Tag: HDB

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...

Nas Daily opens up on Singapore’s lack of segregation: I hope this video makes you angry

Singapore – Nuseir Yassin, popularly known as Nas in his social media handles, has taken on a different approach for his latest video. Amidst criticisms that his videos tackle difficult topics with a simplistic and somewhat insensitive and aggressive approach, he focuses on segregation...

SDP’s Dr Chee: “A party that has been in power for too long will bully the people”

The Singapore Democratic Party’s (SDP) Dr Chee Soon Juan released a video of some of the common concerns faced by Singaporeans. Not only did he highlight the problem of not being able to withdraw their CPF (Central Provident Fund) money at 55 years old,...

HDB sets in motion changes in housing loan rules to meet Singaporeans’ changing needs

To take into account the changing needs and higher life expectancy of Singaporeans, HDB has put together significant changes in their housing loan rules to give buyers more flexibility when buying a home for life while safeguarding their retirement. The new rules on buying homes...

HDB’s “Lease-Buy-Back” scheme caps Merdeka Gen Package’ promise of taking care of the elderly

In an effort to make Singapore not just Singaporean-friendly but also make it 'aged-person' friendly, the Housing and Development Board's (HDB) "Lease Buyback Scheme (LBS)" has been implemented, and currently, over 20 households residing in 5-room flats (and larger) have sold the tail end of...

Enhancing Lee Kuan Yew’s Garden City vision is the HDB’s new park in Bidadari estate

While it may fall short compared to Singapore’s strongman Lee Kuan Yew’s vision of the Botanical Gardens and its central role in the country's Garden City campaign (1967-) on top of its historic role in the region's rubber plantation technology (1888-1912), the Housing Development...

GST Voucher rebate for January to 900,000 HDB households, Singaporeans still dissatisfied

It’s January again. It is the first month of the year as well as the first installment of the GST Voucher Utilities-Save (U-Save) rebate for the year 2019 to be given to about 90,000 HDB households in Singapore. According to MOF, the amount expected for...

Lim Tean slams Lawrence Wong who asked elderly couple to “right-size” their flat for cash

On his blog, National Development Minister Lawrence Wong wrote about how he helped an elderly couple “right-size to a 3-room or smaller flat” to make some cash. However, Chief of new party People’s Voice, Lim Tean, felt that Mr Wong was “having to resort...