Many of those moving to Singapore will begin their residence in short term accommodation in Singapore. Visa restrictions, time restrictions and culture shock will mean that they will have to go for short term to start with.
Short Term Accommodation in Singapore : Is it Worth it?
As one might guess, it is not cheap to enjoy short-term accommodation in Singapore. There is always a substantial premium placed on short term accommodation. That being said, the price short term accommodation in Singapore are always going to be better value than starting in a hotel.
Savvy travelers are no longer booking hotel rooms at their favourite destinations to live in while they look. Instead, they’re turning to serviced apartments and short term accommodation in Singapore that offer similar services and amenities at a lower cost and with more flexibility. A comfortable studio apartment located reasonably centrally will cost S$5000-6000 per month. Charges can be arranged weekly also, often at added cost.
A number of property firms, including Global Residences, offer short-term lettings in convenient locations in central Singapore.
Things to look out for when availing of short-term accommodation in Singapore
Make sure that you read contracts thoroughly when looking for short term accommodation, making sure that you have the flexibility that you are looking for. Some agencies may say short-term accommodation but be referring to a 6-month leasing period which may make living in Singapore extremely expensive from the offset. Considering all your options and taking your time is important here. It is recommended that you begin your search for a serviced apartment in Singapore, or whatever you are looking for, as far in advance as possible.
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