Nicest condos in the inner east coast/west coast/d10-11

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Nicest condos in the inner east coast/west coast/d10-11

Post by LHB » Sun, 10 Jun 2012 8:21 pm

Hi, we are relocating to Singapore soonish and I would love to hear people's experiences about living in the east coast, katong area and thereabouts & west coast. What are the best condos to look for and close to MRT:s. We won't have a car to begin with. We've got two kids 14 & 11 yo. Thank you in advance :-)

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Post by zzm9980 » Mon, 11 Jun 2012 7:14 am

East Coast and Katong aren't considered close to MRT. The most convient station would likely be Paya Lebar, which is reachable by multiple busses (13,43,76,135,197) in about 5-10 minutes from the area. (Katong is closer)

As for condos, too many to recommend. Some people like newer, I prefer (slightly) older since they tend to be roomier and have a 'warmer' character. Lots of newer condos feel like third rate I.M.Pei rip-offs to me, all glass and metal just for the sake of it.

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Post by LHB » Mon, 11 Jun 2012 9:07 am

Thanks zzm9980 for your reply. I agree, I would prefer a bit older condos with more space and character than the new sterile ones. Do you live in either of these areas? How do the east coast and holland village compare in terms of amenities, shops etc?

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Post by Saint » Mon, 11 Jun 2012 10:02 am

LHB wrote:Thanks zzm9980 for your reply. I agree, I would prefer a bit older condos with more space and character than the new sterile ones. Do you live in either of these areas? How do the east coast and holland village compare in terms of amenities, shops etc?
Many many people I know when they first moved to Singapore fell in to the trap of getting a place in Holland Village but regret it within months and then move to East Coast at the earliest opportunity.

I stay at Siglap on the East Coast and wouldn't stay anywhere else. There are plenty of older condos on the East Coast but if you are a bit fussy on the condition of the interior you will have to find one that's been renovated recently.

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Post by x9200 » Mon, 11 Jun 2012 10:08 am

Saint wrote:Many many people I know when they first moved to Singapore fell in to the trap of getting a place in Holland Village but regret it within months and then move to East Coast at the earliest opportunity.

I stay at Siglap on the East Coast and wouldn't stay anywhere else. There are plenty of older condos on the East Coast but if you are a bit fussy on the condition of the interior you will have to find one that's been renovated recently.
Fine if you work East or Central but not if deep wild West.

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Post by zzm9980 » Mon, 11 Jun 2012 3:16 pm

LHB wrote:Thanks zzm9980 for your reply. I agree, I would prefer a bit older condos with more space and character than the new sterile ones. Do you live in either of these areas? How do the east coast and holland village compare in terms of amenities, shops etc?
I do live on East Coast, I rent an HDB at Marine Parade. Prime location, but lacks the "facilities" of condo. If I stay in Singapore after the lease is over, I'll be looking to purchase a condo. If I were to purchase one in the East Coast, it would be Siglap as Saint suggested. The location is slightly (emphasis on slightly) less convenient without a car than some other spots, but it is a very walkable area and has a great selection of shops, places to eat, and a few bars. Nice mix of 'local' and 'foreigner' targeted places.

I don't have an opinion on Holland Village. I haven't spent a significant amount of time there. The little bit that I did nothing about it really struck me as amazing or unique from plenty of other areas of Singapore.

Where are you and/or spouse going to work? That's pretty important.

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