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Moving to Singapore? Housing/Utility/Transport/Cost of Living etc!

Discussion in 'New to Singapore' started by Vinodha, May 24, 2007.

  1. Vinodha

    Vinodha New IL'ite

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    hi Dears
    we are relocating to singapore soon
    it is gonna be me.my husband and my 6 months old son

    right now am here ins ingapore and doing condo hunting..
    am looking for apartments near Noveno square /newton MRT area..as his workplace is in United Square. and of course i amlooking near MRT as I might soon start going to work ( ve taken 4 months extended leave)
    am going thro agents.. i hope that is the tradition here and is that can anyone ofu pointto something ? i want to finalsie by tomorrow and flyback to india and come back by first week of june
    also can u pls suggest me /give tips abt getting maids here
    (partime / fulltime / daily visit)

    thanks
     
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  2. AbhiSing

    AbhiSing Gold IL'ite

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    Re: Need help

    Dear Vinodha

    Welcome to IL and to Singapore and may your stay be pleasant in both!

    1. Yes it is the correct procedure to go thru agents to rent a condo apartment or HDB apartment in Singapore.
    2. Please lookout for maid agencies(TRUST certified) in straits Times Classifieds and tell them your requirement. They will help you to find a suitable one. You can interview the maids personally and choose. Alternatively, Katong area has many maid agencies, you can directly drop there to choose one as they have a lot of maids available for interview. From my experience Indonesian maids with working experience in Singapore are better than others and they handle kids well and also learn Indian cooking faster.

    Best of Luck.

    Cheers:wave
    Vijee
     
  3. Vinodha

    Vinodha New IL'ite

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    Re: Need help

    hi Vijee thanks for inputs
    well we got condo in AngMongKio..
    I hope everything works out well
    once i move in next 15 days.. I wills tart hunting for help
    bye now
    more later
     
  4. Anushiv

    Anushiv Senior IL'ite

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    Re: Need help

    Hi vinodha,

    As a new comer, just look in to this website for more details about S'pore !

    ExpatSingapore - Home


    cheers!
    Anu Shiv
     
  5. Jayashree2007

    Jayashree2007 New IL'ite

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    Re: Need help

    Yes, I agree with Viji...Indonesians are far batter in setting their learning curve...My only suggestion is that do not go in for Indian maids...and that too for South Indian maids...just horrible and U will be inviting all kinda troubles..my close friends' experience! R U there here?

    --Jayashree
     
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  6. Vinodha

    Vinodha New IL'ite

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    yes am here alraedy
    yet to start maid hunting though
    u can send me private msgs
    and we can talk in case if it s ok :)
    bye thanks
     
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  7. sangi

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    Accomodation/schooling near Jurong

    Dear Friends,
    I will be shifting to Singapore sometime in March next year. Have few queries if someone can help !

    What will be the rent of a decent 2BHK apartment near Jurong area? Which CBSE schools are present in Singapore and it will be how far from Jurong?

    Also how far DPS will be from Jurong?

    Will be really grateful if someone can guide on this issue.


    Thanks
     
  8. Vidyakirti

    Vidyakirti New IL'ite

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    Re: Accomodation/schooling near Jurong

    Hi Sangi,

    Rental will depend on how big a flat you are looking at. Jurong is a big estate and depending where you are will determine your travelling time. What is CBSE and DPS ?

    Rgds, VK
     
  9. Anushiv

    Anushiv Senior IL'ite

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    Re: Accomodation/schooling near Jurong

    Hi Sangi,

    First, Welcome to S'pore! Jurong is quite far from the city ( well, S'pore is a small place, so commuting is not an issue) There is an Indian School near to Jurong.
    The Global Indian International school, Queenstown. Just 10-15 mins drive from Jurong. DPS is very far from Jurong. It's in Kovan. central part of S'pore.

    Rental in & around Jurong is pretty low than the central or eastern part but again as vidyakriti said it all depends on size.Any 4 room HDB flat ( kitchen + 3 room+ living room) will be roughly around $800-$1000. But if u go for private home or Condo definitely it costs above $1500/-

    check out for the website for more details!
    http://www.expatsingapore.com/component/option,com_frontpage/Itemid,1/
    http://www.globalindian.org.sg/Default.aspx?alias=www.globalindian.org.sg/sg-queenstown
     
  10. Jayashree2007

    Jayashree2007 New IL'ite

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    Re: Accomodation/schooling near Jurong

    I agree to what the other two said on schooling. This year onwards rental costs are crazily going up and so watch out! A 2Bed room apt may even go upto 2000 rent, and it depends on area and how well the area is "rich".
    Cheers...
    Jaya
     

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