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VerdictWhiteWhiteYellow means it seems a possible but not ideal locationnoGreen means it seems idealYellow means it seems a possible but not ideal locationWhite means not rated at a meeting/by community yetyellow, no liftRed means that it is hardly suitableRed means that it is hardly suitableRed means that it is hardly suitableRed means that it is hardly suitableRed means that it is hardly suitableRed means that it is hardly suitableRed means that it is hardly suitableRed means that it is hardly suitableRed means that it is hardly suitable
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Unit addressMustafa UnitOxley Bizhub 2Yu Li Building Level 550 Arab street210A Syed Alwi Road201 Joo ChiatTai SengGolden Mile ComplexHendersonKelantan Lane / Jln BesarMettle Work42 North Canal Road313A Geylang roadWaterloo Centre level 4ConcourseKeypoint837 North Bridge Road14A Bali laneYu Li Building Level 4 Yu Li Building 1700 unit54B South Bridge Road
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ContactSamhttp://www.commercialguru.com.sg/listing/15851114/for-rent-oxley-bizhub-2Vinsonhashimbahashwan@hotmail.com - agentDennis Tay - 97630605Stella 94551288Lily Cheong; mobile: 98180645; lilycheong521@yahoo.com.sg; lily.cheong@yandex.comJac Tan (86862386)

http://www.commercialguru.com.sg/listing/15298418/for-rent-beach-road-office
Lily Cheong; mobile: 98180645; lilycheong521@yahoo.com.sg; lily.cheong@yandex.comhttp://www.commercialguru.com.sg/listing/15635487/for-rent-152-jalan-besarhttp://mettlework.co/DavidLouis Loung 8113 2218http://www.commercialguru.com.sg/listing/15689783/for-rent-waterloo-centreHP Quah -62951588StanleyMr Sim - 96709594VInsonVinson
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Video linkhttp://youtu.be/1cpXvUKgH1A(adrian's video - more details)
http://youtu.be/KG9RzqxVxjU


(Dimitry's sexy video)
http://youtu.be/WLO51-IZ-Dg
Syed Alwi Road
http://youtu.be/9Rtp0sVVW5w

Syed Alwi Road - Night Recce
http://youtu.be/pl-PsHmX5-E
http://youtu.be/77RBFcGIJr8, http://youtu.be/ED1QsXcZq0Uhttp://youtu.be/OxC3rE1xYK4http://youtu.be/M28lQag7G64Day: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEkElYrHVg4 Night: http://youtu.be/KKAMeA4QXdghttp://youtu.be/t7EQh2x2ZWghttp://youtu.be/Ee8fuKrwYYg http://youtu.be/la-nHXYjyAAhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AnBUNyVKEIENot yet visitedhttp://youtu.be/9Rtp0sVVW5w
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Photo linkhttps://www.flickr.com/photos/106999550@N03/sets/72157637149329695/http://www.flickr.com/photos/elfgoh/sets/72157636926216773/https://plus.google.com/photos/117403588925289302107/albums/5930060722530350785http://www.commercialguru.com.sg/listing/15621101/for-rent-210a-syed-alwi-road https://plus.google.com/101651439519857751992/posts/FgXd7BQYEon https://plus.google.com/101651439519857751992/posts/AkkLu63HZNk https://www.flickr.com/photos/106999550@N03/https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/113071193267721904080/albums/5940085273047441601https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/113071193267721904080/albums/5940526959053813041https://www.flickr.com/photos/106999550@N03/sets/72157637115993413/http://www.flickr.com/photos/elfgoh/sets/72157636928044625/http://www.commercialguru.com.sg/listing-map/14417708/for-rent-313a-geylang-roadhttps://plus.google.com/103408546280272029792/posts/AkWGzMQkRXwhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/elfgoh/sets/72157636926136773/
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Floor Size1800 sq ft (luther to confirm)~1200? advertised at 1930. But that's double area because of 5m ceilings. So surface area would be ~970 + mezzanine1348 sq ft~1600 sqft (not properly measured)~1600sqft1119 sq ft1450sqft1,765 sqft / 163.97 sqm (built-up)1000sqft1168variable~7001400sqft1906 sq ft~15001700 (most space unusable)~600sqft~1400 sq ft1000 sq ft
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Level/Storey51152+3 (= across two large rooms)1TBD3rd351+24214Split unit on 4 floor
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Cost per square foot1.942.52.52.86S$ 2.50 psf (built-up)2.483.571.798SGD per square foot4.5SGD per square foot (negotiable!!)3.242.52.5
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Overall rental cost / mth350030003167.2Asking 6000SGD though this is very negotiable. We could put an offer for 4500SGD. Update: Made an offer at 3500SGD and they are not coming back to me3424 after GST (nego)3200$3450 (neg)$3,800$3,200290025002500SGD (nego)$3410, but requires $100k assignment fee5500Asking ~2800SGD~$35004547.5
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Length of contract (years)23Negotiable, I think they like longer2 years21-3years22 years1 or 222years (nego)2 yearsNegotiable2 + 1
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Doors (number/type)11Big wooden industrial building doors followed by glass doorTwo doors, wood, not very secureGoodWooden doors. Secom security installed but not plugged in11Cardboard door to the unit: not too secure. But the glass door downstairs (entrance to the building) is locked after 6PM2. 1 for the toilet balcony on the right. 1 for the main areaWooden hingeOne door, secureBig wooden industrial building doors2 wooden doors
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ShelvesOnly one that is built inbareNoNononobareno, but 4 partitioned roomsnoYes plenty. See picturesNoneNoOnly in the atticNoNo
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Power pointsYes, multiplebareMultiple. Evenly distributedyesYes, in a poor stateMultiplenone; install our own, but can leave it when we wanna leavelots! yes, evenly distributedYes evenly distributedYes, in a poor state, probably needs redoing entirelyYesyes1 beside the doorYes, multiple
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Fibre readyYesbare (Fibre ready)YesOpennet can be installed, no problemYes, fibre ready, Opennet would need to be installedOpenNet readymust apply, fibre point needs to be extended from downstairsyesyesYesYes, fibre ready, Opennet would need to be installedNoYesOpennet readyYes
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CarpetNobare2+1YesNononeyesno, painted concreteYesNoneNoWood floorsNoYes
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Other furnishingsbareWaiting area at the frontBare, just carpetbarepartitions, a/c alr installedbareOne partition. 1 small room. 1 bigger roomBlaconyBare
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Vibe of the areaGood. Little India, Tekka, Mustafa nearbybusiness industrialAverage. It's near geylangExcellentExcellentJoo Chiat is quite nicelight Industrial, the building is new, thought the neighbours are not.
There's thai food around, and Golden Mile food court directly opposite the road.noneGoodUnsure. But it is near clark quay and raffles placeVery goodQuiet but still near Kampung GlamExcellentAverage. It's near geylang
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FoodPlenty. Vegetarian, Indian, Halal. But maybe lacking in Chinese or Malay cuisine but can always walk for choicefood court near Tai Seng MRT (3 min walk), nice little hideout about 300m away at 178 paya lebar (Tuckshop), cheap industrial area food, but food at night and over weekend might be tricky. With bicycle and well-stocked pantry may be manageable. Fossible future cafe/food area next to the pool and gym.Plenty of restuarants aroundGoodExcellent (more Indian). There's a famous Dim Sum outlet (Swee Choon) and a number of Chinese / Halal food outlets nearby.A lot of restaurantsA few eating places, incuuding bak kut teh. Need to walk 5 to 15 mins.bt merah central & nearby canteenExcellentGood. Seems plentyVery goodPlenty, similar to what we have nowGoodPlenty of restuarants aroundPlenty, but for Halal food have to rely on fastfood.
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Transport accessibilityNear Farrer Park Tai Seng MRT 3 min3 min 16s from Aljunied mrtGoodGoodQuite far from MRT but a lot of busesTai seng MRTNicoll Highway MRTbt merah & tiong bharu MRT; bt merah central bus terminusLavender / Farrer Park / BugisNear walking distance to Raffles place or Clark Quay MRTVery good bus connections into town. Aljunied SMRT a 10 minute walk away.Plenty of buses. Walkable distance to Bugis and Nicoll HighwayGood3 min 16s from Aljunied mrt
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ShowerYesat the pool sideUnsure. Shared common toiletYesNeeds worknoneeds to be installednoneno, but possibility to installYesYes, needs workHot showerYesUnsure. Shared common toiletYes
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Toilets3in-unit toilet and also one at the pool side (with shower)Shared common toiletNot great, agent presents an interim solution.1Shared common serviced toiletbuilt in.commonyes, attached122GoodShared common toiletYes
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ParkinglotsYesNoneNoyesPaidyesyes, streetUnsureNoYes but limitedNoneYesNo
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LiftYesyes (4 cargo + 2 passenger)Cargo and Passenger lift availableNoNoyesyesYesyesyesNO :(NoNoNoCargo and Passenger lift availableNo
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Air conditioning (central or otherwise)Yes in all the rooms except the main area. have to installYesYesYes, but probably needs servicingyesnocentral aircond stops at 6pm, individual aircond units insufficient to sustain the unitcentral until 5.. aft tt our own.yes, self controlledYesNoYesYesNoYes
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Partition/rooms3none3 roomsNoIn bad state, 1 partition that should probably be removedloft, none otherwisenone4 rooms4 rooms & 1 commonnone1 small room. 1 slightly bigger room2-3, probably should all be removedOne atticNoNo4 rooms made of partitions
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High ceilingNovery highNo. False ceiling in placeYesYesyes, loft4.5m (3.8?)False ceilingnoNoNot reallyRoof ceilingYesVery high. 10 m
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Balcony / terraceYesnext to the SWIMMING POOL and gym !!!! NoNo, but we might get roof top access from time to timeNonopseudo, there is a ledge outside with a railing. It is actually meant for installation of air con condensersnonoYes. About the size of our toiletNoYesNoNone
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Who has viewed the unit?Luther, AdrianLuther, Kai, Dren, KrisLutherAaron, Steffan, KaiKai, Alvin HoDmitryAlf & EugeneAlf & eugeneDmitryLuther, Daniel Cervantus, KaiKai, Alvin HoFadzuli, Kai, Luther Shiwen, SoaresKai, LutherLutherLuther, Hazwan
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OthersShop selling quadcopter stuffs nearby, traffic police HQ just oppositeClose proximity to Microsoft HQ, Sim Lim Square / Sim Lim Tower, metal / plastic raw material vendors, town area, Element 14. A great place for projects that need plenty of iteration. However, need to check if the place is fire safety regulations compliant.Unit is completely bare, so nothing to strip out. Paint job is new, but have to install our own electricity & plumbingMove in condition, maybe wanna knock down a few partition. Carpet is new, so are "back up a/c." Toilets are common & our unit has no plumbing
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24hr accessYesyesYesYesYesyesyesyes, but central aircond stops at 6pmyesyesYesYesYes, but aircon switched offYesYesYesYes
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When can move in?ImmediateanytimeAnytime with some short notice as existing tenant wants to move out asapAnytimeAnytime, needs renovating. Agent offers upto a month free for renovatinganytimeNeed some work, for sure can get 4wk renovation time, but wil try to negotiate 5-6wkImmediatelyimmediateanytimeAnytimeAnytime, needs renovating in a big way. Agent offered 2 weeks free rent off the bat.AnytimeAnytimeAnytime
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Further remarksNo more loud noises at night or loud movie screeningsRenovation could be quite costly. The agent mentioned 20k. However, he also said the landlord might agree to pay for the necessary minimum: electric wiring, aircon and possibly carpet in exchange to a higher rent for 3 years. 20k for 3 years amounts to $500 increase in rent which is still within the budgetUnit needs to be returned bare at the end of lease, as shown in the video.Quite spacious since the total area does not include toilets etc. But at the same time, no plumbing in the unit, means no washing machineSuitable for Large meetings. Could support many people. Very spacious.Spacious, not much renovation required. Though landlord is willing to give 2 weeks free rent for renovationBranding IssueUnit can be left as is at end of leaseFalse ceiling needs to be removed. Walls need painting. Quite a lot of work needs to be done.Rent is paid to HDB, and requires assignment of ownership from previous tenant to us.Space isn't really 1700, since 700 must be the balcony and attic which are absolutely unusable!!Unit needs to be returned bare at the end of lease, as shown in the video
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The advantages of the place: almost all requirements satisfied: there's water plumbing -> can use our dish washer: there's enough place in the bathroom for it. There's enough space for all kind of activities including probably hardware oriented. Pool parties is smth we wouldn't get anywhere else :)Could be a noisy night club next door. Unsure.wall paint is good, but carpet is old (agent's remarks)Not clear why it's so cheap and vacant for 1 month already, but agent swears there's no particular reason for thatLadies in heels will have a problem. Anyone with old knees will have a problemToo expensiveOnly airconned during norrmal office working hours
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Pool side party!1 carpet shopthe building's haunted, apparently. maybe we can negotiate a lower price.1y contract ok8th floor - 772sqft & 792sqftQuite nice albeit on the small side
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2 - small office (probably turns into toilet) & 800sqft office spaceowner's very reluctant to negotiate, skeptical of hackerspace as a non-profit organizationNo showerOnly appropriately sized place is half ready and half really not (bare and lease takes longer to finish)
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3 - small office (store room?) & 800 sqftPotential security issue as there are a number of shady businesses operating in the building, under the guise of officially-registered firms. A lot of spiritual-related businesses too so incense fumes through the central air-conditioning will be an irritant.1 week rent free for renovations.
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4 - 300 sqft office + kitchen (poor condition) + toiletCan do any renovation we want. Needs a budget and management.
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5 roofFeels smaller than current HSG
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Heat may be an issue during the day since it's the top floor, and further insulation above the concrete ceiling is uncertain
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