Tag: HDB flats

Public housing to be made more accessible and affordable in Singapore

Singapore—On Tuesday, September 10, new measures were introduced to make public housing more affordable, in line with efforts that have increased the number of public housing units. According to Lawrence Wong, the country’s Minister for National Development (MND), these initiatives will help Singaporeans from households...

Future HDB flats could be 3D-printed, smarter and two degrees cooler

SINGAPORE — The Housing and Development Board (HDB) has some seriously cool, innovative plans for future HDB flats that will promote sustainability and improve quality of living. We're talking flats with integrated smart systems and much cooler interiors to help combat Singapore's rising temperatures. HDB...

Woman perched precariously on a ledge of a 10-storey HDB unit taking care her plants in the pouring rain

Singapore—Is there such a thing as caring for and loving one’s plants a little too much? For one woman who lives on the tenth floor of an HDB block in Ang Mo Kio this is not the case. A netizen filmed her taking care of her...

A pregnant Han Hui Hui found applying for an HDB flat, netizens sarcastic and unsympathetic

Singapore – Famous 23-year-old social activist and blogger Han Hui Hui is known for her protests which she calls “events” against the country’s Central Provident Fund (CPF), social security, rising unemployment, and education system. Now she is making headlines once more for being pregnant...

Netizens unhappy about the state of flats after Pritam Singh updates about the collapse of the façade of a Bedok HDB block

Following the collapse of the façade of a Housing Development Board (HDB) block at Bedok, Workers’ Party (WP) secretary-general Pritam Singh took to Facebook to update on the incident as the area in which the block is situated falls under the Eunos Ward of...

How Does Singapore’s Public Housing Compare to Other Nations?

Remember the days when public housing in Singapore used to be affordable? Yeah, chances are most of you weren't even born yet when the word “affordable” was last used to describe public housing. You can blame decades of skyrocketing property prices (public and private)...