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apartments/condos near to Loyang

Post by pupjoint » Mon, 16 Apr 2012 1:18 am

hi i would be relocating to SIngapore in a month or 2, my work place would be in Loyang.

i have been in and out SIngapore 4 or 5 times in my life but never stayed long.

I would like to ask what is the most convenient location for me to live? as in which area.

my criterias would be

1. near MRT
2. near city centre

have been given a budget not exceeding SGD6K for accomodation.

i am single, so i figured a 2 room apartment or condo would be ideal.

personally would like to avoid Serviced Apartments as i do not like people entering my living place without my presence.

my company would be handling all the required documents, procedures, visas for my move, they will also be helping me to look for a place to live, but i figured no harm i do my own research also.

any info is most welcomed. thanks :D

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Post by nutnut » Mon, 16 Apr 2012 7:36 am

Loyang Avenue does not have a MRT station, the closest one is Pasir Ris or Tampines I guess! you shoudl look aroudn those areas, otherwise, there are condos in Changi Village and around changi which will be fairly close to your work, you shouldn't have to pay $6K for a 2 bed rooms property around that area though! it should be fairly cheaper.
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Post by pupjoint » Mon, 16 Apr 2012 7:54 am

nutnut wrote:Loyang Avenue does not have a MRT station, the closest one is Pasir Ris or Tampines I guess! you shoudl look aroudn those areas, otherwise, there are condos in Changi Village and around changi which will be fairly close to your work, you shouldn't have to pay $6K for a 2 bed rooms property around that area though! it should be fairly cheaper.

thanks man. good to hear! i will remember those location and study the sg map again.

since it will be fairly cheaper then i might go for something nicer if possible, let me try to dig.

no plans on driving also.

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Post by nutnut » Mon, 16 Apr 2012 8:36 am

Also, what do you mean by being close to the city? These places I mentioned are pretty far east, Loyang is very far east, do you mean the city in regards to shopping (Orchard) or in regards to Drinking (like Clarke Quay etc) or in regards to the CBD (Like around Raffles) the $6K a month would go far less in any of those areas but you'd be a fair distance from work!

If you don't intend to drive, the Buses and taxis are convenient and relatively cheap, you'd be fine :) The MRT is often not he fastest or best way to travel, buses can be better even on the busy roads of Singapore :)
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Post by pupjoint » Mon, 16 Apr 2012 9:35 am

nutnut wrote:Also, what do you mean by being close to the city? These places I mentioned are pretty far east, Loyang is very far east, do you mean the city in regards to shopping (Orchard) or in regards to Drinking (like Clarke Quay etc) or in regards to the CBD (Like around Raffles) the $6K a month would go far less in any of those areas but you'd be a fair distance from work!

If you don't intend to drive, the Buses and taxis are convenient and relatively cheap, you'd be fine :) The MRT is often not he fastest or best way to travel, buses can be better even on the busy roads of Singapore :)
thanks for the reply. sorry i should have been more specific.

most important is must be near to work place. can walk to MRT station. ok bus and taxis are ok for me too.

when i say close to city, what i meant was i can get access to shopping places like Orchard etc.

i am not really the party type or drinker so i hope i will be fine? :D

on the apartment, i am looking for a place as nice as possible within my budget i hope, something clean, good neighbours, good privacy, guarded etc.

thanks again!

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Post by nutnut » Mon, 16 Apr 2012 10:06 am

You can get a decent condo around changi Village/Loyang area for $4K for a 2 bed place, if your company are paying and you want to maximise the space and quality then you may want to look at a cluster house down that way, Aston Residences comes in around the mark you are looking at!

Best thing to do is check all the places you see and like against where you work on gothere.sg or googlemaps or streetdirectory. These are all very good resources for even when you are here!

In regards to access to Orchard, you would need to get a bus to the train station at Tanah Merah, Pasir Ris or Simei and then the train in, but a taxi itself would probably be around the $20 price, so if you don't do it often then it's not expensive, certainly cheaper than owning a car. The MRT stations are not close to Loyang, it would be a long walk, and in this heat, unless you are coming from somewhere that you are used to high humidity and temps over 30C then you would struggle to walk so far without being a sweaty mess. Trust me!
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Post by pupjoint » Mon, 16 Apr 2012 10:17 am

nutnut wrote:You can get a decent condo around changi Village/Loyang area for $4K for a 2 bed place, if your company are paying and you want to maximise the space and quality then you may want to look at a cluster house down that way, Aston Residences comes in around the mark you are looking at!

Best thing to do is check all the places you see and like against where you work on gothere.sg or googlemaps or streetdirectory. These are all very good resources for even when you are here!

In regards to access to Orchard, you would need to get a bus to the train station at Tanah Merah, Pasir Ris or Simei and then the train in, but a taxi itself would probably be around the $20 price, so if you don't do it often then it's not expensive, certainly cheaper than owning a car. The MRT stations are not close to Loyang, it would be a long walk, and in this heat, unless you are coming from somewhere that you are used to high humidity and temps over 30C then you would struggle to walk so far without being a sweaty mess. Trust me!

thanks man! great help. will look into your suggestions.

and yea, i am used to high humidity, i am from Kuala Lumpur originally, just your neighbour, just never got to explore Singapore much in all 31 years of my life!

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Post by pupjoint » Tue, 17 Apr 2012 12:54 pm

a friend told me Changi Village is a haunted place :o ....any truth in that? he used to work in Sg for about 3 years before he moved to the Middle East.

if yes, the ghost still there? :D

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Post by nakatago » Tue, 17 Apr 2012 1:33 pm

pupjoint wrote:a friend told me Changi Village is a haunted place :o ....any truth in that? he used to work in Sg for about 3 years before he moved to the Middle East.

if yes, the ghost still there? :D
I'm not sure but I think the gahmen had it/him/her moved to Choa Chu Kang.
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Post by nutnut » Tue, 17 Apr 2012 1:50 pm

pupjoint wrote:a friend told me Changi Village is a haunted place :o ....any truth in that? he used to work in Sg for about 3 years before he moved to the Middle East.

if yes, the ghost still there? :D
I saw Scooby Doo and the mystery van driving up Loyang Avenue the other week, maybe there is some truth, although, should soon be sorted by the pesky kids!

Think is with supposed haunted places in Singapore, the locals tend to really not like to live there as they hold a lot of belief in it! For instance the Summit in East Coast is supposed to be haunted and as such very few locals live there and there was something up near CCK (maybe you are referring to the same one Nak) and I think they had a block of flats that no one would live in and was therefore (nearly) empty!

Changi Village is great, I love it and if my kids were older and could cope with the long journey to school I'd live there myself! It's very nice and you kinda feel out of the hustle and bustle of Singapore being there! :)
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Post by nakatago » Tue, 17 Apr 2012 1:58 pm

nutnut wrote: I saw Scooby Doo and the mystery van driving up Loyang Avenue the other week, maybe there is some truth, although, should soon be sorted by those meddling kids!
"A quokka is what would happen if there was an anime about kangaroos."

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Post by nutnut » Tue, 17 Apr 2012 2:03 pm

I am certain I remember it being interchangable, sometimes it was meddling, sometimes it was Pesky. In fact, I kinda remember having a drunken Scooby Doo session where we counted these up when I was far younger.

We could open a can of worms here, but, I think we are both right!
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Post by nakatago » Tue, 17 Apr 2012 2:07 pm

nutnut wrote: We could open a can of worms here
ruh-roh.

Anyway, it's amazing how Singapore can be spooked by ghosts, when they turn cemeteries into new towns!
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 17 Apr 2012 2:08 pm

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Post by pupjoint » Tue, 17 Apr 2012 2:11 pm

cool. i will check it out myself....thanks! :)

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