Tag: HDB

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,...

Ho Ching shares link for HDB flat rentals amidst nationwide debate on 99-year leases

Yesterday evening, the Chief Executive Officer of Temasek and Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s wife shared a link on her Facebook page to Housing Development Board (HDB) flat rentals on propertyguru.com.sg. While usually, this would hardly mean anything other than what it is, her...

Singaporeans upset over LHL’s “broken promise” of asset enhancement when it comes to HDBs

The eighty per cent of Singaporeans living in public housing were left with many questions and even greater uncertainty about the depreciating value of their Housing Development Board (HDB) flats after Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s National Day Rally. Prime Minister explained that “Young couples...

Was Press Secretary Karolyn Poon misleading Singaporeans in saying “Nine in 10 Singaporeans own their homes”?

On June 27, Dr Ng Kok Hoe wrote an open letter to The Straits Times, titled ‘Social workers also tackle structural conditions that lead to poverty’, about the “incomplete picture of the realities of low-income families”. Earlier today, Karolyn Poon Press Secretary to the...

HDB inspectors suspect termite infestation in new BTO comes from roof garden above unit: homeowner laments

The homeowners of a relatively new Built-to-Order (BTO) flat unit were only able to enjoy their unit for about 7 months in peace, before a termite infestation turned their dream home into a nightmare. 33-year-old insurance agent Mr Wong shared with the Chinese daily that he...

Floor tiles crack with loud “popping” sound at Choa Chu Kang HDB block lift lobby

A resident living at Block 690A Choa Chu Kang Crescent saw that the floor tiles at the HDB block's lift lobby had become dislodged from the ground and had cracked after he heard a loud "popping" sound and went to investigate. The resident, Hilary, shared...