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Postby EXXONFAMILY » Sat, 05 Jan 2013 1:20 am

My husband has been approached abt an upcoming offer to move with company to Singapore. Company located in Jurong area. The move consists of just him and I. Our ages are between 45-40. We are USA citizens. Company package includes car and private housing..
Questions are the following:
-If work is Southern Jurong area, which area is best for a couple looking for easy commute and time as well as less conjested areas?
-Distance or travel time via car or other transportation from the southern area like Exxon refinary to Holland Village and or Orchard? Central districts?

-Anyone living in or around Jurong: Where is the country living? Lol- we just want less hustle
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Postby taxico » Sat, 05 Jan 2013 1:13 pm

EXXONFAMILY wrote:...Where is the country living? Lol- we just want less hustle


not much hustling happens in singapore. i don't think you'll find country living in jurong.

IMO the closest thing to that may be found in parts of seletar, which is kinda in the middle of singapore. lots of greenery there.

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Postby ScoobyDoes » Sat, 05 Jan 2013 1:29 pm

EXXONFAMILY wrote:Where is the country living? Lol- we just want less hustle


You might like to look at Dairy Farm.

Definitely no hustle until you drive out the gate but still a fair commute to Jurong. There's public transport to HV I think, and definitely to Orchard.
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Postby EXXONFAMILY » Sun, 06 Jan 2013 6:53 am

I keep researching and view several people defining Singapore as very conjested with traffic and legal prostitutes and heard if on certain streets you can hear all the street events...
So, I guess Im question where would be the most quite and more like small cities in Texas living rather than New York City.......lol....
I have viewed Holland/Orchard area, any input there? And living in Jurong, would all Jurong be like Big city rush?
We will be there 3 yrs and I just wanna make sure I know what we are getting into before we accept this offer....Thank you for all input....
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Postby x9200 » Sun, 06 Jan 2013 8:50 am

Jurong in non-induatrial areas is just like the large cities block-houses filled suburbs. You may want to use google maps with street view to see what it is about.
If I worked in Jurong (lets assume Jurong Island) and had no desire to be every day in Orchard or more central areas I would consider the vicinity of Chinese Gardens or the West Coast park.
If I remember correctly EXXON facilities if at the mentioned location are some 15-20 min drive from the Jurong Island gateway. From the Holland/Orchard area to get there starting around 7-7:30 it will take roughly 30-45min drive and for later hours (around 8) it gets much worse.

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Postby zzm9980 » Sun, 06 Jan 2013 8:30 pm

EXXONFAMILY wrote:I keep researching and view several people defining Singapore as very conjested with traffic and legal prostitutes and heard if on certain streets you can hear all the street events...


Singapore has less traffic congestion than pretty much every major US city (and most minor ones). Locals complain about the traffic, but that's because they don't know any better compared to other places.

Not sure what a "street event" is, but if taken in conjunction with your fear of prostitutes, then I think you're referring to Geylang. The part of Geylang you'd want to avoid is less than a square mile (where you'll find legal and illegal prostitution, along with gambling and drug dealers). And even that area, in the black of night, is safer than every major city in the US. You'd have to go there looking for trouble for any to find you.

Everywhere else in Singapore? Sterile as can be.

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Postby EXXONFAMILY » Tue, 08 Jan 2013 10:05 pm

Thank you for all the comments...I appreciate it.. street event meaning sounds of traffic, night life etc....I reread the other forums and yes, it was mainly main streets and some areas they were referring to. .. Seems we are more toward the C garden area....as of now... again thank you for your time and posts.....
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Postby ScoobyDoes » Wed, 09 Jan 2013 2:11 pm

Chinese Garden area will undergo huge redevelopment over the next few years, you might like to look around for headings on Jurong's redevelopment to see what plans are in store.

The theory is that they will build up Jurong to shift more people away from Central and Eastern areas.
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