Tag Archives: Public Housing

HDB SAYS WE ARE NOT HOUSE OWNERS, ONLY “LESSEES”

HDB flat buyers have been taken for a very long ride and most are afraid to face the fact that none of us is an owner. PAP politicians who keep trumpeting our second highest home ownership rate in the world are in fact lying. HDB has already confirmed ‘owners’ are merely ‘lessees’ on its website, in line with Singapore statutes. The fact that we can’t mortgage HDB flats which we are supposed to own should have convinced flat buyers that we are not owners. PAP politicians are able to use ‘owners’ loosely in the media to impress upon Singaporeans that we do own public housing. This is not some half truth but a lie. To date, not a single minister has categorically stated that HDB flat buyers are not lessees. HDB flat buyers have been had and it’s about time the delusional majority wake up to the lessee nightmare: we are not owners of HDB flats.

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TIME TO FIX OUR BREAKING DOWN HDB PUBLIC HOUSING SYSTEM?

Singapore’s bestest public housing system is all propaganda. It is in fact broken as broken can be. Public housing has to be affordable (no frills, cheap and good) to serve citizens. But how could public housing be affordable (according to PAP) and yet cost over a million bucks?

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PAP CLAIMS THAT SCREWED UP BTO FLATS ARE BETTER THAN LONDON PUBLIC HOUSING?

2 days ago, a PAP minister was quoted as saying in parliament that the housing market is better in Singapore compared to elsewhere. He cited the example of how only a select proportion of applicants in Hong Kong would eventually get subsidised housing, while people in London would queue in sub-zero weather to get a one-bedroom flat for £400,000. I went to do some brief research on the London property market and found out the reality for the average man was quite in contrast to that one example.

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