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Aircon Storage Common in High Rise?

Postby SwissMissMama » Fri, 01 Jun 2012 12:00 am

Is it common when you live in a high rise apartment to have a storage unit outside of your apartment but still within the building? If so, is that storage unit air conditioned? Coming from Switzerland, almost every apartment has a storage unit in the basement of the building --- mold is not a problem here. However what to take in an upcoming move would depend on ability to store stuff (Christmas decorations, additional dishes, etc) in an air conditioned unit.

Advice is appreciated!

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 01 Jun 2012 12:39 am

Don't think you find that in any condo/apt/hdb but for nominal sums you can rent "lock & store" units in various locations throughout Singapore from about 1.5 to 2 cu/m to garage sized units. Most of the storage facilities has either climate controlled or natural units.

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Postby beppi » Fri, 01 Jun 2012 4:09 pm

Leave that stuff in Switzerland!
Singapore suffers a general lack of space, appartments are small and if there is a store room, you'll need it for more everyday stuff. Even in AC environment (which is costly), things age MUCH faster than in temperate climate and after a few years you'll have to scrap them anyway.

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Postby Global Player » Sat, 02 Jun 2012 9:05 am

While searching for an apartment in Singapore I haven't seen a single condo with basement storage. Most of the storage rooms are inside the condo (eg. bombshelter) but usually not airconditioned. If you need an airconditioned storage room choose a condo with 1 more bedroom and use it as storage room. However, 24/7 aircon in this room will cost you about 80-100 SGD more per month.

I'm wondering where Singaporeans store their bikes? Mine goes on the balkony as the storage room is too small.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 02 Jun 2012 9:35 am

Most condos have underground parking lots and will have bike racks where you can leave your bike. Unless you use it often though, it might be stripped after a period of time. Otherwise, an noted, keep it in your house or on your balcony.


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