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.
How much should short term accommodation in Singapore cost?
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 of short term accommodation in Singapore is always going to be better value than starting in a hotel.
Serviced apartments and short term accommodation in Singapore offer similar services and amenities at a lower cost and with more flexibility than hotels. It will also suit those who don’t want to sign a long-term lease but are still looking for relatively long-term accommodation in Singapore. Serviced accommodation may be the perfect option in this instance. A comfortable studio apartment located reasonably centrally will cost S$6,000-8,000 per month and can go over S$10,000 in many cases.
For cheaper short-term accommodation in Singapore, look to avoid areas like Orchard, Somerset and Marina Bay. A number of providers, like Move and Stay offer budget short-term serviced apartments in convenient locations close to central Singapore.
What do I need to be wary of when looking for short term accommodation?
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 may be referring to a 6-month leasing period which may make living in Singapore extremely expensive from the beginning of your stay. 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 as far in advance as possible.
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