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    It seems like there's quite a recent rise in the amount of "wrong" stats and facts and figures that are being disseminated to the public. Here's one of them:

    http://www.yawningbread.org/arch_2007/yax-762.htm

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    Well, i guess this means we need to be more aware and take reported news with a pinch of salt.

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    Default Re: $2,500 to rent a 3-room flat?

    my friends are renting a 4 bed room flat at yew tee for 2.5k also
    so not so hard to believe i think

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    The spin doctors are having a gala time this year. Thanks to them, they've inflated property prices by 50-75% in most areas. The higher and faster you rise, the harder you fall. Good luck.

    And this one takes the cake - 2.5K rent for a 3 room apartment, thanks to some fantastic reporting.
    The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt....

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    Need a 1DmkIII. So renting my 4rm flat at Redhill for $2.5K for 3 mths
    Dreaming... 14mm f2.8, 16-35 f2.8 mkII, 85 f1.2 mkII

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    Quote Originally Posted by htthach View Post
    my friends are renting a 4 bed room flat at yew tee for 2.5k also
    so not so hard to believe i think
    2.5k? Think of renting mine out. Stay at mum house, give her $500 n still got 2k extra. In a year time, can get a good body n lenses liao, haha!
    Only Sony device mostly, haha!

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    thats average? i know of a place near kebanggan mrt 3.8k less than 5 room...i think 3 or 4 nia

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    ok la... HDB 5room executive for rent, 3 bedrooms equipped with air cond. balcony. and big kitchen !

    $3.5k++ with cable tv and wireless internet and washing machine !!

    level 2, near keep fit station, 5 mins drive to expressway, 4 mins walk to bus stop. 15mins bus ride to nearest mrt. 7mins walk to market.

    surrounding good west side secondary school, primary school, and buses to NUS, SP.

    child care centre nearby. friendly neighbours, and ample parking lots.

    any takers ?

    hahahahaa.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by BBTM View Post
    2.5k? Think of renting mine out. Stay at mum house, give her $500 n still got 2k extra. In a year time, can get a good body n lenses liao, haha!
    You exercise, carry weights and you sure to have good body oso wat!!!! hehe

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    arent 3 room flats valuated at a few hundred? =X

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    hmm...... this is interesting......

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    Quote Originally Posted by htthach View Post
    my friends are renting a 4 bed room flat at yew tee for 2.5k also
    so not so hard to believe i think
    like that every month collect rental pay can liao ,, no need to work liao ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by swampthing View Post
    a 10 year high, reporting on a 2005 statistic in 2007 :P
    chezburgr i can haz?

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    Some more of the spin

    *************quote ***********************

    Earlier, Minister for National Development Mah Bow Tan had expressed his concern over reports of record property prices.

    Mr Au agreed that the media had to be "very careful" with information supplied by third parties, "especially when there might be a vested interest".

    The latest episode goes to show how the mainstream media and the blogosphere could complement each other in revealing "the truth", he added. "Working together in a more active media scene benefits everybody."


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    benefits who ? Everybody !!! Yeah
    The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt....

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    Because a real estate agent is SUCH A RELIABLE source of info, really.

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    Don't think it's fair to expect reporters to check out every story which is fed to them; in many cases newspapers rely on international news agencies to feed them news, especially overseas as well - sometimes facts get twisted due to errors and all that, so like Wolfgang says it'd do well to take everything with a pinch of salt.

    If something is too good, too bad to believe, perhaps not to believe.

    For the bun thing, China has done some pretty amazing things before, I guess. If say, it was reported to happen in Singapore - you'd be sure people would be questioning the authencity of such a report, if you catch my drift.

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    Today Straits Times clarified that the 3-room flat is actually 2 x 3-room flat combined. Currently rented by a company.

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    Quote Originally Posted by waipeng View Post
    Today Straits Times clarified that the 3-room flat is actually 2 x 3-room flat combined. Currently rented by a company.
    It is no longer a 3-room flat but a 2 rooms + 2 halls flat.

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    not so high yet... estimated for 3 room is like S$1200.... but depends on area and the furnishings also....

    S$3.5K ? might as well stay in hotels, gosh!
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