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Typical housing allowance for single expats
7 Claymore Road Condo
10, 98. Ref: 803064. 2 bedroom 807 sq.
ft $5,500 f/f, $5,000 p/f
>3-year old development, popular with expats wanting to be near action in prime Orchard Road Area. Near American Club, 5-minute walk to Orchard subway, Planet Hollywood and Starbucks in Orchard Road/Scotts Road vicinity. 3-subway stops to Raffles Place. Rental higher here than in other downtown areas. Many buses to Raffles Place.
Facilities: pool and gym only.
Jervois Lodge Condo
2nd floor. Few units
furnished and unfurnished units available.
Suits expats who want low rise and low density downtown developments.
Facilities: pool, gym, tennis court, security, playground, car park, jogging track/fitness area, sauna, clubhouse. A low-rise 4-storey development of 108 units.
7th floor. Picturesque view of Sentosa/ sea view and green hills. Interior designed and decorated at over S$20,000 with romantic dimmer lighting and upscale light coloured sofa and plants. Highly recommended by Asia USA to single expats who work near Raffles Place and want a real nice home with top of the range furnishing. Value for money. Rental below market rate. Call Asia USA 9668 6468 now.
Please call Asia USA tel: 9668 6468, 254 3326, 254 2728 for details.
Surfers Query 1.
Date: Mon, 09 Mar 1998 08:40:23 +0800
Thank you for email. A common allowance for single expat in
Singapore in 1997 and 1998, based on my cases is:
Asians in technical support field such as Filipinos and
Indians get around S$2,000.
S$3,000 appears to be the median figure.
For you and most single Caucasian expatriates, the most favoured accommodation is in downtown near to Orchard Road, Clarke and Boat Quays. UE Square Condo is now extremely popular with Caucasians who work in Raffles Place (the financial district is <20 minute walk, <10 minute by bus, 10-minute walk to subway and S$5 by taxi one way).
If you can, ask for a S$4,000 housing allowance. This should give you a good 2-bedroom (as you need a storage/study room/ guest room). There are fewer one bedrooms in downtown and rentals are from S$2,500 to S$3,500 fully furnished.
Please let me know the name of your hotel when you arrive and around 3 days for me to plan and schedule viewing. Call me at 9668 6468, 254 3326 when you arrive. Should be able to get a place within 7 days. I can book a service apartment for you too.
If you need more info, please write. Best wishes.
Square feet of floor area for apartment/house >600
I have no idea of what I will need to spend per month, or were is the best area to live. Close to Orchard Road and Raffles Place.
A speedy response would be appreciated, as I am currently trying to finalise my package. (Do you have a view on what a typical housing allowance is?)
Thank you for your help
Surfers Query 2.
Date: Mon, 09 Mar 1998 08:40:23 +0800
Thank you for contacting Asia USA. From my dealings with single expatriates (Caucasians), almost all want to live near Orchard Road/downtown area where there is always an opportunity to meet fellow expatriates. Clarke Quay and Boat Quay are the favourite drinking and eating areas and are located within walking distance from Raffles Place.
As for you, the ideal apartment will be UE Square or the newer Aspen Heights Condo (available late April onwards), being within 20-minute walk to Raffles Place and therefore no need to get a car or taxi. 2-bedroom in UE Square - cheapest is now S$3,000/month unfurnished (ie. lightings and curtains provided by Landlord) and over $3,000 fully furnished. I can get 2-bedroom Harbourlights Condo at S$2,500 fully furnished. Cheaper units 30 minutes by bus from Raffles Place at S2,000. Also, some expats who want to assign their leases.
Please let me have the name of your hotel when you arrive, so that I can schedule viewings and I may have cheaper units when you reach Singapore.
Pl let me know if you require more info. Looking forward to meeting you in Summer. It is mostly Summer in Singapore.
Orchard Road/Scotts Road area still the most lively neighbourhood for young and old Caucasian singles. Just too many activities and booze all night long.
Thank you very much.
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