Geylang Lorong 41

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Geylang Lorong 41

Post by skooch » Tue, 16 Apr 2013 6:47 pm

Hi all, I would appreciate if anyone could advise on pros and cons of living in Lorong 41. I have heard that its further out from the seedier areas but would like to hear from anyone who has lived in and around that area. Thanks !

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Re: Geylang Lorong 41

Post by zzm9980 » Tue, 16 Apr 2013 10:07 pm

skooch wrote:I have heard that its further out from the seedier areas but would like to hear from anyone who has lived in and around that area. Thanks !
Yes, that can be a pro or a con depending on the person. Why don't you give us a bit more details as to what your criteria is for a good place?


Pros for me:
It's very convenient to Paya Lebar MRT, which includes lots of shopping and food within a very close walk.

There is lots of very good food nearby. A slightly longer than the MRT (but still close) walk brings you to either Geylang's food, or Joo Chiat's food.

Rent will be cheaper there. There are a lot of newer condos nearby, but a lot of them are 'shoeboxes' (500 sqft or less).

Cons:
It's a busy area. Lots of noise and hustle and bustle at all hours. No where too close or convenient for kids to play. City Plaza (and the immediate surrounding outdoor spots) is a zoo on Sunday with Indonesian maids and bangla workers trying to get laid by those maids. Quite an obnoxious scene to walk through.

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Re: Geylang Lorong 41

Post by bossy_uss » Tue, 16 Apr 2013 10:56 pm

skooch wrote:Hi all, I would appreciate if anyone could advise on pros and cons of living in Lorong 41. I have heard that its further out from the seedier areas but would like to hear from anyone who has lived in and around that area. Thanks !
Look for a flat with no owner. My experience says the owners in this area of Singapore are extremely violent, greedy and malicious. They will stop at nothing to squeeze as much money as they can legally from you before you are left to run to the court and claim your money back. In fact, a recent event from a rather high profile case of a landlord coming in to a tenant's room proves it's case.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZMPlMJ0jj0

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Re: Geylang Lorong 41

Post by zzm9980 » Wed, 17 Apr 2013 7:22 am

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skooch wrote:Hi all, I would appreciate if anyone could advise on pros and cons of living in Lorong 41. I have heard that its further out from the seedier areas but would like to hear from anyone who has lived in and around that area. Thanks !
Look for a flat with no owner. My experience says the owners in this area of Singapore are extremely violent, greedy and malicious. They will stop at nothing to squeeze as much money as they can legally from you before you are left to run to the court and claim your money back. In fact, a recent event from a rather high profile case of a landlord coming in to a tenant's room proves it's case.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZMPlMJ0jj0
This area? What you describe happens all over the island , you can find numerous examples throughout our forum. But if course remember there are good landlords too. Not everyone posts when they finish a lease to say "yeah I had a normal landlord who behaved as expected."

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Post by skooch » Wed, 17 Apr 2013 11:41 am

Hi, thanks for the comments. To give a bit more detail, my wife and I have found a place on Lorong 41 which is a block of conservation houses and all are owned by the one company. The property has a lot of space, is modern and is not expensive in comparison to other areas. From a property perspective we are happy, its more the area. I want to ensure its safe and that my wife will feel comfortable. We used to live near little india so I have experienced the sundays there and to be honest we just never went that way so it wasn't an issue. I would like to go and get food occasionally ( evening but not late ) and would like to know if at that end of Geylang is ok. We are going to go visit on different days and at different times but just wanted to get peoples experience if you have lived in that area.
There are new malls being built and it seems to be an area that is up and coming.

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Post by zzm9980 » Wed, 17 Apr 2013 1:50 pm

skooch wrote:Hi, thanks for the comments. To give a bit more detail, my wife and I have found a place on Lorong 41 which is a block of conservation houses and all are owned by the one company. The property has a lot of space, is modern and is not expensive in comparison to other areas. From a property perspective we are happy, its more the area. I want to ensure its safe and that my wife will feel comfortable. We used to live near little india so I have experienced the sundays there and to be honest we just never went that way so it wasn't an issue. I would like to go and get food occasionally ( evening but not late ) and would like to know if at that end of Geylang is ok. We are going to go visit on different days and at different times but just wanted to get peoples experience if you have lived in that area.
There are new malls being built and it seems to be an area that is up and coming.
Stay on Geylang Rd and you'll be fine. It doesn't get sketchy until you're west of Lorong 24/25. Your wife should avoid walking down the even number Lorongs west of there also (especially 24). Actually, she'd probably be fine, but that is just where all of the street walkers will be. You might get some stares, and maybe a few girls trying to pick you up. Your personal safety would never be in danger though.

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