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Post by Lee54 » Fri, 06 Apr 2012 8:25 pm

Anyone live or know people who live at the Carribean at Keppel Bay. Is it recommended? What about amenities in the condo and close by (Vivocity) - particularly for mum and toddler.

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Post by zzm9980 » Fri, 06 Apr 2012 8:51 pm

Someone talks about that condo at least once a week. Try the search (grid in the upper right corner, with a few other options). You'll find lots of stuff.

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Post by snowqueen » Sun, 08 Apr 2012 9:58 am

Here you go, found the conversation zzm9980 mentioned. http://forum.singaporeexpats.com/sutra564794.html

The condo units are tiny and very expensive for what you get. It's something like $7k for a 3 bed, I had a look yesterday and was just curious to know how much they were going for as we looked there 3.5 years ago.

If your company is paying or you've got more money than sense, then by all means rent there but personally I wouldn't spend a penny of my own money there. There are other places not far from there which are equally as nice where you can get a lot more bang for your buck.

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Post by Lee54 » Sun, 08 Apr 2012 3:06 pm

Thanks. Which places are not far from there which are equally as nice and where you might get more space?

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Post by zzm9980 » Sun, 08 Apr 2012 3:53 pm

Try some of the property search sites that let you search by vicinity to MRT station, or something else. Shouldn't be hard.

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Post by Lee54 » Sun, 08 Apr 2012 4:13 pm

Thanks but was rather hoping for some personal experiences rather than looking at website advertisements. Snowqueen, did you have any particular condos in mind round there? We like the feeling and aspect of the Caribbean development but agree the units are small.

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Post by snowqueen » Sun, 08 Apr 2012 8:54 pm

We had a look at a couple but they were much older and we also had a look at the Pearl at Mount Faber, don't remember much about it apart from when you opened the patio doors at the front, you were faced with lots of loud traffic noise. We couldn't get what we wanted for our budget so ended coming east, we are at the Costa Del Sol on Bayshore Road. Brilliant sea view, 3 bed about 1300sq ft so we have quite a lot of space.

Another thing I've been doing to look at condos in the area is to use online maps like Google or One Map. Find a street near to where you want to be then when you zoom in, it shows the names of the condo developments, I then look on these property sites to find out what they look like and how much they go for. Do a google search on Singapore District Map to familiarise yourself with the district numbers.

Hopefully this might help you with your search a little bit more.

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Post by zzm9980 » Mon, 09 Apr 2012 7:20 am

Also google for "Singapore street maps". (I can't link you to it here, the site auto-blocks certain links). It's vert similar to One Map, but it also has an iPhone and Android app. This is really nice when you're walking around and see a building you're curious about. Just open the app, hit the thing to locate yourself, and all the names are labelled.

Google Maps tends to mislabel or just neglect to label a LOT of places in Singapore.

For anyone that lives in the East Coast and likes playing "Where's Waldo", see how many mistakes you can find here:
http://g.co/maps/xh3rw

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 09 Apr 2012 8:35 am

zzm9980 wrote: For anyone that lives in the East Coast and likes playing "Where's Waldo", see how many mistakes you can find here:
http://g.co/maps/xh3rw
Yeah, I noticed that back when looking for the exact location for the old Katong Bakery. Definitely a wet experience going to DBS bank in the middle of the condo swimming pool. Among all the other mistakes! :lol:
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

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Post by snowqueen » Mon, 09 Apr 2012 3:46 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
zzm9980 wrote: For anyone that lives in the East Coast and likes playing "Where's Waldo", see how many mistakes you can find here:
http://g.co/maps/xh3rw
Yeah, I noticed that back when looking for the exact location for the old Katong Bakery. Definitely a wet experience going to DBS bank in the middle of the condo swimming pool. Among all the other mistakes! :lol:
That was also my favourite. :D

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