Tag Archives: HDB

PINOY MAIDS MAKE LOVE WITH BANGLAS IN EAST COAST PARK

A Filipina and a foreign worker - embracing in one tent, oblivious to our stares. In another tent, a woman was sitting on the lap of a shirtless man, again, oblivious to the world. Our observations were not that different from the ones made by Shin Min Daily News recently.

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HDB MADE EST S$72 MILLION PROFITS FROM ANCHORVALE HORIZON BTO, YET UNWILLING TO RECTIFY DEFECTS PROPERLY

Yesterday, TRE published an article highlighting that new residents moving into HDB BTO flats in Anchorvale Horizon at Seng Kang were complaining about the defects and poor workmanship found in their newly completed flats. Given that HDB is making a sizeable gross profit from the Anchorvale Horizon project, why can’t HDB accede to the requests from the new residents to pay them some compensations for the defects in their units so that they can get their own contractor to rectify the problems? This is especially so since Jingye is not able to rectify the defects or HDB is unable to supervise its contractor Jingye to do a proper job.

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USELESS MP LAM PIN MIN FAILED TO HELP RESIDENTS WITH TERRIBLE BTO FLAT DEFECTS

The grassroots leaders even roped in Seng Kang West MP Lam Pin Min to visit Anchorvale Horizon just to show him how terrible the defects are. Thus he advised that HDB personnel in front of us to check with his higher authorities if they can work out with some reimbursements for owners. But HDB turned a deaf ear to the issue. No follow-up was done with regard to compensations except HDB going back to their old tricks of rectifications after rectifications, hoping one day, you will give up and accept whatever they provide you.

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HDB rules unfair to private home owners

I agree with Mr Liew Eng Leng (“HDB flat owners can’t have cake and eat it”; June 14) that an HDB flat should not be used as an investment vehicle and private property owners who wish to live in their private homes should not hold on to their HDB homes. But I disagree with his argument that the rules do not penalise first-time home owners who buy private homes and that such people have a choice of not owning private property.

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WHEN PRIVATE PROPERTY WAS THE ONLY CHOICE FOR SOME

In the case of retirees who, when they were looking for their first homes, were not eligible for HDB flats because of the salary conditions, they had no choice but to buy private property. For many, the choice then, when there were few condominiums, was either a single- or double-storey landed property. If such a retiree needs to sell his private home today, he cannot sell it to a foreigner, who is likely to have greater buying power, as the house is less than seven storeys high - a restriction that does not apply to condominium units.

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BENEFITS AND DRAWBACKS OF SINGAPORE CITIZENSHIP

Male Singapore citizens are liable for National Service and must register for NS upon reaching 16.5 years of age. They will be enlisted for two years of full-time National Service immediately upon reaching 18 years of age, unless deferment from enlistment a later date is granted. They are also required to serve 40 days of Operationally Ready National Service every year until the age of 50 years (for officers) or 40 years (for non-officers). Hence if you become a Singapore citizen your male child will have to serve the two-years of National Service. This is also applicable for second generation PR’s.

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Five arrested for taking part in prostitution activities in AMK HDB flat

Four women and one man have been arrested by police for their suspected involvement in vice activities in a Housing Board flat in Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6. They were caught taking part in sexual activities in the flat at about 9.30pm on Monday, June 2. The 39-year-old man was arrested for having paid sex with a minor, police said in a statement on Thursday evening.

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TIPS ON CHOOSING YOUR HDB BTO UNIT

To avoid the sun from shining directly into your windows, don't choose units that face east or west. Provided that nothing is blocking your flat, the north-east and south-west facing units will get more breeze due to the monsoon winds. If possible, avoid choosing lower floors which have windows facing the multi-storey carparks (MSCP) as not only will it be harder for you to sell your unit next time, but you may have your peace disturbed by the closing of vehicle doors, the odd alarm sounding off, and exhaust fumes.

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Will HDB payments wipe out my entire CPF ?

Hi there, with the recent questions about CPF, I have a question that maybe the expert on the internet and forums can shed some light on this since PAP prefers to remain silent . If a HDB flat is going to end its 99 years leasehold, does that mean all the CPF money spent on paying for the flat comes down to zero, I also understand that in the past the PAP has some SERs programs, but I don’t think this will continue, because I see lots of condominiums going up in Singapore.

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IS THIS MY SINGAPORE? MY HOME AND MY COUNTRY?

Train Officer Tin is a PR refusing to take up citizenship. He has it all plan out for his retirement. He already bought land and built a huge freehold house in Sabah. In another few years time – in fact any time from now if he feels like it – he could just cash out his CPF and sell off his flat to return to his hometown. He will bring his family back to Sabah. He could easily bring back to Sabah more than RM1,000,000! Sale of his 4 room flat plus all his CPF savings.

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