I just went to HDB to apply for the unit at blk 690B and no, blursotong, I'm not taking the #XX-96 cos we've decided to take the lower flr, which balcony is facing the kranji area(where all the digging is taking place now). We wanted to get higher flr but realised that the lower unit is fine. Hmmm, I guess it'll be 3mths to go before our application's result is known. It seems that all units for #XX-96 are taken except for the 7th,6th,4th-2nd units. Great to know that some of you are staying in 690B
Yoz dubdub. hehehe. so we stay at the same kind of floor unit. When did u shift in or when are u going to shift in?
Hi Amelia, so when will u be shifting in and getting married? I guess u cant wait to get ur hands on the keys and start renovations.
Hi Jules, welcome to blk 690B.
For wis why do you still need to wait for ur application? or do u mean collection of keys. for ours, we secured the flat on the spot. When i bought the #xx-96, there are still many floors not taken up yet. and now only 4 floors left.
Hi Amelia, so u are shifting in immediately after your renovations. So better push HDB to get ur keys soon so that you can start ur reno if you plan to move in May.
On another note, i think better for u to choose ur wedding date soon as it may be difficult to get a restaurant/wedding on the date that u want. Now is already Feb. Alot of thigns to prepare unless u are looking at a simple affair.
I would love to visit u guys when my home is ready.... maybe i will drop u guys an email when I next go there to look at ur beautiful homes. ehheheh.......
Sysa,you are right... the carpark is really full of cars. I went to my sis's house at 8pm last night and i got to park at the 4th floor.
The lightings in the night in the common areas are really soft huh. I find it abit dark thou. Not very used to it as my currect place is very bright.... The wind is good thou at our area. No need for aircon at all.
So envious of u guys that your homes are ready....
Yup the wind is very good.That's one of the things Hub and I noticed when we browsed the area b4 deciding on our unit.I also find CCK Crescent neighbours good-natured and friendly.Another plus is the serenity.Very delighted with our purchase.
Hmmmm I think I may install a system 5 airconditioning.Sound quality of movies is better if living/dining area is enclosed...I feel..
I called the customer service manager last month regarding rushed keys.Legal aspect of purchasing the flat takes time..don't want to make things difficult for them.
As for customary, looking into dates.You have suggestions of any small restaurant that can accomodate abt 12 tables or so?Chinese or fusion doesn't matter.
My living and dining area has no air con too just the three rooms. But I install fans in them. Saves some money. ehheheheh....
Hi Amelia, you may consider putting ur home movies in a room instead that way you can save some money for the air con unless u watch dvds very often.
Quite a no. of restaurants do accomodate to your no of tables. For eg, the Lei Gardens at Chijmes, the Crystal Jade at Paragon, the Humble House at Esplanade(very beautiful place) or the Noble House at UIC bldg (I think), the Dragon City/Inn at the Corpthorne Orchid Hotel. These are the few places that serves quite good food.
Mine is a more of a contractor. I did the design of the house. His company is called Ho Sern Contractors. Not bad. He did up my sis's place too.
Yes i intend to install both but have to discuss with the husband 1st hiaks..we may just heed ur advice
Where is Qian Xi Lou?..sounds like a cosy restaurant.
I am not engaging bridal shop services for my customary.I will be getting my own gown/cheongsam, freelance photographer and makeup artist.I am more confident of the final outcome this way also I had a negative experience with a bridal shop during my ROM.
I m back from my exam.. Anyone getting their key by tis few weeks? I m getting mine next fri. Soooo excited...keke... we be having open hse ceremony on same day.. Anyone know wat are the things i shd do during open hse?? I know must bring some coins to throw on the floor and bring some paper money to burn... Wat else i need to do??
am the new kid of blk 683C. Just wedded on Dec 2004. Had mi ROM + dinner all @ same nite. Will be getting keys within next 3 months. so am sourcing for FengShui master & design & deco for flat. any lobang?? share share leh...
saw this from internet, abt things to do when opening the door for 1st time, FYI. <center><table border=1><tr><td>
Sysa, just wondering, how can ur unit be facing the cemetry? I've booked #XX-98 too but if what we noticed correctly, we don't think any part of the unit is facing the cemetry on the hill, only unit #XX-96 has the door facing it and the #XX-92 units has rooms and balcony facing the cemetry on the hill. Can u pls update me, cos the main reason why we didn't book #XX-96 units is bcos of the cemetry. now I'm really worried that the unit that we've booked is overlooking any part of the cemetry.
hee, yes you are right, it's collection of the keys not waiting for the application, we booked the unit already. But i think collction of the keys will only take place in May.
Hi Serene, how are exams? Must be feeling so relaxed now...........
To first open the door, must find a good date to open. You can try the chinese tear kind of calender and see which date is clean and good for house. it is indicated at the right corner of each date. Every different dialect, has their own practice. Mine and my MIL all different format but I followed hers and then did abit of mine. Ask both side parents what to do. I do not have the coins thingy. Only have a pineapple, rice, joss sticks, candles, etc.
Jules, no worries about it. unit 98 should not see the cemetry. So no panic. Even if you can see, think you got to stretch out and look at it. No direct look.
Ooops looks like quite a number of rituals have to be done.Thinking I am skipping it liao..rushing to inspect the flat so i can start renovation asap.
Just asking..what are the things u check for?Mine is a standard flat.
Thanks, I go search for the Qian Xi Lou thread later.BS was PM at IMM.I hope it's not yours.Even my sil had a bad experience with them.Anyway, it's over.No more BS for me and I prefer it this way actually.More control over the final outcome.
take a spoon and knock every tiles to see if its hollow. Also check for cracks on tiles. Check if there's any leaking from the unit above you. Mine have, glad that it happen before i start my reno else i cham. We even take photo to show the hdb person as proofs.
Do open the bomb shelter door to air. Check your doors can close and lock or not.So far that's what i can think of.
I submitted my ROM certificate and passport photo a month after i selected my unit and applied for "Rush Keys".Whole process took only 2 months.My case was slightly unique becos I was away from S'pore for quite awhile and had to wait for certain documents to reach here.
For renovator, we have narrowed down to Ho Bee Construction but there are certain details we have to discuss with him/them like changing of materials etc and of course the price
before confirmation.Husband and I know what we want so we're not engaging IDs.
I'm using LG fridge, Hood and hob using Fujioh but i seldom cook alot. What i'll say is that those cooker hob that are stainless steel finishing will turn black after using lor. I'm using OSIM mermaid for vaccum cleaner. But seldom use it lor. Most of the time i use Magic mop to clean all the dust.
Has not visited this forum for a long long time... wow, now got so many new neighbours liao! Me an my wife have been staying at 690B for close to 1 yr alr. my unit is 05-98, hope to 'bump' into some of u soon ... heh !
Which model you are looking at? Mine may be different with yours. As for the price, i need to go and check it out. Can answer you by friday? I'm not sure whether rinnai and fujioh are both from Japan.
Thx blursotong for your feedback on the 'cemetry' issue. Guess from now on I shall not make that an issue anymore. I have to look at the positive aspects of it now hehehe. Especially now that I know I have lots of new neighbours here staying at blk 690B!! Will need your advice dear neighbours, esp when I've collected my keys. looking forward for that day!!