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Post by x9200 » Thu, 01 Dec 2011 2:46 pm

I saw this post on morning and did not find anything abusive in it. Could be some kind of accident.

PS. Unless it was edited later to include some contact details.

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Post by Mad Scientist » Thu, 01 Dec 2011 2:59 pm

nakatago wrote:
Hidy Ho wrote:Wow this is heavily CENSORED forum. I had a post removed from this thread without any notification to me as to why.

I posted that I reached out to two real estate agents (one Singaporean and one American in Singapore) with my requirement and budget of 3K and didn't hear back from either ones and thought that my budget wasn't enticing enough. I also posted asking for real estate agent recommendation via PM.

Not sure what is wrong with my post???
DISCLAIMER: I did not personally remove your post.

That said...

Every time you make a post, there's an orange banner saying "Advertisements will be deleted!!" Thus, posts are moderated accordingly with no obligation of notification, because the banner already warned you.
To all the Mods

To be fair to her, I saw it too this morning and I found nothing malicious about it.

There a couple of times my posts being edited , moved and even removed these past few months which I find it strange as I believe I am above board with all my comments even in the PM side of things.
Not sure why but it is worth to look at

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Post by Hidy Ho » Thu, 01 Dec 2011 3:38 pm

First, I like to apologize to OP for potential thread hijacking here ..

I'm not here to stir up anything and I've been around the internet forum blocks once or twice (even moderating) ...

I'm here on this forum because I'm moving to Singapore Jan 2012. I wanted to find a place where I can get information and later provide information. Right now, I'm at a position of sucking information out of this forum ... I mostly read the forum and majority of my posts are questions related to my relocation. I do my best to do my own researches before asking anything. Later on, I hope to be able to contribute to the forum.

Not sure what "advertising" has anything to do with my post 'cause I wasn't advertising. I was seeking some information via PM. I mean, one of the most prolific poster/moderator posted in the thread "What you do behind you PM is your business." Does this apply to only certain posters?

While I understand certain level of moderation and censorship may be required, I just didn't understand how my post fell into that category. Anyway, I'm ready to put this behind me and move on.

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Post by Mad Scientist » Thu, 01 Dec 2011 4:17 pm

OK my bad on your gender.

There is a fine line that we tread upon and I too wanted to know what has happen not only to you but to me and I am not a newbie at all
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Post by JR8 » Thu, 01 Dec 2011 4:54 pm

Hidy Ho wrote: While I understand certain level of moderation and censorship may be required, I just didn't understand how my post fell into that category. Anyway, I'm ready to put this behind me and move on.
Hidy Ho <-- definitely not "her"

Good day HH,
I read your post too and I thought it was fine, the issue of advertising in this instance is a red herring. So like X9200 suggested, it must have been an accident, it happens occasionally.

Don't take it personally!
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Re: another recent arrival from NYC

Post by beppi » Thu, 01 Dec 2011 5:37 pm

SGReader wrote:At the moment, my wife and I are searching for a place and having a bit of a difficult time of it. I wonder whether our expectations are unrealistic? Our budget is in the $3-3.5k per month range. We're trying to find an apartment within a condo, at least 6-700 sq ft, usable kitchen for frequent cooking, walkable to MRT. We don't drive, so have no use for the many condo buildings we've seen that are far (1.5 km or more) from public transport.
I doubt that there is ANY Condo in Singapore more than 1.5km from public transport - buses go practically everywhere and are fast and efficient, too!
Ditch your agent, if you have one! There are plenty of appartments meeting your expectations, which are not at all unrealistic (although at the lower price end, so expect to make small compromises somewhere), except maybe for the MRT bit.

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Re: another recent arrival from NYC

Post by SGReader » Fri, 02 Dec 2011 5:43 pm

beppi wrote:
SGReader wrote:At the moment, my wife and I are searching for a place and having a bit of a difficult time of it. I wonder whether our expectations are unrealistic? Our budget is in the $3-3.5k per month range. We're trying to find an apartment within a condo, at least 6-700 sq ft, usable kitchen for frequent cooking, walkable to MRT. We don't drive, so have no use for the many condo buildings we've seen that are far (1.5 km or more) from public transport.
I doubt that there is ANY Condo in Singapore more than 1.5km from public transport - buses go practically everywhere and are fast and efficient, too!
Ditch your agent, if you have one! There are plenty of appartments meeting your expectations, which are not at all unrealistic (although at the lower price end, so expect to make small compromises somewhere), except maybe for the MRT bit.
Thanks, beppi! We've tried different agents. Some were real horrors (just like the brokers in NYC!), others seemed more honest and got what we were looking for.

Your take is very helpful. We'll continue to shoot for something that's less than 10 minutes from MRT on foot, but we'll also be prepared to compromise.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 02 Dec 2011 8:24 pm

Better look for something closer to an MRT than that. 10 minutes will have you soaked to the bone if you are going to work in the CBD (that will mean probably wearing typical office attire). Course if you are like me, while I'm an HR & Finance Manager, I'm in the middle of an Industrial Estate so my normal attire are jeans & a polo shirt.

That is, unless you have to be at work very, very early in the morning, e.g., leave your house before 7:30 am. After 8 the humidity rises dramatically. Oh, remember the average temp here is 32 C (a shade under 90 F) during the day.
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