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Subject: Mera Gardens, West.
Case study: Singapore bungalows for S$4,500 rent?
Location: District 23.
Almond Crescent, Almond St, 5-10-minute walk to the Light Rapid Transit station (above ground railway linking to Chua Chu Kang subway), Bukit Panjang Shopping Mall. 15-minute walk to Upper Bukit Timah Road. Nearest international school is Canadian International School but this location is less than a 10-minute drive to the American School at Woodlands, the United World College & Tanglin Trust near Clementi and the German and Swiss Schools near Binjai Park.
Completed: 1998. 123 units.
Research from Asia USA
Realty (Singapore) asiahomes.com Pte Ltd.
MERA GARDENS is a quiet new
housing development which is near to the Bukit Panjang Shopping Mall and the new community
library which has the latest books and magazines. It is within walking distance to the
forthcoming Light Rail Transit (above ground rail) which will take you, if you don't
drive, to the nearest subway.
Bungalows are either 2 or 3-storeys. They do have a small garden in front and at the back. The 3-storey bungalows have a basement garden. There is an interesting "store room" in front, next to the entrance to the living room. Most units are owner occupied presently. Therefore, do not expect a lot of Caucasians to be residing there.
There are semi-detached houses but few for rent. Intermediate terraces are value-for-money.
As at 2002, there is a
great demand for bungalows with pool, with big gardens and without pool in the favoured
expat enclave areas of Districts 9, 10 and 11. New bungalows in such districts rent from
S$10,000 (without pool). Older cluster bungalows with communal pool rent for around $8,000
- $9,000 depending on the expatriate's housing package sometimes. New cluster bungalows
such as Tudor 10 rent from $14,000 - $18,000. Old bungalows of more than 10 years old find
ready tenants at $7,000 - $10,000 easily, due to the fact that demand exceeds supply in
bungalow-scarce Singapore. Huge mansions rent from $20,000 to the US ambassador.
Can you rent a Singapore bungalow
The answer is
"no" if you want a higher standard of living with modern or newer bathrooms and
As the Caucasian husband is
usually travelling round the region, he has to consider his wife's feelings of wanting to
live close to the expat enclave areas, which are in Districts 9, 10 and 11. Since most
wives want to live in these enclaves, the rental rates of bungalows, especially those with
decent sized pools, have not dropped to below $8,000.
Jul 18 01: 123. Habitat II maisonette near The
American Club $7,000
Jul 18 01: 122.
The Vantage 5600 sq. ft
$15,000. Near Orchard Road.
Jul 17 01: 121. Orchard Bel Air, big spacious, great downtown location from $8,000
Alfresco dining and barbecue by the Singapore River which is near the sea. Jul 17 01: 120. River Place, waterfronting, big patio $6,800
Jul 13 01: 119. Kim Yam conservation shophomes $5,000 - $6,000
Jul 9 01: 118. Colonial townhouses $2,800 (3-bedroom); $2,500 (2-bedroom) for romantic expatriates
Jul 8 01: 117. Ardmore Point, remodeled, low density one-bedroom, your choice of new furnishing $3,500
Jul 7 01: 116. Waterfront, near Raffles Place, upscale River Place condos. One high floor, one ground floor unit $7,000.
Caucasian families' favourite
Jul 6 01: 115. Villa delle Rose maisonettes $6,500 - $9,000
Jul 6 01: 114. Upscale new bungalow $28,000
Jul 6 01: 113. A colonial bungalow for romantic expats 4-bedroom, 3000/9000 sq. ft of land $6,500
Jul 6 01: 112. Brentwood Villas private tranquil townhouses near Somerset subway $8,500
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