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Long-term room or small apartment rental with kitchen

by KristaB Online Now Feb 9, 2013 at 1:48 AM

My daughter had chosen to study at the Singapore university for one semester, but she can't find accommodation (in the city, somewhere with good transportation links towards the university) with kitchen which allows cooking.

In most cases, either there's no kitchen or cooking is forbidden. We were wondering why is cooking ban so widespread in Singapore? Can you suggest any websites or actual accommodation which allows cooking? She has also checked some options of renting a room in a family home, but they also forbid cooking.

This has actually put her off her favourite choice, she hasn't filed her application yet, but she needs to make a decision between Singapore and another country soon.

Thank you very much!

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  • kenHuocj's Profile Photo

    Re: Long-term room or small apartment rental with kitchen

    by kenHuocj Online Now Feb 9, 2013 at 4:04 AM

    Singapore is one of the more expensive cities,
    Suggest she contact younger Singapore VT members and Couchsurfing.org get from people she likes and get personal recommendations.
    Public transport in S'pore is excellent, but proximity also helps.

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    by kenHuocj Online Now Feb 9, 2013 at 4:44 AM

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    Re: Long-term room or small apartment rental with kitchen

    by walkietalkie2012 Online Now Feb 9, 2013 at 5:16 AM

    check online property portal propertyguru.com.sg

    propertyguru.com.sg/singapor...

    renting the whole apartment is expensive so narrow down the search for rooms only..

    in Singapore the minimum rental period is 6 mths.. if not suggest that she stays at uni hostel, there are cooking facilities at hostels.. or get the uni assistance

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    Re: Long-term room or small apartment rental with kitchen

    by KristaB Online Now Feb 9, 2013 at 6:36 AM

    She already checked all options and links provided by the university as well as student forums, so links to general rental websites are very helpful - thank you both!

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    Re: Long-term room or small apartment rental with kitchen

    by gwened Online Now Feb 9, 2013 at 7:13 AM

    indeed Singapore is expensive and for a student.;; i just came back from there on business trip.

    for long term like a year best to contact a realtor to find her suitable apartment, you can take a look at this page too ,long but full of singapore info

    agoda.com/asia/singapore/sin...

    hope it helps

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    Re: Long-term room or small apartment rental with kitchen

    by KristaB Online Now Feb 9, 2013 at 8:51 AM

    Thank you, Gwened, she would certainly enjoy eating local food (quite a foodie) but she is rather particular about healthy diet & sports so eating out all the time 'strange' dishes without knowing all the ingredients is unacceptable for her.

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    Re: Long-term room or small apartment rental with kitchen

    by gwened Online Now Feb 9, 2013 at 8:56 AM

    theh site was for rentals, and included everything else on Singapore lol!

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    Re: Long-term room or small apartment rental with kitchen

    by KristaB Online Now Feb 9, 2013 at 9:12 AM

    Hey, that's great, might help her reach a final decision!

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    by gwened Online Now Feb 9, 2013 at 10:12 AM

    hope it helps

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