About this listing
First things first, I’d rate this listing as a 4 stars hotel suite. If you want a 5-6 stars suite, I’ve 1 on my profile under LUX Suite by Orchard. The rate will be abit higher than this but it will still be less than ½ of normal external rates here.
First things first, I’d rate this listing as a 4 stars hotel suite, and here you live with the locals. If you are not down to living with the HDB locals this place might not be for you, so please do research on HDB Singapore. On the other hand, if you want a 5-6 stars suite, I’ve one on my profile under LUX Suite by Orchard. The rate will be bit higher than this but it will still be less than ½ of what you’d normally pay for a 5-6 stars suite in SIN.
I'm actually looking for a longer term rental, e.g. a six month rental for this unit.
I have always wanted to live in a Tiffany's box. The apartment is somewhat inspired by "Breakfast at Tiffany's" with modern amenities. My philosophy regarding designing a place for bnb is very simple, if I don’t even want to stay in that place, I wouldn’t even rent it out.
I don't live in this apartment, I live somewhere close by. When you rent this place, you rent the entire suite to yourself.
When I travel, I only stay in boutique or five stars hotels, I designed this place with comfort and “lifestyle” in mind. I do not skim on guests' service and the satisfaction of my guests reign supreme to my bnb business. You should not expect anything less than a boutique hotel service from me.
In terms of the suite’s design; both the bedrooms and dining room are glazed with Tiffany’s Robin's egg blue wall, while the furnitures and fixtures are all in white to give the bedroom a contemporary feel, the dining room is accented with a mixture of chinoiserie and 30’s colonial interior. As for the living room, I gave it an art deco and modern touch.
This suite surrounded with a couple of traditional coffee shops in Singapore and there is also a tremendously inexpensive yet delicious Nepalese restaurant. I have to get my fix there at least twice a month. On top of that, there is also a newly renovated hawker center downstairs. It is highly suggested and recommended. You will never go hungry there for there are a bunch of food stalls that operates almost 24/7.
Frankly, this suite is more centrally located than the entire down town area of Singapore. We are literally 10-20 minutes away from anywhere by cab – the main shopping district of Orchard Road, the historic Chinatown and Clarke and Boat Quays or the restaurant oasis of Club Street. The Central Express Way aka CTE, or the Pan Island Express way aka PIE is just around the corner. You can’t get any more convenient than that. The MRT station is about 800 meters from the apartment. Of course if you are feeling lazy, you can always take a bus and alight two stops from the stop where you board.
Since you are here already, let me take this opportunity to introduce myself, of course you can skip this part if you want to. I used to be an entertainer, starting out as a model in San Francisco when I was sixteen, followed by being a MTV and Channel V VJ before I got myself a talk show spot in Taipei, Taiwan. I have now traded glitz and glamor for a Ph.D. I’m quite open on (website hidden); please do check it out if you want to know more about who Rick Tan, (website hidden), really is. I do believe that wisdom is knowledge through one’s experience, so let’s trade stories about our life experience.
I also feel that everything is possible - all you need to do is ask. I’ll make your stay in Singapore an amazing experience that you will brag about it to your friends for years to come. I have been told time and again that I’m a great ambassador for Singapore, so rest assured you will go back with plenty of knowledge, insights and wonderful moments.
You might want to do the touristy thing, but if you are looking forward to a true local Singapore experience, then I’ll show you around whenever I want to catch a breather from my Ph.D. research, I’ll let you know so that you can plan in advance. I look forward to seeing you in Singapore.
Laundry is SGD$20 per load inclusive of ironing.
Please be aware that pre-approve does mean that it's confirmed. It's all first come first serve. Please do not wait till the last moment because others might have booked it already and I won't be able to do anything about it.
I'm sorry I have to put this disclaimer down, for there were many incidences where people have asked me why they can't book it after they have been pre-approved and that's the reason why.
And also I do price my place very competitively, hence I would not give any further discounts.
Last but not least the rule of Airbnb in Singapore: you do not talk about Airbnb to the neighbours. Should they ask, just tell them you are friends of mine staying over.
Thanks for checking my dwelling out.
I am available for contact with my guests 24/7.
Interaction with Guests
I am available for contact with my guests 24/7.
In Singapore, the rule of airbnb is not to talk about airbnb with the neighbours. Just tell them that you are our friends staying over.
I do price my place very competitively, hence I would not give anymore discount.
Please help save the environment by turning off all the lights and air-cons when you leave the apartment. And please do talk to me if there is anything I can do to make your stay here more comfortable.
Please do not cook Indian food for it will take me a long time to clear the smell before the next guests arrive.
The experience is wonderful in Rick's house. The house keeper is very friendly.Of course,I enjoy my trip in Singapore.
Great experience from start to end of trip. Quick responses to all queries and lots of help with getting to apartment. Apartment was very nice and clean. Very comfortable beds. Bus stop, supermarket and places to eat all very close by. Overall, very positive experience.
Rick has usual is a wonderful host. I had a long stay at this place and it was absolutely everything I was looking for in a apt unit. The place is conveniently located near bus stops, a 24 hour supermarket, and food is available within walking distance so you never go hungry. You can get to Aljunied and Paya Lebar MRT stations with 10 minutes of a bus ride. Taxi to the city is about 15 minutes.
The apt is nicely furnished with two bedrooms, a decent bathroom and a great kitchen. The stove and oven are high quality and I cooked quite a bit during my stay. There was air conditioning in both bedroom. Though none in the living room, and fans were equipped in all rooms to keep the ventilation in the unit. Wifi internet was available at blazing speeds, and I think cable TV is included (though I didn't watch much TV). One minor issue was the water pressure for the shower was pretty low but nothing can be done as the unit is on the 8th floor.
All in all, this was a wonderful stay and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Looking forwards to my next trip back and staying with Rick again.
The host is extraordinarily helpful and welcoming. The flat is located in a friendly neighbourhood and provides a taste of local living. There are bus and MRT links close by and a food court. Inside, the flat is as it appears in the images -quite tastefully decorated. Lighter sleepers might take a little while to get used to the noise from the aircon but I had no such problems - the bed is extremely comfortable. Highly recommend.
Great booking experience. Rick responses to inquiries quickly and very accomodating.
Nice and comfortable apartment. Everything is as described in the listing. The food court and 24-hour grocery store just around the corner were nice bonuses. Taxi is not as readily available with 5-10 min wait. But if you're lucky, you'll get one right away. :) Or you can always get an app to reserve taxi. Rick or Aimee is easily reachable via whatsapp if you need something. Overall a great experience.
My wife, two daughters and myself had the pleasure to stay at the Tiff Suite. This was our first try with AirBnB and it turned out to be a great experience. The communication with the owner Rick was excellent. He was very polite and allways answered my questions very quickly. The instructions to get to the appartement were very precise and caused no difficulties whatsoever. The appartment was very clean and comfortable and all appliances worked fine. The location is also very good with a supermarket and food court nearby. We felt very safe and the local people were very friendly and helpful. Due to the superb public transport system it was easy to get around the fascinating and beautiful city of Singapur. We can strongly recommend Rick's Tiff Suite! Thank you Rick
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About the Host, Rick
i currently residing in forested area while I'm working on my Ph.D. in Chinese international relations history at NTU.
I love hanging out at home and having friends around. My favorite things to do are; keeping up with some of my favorite TV series such as the Daily Show, Jeopardy. I listen to KQED while i fall asleep, KQED is also great to wake up to. Love a NPR quiz show, Wait Wait Don't Tell Me.