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Asia USA Realty (Singapore) Pte Ltd  - Apartments    
01 Apr 2012   

Focus:  We get for you affordable Singapore homes.  Rent or Investment
YOU WANT to rent or buy Singapore homes? Email details of your specifications  to or Tel: +65 9668 6468, 6254 3326, 9668 6469; Fax: +65 6256 0501 for viewing or updates. Email or fax house-hunting form to us at 6256-0501 and we will contact you within 24- 48 hours.
The Paterson Edge

Only 61 units.

Pool and gym but no tennis or squash courts for the hot-blooded young Caucasians.

The Paterson Edge 04-03 marble flooring  by Owner, ductless aircon, not too many spotlights

The Paterson Edge - audio-visual intercom

The Paterson Edge condos represent the new condos built from 1999.

All new condos are now provided marble flooring of light brown colour in the living and dining area.  Black granite flooring, white grey or reddish brown colours may be seen.
Sand-coloured wood strips are found in more exclusive condos and are seen in the Paterson Edge. Unit shown above has marble flooring.  The Paterson's Edge kitchen hatch appeals to Caucasians.  Some upscale condos like Grange 80 have direct air conditioning into the kitchen and black granite counter tops.  Other condos have open concept kitchens so that the kitchen gets the air conditioning too.
The cost of the air conditioner maintenance is usually the Tenant's responsibility and depends on how strong the negotiating position of either the Landlord or Tenant.  If you like a choice unit and quibble over this, you may lose the unit to another expatriate.  The cost is estimated to be S15/blower/month. 

The garden and pool maintenance and sometimes the autogate are the responsibility of tenants of houses.
The "jungle" view really attracts
most Caucasian tenants and is seen in 2nd-5th floor units in many condos fronting Paterson Road.

Floor-to-ceiling or full length
glass windows bring in natural light and on higher floors, you will get privacy.  White vertical blinds are provided in the Paterson Edge condos.
The entry foyer is on the left. The audio-visual intercom is found in the Paterson Edge but some new condos have only the audio intercom.

The programmable control gadget is meant to let you time your switching on of the air conditioners via the phone.

It also controls the infra-red sensors (dining area ceiling).
Utility bills (water, gas and electricity) for a small 2- or 3-bedroom apartment are around S$250 per month since you will be out most of the time.  For bungalows, it may be $1,000 per month if you switch on the air conditioners 24 hours per day in all rooms. 

The Paterson Edge is not equipped by city gas. You may need 2 gas cylinders in case one runs out in the middle of cooking!
The ductless air conditioning outlet from the false
ceiling do away with the hanging split unit blowers. Some water condensation may stain the areas near the duct.

The bedrooms have wall hanging split units.  Some upscale condos have all ducted units. 

Do NOT leave the air conditioners on when you go on holidays as one expat in the Paterson Edge finds the room parquet damaged by the water leaks.
Bright kitchen and dining areas are much favoured by Caucasian tenants.

The emergency alarm lever is at the side of the wall of the kitchen, above the counter top.

One is in the master bedroom. You rarely need it.
Cable TV points in the living room & in all bedrooms in The Paterson Edge.  Some new condos have only one or 2 rooms cabled or none. Check this out before you rent the unit. The Tenant pays the TV and cable licences and fees. 4 squarish spot lights will be sufficient. There is one facing the left wall. 

Too many will heat up the spaces below the lights.  Down lights from false ceilings are practical.

The Paterson Edge 2-bedroom layout plan, 1012sf
Floor plan - The upscale Paterson Edge two-bedroom.  Near Orchard subway.

The Paterson Edge 04-03 "cool" stainless steel oven, microwave,dual basins and counter, The Paterson Edge - Bdrm 2 with green tree view The Paterson Edge - Emergency alarm switch in master bedroom
The built-in fridge (left) has a wooden doors.   Ice-maker fridges are common in new bigger upscale condos but not in the small Paterson Edge condos.

Some developers, such as Nassim Wood's have pre-planned the piping, thereby avoiding the hacking of walls to connect the water supply.

Ice-maker fridges are uncommon in Singapore condos.
Caucasians love the greenery outside the 2nd bedroom and the master bedroom.

Window cleaning. It will be difficult to clean the exteriors of the high glass window panes as the Landlord here is not responsible for this aspect.

Emergency alarm
button (right of light switch) in the master bedroom alerts the security station is present in some upscale condos. Paterson Edge's is the lever not the push button type of false alarms.

The security station is manned 24-hourly and is well positioned facing the main entrance and the lift lobbies.
The "stainless steel" foreign branded microwave and
the oven are uncommon in ordinary condos and are considered "cool".

The cooker hob, hood, dual circular sink basins, counter top are of "stainless steel" too.

Some Caucasians consider the kitchen to be hip and cool. 
A couple of domestic workers have had fallen to their deaths cleaning the windows of the apartments, therefore you must be aware of the dangers of asking the domestic worker to do such jobs.

External cleaning of the windows may not be regularly done by the Management though. If you are fussy with window cleanliness, select a condo with half-length windows instead.
Other security measures are:

Audio-visual intercom at lift level, lift access card to your own unit and side gate, closure of main gate by 12 midnight with access for motorist via remote control.

The covered basement car parking lots ensure that your car is protected from the elements and bird droppings!

The Paterson Edge, Singapore

The Paterson Edge 04-03 long bath with shower 2 bdrm 990sf Type E 

The Paterson Edge, Singapore

An electronic safe in the master bedroom is sometimes found in new condos. White-coloured bath tubs are the fashion in new condos and much appreciated by Caucasians. The Maid's or Utility room, next to the kitchen of 30 sq. feet, is too small for a live-in maid or "domestic worker".  Many new condos have very small maid's room. 
Note the shower head's highest point as many tall
Caucasians suffer
from having to shower from lower-sited showers positioned for Asians.

Some condos have a higher positioning. Some don't.
A few new suburban 3-bedroom condos have a separate shower cubicle, but not The Paterson Edge's 2-bedroom which is too small.

One Tenant wanted a shower curtain in the common bathroom which is really cramped.
A stack-up washing machine and dryer of the European brand will fit into the small area outside the utility room. Do not buy Japanese brands as they don't have stacking frames.

Some landlords may just provide a washer-cum-dryer but this may not be satisfactory for you.
It is not practical
to hack into marble walls of the bathrooms. Many new condos have such marble wall and the landlord is reluctant to accede to request to relocate the shower head.
Jacuzzi bath tubs in white are present in the upscale Grange 80 & 70 condos.

In addition, the glass blocks on external walls of bathrooms, brings in natural daylight to the master bathroom. Anderson Green condos have this feature.
The housing term, "2+1" 990sf refers to 2 bedroom with one utility or maid's room. 

Some advertisers will include a study room without doors as "+1" making it 2+1+1.
The developer provided shelving below the basin of the bathrooms.

Many Tenants renting new condos, have been caught without such shelving, after signing the lease agreement.
Roof terrace jacuzzis, as in the Nassim Woods' penthouse are rarely available in new condos. Maintenance is  paid by the Tenant. The cost is around $100 per month. The Paterson Edge's 2+1 will be of interest to singles or couples without children. It has no private lift lobbies unlike many upmarket condos.

The Orchard subway are just a 2-minute walk.


Pebble Bay knocks your socks off

The Makena, Costa Rhu are newer sea facing condos but The Waterside is value for money but has no balconies.

The Quayside by the Singapore River is the dream condo of yuppies.

Bayshore Park is inexpensive but much older.


Elmira Heights cannot compete with the new and better located Kim Yam Heights condos in the Robertson Quay watering hole conservation area for the hot blooded Singaporeans and expatriates.

Watering holes are for animals. I mean Robertson Quay is a hot  pub and cafe area frequented by the young and restless.
If you like this neighbourhood, tel: +65 9668 6468 or email to find a good den for you.

The Bayron floor plans. The Bayron is a 3-min walk to the Somerset subway centre of action of downtown Orchard Road.

The Paterson Edge
photos. photos. photos.

The Paterson Edge floor plans.

BUNGALOWS WITH POOL. If your rent is less than S$10,000 per month, you will find it frustrating to find your dream bungalow with pool. Demand for renovated ones greatly exceeds supply such that rents will be from $15,000 - $30,000 in Districts 9, 10 and 11. See some articles from
The Internet Realtors, Singapore. These are:

73:   Mar 26 01: Half a loaf is better than no bread?

72:  Mar 24 01: A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.

71: Mar 23 01: The early bird catches the worm for $500.

69:   Mar 16 01: Will the Chief Executive yield to domestic pressure?

1.  Please CONFIRM with your company and the human resource manager as to whether you are permitted to use realtors (outside realtors) to book/lease apartments for you. You may have to let your company know that you wish to use outside realtors if you feel you receive unsatisfactory service from company realtors. However many Singapore human resource managers have firm policies stopping you from doing so. 

2.  Please note that we do NOT provide telephone numbers of Serviced apartments or any of the Singapore condos and developments to expats/overseas callers phoning us wanting to know name/tel of the developer or tenant. 

Please do NOT phone 9668 6468 or get persistent/irritated trying to get the tel numbers. Our answering service operator doesn't have them personally.  He just takes down your name and telephone number and gets the realtors to contact you later after finding the rates for you.

The agents provide a free service to expats/secretaries needing serviced apartments without the hassle of booking themselves and doing paperwork. They contact the operators of Serviced apartments, get the best rate and book for the expats.

They may  bring expats to view the units of any serviced apartments if expats are willing to pay a service fee of S$300.  Please try NOT to abuse this service if you just wish to shop around for the lowest rate and then book the apartments yourself or with your own agent.

3. Re-send your e-mail if there is no reply. gets 4,000 junk mails daily and these have taken up the allotted space from the service provider. Your e-mail may bounce back to you in such cases.
Asia USA Realty (Singapore) 
Pte Ltd.  Website:
Blk 1002, Toa Payoh Lor 8, #01-1477, Singapore 319074. Republic of Singapore
Estate Agents Licence No. L3007306B
Salesperson Name/Registration No.  Sing Kong Yuen/R030822Z

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