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A helpful hint from the past

The Straits Times, 3 May 1981, pp. 14.

Summary: An opinion piece on the importance of ‘community spirit’ and ‘gotong royong’ in modern HDB estates, drew on the tenants of Eunos Industrial Estate as case study



Cleaning lifts themselves

Singapore Monitor, 25 June 1985, pp. 5.

Summary: Story of Mr. Lopez, a ‘good neighbour’, who cleaned the lifts of Blk 15 Eunos Crescent daily, and the effects he has on the community


Also see: HDB residents clean up filthy lift themselves, cleaners merely ‘ignore filthy lifts’, microfilm reel: NL 15064


New constituency with old Kampung Spirit

The Straits Times, 23 Nov 1987, pp. 16

Summary: Acting health minister and MP for Eunos tours Kampung Ubi and Eunos Crescent



Primary 5 pupils act as litter busters

The Straits Times, 22 May 2000, pp. 38

Microfilm reel: NL20397




Heartland Cheer

The Straits Times, 9 Aug 2008

Microfilm reel: NL 29456 (important: Jack Neo talks about his childhood memory of living in Eunos Crescent Estate with his family)


The first ever Malay creche in Singapore

The Straits Times, 17 Oct 1984, pp. 4

Summary: the availability of child care services in the estates around Eunos



Contestations/claims of space


Talks on ways to tackle Jalan Eunos flooding

The Straits Times, 9 May 1979, pp. 10

Summary: how different groups understand the cause of flooding in Jalan Eunos and the resettlement of the squatter houses at Jalan Eunos



Perseverance: … where Kampung life is drawing to a close

The Straits Times, 27 Aug 1979, pp. 12

Summary: Life stories of people living in Perseverance Estate/Kampung, who will soon be resettled to HDB flats around Eunos


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Eunos is not just Eunosville, it’s much more colourful

The Straits Times, 23 Feb 1989 pp. 20

Summary: residents of the HUDC flats next to Darul Aman Mosque near Sims Ave unilaterally declared their blocks of apartment as ‘Eunosville’, a ‘succession’ from the rest of the neighbourhood. Writer views this as a manifestation of middle class aspiration.


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5000 to move out for new HDB estate

The Straits Times, 1 March 1981, pp. 5

Summary: The resettlement of residents of the Malay settlement in Jalan Eunos and Kaki Bukit


Also see: HDB discounts a scramble of squatters

Also see: Priority resettling at Ang Mo Kio,


HDB clears the air over ‘mystery’ of Block 611

The Straits Times, 23 Feb 1988, pp. 13

Summary: vacated block 611 near Bedok/Eunos occupied by various ‘interesting’ people



Adapting to HDB living


Helping people in Housing Estates to Adjust

The Straits Times, 14 June 1982, pp. 10

Summary: The role of the Residents’ Committee in helping people at Eunos adjust to HDB living.



Geese in the Garden, and Rainhanon in a Flat

The Straits Times, 21 Nov 1984, pp. 11

Summary: A story of how a little girl gave up her geese in order to move into her Eunos HDB flat ‘happily’.



Weathering Heights: Forum on how to adjust to high-rise living

The Straits Times, 12 March 1985, pp. 12

Summary: A report on the forum organized by the leaders of the Eunos and Siglap areas for the dwellers of kampung Kembangan who were being relocated to flats in Eunos and Siglap.



Less killer litter now, thanks to tougher laws

The Straits Times, 28 Dec 1987, pp. 28

Summary: problem of killer litter (with interesting pictures) at the Eunos Crescent estate


Also see: Unconscious for 15 days, all because of a reckless act,


Also see: Hurl and Hurt and you may end up in jail,

Also see: That Eunos Crescent incident could have been avoided,

Also see: Woman on litter charge acquitted,

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(“It is ridiculous to build better flats, provide more facilities and improve the environment and yet have people who do not know the basic rules of highrise living.”)

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Fond Memories of Hari Rayas gone by

The Straits Times, 6 June 1986, pp. 23

Summary: MP for Eunos trying to convince people that Hari Raya in HDBs more similar to Kampungs than they think it is



Upgrading, infrastructural development


Bustling town centre for Kampung Ubi Estate

The Straits Times, 17 Aug 1985, pp. 16

Summary: new town centre for Kampung Ubi estate in Eunos



Bus and MRT stations to be linked

The Straits Times, 31 Oct 1984, pp. 13

Summary: transport infrastructural development in HDB estates



HDB paves way for high heels

The Straits Times, 2 July 1988, pp. 48

Summary: HDB alters pavements in Eunos Crescent (and other places) to prevent women wearing high heels from getting stuck



184 Eunos Town blocks may get anti-algae paint

The Straits Times, 27 Nov 1990, pp. 25

Microfilm reel: NL 17130


SERS: Home away from home

Today, 25 April 2007, pp. 17

Summary: A case study on the effects of SERS policy on residents of Eunos area



Here’s the lift but there goes the view

The Straits Times, 11 July 2009, pp. 37

Micro film reel: NL 30107

Also see: Eunos HDB lift woes unresolved (NL 30331)

Also see: Lift upgrading plans at Eunos being reworked (NL30325)


Big town Eunos sees savings as well as challenges

The Straits Times, 2 March 1990

Microfilm reel: NL 16955


What’s in store for Eunos estates

The Straits Times, 2 July 1994, pp. 4

Microfilm reel: NL 19375


Flood areas to be developed for flats

The Straits Times, 11 Oct 1974, pp. 17

Summary: Flats to be built on flood prone areas in Jalan Eunos, on elevated concrete grounds



Problems with living in the Eunos Crescent Estate


HDB to correct sloping roofs

The Straits Times, 1 Aug 1983, pp. 13

Summary: HDB to correct roofs which caused water leakage in many flats at Eunos Crescent



Why rain is no respite for Salma

Singapore Monitor, 4 July 1985, pp. 7.

Summary: Flooding occurs frequently at the corridors of the Eunos Crescent Estate flats, residents feel that HDB has neglected them



Please do something about the situation (open letter)

The Straits Times, 18 Nov 1980, pp. 15.

Summary: Water seepage in Eunos Estate Flats during heavy downpours


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Also see: Ceilings leak and not only on the top floor,

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Windows are a danger (open letter)

The Straits Times, 27 May 1987, pp. 22

Summary: A letter from a Eunos Crescent resident drawing attention to the dangers of failing window frames in the area


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HDB installs device to make lifts safe

Singapore Monitor, 23 May 1985, pp. 6.

Microfilm reel; NL 15055


Get that carpet out!

The Straits Times, 30 July 1983, pp. 13

Summary:  An inconsiderate occupant of Blk 14 caused a great stink (literally) in the block


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RC uses pictures to highlight problems

The Straits Times, 3 Nov 1987, pp. 19

Summary: The various problems associated with the uses of public spaces in Eunos, and the RC pointing them out



Some move out as others ponder uncertain future

The Straits Times, 14 Jan 1988, pp. 21

Summary: Blk 84 of Jalan Eunos was structurally unsound, residents forced to move out


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