Tag: HDB

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...

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...

SDP radically proposes that flats can be sold back to HDB, and a ‘Singaporeans First’ policy when it comes to jobs

In a video released yesterday, the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) shared a number of solutions to many problems plaguing the nation such as depreciating Housing Development Board (HDB) flat leases, an increasing cost of living and an influx of many foreigners. The video featured members...

Lim Tean says Lee Kuan Yew, Goh Chok Tong, Lee Hsien Loong and Mah Bow Tan are responsible for HDB flat depreciation

The issue of Housing Development Board (HDB) flats and their eventual depreciation is one that the Government has faced much grief over. Lim Tean, founder of party People’s Voice, took to Facebook earlier today to discuss the issue and express that the people of...

Fears fly that the authorities will get rid of pretty garden area in Choa Chu Kang HDB corridor

Netizen Ryan Ng recently posted a photo of how the common corridor has been turned into a pretty garden area at an HDB flat at Choa Chu Kang. This is highly unusual since many common corridors are simply used for storage, shoe racks, etc,...

Petition to remove Pasir Ris cat ‘Ginger’ from death row

The people of Pasir Ris have come together with efforts to save ‘Ginger’, a community cat from being put down by the Town Council because of an alleged isolated complaint claiming that Ginger had scratched a car just by sitting on the roof of...

Neighbours complain to HDB over “excessive cooking smell” from nearby unit

A letter that a HDB-dwelling Malay family received has gone viral after making its way around the Internet and social media. Mr Daud and Mdm Sari were sent a letter from the Housing Development Board (HDB) to ask them to curb their cooking as...