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The Non-Tourist Trap Guide To Staying In Katong

In this instalment of the non-tourist trap guide, we will be looking into the quaint neighbourhood of Katong: History of Katong Katong is a residential neighbourhood in the south-eastern part of Singapore, within the Marine Parade area. It was an affluent area back in the late 19th to the mid-20th centuries, where many of the…

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Moving House in Singapore: 4 Steps To Avoid A Disaster

Having to move is an overwhelming experience on its own – from packing to cleaning and sorting out logistics – the list is endless. It might all seem like a lot , but did you know that you can enjoy a smooth and disaster-free moving experience by simply following 4 easy steps? Step 1: Planning…

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International schools in Singapore: Where to live for expat families

If you’re an expat who’s relocating to Singapore together with your family, you’re probably looking to stay in a neighbourhood or district that gives you an easy commute to your workplace and chosen international school for your children. In this article, we introduce five housing estates in Singapore which have a plethora of international schools….

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5 smart rent-saving tips for tenants in Singapore

Even if rent prices in Singapore have come under pressure lately, the amount a tenant spensd per month can still be rather substantial. For instance, a 3-room (two-bedroom) HDB flat in the centrally located Toa Payoh town averages $1,800, to about $2,500 for a 2-bedroom condo unit at the same district. So if you are looking…

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Guide to renting a colonial house in Singapore

There are approximately 500 colonial houses in Singapore today, and these were all built between 1903 to 1928. At that period of time, the black and white houses were used as accommodation for British expats and military personnel, with their defining characteristics being whitewashed walls and black timber accents. If you’re thinking of renting a…

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