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Thread: Why stay at Sentosa? Please come in to discuss pros and cons

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    I've always lived along East Coast and I've recently started looking at Sentosa area only because a relative is interested.

    However I'm still quite hesitant, there's no facilities and I try to avoid going to ViVO on weekends because the traffic jam is beyond belief.

    Besides the sea view, I don't see any other pros. I don't really like One Marina or whatever kind of highclass lifestyle the marketers and developers are selling. I'm just a simple singaporean who wants to stay somewhere with a nice view before I die.

    Anyone staying there? Got any comments?
    Last edited by sevol; 7th September 2009 at 04:59 PM.

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    I stay in Citylights. This is the best place I came across. It has a very nice sea and bay view (yet nearer to town compared to District 15, and cheaper than properties in Sentosa and Marina Bay area), 5 mins drive to town, less than 1 min walk to Lavender MRT (which is underground hence no MRT noise and 2 stops to Cityhall MRT Station), responsible MCST (they just refurbished all the lifts and common area although the property is only 1 yr old plus) and ample carpark lots (only about 3 storey carpark lots occupied out of 6 storey of carpark lots).

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    Thanks for your reply. My sibling stayed at CityLights. I agree it is a nice place.

    Now I'm wondering about Sentosa's developments. I'm still not very convinced about the place although my family is keen which is why I'm trying to find out more.

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    Went in on the pretext of viewing units to take a look around and i like it. It mirrors the exclusive seafront living and getaway that the rich looks for, a holiday home or weekend home of that nature. Nowhere else in SG is there a place or area like this, which is its main selling point. The bungalows have no fencing around their perimeters and i was told owners cannot rent them out, which means owners buy them for the genuine intention to stay. Even the condos e.g. The Coast, have no perimeters and condo security simply cycle around on their rounds (was approached by one the very min i stepped on the turf hehe). Azure and Berth are fenced up though.

    A friend has a unit at Oceanfront, still under construction, will go see once the project TOP.

    Most if not all of the bangalows along ocean rd are occupied. And most of the traffic going around right now are for construction going on at Oceanfront and other projects/bungalows. Anticipated traffic issue going in and out of sentosa is something the govt has foreseen and personally i think once the govt sets its mind to solve a problem, they will solve it.

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    Just my opinion, but staying on Sentosa itself is not pratical at all. Unless you really love the seaview, the comprimise of additional daily travel time is not worth it.

    I think its only because many people these days are too impressed by money that its not known as an [I]ulu[/I] place. IMO its as [I]ulu [/I]as Singapore gets, and your friend will pull long faces if you invite them to your house. To me, staying on Sentosa is like designer duds, if you do it to impress people, they will certainly some that will be impressed but you yourself may not be any happier than in a set of cheaper clothes.

    Of course if you love that type of environment, close your eyes and buy. What you really like is always worth the money.

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    Well u have to look at some of the exclusive beach front living and holiday homes around the world to have an idea, Sentosa Cove is trying to emulate that. If u call it ulu then i also dunno wat to say hahaha, but u shld go take a look. It is not for the hoi polloi who wants convenience, amenities... for that nothing beats hdb, or heartland condos ~

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    if i have sufficient funds, and no need to rush here rush there for making a living, i will like to stay there, must be good place to enjoy life, and unique

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    What can u do in Sentosa?

    Morning - go for a jog in the island, enjoy the seabreeze, have a morning swim or alternatively go for a game of golf at the golf club.

    Afternoon - drop by One Marina, take a crusie out to the sea or another round of golf.

    Evening - join the babes for beach volleyball or laze around with on the beach with a bottle of beer

    Night - go to nearby IR for a game or drop by the clubs in St James to let your hair down.


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    If you stay in sentosa, you want to replicate the exclusiveness of the other idyllic resorts round the world. This is targeting to fulfill a different need. This is not the usual close to MRT / Amenities kind of place that you want to buy for rental income. It is likely to be your holiday home...?

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    if u make tons of money annually why not, like what chendjj said.
    It's a nice weekend getaway as well. But when comes to makan bit headache, u need to drive out. The 40km/h is speed limit is really killer

    u can try book a room at One degree 15 for few nights & gauge whether staying away from the main island is ur cup of tea.

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