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Post by janiceliu88 » Thu, 05 Sep 2013 3:21 am

I just thought about this, while at NUS actually - try Bukit Timah. Because it's pretty accessible to NUS, and much besides, I believe there are a couple of straight buses to the Woodlands, which will be easy for your teenagers.

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Post by Dert42 » Thu, 05 Sep 2013 11:02 am

Coming recently from the states, i would suggest your husband really investigate taking public transport instead.
Not only will the scooter be semi-dangerous, but if he has to wear business clothes at all, they're going to get ruined, and he will be drenched in sweat daily.
Also it rains sometimes without warning. Then what's he going to do?

I have no idea where to look for one bedroom apts, but along the MRT line between the stops Eunos and Tenah Marah, have lots of complexs. The further east you go, the more your money will get you. We live next to Kembangan and love how convienent and local everything is. There is just enough other expats to make us feel not entirely alone. My coworkers live as far as Pasir Ris and don't seem to mind the commute either.

Also just because you can spend 3k for your apartment doesn't mean you should. There is a lot to do here and around here.

East coast park is nice, but Pasir Ris park is also very nice and easier to get to via MRT.

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Post by stuckmojo » Thu, 12 Sep 2013 6:38 pm

my 2 cents as I will move in November. Since my office is on Toh Tuck Link, and wife wants to live near Clarke Quay, I decided to get myself a bike (read- Harley) and ride it to work with dry office clothes in the rainproof bags.

Not sure it's the sensible option, but I thought I'd want some of my petrolhead/gearhead fun available to me anyways.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 12 Sep 2013 8:46 pm

stuckmojo wrote:my 2 cents as I will move in November. Since my office is on Toh Tuck Link, and wife wants to live near Clarke Quay, I decided to get myself a bike (read- Harley) and ride it to work with dry office clothes in the rainproof bags.

Not sure it's the sensible option, but I thought I'd want some of my petrolhead/gearhead fun available to me anyways.
I work quite nearby on Toh Guan Road East in Enterprise Hub. It rains there every day at 2:30 to 3:00 until around 6 pm (okay, not every day and not always till six. Sometimes much later!!!!!.
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

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Post by Hannieroo » Thu, 12 Sep 2013 9:01 pm

My husband has had a full bike license for over 20 years and I won't let him ride in heavy rain. I either drive him or he has the car.

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Post by x9200 » Thu, 12 Sep 2013 9:32 pm

I commute daily Bukit Batok <-> NTU and hardly ever get wet. But my working hours are reasonably flexible. If it rains really bad I wait, not for safety reasons though.

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Post by Wd40 » Thu, 12 Sep 2013 10:02 pm

The last few days have been particularly bad in terms of raining. I have had to use the raincoat. In my case the worst part is I didnt get season parking in my office building, so I have to park in Singapore Expo and then walk about 10 mins. From the place I park to about 100 meters there is no shelter. So when it rains, I need to wear the raincoat and also carry an umbrella and then need to use the umbrella and go to a shelter and remove/wear raincoat and go back and forth to the bike. Quite a circus, but notwithstanding that, I still ride my bike, even if it rains, I save time and I enjoy it.

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Post by stuckmojo » Thu, 12 Sep 2013 10:21 pm

Thankfully I have office parking, and I am pushing to have it under cover. If it rains too bad, I'll wait.

Surely I'll take the metro now and then...

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