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Factors to Consider a When Buying Home in a Neighborhood Country

Factors to Consider a When Buying Home in a Neighborhood Country

Apr 7, 2016

The time to buy is now, but you want to make sure you’re getting the most bang for your buck when purchasing a home in Singapore. Consider the following factors when looking for your next home in Singapore: Landscaping It is obviously important that your new property itself looks well kept and aesthetically pleasing. However, it’s just as important that the landscaping and the area or neighborhood as a whole is well kept as well. If the landscaping of the property and surrounding neighborhood is well managed, it is a sign that the local council is proactive and will be helpful when it comes to other issues. Lack of unplanned vacant land A lack of vacant land in your new property’s surrounding area is a good thing when it comes to buying your new home. It means that there is no risk of future construction affecting your road access or your property’s good view. Investigate whether there are any vacant areas around your home that could affect the value of your property in the future. Gated community Gated communities are in high demand and properties within them are generally much pricier than non-gated homes. According to Iproperty.com, properties in Desa Park City that were originally priced at RM450,000 are now priced at RM1.2 million. Bungalows, on the other hand, are much less in demand and lower in price than they used to be, considering the rise in condominiums and gated communities. If you’re looking for a less pricey home, bungalows may be the way to go, but if you’re looking for a property that will likely grow in value over the years, a home within a gated community could be a great investment. Near high-performing schools According to The Malay Mail Online, having a high-performing Chinese school in a neighborhood could add tremendous value to your property. More and more non-Chinese families are looking to move closer to these high-performing schools, bringing up the value and demand of properties surrounding the schools. More people want to live close to these schools, not only to send their children to them but also to have an excellent support system of parents. Neighboring locations Consider buying a...

Singapore : The Cosmopolitan City-Country

Singapore : The Cosmopolitan City-Country

Sep 12, 2014

It gained its independence from the British back in the year 1965, and ever since that day, Singapore has been working its way up to become one of the leading economic centers in the world in banking and shipping. This cosmopolitan city-country is just the size of a dot on the world map but don’t let the small size fools you, because Singapore is one of the most expensive places by Southeast-Asian standards. Everything here is highly-priced and one of the many reasons people would come to Singapore is “to do their businesses”. Apart from that, most budget travelers would skip this country. However, don’t let it stop you from visiting Singapore because this city-country deserves more than just business trips. Cost of Accommodation Yes, like I said earlier, Singapore isn’t cheap at all. This rule also apply to accommodation. I spent around USD18 for a night in a hostel dorm and this rate can go up to USD22. As for a budget hotel, you can expect to pay about USD40 for a basic double room, just with the fan, not A/C. Most of hotels in Singapore haves rates starting about USD80 per night and going up to USD100. If you are able to score yourself a friend on Couchsurfing, I highly recommend doing so. Just accommodation alone will make you think twice of spending more than a week in this country. (image by : Simon Clancy)   Cost of Food As for the food, I was quite surprised to find out that there are plenty of low-cost eateries around. Each meal at street stalls typically start at USD4. If you’re just like me and enjoy Indian and Chinese food, this will cost you between USD6-USD7 per serving. Casual restaurants have no limits on the rates of meal they serve but the starting price is at USD15. If you can do it cheap in any other more expensive countries, you can do it cheap in Singapore as well. I would definitely recommend eating at street stalls since this is one of the cheapest ways to save on your budget. Food in Singapore are as delicious as it is in Malaysia, and you will find...

10 Most Beautiful Tourist Attractions In Asia

10 Most Beautiful Tourist Attractions In Asia

Mar 5, 2014

There are various best travel puts that you may go over when going by Asia. Actually, countless attractions of the whole planet might be found in the Asian mainland. Asia is the home to the best accumulation of legacy of craftsmanship, dialect, cooking and radiant building design. The Asian mainland has extraordinary sustenance, history and in addition individuals. You can hope to discover practically everything here as it is a dream end of the line for generally explorers. List of Ten Most gorgeous Tourist Attractions in Asia : 1.) Indonesia’s Breathtaking Bali Bali is one of the exact lovely places to head off to once you are in Indonesia. Don’t pass up a major opportunity for Batubulan Village, celebrated internationally for models made out of fine stone. Get to appreciate Bali’s society like the Barong Dance and delight in the excellent specialties of its goldsmiths and silversmiths. 2.) Exotic India Assuming that India is in your Asia tour schedule, then you will never mourn it assuming that you went on one of the aforementioned vessel rides in the Ganges River. Get to see, too, the sincere natives of India while they ask and bathe on the sacrosanct waters of the Ghats. When you need to see their sanctuaries, then the Khajuraho Temples is for you, a compositional marvel.(image by Marcin Baranowski). 3.) The Wonderful Side of Pakistan Pakistan, despite the fact that a threatening nation has a considerable measure of landscapes those travelers will love. Get to see a magnificent perspective of the Himalayan Mountains and the Monkial Ranges. When you need to know all the more about Pakistan’s society and individuals, then the Swat Museum is an absolute necessity place for you to visit. 4.) Buddha’s of Bangkok There is a considerable measure of statues of Buddha that you can see in Bangkok, and one of the sanctuaries visitor herd to is the Reclining Buddha Temple. You should likewise visit the Erawan Shrine and the Snake Farm of Bangkok that is placed close to the altar. For a more advanced tour, visit the Safari World and Bangkok’s Pattaya and Coral Island. 5.) What Vietnam brings to the table? Vietnam is currently one of...

Top 10 Great Attractions In Singapore

Top 10 Great Attractions In Singapore

Dec 12, 2012

Tourism is one of the largest contributors to the Singaporean economy. Most foreign tourist have in the past recommended Singapore as one of the best tourist destination attracting up to 13.2 million foreign tourist last year. As a cosmopolitan city, Singapore highlights racial and cultural harmony amongst its residence making most tourists feel at home when they visit. In addition, it is a thriving business center, which has attracted many foreign and local investors making the city a major business hub in the Southeastern part of Asia. The following are the top ten great attractions found in Singapore. 1. Universal Studio Singapore Located in Resort World Sentosa, the Universal studio is the top tourist destination in Singapore. The Universal Studio is divided into 7 zones where in each zone you experience a unique experience. The first one is the Madagascar a place said to be far away from the world of Shrek. The second is the lost world where you can find a world of dinosaurs and water world. The third is the ancient Egypt where you will experience a world full of mummies. The next one is Sci-fi, a city said to be futuristic, then last two zones are Hollywood and New York. Universal studies Singapore has more than 30 restaurants and food carts with several unique retail stores and carts around the park.(image by jovijovijovi). 2. Singapore zoo This is the second major tourist attraction in Singapore. The zoo has several unique animals that attract both local and international tourists. There is also a vehicle for children’s play in the Rainforest Kidzworld. Unlike other zoos, Singapore zoo has open cages where all animals live as if they are in a natural habitat. There is also the Australian Outback, the Great Rift Valley and the fragile forest. 3. Singapore Botanical Garden Set in 1859, Singapore Botanical Garden is the oldest national park in Singapore. It is located in the middle of the town. The main attraction in this garden is the Hilly three-Hectare site, which has more than 1,000 species and 2,000 hybrids of orchids. 4. Orchard Road This is the main shopping street of Singapore having most of the pedestrian malls. Orchard...