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    Any good suggestions for reasonable 3-4 star Hotels in SG???

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    how much do you want to spend? what kind of area?

    i would recommend this website as all the prices are reasonable and they have most of the hotels in singapore covered.

    Singapore Hotels & Resorts Reservation Service - Asia Travel

    name a hotel you might be interested in and I will tell you what i can....

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    another nice thread fatboy and your a bloody wizz on singapore aint ya.

    we are going to stay at the robertson quay hotel on the river and do you know any thing about this place.?

    cheers

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    ^ Robertson Quay Hotel is quite nice and is in a nice area . . . lots of pubs and restaurants within a few minutes walk or right outside the place.

    Good value for money

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    cheers for that as we been searching hotels on line for ages. someone recomended this hotel to us but have been getting mixed reports from the net.

    at $100 aud per night it seems a good deal so i think we will book it.

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    That's a very good price for Singapore standards now, grab it. Singapore's hotel costs have been skyrocketing for many reasons and availability is in single digits, same as their rental properties.

    Have a nice cold one by the river and enjoy!

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    robertson quay is a great location but the rooms are a bit small.

    internet access was less than S$10 a day last time I stayed there.

    breakfast was also included with the room but was nothing much to shout about.

    i like the bar below the hotel. called the beach bar or something. very lomantic
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    . . . you forgot to mention the open-air pool table.

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    . . . you forgot to mention the open-air pool table.
    ah well you see i didnt play pool. its not lomantic

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    Quote Originally Posted by slimboyfat View Post
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    . . . you forgot to mention the open-air pool table.
    ah well you see i didnt play pool. its not lomantic
    Time to learn, lots of nice pubs with pool tables around . . . and lovely ladies to boot

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    Great thread guys.

    Today, I have just accepted a new job in Singapore.

    I have only been outside the airport once for about 12 hours and that was about 12 years ago.

    The mob that I will work for will put me up in a hotel for 1 week only. Is it feasible to find a place to live within 1 week (especially considering that I'll be working as well)? I will only need a one bedroom unit as I'll be by myself most of the time and Mrs Tiz will only come occasionally.

    What was the one (or more) thing that you know now that you wished you knew when you first arrived in Singapore?

    Any other hints for a noobie?

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    Quote Originally Posted by slimboyfat View Post
    robertson quay is a great location but the rooms are a bit small.

    internet access was less than S$10 a day last time I stayed there.

    breakfast was also included with the room but was nothing much to shout about.

    i like the bar below the hotel. called the beach bar or something. very lomantic



    what about this one fatboy, have you heard of it? and its near the train station. the web sight looks great and its $ 90 with breakfast.

    www. 1bnbsingapore.com.

    cheers.

    do you think the robertson is a good deal at $100 aud?

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    . . . you forgot to mention the open-air pool table.
    ah well you see i didnt play pool. its not lomantic
    Time to learn, lots of nice pubs with pool tables around . . . and lovely ladies to boot



    ill have my lady with me mate,

    but i still love to look at the lovely ladies and there particularly lovely in singapore.

    cost you a friggin fortune to crack on to one, thats for sure.

    ive read many reports on the robertson good and bad and the main thing people complain about is the size of the rooms and bathroom.

    ive been to singapore a few times and thats normal unless you want to pay a squillion quid.

    do you think we should stay there and tan our arse around the pool.?

    the pictures on the net look a bit too good to be true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by terry57 View Post




    what about this one fatboy, have you heard of it? and its near the train station. the web sight looks great and its $ 90 with breakfast.

    www. 1bnbsingapore.com.

    cheers.

    do you think the robertson is a good deal at $100 aud?
    never heard of the 1bnb place. it doesnt really appear to be a 'proper' hotel to me but it might be worth a try at that price.

    Robertson Quay at $100 is definitely a good deal. Butterfly stayed there a few weeks back - maybe you could ask for his opinion too, not sure how much he paid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TizMe View Post
    Great thread guys.

    Today, I have just accepted a new job in Singapore.

    I have only been outside the airport once for about 12 hours and that was about 12 years ago.

    The mob that I will work for will put me up in a hotel for 1 week only. Is it feasible to find a place to live within 1 week (especially considering that I'll be working as well)? I will only need a one bedroom unit as I'll be by myself most of the time and Mrs Tiz will only come occasionally.

    What was the one (or more) thing that you know now that you wished you knew when you first arrived in Singapore?

    Any other hints for a noobie?
    Will take a while to think of a reply to the second part.

    For the first part it depends on how much you want to pay. If money is not a big problem then just get a property agent to look for you - but he will get 1 months rent from you as commission.....
    If you want to do all the work yourself to save a thousand bucks or so then pick up the Straits Times everyday and look through the classifieds.

    Ofrcourse if you cant find a place within a week then check into one of the Hotel 81's at Geylang - you will pay about S$45 a night there - while you are getting your shit together.

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    ^^

    thanks fatboy as your a wealth of info on singapore.

    keep up your top posts and picks.

    some people find singapore boring but ive always liked it and theres plenty to do if one gets amoungst it.

    if one dont get on the piss every night the costs are ok and i love the food and the eye candy.

    cheers.

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    After accepting a job offer in Singapore, how long should it take the employer to process the necessary paper work before I should be applying for my visa?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TizMe View Post
    After accepting a job offer in Singapore, how long should it take the employer to process the necessary paper work before I should be applying for my visa?
    what do you need a visa for?

    the employer should apply for the employment pass (green card) on your behalf and you wont have to do anything. That should take a couple of months.

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    which place is a better disco?

    Ministry of sound or Zouk?

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    I prefer Dbl-O because I get free drinks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slimboyfat
    what do you need a visa for?
    So what is the "employment pass"? Is it just a certificate or something that I show to immigration when I arrive.

    If not, do I just arrive on a tourist visa and then what?

    Sorry for the dumb questions. I just assumed that I would have to apply for a visa here before I left.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrT
    Ministry of sound or Zouk?
    MoS is ok, and the whole Boat Quay scene is nice anyway, I quite like BarFly

    PowerStation something seems to be the new clubbing scenery for all the SPG and Singapore hotties

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    Quote Originally Posted by TizMe
    If not, do I just arrive on a tourist visa and then what?
    Most normal sensible first world countries you can change your visa at their country.

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    Ah, very good. I guess I've spent too much time in third world countries that don't have sensible rules.

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    anyway Tizme, on immigration and working issues there is no need to take the word of someone you dont know from an internet forum.

    Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) - Singapore - Singapore immigration website

    Ministry of Manpower | Home - Ministry of manpower

    The rules and procedures are all written down and everything is transparent

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