We went back and forth on the decision to live in our old condo (Caribbean at Keppel Bay), but we actually decided to live somewhere else. So many of our friends (and Linna's little friends) live at the Caribbean, and it has an amazing pool, playground for the kids, and lots of moms who stay home with their kids. However, it is VERY expensive (and overpriced if you ask me) to live there, and since our purpose of being here is to go back to Minnesota with money saved for a down payment on a new house, we decided to live on the West Coast of Singapore.
|Linna and her new buddy Mark from Germany.|
It is crazy expensive to live in Singapore, and apartments/condos are no exception. The two bedroom, two bathroom, 800 square-foot apartment we lived in at the Caribbean ran about $5,400/month in rent. Unreal, right?! We got our new apartment, which has almost double the space, for $4,000 a month. Still crazy expensive, but we got a pretty good deal... for Singapore that is:)
We are so excited to get new furniture in the apartment, move in (April 3rd), and have visitors! We are slowly starting to feel like Singapore is our new "home". Thanks Chris Chua with SRI5000 Real Estate for helping us find this place!
|Master bathroom. No tub, but oh well.|
|Linna's room. We aren't buying her a proper crib in Singapore, as |
we are waiting for her to "graduate" to a toddler bed
|Kitchen. They close kitchens off in Singapore, so you don't|
have to air condition it. Different huh?!
|Our "yard". This is normally the are where a helper would stay. We don't have|
a helper, so this is a third bathroom outside, along with the washer/dryer, and a place
to air dry our clothing. It's right off the kitchen.
|Dining room. Plain, but we're working on it.|
|Balcony. Love this area!|