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Best neighborhood for 30s single professional (rental)

Post by ndes99 » Mon, 12 Dec 2011 6:16 am

hello everyone,
I am moving to Spore in a month and wanted to get your thoughts about the best neighborhood for a young single professional (just turned 30). My company is paying for my rental Serviced Apartment.

I have heard the Marina, Rivertown or Chinatown are good options. Orchard Road is another on my list - but could be more family friendly.

Looking for an area that is close to the financial district (max. 30 minute subway ride), but has good restaurants and "vibe" during the evenings and weekends (and not a ghost town in the evening).

I did read search through the forum, but there is a lot of conflicting info and rather dated. Would appreciate any thoughts or considerations.

Thanks so much!! Looking forward to life in Singapore!!

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 12 Dec 2011 6:54 am

The demographic layout of Singapore hasn't changed too much in the last 10 years. Therefore, most of the data on where to live ISN"T dated as you seem to think it is. Most of what is here in the past 3 years is still relevant even as to costs. Single & 30'ish? Either downtown where it will cost a bomb or East coast if you like the outdoor life.
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Post by Segue » Mon, 12 Dec 2011 11:18 am

Robertson Quay would fit you needs nicely - walk to night life, very easy commute to financial district.

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Post by the lynx » Mon, 12 Dec 2011 11:19 am

You can try Holland Village

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Post by ndes99 » Mon, 12 Dec 2011 3:34 pm

thanks everyone - is Robertson Quay a happening area at night?

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 12 Dec 2011 3:46 pm

Yes. And it's right around the bend from Clark Quay as well. I kinda like spending time at Brussels.
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Post by ndes99 » Wed, 14 Dec 2011 3:47 pm

thanks all. what is orchard like? more family friendly?

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Post by ecureilx » Wed, 14 Dec 2011 3:52 pm

ndes99 wrote:thanks all. what is orchard like? more family friendly?
depends on which end of Orchard .. you are looking at

the starting end .. (closer to Tanglin side) is highly residential .. oh, it changes colour around 400 Orchard road .. and then shops, shops .. malls, malls, condos, malls, condos, condos, malls .. :D :D

well, have you been to Singapore ?

You should do a visit and have a look-see and match what you can afford + what you want + other amenities and all .. says me ..

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 14 Dec 2011 4:27 pm

That or just take a ride down Orchard Road using Google street view!
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Post by ecureilx » Wed, 14 Dec 2011 4:41 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:That or just take a ride down Orchard Road using Google street view!
streetview by day or night ?? :P :P

Wikimapia is more detailed .. and is more interesting, though minus the street view ..

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Post by nutnut » Wed, 14 Dec 2011 5:04 pm

Or just avoid living in Orchard and move in to somewhere less prissy! ;) :P
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