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Postby Barnsley » Fri, 24 Jan 2014 1:16 pm

zzm9980 wrote:
Fortan wrote:
PrimroseHill wrote:My colleagues here pop over to Bintan/Batam to play.


Caddies are supposed to be really hardworking over there - and pretty.... :shock:


And probably do a whole lot more than caddy for the right tip.


The Caddies are very resourceful in Batam .... they can "hook you up" with whatever takes your fancy.

Also if need products to help party can also get!!

Good deals on hotels as well.

Like I said , they are a resourceful bunch!!
Life is short, paddle harder!!

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Postby Fortan » Fri, 24 Jan 2014 2:47 pm

Barnsley wrote:
zzm9980 wrote:
Fortan wrote:
PrimroseHill wrote:My colleagues here pop over to Bintan/Batam to play.


Caddies are supposed to be really hardworking over there - and pretty.... :shock:


And probably do a whole lot more than caddy for the right tip.


The Caddies are very resourceful in Batam .... they can "hook you up" with whatever takes your fancy.

Also if need products to help party can also get!!

Good deals on hotels as well.

Like I said , they are a resourceful bunch!!


As good as the Pattaya caddies? :lol:

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Postby beppi » Fri, 24 Jan 2014 4:42 pm

ShouldBeFun wrote:I need my shorts/t-shirt outside and my skiing jacket indoors.

Finally somebody found the exact right word for this!!!

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Postby Strong Eagle » Fri, 24 Jan 2014 11:40 pm

zzm9980 wrote:
Fortan wrote:
PrimroseHill wrote:My colleagues here pop over to Bintan/Batam to play.


Caddies are supposed to be really hardworking over there - and pretty.... :shock:


And probably do a whole lot more than caddy for the right tip.


Actually, the caddies at Palm Springs are male. The caddies at Tering Bay are female and very conservative... in fact, quite a few of the elders in Batam feel it is not right for young single women to be riding around on a golf cart with white expats. The caddies at Southlink and Indah Puri are of mixed sex. But, same thing with the females... none of them are going to give you any kind of ride except on the golf cart.

But, the women like the job. It gives them enough money to be independent. Most have bought their own motorbike to give themselves independence from having to ask a male to take them to work.

Now, if you are referring to the women who work in the massage rooms at any of the golf courses, that is another story entirely.

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Postby ShouldBeFun » Sat, 25 Jan 2014 2:17 pm

Is this membership joining fee for Keppel Club Golf correct? :o :o :o

http://www.keppelclub.com.sg/theclub.aspx?id=membership

I hope they have crazy golf or something else!

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 25 Jan 2014 3:32 pm

That pretty cheap. Considering SICC member ship is somewhere in the neighbourhood of $200,000 and the Sentosa Golf course is around 235,000.

http://www.singolf.com/html/prices_golf_individual.htm

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Postby beppi » Sat, 25 Jan 2014 5:52 pm

Sounds about right.
Wait until you see what cars cost here and you'll find club fees a bargain.
Welcome to the expensive, land-starved place called Singapore!

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Postby ShouldBeFun » Sat, 25 Jan 2014 11:42 pm

Ouch on the golf. There is expensive and then there is expensive :???:

I got to see a few apartments today in the area where my office is based in Alexandra Road and I really liked the apartments at the Carribean and the Interlace. There was another one at Varsity Park which I liked which was on the ground floor and had a decent patio which may be better for my dog though but I liked the location of the Carribean the best as it has easy access to MRT.

They are a bit on the pricey side but I've given up the hope of having a car so want to place myself somewhere that I can commute easily from.

Has anyone stayed at any of these places? I'd be interested to know any information that an estate agent might not tell me!

I did learn about the Singapore bomb shelters today as well. :D

I think I am learning about this Kiasu too. Also the liberal use of the F word when a local seems frustrated. It's probably the way it is pronounced that makes me laugh the most. :D

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Postby movingtospore » Sun, 26 Jan 2014 7:48 am

That's nothing compared to the singapore country club or whatever that place is called all the local elites like to go...

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 26 Jan 2014 12:02 pm

That's SICC. :wink:

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Postby the lynx » Sun, 26 Jan 2014 5:28 pm

Caribbean is a little older compared to Reflections and Corals (coming soon) but the layout gives more space/room compared to Reflections. Haven't seen Corals site plan yet but I was under impression that it will be much larger (and costlier).

Reflections are closer to Telok Belangah MRT station if you live at the tower units (those crazy curvy ones) instead of the villa units. But if you're working at Alexandra Road, it doesn't matter anyway because you have buses that head towards that direction along Telok Belangah Road from Vivo City to Henderson Road.

Do consider the HDBs located on opposite sides of Caribbean and Reflections. They are cheaper and may not be as pleasant looking as the condominiums on the premium side of the road but if it has been well maintained and is located close enough to bus stops and MRT stations, you're in for a steal!

Addadude lives around there so he may give his input when he sees this. Poodlek used to live at the Caribbean before she moved back to the Great White North. Fortan lives near Reflections. So these guys are able to give better input (if they sees this).

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Postby ShouldBeFun » Sun, 26 Jan 2014 10:04 pm

Thanks for your advice.

I really liked the rooms at Interlace as well but not sure I can put up with getting a bus and then MRT every time I want to go anywhere. The HarbourFront is in a really nice location so I will look up your suggestions.

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Postby Fortan » Mon, 27 Jan 2014 8:48 am

ShouldBeFun wrote:Thanks for your advice.

I really liked the rooms at Interlace as well but not sure I can put up with getting a bus and then MRT every time I want to go anywhere. The HarbourFront is in a really nice location so I will look up your suggestions.


If you are in doubt now, you'll hate it later, trust me.

I live at Reflections. If you want to have a tour of the place, let me know.

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Postby ShouldBeFun » Mon, 27 Jan 2014 11:08 am

Fortan wrote:
ShouldBeFun wrote:Thanks for your advice.

I really liked the rooms at Interlace as well but not sure I can put up with getting a bus and then MRT every time I want to go anywhere. The HarbourFront is in a really nice location so I will look up your suggestions.


If you are in doubt now, you'll hate it later, trust me.

I live at Reflections. If you want to have a tour of the place, let me know.


Thanks for the offer, that's really kind. I walked by the entrance when I walked from Harbourfront to West Coast Park yesterday (People in my office think I am insane for walking that distance!). My flight is tomorrow evening at 11PM and I just spoke to the agent who is going to try to find a couple of units in Reflections for me to look at before then.

Do you find the location good for getting around?

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Postby Fortan » Mon, 27 Jan 2014 11:16 am

ShouldBeFun wrote:
Fortan wrote:
ShouldBeFun wrote:Thanks for your advice.

I really liked the rooms at Interlace as well but not sure I can put up with getting a bus and then MRT every time I want to go anywhere. The HarbourFront is in a really nice location so I will look up your suggestions.


If you are in doubt now, you'll hate it later, trust me.

I live at Reflections. If you want to have a tour of the place, let me know.


Thanks for the offer, that's really kind. I walked by the entrance when I walked from Harbourfront to West Coast Park yesterday (People in my office think I am insane for walking that distance!). My flight is tomorrow evening at 11PM and I just spoke to the agent who is going to try to find a couple of units in Reflections for me to look at before then.

Do you find the location good for getting around?


I love the place to be honest. There's a supermarket in the basement and just outside that supermarket there's a shuttle bus (free) that will take you in a circle to Telok Blangah MRT, Harbourfront Center and back. Goes every 30 mins. The condo is connected to Keppel Marina and to Labrador Park. I love the fact that it is always windy at the condo which gives you a constant nice cool breeze.

There are more than 400 empty units (out of 1,200), so it should be easy to find one. How big a unit are you looking at? The tall towers are the cheapest option. 2+1 bedroom of about 1,000 sqf you should be able to get for around 5,000. Don't go higher than 5,200... The Villas are more expensive but look out. I know people paying 9k a month, living in similar units that some pay 7k for. Prices are up and down and if you are not careful you'll pay over the odds...


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