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Moving to SG - Apart. Location?

Postby sequen » Mon, 11 Mar 2013 12:46 am

I'll be relocating to SG next month. My job will be a little south of the SG airport. I don't mind a moderate commute to work and would rather live closer to downtown. Does anybody have recommendations for:
1) Which location would be the best? The east coast is about the closest to the airport that I would want to live.
2) Any decent apartment complexes

Also, I'm guessing the bus/mrt commute would be close to an hour. Is this somewhat accurate?

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Postby JR8 » Mon, 11 Mar 2013 3:03 am

You missed the most important information: The type of property desired, and your budget.


p.s. You can google the bus and MRT timetables for travel times.

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Postby sequen » Mon, 11 Mar 2013 6:03 am

I am just looking for a condo in a highrise with 2 bedrooms. I guess I could afford anything under $4000/month

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Postby zzm9980 » Mon, 11 Mar 2013 9:37 am

South of the airport? Which airport, Changi or Seletar? Unless you're working at the naval base or ferry terminal, there isn't a whole hell of a lot south of Changi airport:

http://goo.gl/maps/K8vDb

And if you mean Seletar, which isn't what most people call "the airport" (although it is AN airport), then that's most of the island as it's pretty close to the northern end:

http://goo.gl/maps/xdMqR


Clarify the location of your office, and we can help better. Maybe you mean Changi Business Park, which is west of the airport.

Why are you guessing a commute of an hour? Again without the exact business location, hard for us to tell. But within an hour from Changi is 3/4ths of Singapore via MRT.

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Postby sequen » Mon, 11 Mar 2013 10:10 am

Ok, maybe "right off the southwest end of the airport" would have been a better description. A nearby address would be 30 Changi north way.

Regarding commute times, I was just taking a guess based on a mapping site from some East coast apartments to the address above.

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Postby zzm9980 » Mon, 11 Mar 2013 11:56 am

sequen wrote:Ok, maybe "right off the southwest end of the airport" would have been a better description. A nearby address would be 30 Changi north way.

Regarding commute times, I was just taking a guess based on a mapping site from some East coast apartments to the address above.


Looks straight west to me :P

Your commute times are probably right then. That's a pretty obscure location, half your commute time is going to be walking and waiting for transfers.

Your best options for short commute times look like condos near Pasir Ris, Simei, or Tanah Merah MRT. If you like East Coast, Pasir Ris is the one I'd look at. They have a lot of new nice condos, nice parks, and a decent beach. Tanah Merah area is also nice, but you won't have the beach right there. I'm not familiar with Simei.

Looking further, I would suggest condos on the east end of Pasir Ris, maybe by Loyang Ave. You'd be within biking distance to work then.

http://goo.gl/maps/Cf2jZ

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Postby Addadude » Mon, 11 Mar 2013 12:09 pm

Going by JR8's map, you've got a broad range of condos within reasonable walking distance to your workplace too: Dahalia Park, Ballota Park, Edelweiss Park condominium, Estella Gardens amongst many others. Google "Upper Changi Road North" to see.
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Postby matthew2012 » Mon, 27 May 2013 2:47 am

I'm in a similar situation. Moving with my wife and my 18 months son in November. I will work close to Tampines MRT station and looking for the best condo location for a 2-3 bedroom apartment with a budget around 4000 SGD per month.
Without car I was looking for a location convenient for commuting and also a place nice to live for my family while I'm at work. Important proximity of park, restaurant and café, international environment, international kindegarden.
I heard in Tampines condo are not close to MRT so I was looking for the area of Pasir ris, Simei, Bedok, Tanah Merah.
Bayshore Park will definetly meet our espectation I think, but we are afraid commuting in not convenient. I would like to spend max 20min to go to work.
Pasir Ris might be a good choice but we were afraid being very far from the city and in an area with few options for kindegarden, restaurant café,and international expat environment.
We've never bene in SG only reading Posts on expat forum. Loking for suggestione? Thank you

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Postby zzm9980 » Mon, 27 May 2013 8:32 am

Use this site's real estate section or others (google for property in Singapore) to find some candidates. Then use 'gothere.sg' to get detailed directions and time estimates between various locations.

Is that 20 minutes door to door? Or 20 minutes from MRT to MRT? Huge difference. If that is door to door, you'll need to consider the buses also. They're quite efficient and clean in Singapore. You're also likely going to be in Pasir Ris, Tampines, or Simei so just focus there. The other two are going to be outside your 20 minute window.

You might also want to find out the exact location of your office. Directly next to the Tampines MRT is mostly commercial/retail/malls. Not exactly the place I'd expect a well paid expat to be working. Unless it's British Council, which is apparently there according to Google Maps.


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