NUS LLM 2011/12


kaush

@dhar -- thank u so mch for d info..

@ Earl-- thanks alot.. i wl search online first. if i dnt find any, dn only i wl approach an agent. Could u jst tell me an approximate rent for a single room, not v.far from campus but easily reachable to campus??

@dhar -- thank u so mch for d info..

@ Earl-- thanks alot.. i wl search online first. if i dnt find any, dn only i wl approach an agent. Could u jst tell me an approximate rent for a single room, not v.far from campus but easily reachable to campus??
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sidlaw

hey i hv also got admission to general llm at nus. does anybody hv any idea which r the gud places to rent for studio aptmts? i hv never to singapore tho i believe its beautiful with great climate n gud food!

hey i hv also got admission to general llm at nus. does anybody hv any idea which r the gud places to rent for studio aptmts? i hv never to singapore tho i believe its beautiful with great climate n gud food!
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amrapalli

@ sidlaw: A lot depends on how much you are willing to shell out on accomodation and your choice of location.

@ sidlaw: A lot depends on how much you are willing to shell out on accomodation and your choice of location.
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amrapalli

@sidlaw: The food and shopping is awesome and there are loads of amazing places to hang out at, but the climate is not that great. It's hot and humid throughout the year and it can rain anytime, anyplace, anywhere, no matter whatever the month or season or time of day. Its always safer to carry an umbrella at all times. You will find most Singaporeans carrying an umbrella throughout the year.

@sidlaw: The food and shopping is awesome and there are loads of amazing places to hang out at, but the climate is not that great. It's hot and humid throughout the year and it can rain anytime, anyplace, anywhere, no matter whatever the month or season or time of day. Its always safer to carry an umbrella at all times. You will find most Singaporeans carrying an umbrella throughout the year.
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earl

@ Earl : The fees for IBL/Maritime/ALS are up on the Law Dept website, for 2011/12, and is unchanged at S$10,000/00 from prev years.. The other courses may change 'cos it says TBC. And if you have a CL Course to take, it starts earlier- otherwise 1st of Aug is orientation and lectures a week afterwards i think- the academic calender is on the general NUS website.

The applications for the Uni accom opens up in May - I think I'm gonna apply to Utown in any case, even though I'm looking around for a place.

Earl, I'm trying to arrange with a realtor, but would you know what rent to expect for a studio around D10/11?


@Dhar, thanks for the info. I got quite confused, the more general pages of the website state 13k and 17k, now I've seen what you mean. Thanks for the info!

Re: studio apartments. There are 2 major types of housing around here--the HDBs (government-subsidised, where 80-90% of the people live) and the Private condos. Room rent (common room and master's bedroom) in an HDB flat usually range around 300-1300, depends on the location and you have to check if the owner has approval from the HDB to lease his/her unit. HDB is quite strict on this to avoid HDB flats being used as an investment vehicle. NUS Bukit Timah campus is near the central area (Orchard Road). One turn after the Botanical Gardens (which is just beside NUS) and you're a few turns away from Orchard Road, by taxi. There aren't many HDBs around this area, mostly condos and landed residences. Studio apt in this area may fetch around the region of 2K to as high as 5K. A common room may be in the region of 900-1500, while a master's bedroom may be about 2K-5K (Now you can imagine the lease for the whole 1-2-3 bedroom apts in this area). I haven's heard of any HDBs with studio apts.

If you plan to get an agent, the usual agent's fee is half-month's rent for 1 year lease and one-month rent for a 2-year lease, anything less or more than that, then the fee is pro-rated.

Also, do check the website of the Council of Estate Agencies for a complete list of the registered agents.

Good luck!

<blockquote>@ Earl : The fees for IBL/Maritime/ALS are up on the Law Dept website, for 2011/12, and is unchanged at S$10,000/00 from prev years.. The other courses may change 'cos it says TBC. And if you have a CL Course to take, it starts earlier- otherwise 1st of Aug is orientation and lectures a week afterwards i think- the academic calender is on the general NUS website.

The applications for the Uni accom opens up in May - I think I'm gonna apply to Utown in any case, even though I'm looking around for a place.

Earl, I'm trying to arrange with a realtor, but would you know what rent to expect for a studio around D10/11?
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@Dhar, thanks for the info. I got quite confused, the more general pages of the website state 13k and 17k, now I've seen what you mean. Thanks for the info!

Re: studio apartments. There are 2 major types of housing around here--the HDBs (government-subsidised, where 80-90% of the people live) and the Private condos. Room rent (common room and master's bedroom) in an HDB flat usually range around 300-1300, depends on the location and you have to check if the owner has approval from the HDB to lease his/her unit. HDB is quite strict on this to avoid HDB flats being used as an investment vehicle. NUS Bukit Timah campus is near the central area (Orchard Road). One turn after the Botanical Gardens (which is just beside NUS) and you're a few turns away from Orchard Road, by taxi. There aren't many HDBs around this area, mostly condos and landed residences. Studio apt in this area may fetch around the region of 2K to as high as 5K. A common room may be in the region of 900-1500, while a master's bedroom may be about 2K-5K (Now you can imagine the lease for the whole 1-2-3 bedroom apts in this area). I haven's heard of any HDBs with studio apts.

If you plan to get an agent, the usual agent's fee is half-month's rent for 1 year lease and one-month rent for a 2-year lease, anything less or more than that, then the fee is pro-rated.

Also, do check the website of the Council of Estate Agencies for a complete list of the registered agents.

Good luck!
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earl

@dhar -- thank u so mch for d info..

@ Earl-- thanks alot.. i wl search online first. if i dnt find any, dn only i wl approach an agent. Could u jst tell me an approximate rent for a single room, not v.far from campus but easily reachable to campus??


@Kaush, no worries. Do check my reply to Dhar above. For me, everywhere is accessible in Singapore, with the efficient public transport system. NUS Bukit Timah is near the central area, it may be best to look at the West and North districts for cheaper accommodation. Central and South areas are the most expensive.

<blockquote>@dhar -- thank u so mch for d info..

@ Earl-- thanks alot.. i wl search online first. if i dnt find any, dn only i wl approach an agent. Could u jst tell me an approximate rent for a single room, not v.far from campus but easily reachable to campus??</blockquote>

@Kaush, no worries. Do check my reply to Dhar above. For me, everywhere is accessible in Singapore, with the efficient public transport system. NUS Bukit Timah is near the central area, it may be best to look at the West and North districts for cheaper accommodation. Central and South areas are the most expensive.
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earl

Thanks Earl! Visited Singapore last week for work. beautiful place but frightfully expensive!


No worries, Ayeshia. Rent is indeed expensive here, the food prices and transportation are reasonable though, considering the cost of living in most Asian countries are skyrocketing these days.

<blockquote>Thanks Earl! Visited Singapore last week for work. beautiful place but frightfully expensive! </blockquote>

No worries, Ayeshia. Rent is indeed expensive here, the food prices and transportation are reasonable though, considering the cost of living in most Asian countries are skyrocketing these days.
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sidlaw

thanx amrapalli for the info! so u r in which llm programme @ nus? i passed out in 2009 n currently workin @ bangalore wid a law firm. wat abt u?

thanx amrapalli for the info! so u r in which llm programme @ nus? i passed out in 2009 n currently workin @ bangalore wid a law firm. wat abt u?
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amrapalli

I am in the Corporate & Financial Services LLM programme. I passed my LLB this year from Delhi University, and currently working as an inhouse commercial lawyer for British Telecom process at Gurgaon.

I am in the Corporate & Financial Services LLM programme. I passed my LLB this year from Delhi University, and currently working as an inhouse commercial lawyer for British Telecom process at Gurgaon.
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Hello amrapalli, I guess you are my junior because I am also from DU, but passed out in 2008. I think I know you. If I am not wrong you were cultural secy for nsui and dusu. Nice catching up here! I have been offered admission into LLM general and LLM in IPR. Could u help me make up my mind as to which one would be better?

Also when are you planning to leave for Singapore? Let's share our emails and discuss things in detail.

Hello amrapalli, I guess you are my junior because I am also from DU, but passed out in 2008. I think I know you. If I am not wrong you were cultural secy for nsui and dusu. Nice catching up here! I have been offered admission into LLM general and LLM in IPR. Could u help me make up my mind as to which one would be better?

Also when are you planning to leave for Singapore? Let's share our emails and discuss things in detail.
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Ayeshia

Thank you Earl :)

Thank you Earl :)
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amrapalli

@reenalegal: Hey hi :) NSUI & DUSU was fun! and really glad to find someone from DU here :) I'll be leaving for Singapore by June end. I sent you my mail id. We can discuss further over emails. As for your decision regarding Gen LLM & IPR....thats actually a personal choice. But I have given my views in my message to you. So let me know what you decide finally! Keep in touch coz we are gonna be classmates sooon :) Cheers!

@reenalegal: Hey hi :) NSUI & DUSU was fun! and really glad to find someone from DU here :) I'll be leaving for Singapore by June end. I sent you my mail id. We can discuss further over emails. As for your decision regarding Gen LLM & IPR....thats actually a personal choice. But I have given my views in my message to you. So let me know what you decide finally! Keep in touch coz we are gonna be classmates sooon :) Cheers!
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mandavi

hey guys... ok then.. I will be seeing a lot of known faces that means.. I am from Delhi University myself.. passed out in 2010.. and looking forward to NUS
Need an advice .. is it better to stay on campus or off campus?? N if it is off campus then hwo to go about it !!

hey guys... ok then.. I will be seeing a lot of known faces that means.. I am from Delhi University myself.. passed out in 2010.. and looking forward to NUS
Need an advice .. is it better to stay on campus or off campus?? N if it is off campus then hwo to go about it !!
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amrapalli

Welcome to the group Mandavi ;) you are from CLC or LC1? Am from LC1 (afternoon batch). If you live on campus then you live with the campus rules and if you live off campus you live with your own rules :) Ofcourse am not talking of privately run hostels which are off campus but follow stringent restrictions like no cooking inside the rooms, no visitors after certain hours etc etc. I personally feel it is more convenient to live in a condo or studio close to campus.

Welcome to the group Mandavi ;) you are from CLC or LC1? Am from LC1 (afternoon batch). If you live on campus then you live with the campus rules and if you live off campus you live with your own rules :) Ofcourse am not talking of privately run hostels which are off campus but follow stringent restrictions like no cooking inside the rooms, no visitors after certain hours etc etc. I personally feel it is more convenient to live in a condo or studio close to campus.
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amrapalli

@ Mandavi: Do go through the earlier posts in this forum. You'll get a fair understanding of the entire process of renting apts/rooms in Singapore.

@ Mandavi: Do go through the earlier posts in this forum. You'll get a fair understanding of the entire process of renting apts/rooms in Singapore.
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mandavi

I am from CLC..Thanks for the info and ur mail id.. i'l get in touch with u !!

I am from CLC..Thanks for the info and ur mail id.. i'l get in touch with u !!
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suriya

Hey!

Congratulations to all of you'll for making it through. Just got my acceptance letter for the IPR programme at NUS. Hope to see you all soon!

I'm incredibly confused about the accommodation as well! Apparently, from talking to the alumni from NUS, it is quite difficult to get accommodation on campus cause of the high demand. Let's hope that the Utown caters to the demand. Does anyone know any private accommodation, apartments or condos, as it seems like a much better option, right?

Hey!

Congratulations to all of you'll for making it through. Just got my acceptance letter for the IPR programme at NUS. Hope to see you all soon!

I'm incredibly confused about the accommodation as well! Apparently, from talking to the alumni from NUS, it is quite difficult to get accommodation on campus cause of the high demand. Let's hope that the Utown caters to the demand. Does anyone know any private accommodation, apartments or condos, as it seems like a much better option, right?
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India

Hi everyone! I am a little late in joining this conversation. I have got my offer letter from NUS for Maritime Law LLM. Just wanted to know, have u guys heard from them recently...any new mails?

Hi everyone! I am a little late in joining this conversation. I have got my offer letter from NUS for Maritime Law LLM. Just wanted to know, have u guys heard from them recently...any new mails?
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Ayeshia

@ India: hey there! Congratulations! Looking forward to seeing you in the Maritime Law class. There hasn't been any new email so far from the Univ. In their acknowledgement of my acceptance of the offer, they had indicated that they'd be reverting sometime in the mid of May. Since 15th is around the corner, we can hope to hear from them

@ India: hey there! Congratulations! Looking forward to seeing you in the Maritime Law class. There hasn't been any new email so far from the Univ. In their acknowledgement of my acceptance of the offer, they had indicated that they'd be reverting sometime in the mid of May. Since 15th is around the corner, we can hope to hear from them
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India

@ayeshia- so all u guys have some experience in this field?u guys are kinda scaring me coz i am fresh out f college :P

@ayeshia- so all u guys have some experience in this field?u guys are kinda scaring me coz i am fresh out f college :P
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