I'm also staying there but I got my flat at the beginning of this year. I agree with you that it is quite quiet at night. I think my block is less than 50% occupied, although I have 2 neighbours staying on my floor. The flat next to mine is even renovated yet.
Hi Lyn, my block is 686c. It is just beside the open space next to the warehouse of sungei kadut. I often see those workers walking through the open space to the MRT and sometime at night when I go over to check the renovation work of my new house i ve seen foreign workers loitering near the area. Do you encounter these stuff? Which block you staying? And how is the place?
Hmm....maybe we could gather a few CCKC "click" from this forum! : )
I'm at 688C. I don't see any foreign workers loitering, maybe because my block is further away from the warehouses. But I know what you mean because I took a walk along the canal one evening and saw workers walking through the grass patch.
So far, I like the place. Although a bit quiet but it doesn't really bother us as we are usually home by 6:30pm and seldom go out after that. Now that there is a new 7-11 nearby, we sometimes go down for a stroll and ice-cream.
Any more CCKC neighbours here besides the 2 of us???!!!
Regent grove. My aunt is staying there, quite a nice place and the price is OK. I m now doing my house at CCKC so never thought of going to warren.
! maybe next time all the CCKC click that gather here can go over to your place for BBQ!
Hey hey hey, we just selected the same block as you! Still waiting for the keys. Erm, anyway, my wedding's approaching so we're taking our own sweet time to renovate since we can stay at the in-laws' place first? Have you already shifted in? Maybe I can get to know you better... I find the area quiet but I personally like it. Dun worry, soon you'll have company!
me bluz leh..not blur...hehe
oh! u mean those warehse...yaya..but at least some distance away rite? u make it like its jus beside your blk & this morning i look around our area & was wondering which warehse u mean...hehehe..
do u buy ur furnitures there? r they relatively cheaper than their retail stores?
Blur, actually i got all of my furniture from exibition. Really think they are cheaper there. But spend alot of time at a few exibition. I went down to the warehse and yes there are some good buy there but i think some of them is still pretty much the same as outside and no free gift. You know lah...
Sorry was out for meeting for a while... hence the late reply.
Yes, yes, but my reno will only be done by next month... so the earliest I can invite you over will be end June.
Your hubby can come too, then he can chat with my hubby mah.
Reno tips... hee... no problem.
So which floor will you be staying? When will you get the keys? Actually we viewed that area as well but becoz we're getting 4-room, so all the 4-rooms left were the corridor units and we din quite fancy lor.
Never mind lah, if we chit chat here more often I'm sure more ppl will join us later.
aiya, never mind, maybe we can pop in when u go to "inspect" the reno works?
ya, the corridor units in blks 691x - 692x are all 4-room.. the coners are 5-room units. my mum and i visited 3 of their "sample unit" (1 4-rm, 1 5-rm, 1 exec).
initially i oso considering 4-rm, but they very small leh, only 90m sq.
maybe i too used to the old flat, though 4-rm still as big, if not bigger, than the current 5-rm.
hehe, maybe u'r rite. if we chat here more often, then more pple will join in. oh, our unit is on level 15.
hey, u oso there last Fri?! what's ur Q no.? mine's 222 leh... number very nice hor?
then my unit no. oso got 2 one leh!!!hahaha...
u got 4 or 5-rm or exec unit? i dun rem did i went to view 690B flat leh... do they hv a sample unit there?
u can start scouting, i still gotta wait for hubby to come back from japan, which is end of this mth.
hope we can get it in time for our customary in Nov 2002.
aiya, u bring fwd ur wedding bcos of flat, i bcos of wedding die die oso must get a flat... cos hubby is m'sian, so if no flat, actual day dunno fetch me to where??..... then i dun quite like the idea of fetching me to hotel lor... then photos won't hv our "lovenest" liao..
Hee, Angelia, my 4-room is only 85 sqm. Very small hor? Hiya, but we're lazy lah, smaller means less housework too. Hee...
Also cheaper for renovation.
So your hubby malaysian? Will you need to have a banquet in Malaysia then? Coz many of my frenz do that.
Me different from you gals... take our own sweet time to do the flat. I married liao but currently stay at the in laws'. In fact we got the keys earlier but just scouting for the contractors took us around half a year. hee... very fussy hor. Actually budget is a big concern lah. You know, dun really want to spend too much.
Ann, dun worry, you can do it. In fact we planned our wedding around half a year's time too. Only planned to get married around last Apr and then now everything is done with... my wedding was in Jan this year. Maybe ppl like me must work within a shorter timeframe then more efficient. Too used to deadlines... hee...
huh? 85m sq only?! i tot 90 oready very small.
yes, we'll be hving another dinner in Seremban the following wkend. luckily it's Hari Raya Puasa so not too rush
*sign* dun think we can hv that kind of luxury - search contractor for half a yr... i was wondering how i shld start going to the ID firm?! do i bring my flr plan to them and ask them to roughly come up with some design and estimates? will they do it FOC?
oh, how much did u spend on the reno (exclude furniture)? cos we set aside abt 30K, then 10K for furniture, is it enuff for a 5-rm flat?
so we're 35 pple apart!! what time u went to Q? i reach there abt 8:20am leh.. oready Q until the roadside oready. luckily the weather is gd.
gd for u, at least can discuss on the spot. *hiaz*
the exec cost abt 300+ rite? i oso thought of that, but scared my daddy nag nag nag... say "buy so expensive for what, 2 person only, dun need so big.. blah.. blah.. blah..."
haha, u like to hv frenz over huh? then ask <FONT COLOR="ff6000">Sweetie</FONT> and me lah. we so near
i went to HDB site to check, and realise the units on my level all taken up liao.. haha, at least not so "cold" at that level...
good luck wif ur search, and dun forget to keep me posted leh.. might come in handy for me...
Ya lor, very small. That's why we're hacking one bedroom and combine the two rooms. We're spending around $15k for reno, then around $10K for furnitures and some appliances. But my hubby has a friend at Blk 692A or B (can't remember) who spent $30k for a 4-room. I guess it really depends on how much you want to do. $30K is quite comfortable lah. You can approach White Space Living. They're very professional and not pushy at all. I've met them and really liked the idea they proposed. Have also seen one of the place they've done in CCK, not bad at all. Think that owner spent around $30K+ for their 5-room. So can be done.
Well, just a tip, when you go visit contractors/ID, pls give them a lower budget to work with. For eg, since you're planning to spend around $30k, tell them $25K instead. Coz frankly many ppl will try to stretch it and they may quote you $35K if you tell them $30K... hope this helps. Well well, it's a really competitive world out there. Dun rush into making any hasty decisions. A lot of them really mark up a great deal and wait for you to bargain with them. One party quoted us $26K and when I told them we're not going with them, she said maybe she can try to give us $22k. Then 2 days later she said $20k. Can you imagine!
hehehe... now i noe even ID company oso can bargain... gd.. will bear in mind ur tip (give lower budget and bargain..)
ya lor, i think mostly oso depends on what we want to do. i think simple is beauty.. dun like too elaborate one.. a home is a place where u go back and rest, so i think the most impt thing is it must be COMFORTABLE.
wonder if HDB will open up other clusters for 2nd WIS??
ur level only unit 96 not taken leh.. so u hv 2 neighbours liao
Angelia, depends on which one you go to actually - some can bargain some will be harder. Some will ask you if you're willing to compromise on some materials then they can give you a better price. Well, just watch out for every detail lor, make sure they list all the materials as detailed as possible.
Yup, for our case, it's quite minimalistic, not doing a lot. So cut cost here and there.
Hey when I've my housewarming, I'll not forget to invite you gals over!
Thanks for your message at the other end which I have post this monring.
I just got a unit at blk 692B,5rm.
I have selected my flat through RFS system last month. Will be getting the keys by mids of Jun 02, I guess. Currently, me and my wife are looking for ID contractor. Very headache now... Any recommendation? Quite interested in ID firm such as "el-fa design & contracts", "rezt&relax" and "space at home". Anybody have experience with them before?
Below is a summary for "who at which blocks", hope not to miss out anyone.
welcome aboard! my hubby's fren oso staying at Blk 692B.
i tot the RFS oready stopped? how come still get to select last mth? is urs the last batch? good for u, can collect keys in Jun, for me, i oso dunno when can collect. still gotta wait for hubby to come back
cos need to change his status from "occupier" to "applicant" 1st b4 keys collection, else need to pay charges.
<FONT COLOR="aa00aa">regenite, bluz, lifetime, elleon, lyn</FONT>
<FONT COLOR="ff0000">where are you?!?! come join us leh....</FONT>
I've been staying there for exactly 1 year already. For the first 2 months, we stayed there only during the weekends as we did not have our own car to bring my baby over to my in-laws in the mornings. As I wasn't very happy staying at my in-laws, I pestered hubby to buy a car so that we can shift out. He agreed and we've been staying there eversince July.
Yup, it's a nice and quiet area and that's the reason why I love it so much. It's a bit exclusive but yet, not too far from the facilities at Yew Tee MRT station.
glad u'r still around.
where are ur in-laws staying?
so u (hubby) drives. is there any chance u know how far to walk to the MRT from ur blk? <FONT COLOR="119911">then i try to minus 5 mins and that will be the time needed to walk fr Blk 692A to the MRT, hehehe.</FONT> hubby's fren told us 10-15 mins, but dun think he tried it before cos he's also driving....
i'll ask hubby to go try together when he's back.
hehehe... u going this wkend huh? can keep me posted? cos i need to wait for hubby lah..
so when's ur customary? mine's end Nov this yr... any chance it's ard the same time?
My in-laws are staying at Kranji, just a 5-10 mins drive away. So far, we've walked to the MRT once or twice. I think it took us about 15-20 mins...we walked through those blk of flats opp ours. But we took a longer time cos we had to carry the pram up and down the steps.
You're welcome... anytime you need advices, feel free to check with me...*thick-skinned*
Yup that's the exact reason why we pick this area too. Quiet and yet not too far from the main MRT station. Dun quite like the idea of LRT at Bt Panjang... so we decided to settle with CCKC.
I read that you've a baby girl... How old is she now? Must be adorable.
Me and my hubby has tried walking from our block to Yew Tee MRT, it's around 15 mins walk. Ok lah, quite good exercise. To and fro actually made us prespire a little.;p When we drove, he actually used the car meter and calculate, from the traffic light at Yew Tee MRT to our block is around 600 metres. I think yours will be nearer coz our block is right at the end.
haha, hubby oso dun like the idea of LRT that why he "die die" oso dun wan Bt Panjang.
hehehe.. hubby will be pleased to hear that the dist is not far... he perspire a lot, so if too far, prob will get sick easily (perspire then board MRT - hot then cold!!)
oh, i've checked with my fren who owns an ID firm, he mentioned that it'll cost ard $4k juz for ID for 5-rm. is this consider ex? he said he do hv contacts for contractors, and can get a quote but they dun come as a pkg lor....
btw, i'm still confused by what an ID firm does. can someone tell me more?
Who did you liaise with In EL-FA? My house was done up by Joseph few years back. He is a very patient and down to earth guy. I have recommended him to a few of my colleagues and they were all very pleased with his work. However, I must admit he is not the very creative type so dun expect very fanciful designs. Thumbs up for their carpentary work. Good quality.
Coincidentatlly, my brother owns a 5 rm unit at Blk 691B 24th Floor (corner unit). He has selected his flat 1 - 2 years back and has just finished his renovation. The furnitures are not in yet. Probably moving in 1 - 2 mths time. His designer also in IMM but I didn't ask him for the shop name. Will check with him and advise.
Basically I feel that an ID firm advises more on the overall design and concept and they're able to provide you with better suggestions on overall colour co-ordination and stuff like that... A contractor would normally just take instructions but they'd be able to advise you well on the material usage and stuff like that. Some ID firms don't charge design fee... like for White Space, they offer design consultation w/o obligation, and if you confirm to use them, as long as the whole contract is at least $15,000, then the design fee will be waived.
So cute... this is a fun stage isn't it?
I recall when my parents used to take care of my elder niece, I had loads of fun with her. Wish I can go play with your girl some day...
Are you working? Is your mum helping to take care of her?
p/s: BTW angelia and alex, my nick is "Sweetiee" spelt with an extra "e" hor... sorry, a bit particular since I think there's a Sweetie around this forum too.;p