Singapore housing

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  1. whoopee

    whoopee Senior member

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    I'll be working in Asia, based in Singapore, for the next ten weeks or so. I'm having someone search for short term apartments but would love to hear any advice or insight members can provide. Ideally, I'd like to be as close as possible or at least convenient to the Singapore Land Tower at Raffles Place.

    Also, are there any especially good lunch spots I should know of in the area?

    Thanks.
     


  2. Matt

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    welcome to the south east asia contingent

    Raffles Place puts you close to Lau Pa Sat and all its wonders (I used to eat at an Indian place there a lot)

    We had an acting MD for a while there, he stayed in a decent serviced apartment in Orchard - forgotten the building but I could probably figure it out if I needed to. Paid about 2.5k SGD per month for it IIRC.

    I always lived in the East Coast, which was a great part of town, but on a short secondment, not recommended.

    Thats about four MRT (train) stations away, and you dont need to change trains, so certainly within radius.
     


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    welcome to the south east asia contingent

    Raffles Place puts you close to Lau Pa Sat and all its wonders (I used to eat at an Indian place there a lot)

    We had an acting MD for a while there, he stayed in a decent serviced apartment in Orchard - forgotten the building but I could probably figure it out if I needed to. Paid about 2.5k SGD per month for it IIRC.

    I always lived in the East Coast, which was a great part of town, but on a short secondment, not recommended.

    Thats about four MRT (train) stations away, and you dont need to change trains, so certainly within radius.


    Ahh yes.. The Lau Pai Sat hawker market. The satays out the back are hard to beat. The rojak salads are nice too. Beware of the barbequed stingray!
     


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    welcome to the south east asia contingent

    Raffles Place puts you close to Lau Pa Sat and all its wonders (I used to eat at an Indian place there a lot)

    We had an acting MD for a while there, he stayed in a decent serviced apartment in Orchard - forgotten the building but I could probably figure it out if I needed to. Paid about 2.5k SGD per month for it IIRC.

    I always lived in the East Coast, which was a great part of town, but on a short secondment, not recommended.

    Thats about four MRT (train) stations away, and you dont need to change trains, so certainly within radius.



    I have never lived there - although I have looked into it once or twice. Most of the expats that I know lived on the east coast.
     


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    I have never lived there - although I have looked into it once or twice. Most of the expats that I know lived on the east coast.
    not really typical Zach, a lot around River Valley and in the 'corridor' between there and Holland Village
     


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    not really typical Zach, a lot around River Valley and in the 'corridor' between there and Holland Village


    could be I didn't know the cool kids....
     


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    Thanks guys.

    I know where to bring them once I do, but any venues conducive to picking up girls in their 20's?
     


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    i guess the best bet would still be the lounge outside club zouk, i think the name's velvet underground. mohammad sultan road still has the bars, and there's this old convent that they rebuilt into a club or something, i just forgot the name right now.
     


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    i guess the best bet would still be the lounge outside club zouk, i think the name's velvet underground. mohammad sultan road still has the bars, and there's this old convent that they rebuilt into a club or something, i just forgot the name right now.
    outside zouk i think is just called wine bar. mohd sultan road has died from what i hear. try clarke quay and robinson quay instead, few new places around there. the reformed convent is called Chijmes (pron chimes), nice place, opposite City Hall MRT.
     


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    Hi Whoopee,

    Glad to know you'll be visiting my puny sunny island. First tip: in this climate, you don't need to bring your whole closet of suits here!

    I will be happy to show you around when you are here, perhaps have a meal or two, not forgetting a visit to the tailor....

    Please PM me your contact details and I will do the same.
     


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