I'll add a 'con' to this: The Breeze changes directions on the "seasons" (if you can call them that). So unless you have windows in all directions, you'll only get it sometimes. My unit has North-South windows with full view of the coast (and very small ones facing west). When I moved in, the breeze was amazing and I never used aircon. For the past 2 months or so, my unit can be a stifling oven, but just outside it feels about 5c cooler and there are 20km/h East-west winds.BigSis wrote:I can only give you the pros and cons of the east coast as I've never lived in HV.
- Sea views from many condos and the breeze that comes with it
Some nice stuff on Joo Chiat too! Joo Chiat and East Coast rd is about 2km west of Siglap and East Coast rd. A bit far to walk (but doable for sure), but maybe 3-4 minutes on a bus.- East Coast Rd and Siglap are quite interesting and loads more eateries around these days (more expats seems to equal more restaurants - a lot more expats live around the Siglap area than did when we first moved here)
Extremely noisy. You'll want to close your windows to sleep most likely. Factor this in also with the "breeze" mentioned above (and the lack of it while windows are closed )Cons
- The ECP can be noisy if you live in one of the condos right next to it
I've noticed if you take a bus like the 196 (to CBD) in the morning , it mostly fills up at Marine Parade just before Tao Nan. So if you live west of there, plan to stand like a sardine. A stop or two east of Tao Nan and you will probably get a nice seat.- The bus service is frequent but can become a drag if you use it to go into the CBD/centre for work every day - MRT gets crowded but (aside from the occasional breakdown like late last year) doesn't get stuck in traffic like the buses do.
Agreed! What I wouldn't give to have a police officer hang out for an hour one day and actually ticket people the S$1000 fine for riding their bikes through the underpass, or get bikers off the foot path and vice versa... Or for locals that are grilling to actually clean up their sh!t and not let fifty plastic wrappers and bags fly away in the wind.- The East Coast Park while nice to walk along during the week, isn't quite so nice at weekends and public holidays when you'd probably be better off going to the CBD for some peace and quiet
I haven't spend much time at all on the West Coast. Is it cleaner/quieter/freer of cargo ships than the East Coast?Dolph wrote:You could also consider the West Coast. The new stretch of the circle line (the MRT) has just opened which makes it a lot more accessible if you don't have a car. Loads of busses too and condos generally a bit cheaper. Still. That might change!
Might be quieter because of no ECP, but definitely no less ships. (You can see them all even on Google Maps) Plus you have all the industrial stuff over there.facibus wrote: I haven't spend much time at all on the West Coast. Is it cleaner/quieter/freer of cargo ships than the East Coast?
Ahh, OK, thanks for the advice.zzm9980 wrote:Might be quieter because of no ECP, but definitely no less ships. (You can see them all even on Google Maps) Plus you have all the industrial stuff over there.facibus wrote: I haven't spend much time at all on the West Coast. Is it cleaner/quieter/freer of cargo ships than the East Coast?
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