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Here you go: Quarterly Sale of 3-Room and Smaller Flats
HDB just launched ballot exercise for 3 room & smaller flats. Can log in to take a look
Last edited by meiteoh; 07-07-2009 at 05:32 PM.
In every estate there must be a good mix. The rental flats are actually quite far away from the MRT/future shopping centre.
The 2-room flats are just across the road from me. I'm expecting to see 'unsavoury characters' at the supermarket near me once they shift in.
There are pros & cons.
The supermarket/shops will be more economical to accomodate their customers (the other supermarkets/shops in Punggol charge exhorbitant prices).
There will be more community programs to cater to them -> means more economical services around this area such as kindies, enrichment by RCs or CCs.
Maybe will have increased crime rate -> this one not too sure. if it's alot of young couples who are waiting for house that rent the units then this won't be a big problem
Meiteoh, Punggol is a nice and quiet place to stay. but quite inconvenient unless you drive bcos groceries & all still need to drive out to buy (we normally go to Giant at Tampines). if you intend to rent, you can easily find alot of designer homes for rental in this area as many young couples are posted overseas for work, so they rent out their fully renovated houses
Although abit inconvenient, i enjoy staying in Punggol compared to my previous place at AMK. It's more quiet here & dont have those 'old man' sitting at coffeeshop staring at you like they wanna eat you up
But bcos it's a new estate with many young children (have not go pri school), my tuition business not very good here. At AMK my classes were all full & i had a waiting list of students. But over here it's quite quiet. Maybe bcos my place not near any pri sch. my previous place got St nics within walking distance and i got alot of students from there.
Empty vessels make the most noise
Thanks dear for the insight! Actually, for us, the criteria are pretty simple - near his office, accessible by bus and/or MRT and affordable (even if we can afford a nicer place, we'd rather save the money). The rest, we can pretty much cope with it - even the last time he was in Singapore and now we always travel slightly further (by bus/MRT) to buy groceries. But we'll see how it goes when I do eventually arrive - who knows? We might probably end up somewhere else! LOL!
Eh... I thought since there are a lot of primary school kids already in Punggol, your tuition biz should be doing a roaring trade? No???
Meiteoh, the rental around this area is cheap. If his workplace is at Dhoby Guat or along NEL line, then renting a unit near the MRT is quite convenient. There's a cluster of HDB flats that have security gates like condo and it's walking distance to MRT, across the road from 2 different clusters of supermarkets & shops.
Jal, said to say, most of the kiddos here are really young, mostly kindies & enrichment centres doing roaring trade. It's SK that has alot of primary school age kids but some of them think that Punggol is too far although I still have some students who travel from AMK & Hougang area to my place just for tuition.
For those who enquired so far, they are looking for tuition centre rates which I cannot offer because I also need to cover my costs (on aircon, print notes & materials, my time & effort cos I'm offering a small class and I try to arrange timeslots such that I will have some individual time with every student).
Empty vessels make the most noise
Do you all talk to your husbands about the problems with their mother?
I'm sure my hubby will be extremely unhappy and get defensive if I ever do so usually I just endure and just keep telling myself that "no one is perfect" as a form of consolation
I do...but I'm usually careful to make it sound diplomatic instead of accusatory and my hubby is very open about it - he knows his mum can be a bit OTT (but compared to my mum, she's a saint!).
OTT = Over The Top