Tag: HDB

HDB’s deficit rises to S$2 billion due to fewer units sold

Singapore—The Housing and Development Board (HDB) has posted a deficit of almost S$2 billion for the financial year ended on March 31, 2019. In 2018, the deficit was at around S$1.7 billion. The higher deficit in the last financial year is largely due to a...

Neighbour complains about “cooking smell” from unit, HDB finds no wrongdoing following investigations

A woman was taken aback after receiving a note (October 4) from the Housing Development Board (HDB) about wanting to speak to her about the “cooking smell” coming from her unit. The woman, and her cousin ‘L’, who use the flat, wrote, “Housing & Development...

Woman irate after HDB comes to speak to her about “cooking smell” complaint from her neighbour

A woman was taken aback after receiving a note from the Housing Development Board (HDB) about wanting to speak to her about the “cooking smell” coming from her unit. The woman, and her cousin 'L', who use the flat, wrote, “Housing & Development Board seriously??...

In Parliament, MP Louis Ng scores ‘a win for single parents’

Singapore—In Parliament on September 1, Monday, Louis Ng Kok Kwang, an MP for Nee Soon Group Representation Constituency (GRC), made some requests on behalf of the country’s young single mothers and their children, specifically pertaining to their housing needs, which were responded to positively...

Inter-agency task force aims to reduce PMD fire risks

Singapore — In light of several fires caused by personal mobility devices (PMDs), the  government has set up a dedicated task force to look into the incidents and prepare ways to avoid further damage. The task force consists of the Land Transport Authority (LTA), Singapore...

Panty-sniffing pervert in Tampines and Choa Chu Kang posts selfies with loot on Instagram, arrested

Singapore—The world is full of perverts. Many of them might go unnoticed or escape justice, but some go to social media to share their escapades. On August 15 (Thursday), an Instagram user based in Singapore started posting photos of himself with allegedly stolen underwear...

Leong Sze Hian asks “Have we lost our way” on National Day

Singapore – While others were celebrating Singapore’s 54th birthday, Leong Sze Hian provided quite a few statistics concerning the country's current state and asked if Singapore has lost her way. On August 9 (Friday), prominent blogger and activist Leong Sze Hian aired some concerns...

2 ladies caught on CCTV stealing shoes at Tech Whye HDB

Singapore – Clothing and shoe racks at the hallways of HDB flats have been a target of theft lately and citizen Nur Ashiqin Muhammad Kyaizam exposed the bad behaviour of two ladies caught on camera. On July 8 (Monday), Nur Ashiqin shared security cams video footage on Facebook of two ladies...

Do HDB’s eco-flush toilets actually waste water?

Singapore—Under the Housing and Development Board’s (HDB) Home Improvement Programme, 30-year-old public housing estates may avail themselves of upgrades, including for its plumbing fixtures for toilets. However, while these fixtures are actually designed to save money, they may actually end up wasting water instead...

Can more be done to prevent high-rise deaths among young children in Singapore?

Singapore—You see it on the news every so often, a child falling from the top storeys of an HDB flat. Sometimes the story has a happy ending when the SCDF comes quickly with an inflatable air cushion that saves the day. But in too...