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Post by mumihossain » Mon, 05 Dec 2011 6:34 am

Hi,

I was just wondering if anyone knew of any physiotherapists/ SALT/ OT's working in the Alexandra Hospital/ close to it - in need of a room mate! I'm looking to move over in the New Year. I recently just finished studying Physiotherapy in RCSI in Ireland.

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Post by Keeks » Fri, 09 Dec 2011 7:15 am

Hi there Mumi!

I'm Kirsten, a Physio from Scotland and I am also moving to Singapore to work in January, however I will be working at Singapore General Hospital, which is about 5km from Alexandra Hospital I think.

If you want to look for a flat together then let me know. I've been looking online for accommodation and not getting too far at the moment. I guess if we looked for somewhere near the green MRT line it would work for you getting to Alexandra and me to SGH. I look forward to hearing from you :)

Best Wishes,
Kirsten

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Post by ecureilx » Fri, 09 Dec 2011 9:31 am

Keeks wrote:Hi there Mumi!

I'm Kirsten, a Physio from Scotland and I am also moving to Singapore to work in January, however I will be working at Singapore General Hospital, which is about 5km from Alexandra Hospital I think.

If you want to look for a flat together then let me know. I've been looking online for accommodation and not getting too far at the moment. I guess if we looked for somewhere near the green MRT line it would work for you getting to Alexandra and me to SGH. I look forward to hearing from you :)

Best Wishes,
Kirsten
If you skip the MRT and get used to bus, and get a place in Bukit Merah, then you are like 5 to 10 minutes away to SGH and Alexandra

When I came to Singapore, I used to think that MRT is the only form of travel, and when I got used to buses and their prompt services, I realised convenience can be by bus too.

For Example:

Orchard to Bukit Panjang - by train - about 1 hour plus plus
By bus 190 or 700 - less than 20 minutes and the bus is virtually on the highway most of the time

Another example:
Tampines to Little India: By train - about 45 minutes plus considering the changes at Paya Lebar, On to Circle Line and then on to NEL ..plus the walking ..
Take a bus 23 - less than 30 minutes and you are comfortably seated and no 'transfers'

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 09 Dec 2011 10:32 am

On the flip side, if you are in Clementi and want to go to Serangoon North it takes about 35 minutes on the MRT but if you get on the 147 bus at Clementi it will take 2.25 hours to reach the Serangoon North Station. So, it depends on where you are going and the time you are traveling on the bus. The Trains, baring track failures can be depended on time wise, whereas the buses are at the vagaries of the other edjits on the highways, accidents, fallen trees, floods, etc. etc. So, my advice is locate yourself where you can have the best of both worlds.
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Post by ecureilx » Fri, 09 Dec 2011 10:56 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:On the flip side, if you are in Clementi and want to go to Serangoon North it takes about 35 minutes on the MRT but if you get on the 147 bus at Clementi it will take 2.25 hours to reach the Serangoon North Station. So, it depends on where you are going and the time you are traveling on the bus. The Trains, baring track failures can be depended on time wise, whereas the buses are at the vagaries of the other edjits on the highways, accidents, fallen trees, floods, etc. etc. So, my advice is locate yourself where you can have the best of both worlds.
Floods in Singapore ? WOW .. for a moment I thought floods like back home with landslides .. And I then remembered the Orchard Floods :D

And I also remember there is one bus, from Tampines to Jurong East, and take about 2 hours plus or more .. :D :D

Ah, even from Orchard / Little India to Tampines, you can take bus 65, which too, after showing you around Circuit Road, Macpherson, Ubi, Kaki Bukit and all and sundry will reach Tampines after an hour or more later :D

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Post by Jcd8888 » Fri, 16 Dec 2011 8:20 am

Hi mumi and kirsten!
My names jasmine and I'll also be starting work as Physio in Singapore. Will be arriving beginning to mid January and working at Alexandra hospital. So excited! I'm also having a nightmare about accommodation as have no idea whether to share or live on my own. Would lovely to get in contact with you guys and talk about living arrangements if your interested :)
Take care!

Jasmine

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Hi Kirsten and Jasmin

Post by mumihossain » Sat, 17 Dec 2011 4:43 am

So good to hear from you guys. Listen will you both drop me an e-mail to fayehss@gmail.com and we can get in contact with each other, maybe phones numbers and skype details. im so sorry i havent gotten back to u until now! look forward to speaking with u both!
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Post by mumihossain » Sat, 17 Dec 2011 4:45 am

Oh and by the way jasmin that's great im starting in the Alexandra Hospital too!
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