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Finding the right place to stay

  • Andrea Tejokusumo

    Contributor

Jakarta   /   Sun, March 25 2012   /  03:12 pm

How familiar are you with the geography of Singapore? Many Indonesians break into a knowing smile upon mention of the legendary Orchard Road or Little India.

Some automatically bring to their minds the green, hilly boulevards leading to the National Museum of Singapore, while others instantly produce a mental image of VivoCity’s aerodynamic architecture.

Yet all of these places, for all their familiarity and charm, are mostly reserved for business and entertainment purposes.

Living right in the heart of Singapore promises endless delights to make-merry our dullest days. But in the long run, where do Indonesians prefer to live in Singapore? “It’s quite hard to say, for Indonesians do live all across Singapore,” said Novita Meliza, 23, a Semarang-born accountant who has been a resident of Singapore for the past fi ve years.

“Thinking about it though, I...