need to make an exception for my mother-in-laws big-pants :)


As condo-dwellers clearly hang their laundry out to dry too! :D


The place I lived you hang the poles on a ceiling rack in the corridor between the maids room and kitchen. Hanging laundry outside was not allowed.

Same JR8, we can hang out the laundry on the balcony or out the window from the kitchen that doesn't hang over anything in particular, but not all over the place and not OVER the balcony. Still I agree with Richie, we don't use a drier here either!
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