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Old 29-05-2017, 08:52 AM   #1
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Noise beside the expressway. How bad is it?

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Am thinking to get a unit which is beside the expressway. Development is about 50m from the expressway. In between there is greenery (hopefully can block out the 24/7 noise). Garden on the 5th level, hopefully can absorb more noise.

Some say noise travel up, some say noise travels in all direction. Will living at 30 levels or higher still be disturbed by the noise? Anyone has experience living beside the expressway at high levels? Please enlighten. Thanks!
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Old 29-05-2017, 08:56 AM   #2
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Don't buy!!..next time if u sell, u going to take very very long to sell.

Hi,

Am thinking to get a unit which is beside the expressway. Development is about 50m from the expressway. In between there is greenery (hopefully can block out the 24/7 noise). Garden on the 5th level, hopefully can absorb more noise.

Some say noise travel up, some say noise travels in all direction. Will living at 30 levels or higher still be disturbed by the noise? Anyone has experience living beside the expressway at high levels? Please enlighten. Thanks!
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Old 29-05-2017, 08:58 AM   #3
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Hi,

Am thinking to get a unit which is beside the expressway. Development is about 50m from the expressway. In between there is greenery (hopefully can block out the 24/7 noise). Garden on the 5th level, hopefully can absorb more noise.

Some say noise travel up, some say noise travels in all direction. Will living at 30 levels or higher still be disturbed by the noise? Anyone has experience living beside the expressway at high levels? Please enlighten. Thanks!
Hi buddy, the best place to experience it for yourself is Tenteram Peak.

Maybe highway noise is just not meant for me.
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Old 29-05-2017, 09:11 AM   #4
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Hi buddy, the best place to experience it for yourself is Tenteram Peak.

Maybe highway noise is just not meant for me.
How high is your current place?
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Old 29-05-2017, 09:12 AM   #5
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Don't buy!!..next time if u sell, u going to take very very long to sell.
How about 30 storeys high?
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Old 29-05-2017, 09:21 AM   #6
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How about 30 storeys high?
The constant non stop 24x7 buzzing is irritating.
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Old 29-05-2017, 09:28 AM   #7
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you want a lower floor not go higher
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Old 29-05-2017, 09:37 AM   #8
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is the build parallel or perpendicular to the expressway?

my house, 11 floor, is app 100m perpendicular to the expressway

at times can hear only siren
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is the build parallel or perpendicular to the expressway?

my house, 11 floor, is app 100m perpendicular to the expressway

at times can hear only siren
It's parallel
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cant sleep ...count the cars ...

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Old 29-05-2017, 09:48 AM   #11
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Personal advice: pls dun buy. The constant traffic grinding at the background does not allow u to have a peaceful environment. Long term wise it might affect ur well-being.
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Old 29-05-2017, 10:23 AM   #12
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It's parallel
no for me due to both air & noise pollution
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Old 29-05-2017, 10:36 AM   #13
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Hi,

Am thinking to get a unit which is beside the expressway. Development is about 50m from the expressway. In between there is greenery (hopefully can block out the 24/7 noise). Garden on the 5th level, hopefully can absorb more noise.

Some say noise travel up, some say noise travels in all direction. Will living at 30 levels or higher still be disturbed by the noise? Anyone has experience living beside the expressway at high levels? Please enlighten. Thanks!
Are you referring to the BTO plot Clementi Peaks?

Just note that expressway always always have vechicles in motion. Compared to next to MRT station or LRT station, the machines stop operations after midnight. So there's around 5 hours of sleeping peacefully?
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Old 29-05-2017, 10:39 AM   #14
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Not need expressway to have noise and dirt.

I was staying top floor, level 4 along bedok reservoir road. The noise can get use to after sometime except watching tv. You need to close windows and sliding doors. But the dust is the most important factor, if you are the one cleaning the house.

I was also staying along tanjong katong south at level 5. The noise also can get use after sometime except when watching tv. But the dust was a real concern.
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Old 29-05-2017, 10:42 AM   #15
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There was a news article on this topic last month:

http://www.straitstimes.com/singapor...cause-of-noise

Might be an interesting read for you. There's a video in the link too, from a company that measured the decibel levels at a few places.

If no choice, one way to mitigate the noise is to install double glazed windows and keep them closed.
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