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Where to live

Post by househunting » Tue, 06 Apr 2004 8:54 pm

Hi,

My boyfriend has been offered a contract in Singapore and we will be moving there in June. We are on a local contract so we need to find our own housing. What is a good district to live? (No kids, 30ys old, coming from bustling Amsterdam, definitely wouldn't say no to swimming pool in the garden). Any ideas?

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Re: Where to live

Post by joop » Tue, 06 Apr 2004 9:17 pm

househunting wrote:Hi,

My boyfriend has been offered a contract in Singapore and we will be moving there in June. We are on a local contract so we need to find our own housing. What is a good district to live? (No kids, 30ys old, coming from bustling Amsterdam, definitely wouldn't say no to swimming pool in the garden). Any ideas?
Hi househunting,

The popular dsitricts are districts 09,10,11 (orchard, River valley and Bukit Timah). And on the eastern side of Singapore which are districts 15 and 16.

You could let me know your requirements by emailing me at angelyn@singaporeexpats.com will try my best to cater something to your needs. :D
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Post by DespeRuth » Tue, 06 Apr 2004 11:44 pm

Think the former was an agent :lol:

But she is right about the districts, the East Coast is nice but you should have a car though (which is VERY expensive!).

The question is also house versus condo - and your budget, of course.

As a young childless couple, we chose district 10, close to Holland Village and about 2,5€ cabfare from Downtown. We pay S$2100 for a three bedroom 1700 square feet apt with all facilities (pool, squash, tennis and gym) - and we are very happy about it.

good luck with househunting; beware of agents and landlords as they are NEVER as nice as they seem!! :roll:

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Post by Pal » Wed, 07 Apr 2004 9:25 am

It is true that there may be some black sheeps amongst the agents and/or landlords. You can't deny there is good ones around too ....

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Post by DespeRuth » Wed, 07 Apr 2004 12:35 pm

Some are good I'm sure. But honestly, I used to work in real estate in Scandinavia, and the standards and morale here is REALLY something different!

My advice is to NEVER use an agent that you didnt get recommended from collegues/friends etc - and to get someone who has lived here for a while to read through everything before you sign.

Watch out for yourself, thats all.

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Post by Pal » Wed, 07 Apr 2004 1:18 pm

Yup.

BTW, our team is riding on the reputation of singaporeexpats.com ... Therefore, customer service and their interest is our top priority :)

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Post by DespeRuth » Wed, 07 Apr 2004 2:41 pm

But as a site administrator couldn't you just delete any hostile message regarding your team? :wink:

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Post by Huosehunting » Wed, 07 Apr 2004 4:13 pm

Thansk for the info DespeRuth, what you guys have sounds really good, will keep that in mind when househunting.
Thanks!

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Post by Pal » Wed, 07 Apr 2004 5:59 pm

DespeRuth wrote:But as a site administrator couldn't you just delete any hostile message regarding your team? :wink:
This is a sensitive issue. We will always try to resolve the matter rather than delete the post and forget about it.

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Quality lacking

Post by Guest » Thu, 08 Apr 2004 12:04 am

In most cases the quality and professionalism is seriously lacking :shock:

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