I have spent time in Singapore and live in Hoboken, I would be happy to help you find a safe apartment in a convenient location!
I would consider looking or speaking to a Realtor who can look for you in Hoboken at the beginning of November to see what is available. I don't think you need to come here just for that purpose, a good Realtor can send you a map & pictures of the available rentals in your price range.
Good Luck with your search!
Sotheby's International Realty
501 Washington St., Hoboken
Of course, if you want to make a trip to secure your rental - by all means, that is the method you should engage.
You should start looking online in November. If you do make a trip to NJ, I would recommend late November or early December. Keep in mind that Thanksgiving holiday might make some properties unavailable to be seen for a few days.
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