Tag: HDB

“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...

Netizens express disapproval over Mdm Halimah’s decision to stay in HDB

By Phyllis Lee Last evening (Sept 14), Mdm Halimah Yacob was sworn in as Singapore's eighth President at the Istana. But she did not stay at the official residence of the President of Singapore, choosing to return to her home in Yishun instead. She had previously expressed...

So many ridiculous HDB laws and rules, says single mother

"After my divorce, I again had to endure paying years of exorbitant rental for renting from the open market, because I do not make the ridiculous income bracket of $1500," said Rachel, a single mother. She was sharing her experiences as a single mother after...

Why did HDB hire US based lawyers when it is in deficit?

Unknown to many, the Singapore Housing & Development Board (HDB) decision to hire two law firms in the USA to represent it in a lawsuit filed against it in  the US District Court for Northern District of Ohio, in the United States, has raised...