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Mickey mouse apartment

Postby pinky » Mon Aug 15, 2011 10:53 am

I now fully understand how a mickey mouse apartment is like.
My husband and I went for a showflat viewing and was introduced to a 420 sq ft 1 bedroom+study apartment in the eastern area. The agent did not classify the unit as a mickey mouse apartment though. There was a small bedroom, 1 study about the size of a bomb shelter in a HDB flat, a common toilet and a open concept kitchen. A washing machine n dryer was provided because no courtyard for clothes hanging and no dining area. Maybe for a single or couple with no kids and definitely no big sofas recommended. I was told that there were a few smaller units at 380 sq ft but were all sold :yikes:
It will really take some time to get use to the claustrophobic size and I wonder if the future flats will end up like this size or even smaller :sweat:

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Re: Mickey mouse apartment

Postby MandyMummy » Mon Aug 15, 2011 11:02 am

This is too small for comfort! I wonder how much are they selling at? And also how much do they need to pay for maintenance fee for such a small apartment?

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Re: Mickey mouse apartment

Postby pinky » Mon Aug 15, 2011 11:17 am

MandyMummy wrote:This is too small for comfort! I wonder how much are they selling at? And also how much do they need to pay for maintenance fee for such a small apartment?


about $1400 psf because it's freehold and maintenance fees about $260
per month
I was told that there are even 300 sq ft or below ones :yikes:
seriously, it was really an eye-opener for us

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Re: Mickey mouse apartment

Postby MandyMummy » Mon Aug 15, 2011 11:21 am

pinky wrote:
MandyMummy wrote:This is too small for comfort! I wonder how much are they selling at? And also how much do they need to pay for maintenance fee for such a small apartment?


about $1400 psf because it's freehold and maintenance fees about $260
per month
I was told that there are even 300 sq ft or below ones :yikes:
seriously, it was really an eye-opener for us


Thanks, I must go and see one for myself too.

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Re: Mickey mouse apartment

Postby sall » Mon Aug 15, 2011 11:46 am

For singles, it should be ok. So easy to do housework, can finish mopping the floor in 5 min. Anyway, people spend so much time at work, they don't really need a big house to go home to sleep. Just cosy and neat will be enough.

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Re: Mickey mouse apartment

Postby pinky » Mon Aug 15, 2011 11:52 am

sall wrote:For singles, it should be ok. So easy to do housework, can finish mopping the floor in 5 min. Anyway, people spend so much time at work, they don't really need a big house to go home to sleep. Just cosy and neat will be enough.


also the tenant must be neat and no bad habit of cluttering because there's no storeroom for excess stuff and the clothes cabinet in the master bedroom is only 2-door type. :sweat:

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Re: Mickey mouse apartment

Postby jtoh » Mon Aug 15, 2011 1:11 pm

It's like living in a hotel room.

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Re: Mickey mouse apartment

Postby pinky » Mon Aug 15, 2011 1:26 pm

jtoh wrote:It's like living in a hotel room.


yah, I think so too. It's like squeezing all the facilities into a room, except that there's no room service/chambermaid to do the cleaning up unless you employ a part-timer (but then again, given the size, cleaning up should not be too tedious)

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Re: Mickey mouse apartment

Postby jtoh » Mon Aug 15, 2011 1:29 pm

I would have a big problem with storage space in an apartment that size. And the price is crazy!

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Re: Mickey mouse apartment

Postby tankee » Mon Aug 15, 2011 9:07 pm

IMO

Mickey Mouse units are for single or couples without kid.

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