hi...I wonder anyone can comment if PG Residents are allowed to 'book' function room over the phone? I thought we must do this in person with our cheque? I am in the impression that the mgtm office does accept this type of arrangements.
Hi Park Greeners, just came to check on this thread out of boredom
I am one of those who were v active when this forum just started (one of the few original owners who bought direct from NTUC Choice Homes back in 2003/2004) - guess there are not that many of us left? (or we have all moved on to corresponding on Facebook instead.)
Anyway, hello the new owners!
Btw, we noticed that the new management committee is making a point to organize more get-togethers for Park Greeners (e.g. the recent picnic & a 3D2N trip to Batam this weekend). Kudos to them for that, hopefully response has been good. We couldn't make it for both of these, but hopefully will be able to join one of the future events & get to know some new neighbours
I'm still around too though not as frequent as Bigtoes. Actually Park Green has a nice environment n with the development of the Punggol Promenade, this part of Singapore is gonna be great. Furthermore the new developments are so small in terms of unit size. Horrors.
We have also been looking around for a bigger place (1800+ sq ft), but every development we have been to have units way smaller - some even have so called 'penthouses' at 1400 sq ft! Austville is likewise extremely small, and the showflat is misleading (extension into the balcony, separating walls missing, wadrobe taken out to create illusion of more space) - at least there are now new regulations on fair representation of showflats! I really wonder how people can snap up such tiny units - for starters, with so little cupboard space, where do they store everything? (My clothes alone would take up all the cupboards!)
Lee (waza)- When did you move in? I don't mean a FB group for Park Greeners, but I am in touch with a couple of neighbours that we have gotten to know better & we typically keep in touch via FB updates/emails.
Hi Zee, its about 30-35 min walk... Well I'm sure the walk can whip up a big appetite.
Hi Lee, I knew about the 1.1mil unit... sigh sell high also must buy high... Me and my wife find it a bit hard to let go of this place. After all, its our first home. Also the surroundings are so serene and nice, definitely a nice place to bring up kids. The schools around ain't too bad. Heard that Nan Chiau Pri is a Future School and Nan Chiau Secondary is a SAP school now.
Limay, what's the size of your current unit? 1800 is very big leh... I know Interlace are selling units that are hugh as they were launched when big units were the vogue but after the Lehman crisis, Mickey Mouse units became the hottest thing. Park Green has very generous units in terms of size. I saw my friend's Parc Lumiere (Simei DBSS) photos as she just got the keys. Gosh the balcony was humongous, the toilets were large but the kitchen and rooms were paltry in size.... Its the same for all new developments. I know why they made balconies big but toilets?
Lee - we were looking around for a new place at areas like Kovan, Upper Serangoon, and near NEX mall, but didn't end up seeing anything we liked (not the price at least)! Meanwhile, prices have risen so quickly, it didn't really make sense anymore, so we are pretty much stopped looking by 3Q of last year.
We were also checking out cluster style housing (several in Kovan, The Cabana) with sizes of about 2400+, but decided against cluster at the end cos alot of space gets wasted on staircase & the size of each floor is actually quite tight. Also considered some terrace (e.g. the ones at Gerald Drive), but of cos prices have pretty much risen out of budget
Roy - our current unit is 1356, think one room less than yours? We also went to check out the penthouses at Park Green when a couple of units were up for sale last year, but Alex wanted one with a big rooftop terrace and those on sale didn't have that. (hah yah, we are one of those who don't mind having huge balconies to have a swing, etc and space for kids to run around!)
limay, my friend wanted to sell off his landed Jln Mastuli ard 1+mil. U can rebuilt it, walkable to kovan. If u need info i'll ask him post the link. There are some cluster ard sommerville area, during 09 new units lelong 1+ mil, 3levels & 1basement.
me too gave up looking at this moment & still like PG overall.
roy - Parc Lumiere bath looks big cos of bay window? Giving the impression the shower area is widen.
talking abt PH @ Pk Green, i suspect 1 uninform owner sold his unit very low & flip by agent for 100k within 2mths sometime back, tough luck.
Lee - thanks for the offer, but buying an old landed just to pull it down & rebuilt from scratch would be tedious (not to mention expensive)! Anyway, we have pretty much stopped looking now.
If we ever get something new, would logically have to be in Yishun, as close to my ILs as possible cos hubby just started a new job in Jurong & the travel time to drop our son at the ILs in Yishun every morning then head to Jurong is horrible!
Limay, yup mine is 4 bedroom. I still can't imagine a large balcony for the kids to run around but I wouldn't mind a large garden...
Sigh... I dun think its possible to get a landed property liao... Its simply too expensive.
Lee, its that's true then that agent is super unscrupulous!