Tag: HDB

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...

Singaporeans stifled by number of rules imposed; fuelled by possible ban of smoking in homes

After discussions of the possible ban of smoking even in one’s home, Singaporeans have taken to the Internet to express concerns of being stifled by all of the regulations they gripe that are imposed on them. The bid to curb smoking in HDB flats...

Singaporeans wary of believing futuristic policy promises

After the announcement of new home improvement programmes such as the new Voluntary Early Redevelopment Scheme (Vers) during Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s National Day Rally this year, many Singaporeans have taken to social media to express their skepticism at the upcoming programmes, projected...

Lim Tean would like to debate with LHL, Lawrence Wong, Indranee Rajah and “Kwah Boon Wan” over HDB ownership issue

Lim Tean, chief of unregistered People’s Voice party, has issued a challenge online, calling Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Minister for National Development Lawrence Wong, Second Minister for Finance and Education Indranee Rajah and Minister for Transport Khaw Boon Wan to debate with him...

Netizens have mixed reactions to MPs’ proposals for restricting smoking at home

On Monday, September 10, Parliament passed amendments to the Smoking (Prohibition in Certain Places) Act, which gives officers of the National Environment Agency (NEA) more powers of enforcement as well as provides for more no-smoking zones. However, certain MPs feel that this is not...

Singaporeans slam Khaw Boon Wan who claims “Price of 50-year-old HDB flat can appreciate over the next 10 years”

Singaporeans were thrown into further uncertainty regarding the 99-year leases of Housing Development Board (HDB) flats after Minister for Transport Khaw Boon Wan announced on Sunday, September 2, that those who buy a 50-year-old HDB flat today can expect prices to continue to appreciate...

“We shouldn’t expect the Government to entirely bail us out of the housing decisions we made”: Journalist Bharati Jagdish

Journalist Bharati Jagdish spoke out in favour of the 99-year leases of Housing Development Board (HDB) flats, and added that “Singaporeans would do well to manage their expectations and exercise prudence in their choices”. The digital news journalist at Channel NewsAsia wrote a piece titled,...

PM Lee talks housing policies: Nearly every household has a substantial asset to its name

In talking about home ownership, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said that the government’s housing policy has allowed every Singaporean to have a share in the country’s economic growth. Speaking at the book launch of ‘Critical Issues in Asset Building in Singapore’s Development’ on Friday,...