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New in Basel

Just arrived in basel 2 months++ ago from singapore, and getting used to the weather, language, and just about every other thing!

Am here permanently for work, so am hoping to get the chance to meet new people. =)
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Re: New in Basel

Basel is nice.

There is less nighttime and weekend activity compared to Singapore, and the only good Chinese food is that which you will cook yourself.

Fasnacht will be fun, and this year will start in late February.
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welcome to the forum. There was a guy from SG we went bowling with. Sometime December I think. In case you are not him, then welcome to Basel as well
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Re: New in Basel

hi

Will be relocating from Singapore to basel in apr/May with my family.. perhaps we can keep in touch?

Any area to recommend for renting a aprtment? I have 2 toddler boys with me so looking for area that is convenient and train/tram stations.

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Re: New in Basel

Basel is small, you can get anywhere to/from anywhere easily by bike or tram/bus. Without the complications of kids, walking is also usually possible from anywhere to anywhere.

I live in Brausebad. I like this area as it's at the intersection of trams 1 & 6, next to a Bus 50 stop (main station in one direction, airport in the other) and also a park.

It's about 15 minutes' walk to the town centre.

However, if you need a bigger apartment (three bedrooms and up) they're easier to find and usually a bit cheaper on the other side of the river (area called Kleinbasel). Also, there, is a relatively well stocked Asian supermarket as you'll need to cook for yourself regularly (you'll learn what I mean once you've tried the Asian restaurants in Basel). However, as before, that supoermarket is easily accessible from anywhere in Basel really.

I talk about (Asian) food a lot. If I've been at all helpful, and you can cook, there's an easy way to thank me
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Welcome to Basel! Hope to see you around sometime soon.
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Re: New in Basel

Thanks JLP and CHanuck!

DailyCoconut: That could have been me =)

adrianlondon: Thanks for all that info! I'm currently living in the Gundeli area, just moved in from my temporary apartment about a month ago. Kinda like it because its near the SBB and supermarkets etc. I'm here alone (for now at least), and so am finding the distance from point to point very convenient.

Indeed, I have already tried some Asian food in Basel. Let's just say that I have been doing a lot of cooking in the evenings, including Asian food. So you may have some coming your way.. (Given that there are many things i have to figure out here!)

weesim: no problems, I can share some info especially the intial setup stuff and how that compares to back home (very different). You can PM me your email and we can correspond if that's what you prefer. At least you have picked a nice season of the year to come!
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Re: New in Basel

Gundeli is a decent area. I would much to live there than Kleinbasel if I had a straight choice, but the trouble with Gundeli is that many of the roads are noisy/busy and despite usually living in central London, with some stints in big Asian cities, I still don't cope well with traffic noise at night.

With time you can find a quiet place, of course.
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Gundeli is a decent area. I would much to live there than Kleinbasel if I had a straight choice, but the trouble with Gundeli is that many of the roads are noisy/busy and despite usually living in central London, with some stints in big Asian cities, I still don't cope well with traffic noise at night.

With time you can find a quiet place, of course.
I guess coming from Asia and having experiences living in rather noisy cities (Jakarta!), I have been fortunate to be sort of desensitised to night traffic noise.. kinda forces you to be a heavy sleeper!
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Ahhh! Small world indeed Hope to see you guys sometime soon.
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Been here Apr-Sep last year, then sent to Boston, and now back again...did someone say they would be cooking Singaporean food???
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Nice to see you here, odee7. Hope you enjoy EF. Did the earth move for you too?
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Re: New in Basel

Hi odee7 welcome to Basel,

as yourself , I have also resently arrived, still trying to find my way around, but all I can say Thanks to the posts and advise from the members here at EF the transition have been quite smooth for me sofar.

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I spent quite some time looking for which areas to stay at, and as AdrianLondon says Basel is quite accesible so it really depends more on your personal prefrences, and the luck of the draw as to where you are succesful in finding an apartment.
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I would much to live there than Kleinbasel if I had a straight choice
When did you last choose straight?

Just sayin'.
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Welcome.

How are you liking winter?

I found finding a swimming that wasn't going to make you hypothermic a bit of a challenge. I recommend you ask what temperature they heat the water to before you dive in...
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Been here Apr-Sep last year, then sent to Boston, and now back again...did someone say they would be cooking Singaporean food???
Coincidentally yes - was engaging in our national pastime today with chicken curry and bak kut teh! haha..

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Hi there 22 yards =)
Definitely enjoying my time here so far, despite the steep learning curve in some facets of life.. EF has been great so far and have picked up a few tips from people around the forums already. Hope to see you around

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Just in case anyone's getting the wrong end of the stick, I was referring to our latest earth-shaking experience.

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