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Post by amer_almohssen » Tue, 20 Mar 2012 7:16 pm

Many thanks everyone,

The lynx, Thanks for the D13 idea, the only problem is that I may have to do surgery in the middle of the night, and since I do not plan on buying a car, and the tube & Buses do not run from 12AM to 5AM(if I recall correctly).
This leaves me with no choice but to try to be close to the hospital, unless you guys have any other meas for me to easily find my way to the hospital at 2AM.
just a thought, would a scooter be a practical, and affordable option?


JR8 thank you for your advice, I actually reviewed Miss Swan's previous posts, and she does not appear to be an agent nor someone who is trying to sell anything, still your paranoia about the whole matter is very enlighten, it never hurts to be too careful. your advice is priceless

Miss Swan you seem like a nice person, and I thank you for your offer to help.

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Post by JR8 » Tue, 20 Mar 2012 7:52 pm

amer_almohssen wrote: just a thought, would a scooter be a practical, and affordable option?

I don't see why not. If you're brave you might also be able to commute by bicycle.


JR8 thank you for your advice, I actually reviewed Miss Swan's previous posts, and she does not appear to be an agent nor someone who is trying to sell anything, still your paranoia about the whole matter is very enlighten, it never hurts to be too careful. your advice is priceless

Miss Swan you seem like a nice person, and I thank you for your offer to help.

Beware those bearing unsolicited gifts for strangers ;) p.s. And on your budget you probably want to avoid having to pay for your own agent.

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Post by amer_almohssen » Wed, 21 Mar 2012 4:38 am

1- right after I wrote my post I started thinking about a bicycle, would you guys say that Singapore is a bicycle friendly city ?

2- I was wondering what do you guys think of using this link
it has a the median rent by town as a guide when searching for an HDB

http://www.hdb.gov.sg/fi10/fi10323p.nsf ... enDocument


3- is it considered impolite to haggle over the monthly rent?
I am getting the feeling that Asia is kind of like the middle east where it is stupid not haggle and usually we are not talking about a few dollars.

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Post by nakatago » Wed, 21 Mar 2012 9:03 am

amer_almohssen wrote:1- right after I wrote my post I started thinking about a bicycle, would you guys say that Singapore is a bicycle friendly city ?
There's a current existing thread for this; please search for it.
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Post by nutnut » Wed, 21 Mar 2012 9:35 am

Another option would be taxis, they are relatively affordable here, would your hospital reimburse you for the travel?
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Post by zzm9980 » Wed, 21 Mar 2012 10:14 am

amer_almohssen wrote:1- right after I wrote my post I started thinking about a bicycle, would you guys say that Singapore is a bicycle friendly city ?
Friendly? No. Outright hostile? Yes. Do people still cycle? Yes.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 21 Mar 2012 10:20 am

^^^^^

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Post by zzm9980 » Wed, 21 Mar 2012 10:29 am

And as both a cyclist and a driver for one-week, I understand why they're hostile.

In that week I've been driving here (and I don't drive much), I've seen:

- Two times had to slow down and change lanes to avoid old uncles on bicycles cycling the wrong way towards me in my lane on a busy street.

- One time had to completely stop (no where to go) and lay on the horn because of a younger (teens?) girl riding her bicycle very slowly and wobbly, again the wrong way on the road towards me in my lane. All while staring down at her iPhone with earphones in.

Even the cows on the roads in India have more sense than some local cyclists.

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