Tag Archives: HDB

PUNGGOL EC FLATS STRUCK BY DISGUSTING STENCH PROBLEM

Mr Fabian Tan and his family of 8 have been putting up with a stench, literally, for the past few months. The problem? His home is filled with a nauseating stench which seems to come from the master bedroom toilet at his 5th storey unit in RIverParc Residence, Punggol.

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PAP CIVIL SERVANT: S’PORE MUST AIM FOR 10M POPULATION

Singapore must start planning for a population that could possibly hit 10 million, Liu Thai Ker, the man often credited as the architect of modern Singapore, told CNBC. The bold number suggested by Liu, who served as the chief executive of the Housing Board from 1979-1989 and then as CEO and chief planner of the Urban Development Authority from 1989-1992, is nearly double the current 5.3 million population and significantly higher than the 6.9 million figure proposed by the Singapore government in its 2013 Population White Paper.

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HUGE LOSSES FOR NEW HDB FLATS AFTER 10 YEARS?

According to the Straits Times news report “Bumper profits for early BTO flats” (Jul 7) – “Of these, the highest number of transactions were of Sengkang four-roomers with the leases starting in 2009. They cost up to $205,000 when they were first launched around 2005.

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CEMENT MIXED WITH NEWSPAPERS USED TO PROP UP HDB DOOR FRAMES

Josephine made a shocking discovery when a contractor was changing a door frame in her HDB flat at Ang Mo Kio Avenue 4. She found that newspapers dated as far back as 1998 was found mixed with the cement that was supposed to be underneath the plastic door frames. How did these HDB flats pass HDB's stringent inspections? Was there any lapse in quality control that resulted in such poor construction standards?

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NEIGHBOR WARNS RESIDENTS THAT HDB INSTALLED DOORS ARE EASILY DISMANTLED

Elderly Mr Lim Kim Seng has been going around warning his neighbors about a critical flaw in the metal gates installed in his Block 76, Marine Drive, for residents under the Home Improvement Programme. 68 year-old Mr Lim says that the fasteners used to secure the metal gates to the concrete walls are easily removed with a few simple tools and would easily grant access to would-be criminals.

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HDB PRICES DROPPING, BUT HOW LONG TILL IT REACHES AFFORDABLE LEVELS?

As you know, I have worked in property for a few years and so I've seen my share of ups and downs. But I tell you the truth, although it is natural that property prices will gradually go up over the years, you will notice that between 2007 and 2013, prices have increased extraordinarily. This is not natural at all. The fact is that under PAP Minister Mah Bow Tan, HDB prices went up so high, almost 400% higher than before! Coupled with pressures from inflation and large scale property development in Singapore, the average Singaporean now has to take 30+ years to pay off his loans for his house.

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