Tiong Bahru is great. It has one of the best hawker centres and several hipster cafes for your coffee and brunch needs. Lots of good deals on rent, and historic Art Deco buildings. Only downside, it's not as close to the nightlife as say Robertson Quay or Chinatown. If you're working downtown or out west, though, it's hard to beat.californiagal wrote: Question on neighborhoods- another one I've heard some good things about is Tiong Bahru. What do you think of that neighborhood for a mid-20's american expat?
FYI, my fiance and I have nearly your exact demographic profile (couple of years older.) We currently live in Chinatown, but are seriously considering a move to Tiong Bahru once the lease is up. There's nothing wrong with where we live now - and I would recommend you check out Chinatown as well - but Tiong Bahru has a more intimate neighborhood feel to it and that sounds like it's important to you. Rents are lower, too.
Don't worry about meeting people, there are tons of others in your exact situation so it won't be excessively hard. All of the major US universities have active alumni clubs here so that is a good place to start.
Ask your coworkers to recommend an estate agent to you. That's what we did and no complaints.
California wine! Only two bottles thoughAlso- I'm planning on buying pretty much everything in Singapore and only bringing over clothes for the most part. Is there anything else by way of household supplies/misc items that are particularly expensive or hard to find in Singapore that would be worth buying here?
Any over the counter drugs you use frequently, too.