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Serviced apartments in Singapore

Post by AH Finland » Mon, 14 Jan 2013 3:18 am

Please, help me to find Service Apartments somewhere in clementi, bukit timah, west coast or jurong!? Only find two near there, west coast villages and wilby. Moving there with my family on may. THANK YOU!!!

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Post by JR8 » Mon, 14 Jan 2013 4:19 am

You might be fighting the tide with that search as in my experience Serviced Apartments are in the 'city' (think Orchard Road and the surrounding area) as that is where most visitors wish to be.

I had a look at Tripadvisor and even the few hotels out of the city in that general direction look decidedly rough.

In any case I suspect you and the family might enjoy your experience more if you start off basing yourself centrally while you find your feet.

An alternative would be asking the local employers HR department for their suggestions.

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Re: HELP, trying to find serviced apartments!!

Post by akay » Mon, 14 Jan 2013 5:35 am

AH Finland wrote:Please, help me to find Service Apartments somewhere in clementi, bukit timah, west coast or jurong!? Only find two near there, west coast villages and wilby. Moving there with my family on may. THANK YOU!!!
Out of curiosity, why those areas? The MRT is really good and Singapore is not that big.

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Re: HELP, trying to find serviced apartments!!

Post by offshoreoildude » Mon, 14 Jan 2013 7:14 am

akay wrote:
AH Finland wrote:Please, help me to find Service Apartments somewhere in clementi, bukit timah, west coast or jurong!? Only find two near there, west coast villages and wilby. Moving there with my family on may. THANK YOU!!!
Out of curiosity, why those areas? The MRT is really good and Singapore is not that big.
If he's driving I can understand the rationale about wanting to avoid peak hour traffic.
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Post by zzm9980 » Mon, 14 Jan 2013 8:46 am

I'd assume someone looking for Service Apartments is only here short term, and not driving. Or, they just have reams of cash to flush down the toilet.

There are some Service Apartments by one-north:
http://fusionopolis.frasershospitality.com/

It's better than CBD or Orchard area, but still a few MRT stops east of Clementi.

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Post by AH Finland » Mon, 14 Jan 2013 2:33 pm

My husband starts hes work near pioneer rd so thats why we want find our apartment near there :) and we are gona stay there just one year, tops 1,5years. Thanks all your help, but if someone still thinks there might be a Service Apartments on that area please let me know :)

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Post by zzm9980 » Mon, 14 Jan 2013 4:04 pm

AH Finland wrote:My husband starts hes work near pioneer rd so thats why we want find our apartment near there :) and we are gona stay there just one year, tops 1,5years. Thanks all your help, but if someone still thinks there might be a Service Apartments on that area please let me know :)
I don't think you'll find one so far west, as Service Apartments tend to be quite expensive and the positions in the west are primarily lower paying industrial spots. Not saying that's what your husband has, but just what the preponderance of the spots are.

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Post by AH Finland » Mon, 14 Jan 2013 9:50 pm

Okay, thats what i thought. Do you have any opinion of bukit timah Wilbys?? Is that in a good area, where would be good to hang out with under 4 year old kids? Cause i have no idea of singapores suburbs...

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Post by nutnut » Tue, 15 Jan 2013 6:26 pm

Try LMB Housing, they have some near Buona Vista, you need to book many months in advance though, they are full most of the time, I've heard.

I used them a few years back, very nice they were too!
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Post by taxico » Tue, 15 Jan 2013 11:56 pm

AH Finland wrote:Okay, thats what i thought. Do you have any opinion of bukit timah Wilbys?? Is that in a good area, where would be good to hang out with under 4 year old kids? Cause i have no idea of singapores suburbs...
wilby's nice. yes, it's in a good (up market) area. big field nearby for kids to go wild. free shuttle bus. mostly quiet. i like.

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Post by poodlek » Tue, 06 Aug 2013 4:05 am

Hi All!

It looks as if we are going to be back in SG in a month or so, just trying to finalize the contract negotiations. It will be for a short term (7 months) to start, so the company is offering a one bedroom Serviced Apartment in this place http://lxtan.webs.com/geylangaljunied.htm

It looks ok at first glance, but I'm wondering a few things about serviced apartment living. I get that Serviced Apartments are geared towards visiting executives, etc, and we will be pushing the limits of what is preferred for this type of joint by having a family of four there, but it's either all or none of us as we do not want to be split up for more than half a year, especially since our children are so young. I'm a little concerned since in the last communication we had regarding accommodations the lady advised Mr. K to accept the contract and get to Singapore first before deciding whether he wanted to bring his family with him, which leads me to believe she expects him to find the apartment unsuitable for family life.

With that in mind, are there any other short term rentals in a similar price range (this place shows $3k for a 1 bed, $4k for 2 bed) that may be more family friendly, like with cooking and ensuite laundry facilities? We want the contract so we'll be willing to settle, but would prefer something different if it is just as easy to get. Opinions? Are we asking the impossible?

In other news: looking forward to the next Gathering of Eagles! I can wear my newbie in the wrap like I wore CK#1 the first time I attended :-)

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 06 Aug 2013 6:53 am

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Post by x9200 » Tue, 06 Aug 2013 6:39 pm

3k for 1 BR Serviced Apartment and 4k for 2BRs sounds to me about right. For 7m your options are rather limited. Maybe somebody would be tempted to rent you 2+1, unserviced condo for 3k somewhere further away the central circle where the normal rent would be like 2.5-2.8k but I am not sure what are the chances of getting it. What I would probably try is to agree with your company to place you for 2-4 weeks in the said 1 or 2 BR place and give you an option to extend it or to find something on your own in the mean time.

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