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HDB Flats

 

Family oriented/singlehood

 

‘Subsidies on all essential items to cushion the pocket’

The Straits Times, 9 March 1973, pp. 6

Summary: Parliamentary debate on rising costs of living, and especially issues of housing

See:

http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Article.aspx?articleid=straitstimes19730309-1.2.21.3&sessionid=8354715c74e14504be85f56d057dfab4&keyword=Sembawang+HDB&search=advanced&fromdate=&todate=&articles=1&advertisements=0&illustrations=1&letters=1&obituaries=0&miscellaneous=0&newspaperTitles=singdailynews%2csingmonitor%2csingweekherald%2cstoverland%2cstweekly%2cbiztimes%2cfreepress%2cstraitstimes%2ctoday%2cweeklysun&fuzzysearch=Off&token=hdb%2csembawang

 

A charter for the care of our ‘senior citizens’ (letter)

The Straits Times, 4 June 1977, pp. 17

Summary: an opinion piece about the importance of keeping family together and maintaining Singapore’s ‘Asian values’

See:

http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Article.aspx?articleid=straitstimes19770604-1.2.80.3&sessionid=622ca8c4991b43cbb8e8753bf9278558&keyword=Eunos+HDB&search=advanced&fromdate=&todate=&articles=1&advertisements=0&illustrations=1&letters=1&obituaries=0&miscellaneous=1&newspaperTitles=singdailynews%2csingmonitor%2csingweekherald%2cstraitsobserver%2cstraitstelegraph%2cstoverland%2cstweekly%2cbiztimes%2cfreepress%2csingfreepressa%2csingfreepressb%2cstraitstimes%2ctoday%2cweeklysun&fuzzysearch=Off&token=hdb%2ceunos

 

Six more child-care centres to open in next two years

The Straits Times, 10 Dec 1988, pp. 24

Summary: child-care facilities around HDB neighbourhoods for young families

See:

http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Article.aspx?articleid=straitstimes19881210-1.2.30.21&sessionid=668eea55b0244c5cbd127f8f55917a5e&keyword=Sembawang+HDB&search=advanced&fromdate=&todate=&articles=1&advertisements=0&illustrations=1&letters=1&obituaries=0&miscellaneous=0&newspaperTitles=singdailynews%2csingmonitor%2csingweekherald%2cstoverland%2cstweekly%2cbiztimes%2cfreepress%2cstraitstimes%2ctoday%2cweeklysun&fuzzysearch=Off&token=hdb%2csembawang

 

That single question

Today, 14 Jan 2003, pp. 2

Summary: singles neglected in the studio apartment policy for the elderly

See:

http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Article.aspx?articleid=today20030114-1.2.5.1&sessionid=77d24b18bedb4307b65f391270c09883&keyword=commonwealth+HDB&search=advanced&fromdate=&todate=&articles=1&advertisements=0&illustrations=1&letters=1&obituaries=0&miscellaneous=0&newspaperTitles=malayansatpost%2cmiddayherald%2csingdailynews%2csingmonitor%2csingweekherald%2cstraitsmail%2cstraitsobserver%2cstoverland%2cstweekly%2cbiztimes%2cfreepress%2cstraitstimes%2ctoday%2cweeklysun%2cnysp%2cscjp%2clhzb&fuzzysearch=Off&token=hdb%2ccommonwealth

 

Demand for resale flats among singles soars after rule change

The Straits Times, 5 Oct 2005, pp. 1

Microfilm reel: NL26493

Also see: A home of our own, NL27304

 

No way out of this tight squeeze

Today, 11 Dec 2006, pp. 21

Summary: government’s housing policy not flexible enough for those who marry late

See:

http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Article.aspx?articleid=today20061211-1.2.26.9&sessionid=16dd6c118fc9490f8d2cd866ca2c0847&keyword=Sembawang+HDB&search=advanced&fromdate=&todate=&articles=1&advertisements=0&illustrations=1&letters=1&obituaries=0&miscellaneous=0&newspaperTitles=singdailynews%2csingmonitor%2csingweekherald%2cstoverland%2cstweekly%2cbiztimes%2cfreepress%2cstraitstimes%2ctoday%2cweeklysun&fuzzysearch=Off&token=hdb%2csembawang

 

Fussy or a real need?

Today, 8 Oct 2009, pp. 1

Summary: Experiences of first-time applicants (young couples)

See:

http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Article.aspx?articleid=today20091008-2.2.2.2&sessionid=401c8b6161484e71afd3e761e1a728b2&keyword=Sembawang+HDB&search=advanced&fromdate=&todate=&articles=1&advertisements=0&illustrations=1&letters=1&obituaries=0&miscellaneous=1&newspaperTitles=singdailynews%2csingmonitor%2csingweekherald%2cstraitsadvocate%2cstweekly%2cbiztimes%2cfreepress%2cstraitstimes%2ctoday%2cweeklysun&fuzzysearch=Off&token=hdb%2csembawang

Also see: Enough flats to go around but many people want theirs in choice areas (NL18498)

Also see: Don’t shun flats in newer estates (NL30356)

 

Hearts and hearth

The Straits Times, 9 Aug 1985, pp. 13

Summary: evolution of a family (basic unit in the social fabric of the nation) and their homes

See:

http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Article.aspx?articleid=straitstimes19850809-1.2.120.18.2&sessionid=165f987baa46400b8d7eb0ecf7df228e&keyword=Sembawang+HDB&search=advanced&fromdate=&todate=&articles=1&advertisements=0&illustrations=1&letters=1&obituaries=0&miscellaneous=0&newspaperTitles=singdailynews%2csingmonitor%2csingweekherald%2cstoverland%2cstweekly%2cbiztimes%2cfreepress%2cstraitstimes%2ctoday%2cweeklysun&fuzzysearch=Off&token=hdb%2csembawang

 

Govt studying ways to help them [singles to own HDB flats]

The Straits Times, 29 July 1997, pp. 26

Microfilm reel: NL20192

 

Social issues

 

Buy now where they are still cheap

The Straits Times, 19 Nov 1979, pp. 19

Summary: A piece about the problem of rising housing prices due to property speculation, and what middle-class Singaporeans should - or could - do.

See:

http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Article.aspx?articleid=straitstimes19791119-1.2.95.1&sessionid=07cfd1a0939541b582f1ecfbd22109dc&keyword=Sembawang+HDB&search=advanced&fromdate=&todate=&articles=1&advertisements=0&illustrations=1&letters=1&obituaries=0&miscellaneous=1&newspaperTitles=singdailynews%2csingmonitor%2csingweekherald%2cstraitsadvocate%2cstweekly%2cbiztimes%2cfreepress%2cstraitstimes%2ctoday%2cweeklysun&fuzzysearch=Off&token=hdb%2csembawang

 

They can help break down barriers

The Straits Times, 16 June 1980, pp. 6

Summary: the role of RCs in encouraging a racially-harmonious Singapore

See:

http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Article.aspx?articleid=straitstimes19800616-1.2.32&sessionid=16dd6c118fc9490f8d2cd866ca2c0847&keyword=Sembawang+HDB&search=advanced&fromdate=&todate=&articles=1&advertisements=0&illustrations=1&letters=1&obituaries=0&miscellaneous=0&newspaperTitles=singdailynews%2csingmonitor%2csingweekherald%2cstoverland%2cstweekly%2cbiztimes%2cfreepress%2cstraitstimes%2ctoday%2cweeklysun&fuzzysearch=Off&token=hdb%2csembawang

 

Anti-drug war moving to HDB heartlands

The Straits Times, 25 Nov 1995, pp. 33

Microfilm reel: NL 20075

 

The bond that can bring comfort to crowded living

The Straits Times, 26 Feb 1973, pp. 11

Summary: then-education minister talks about the importance of developing a strong sense of common ‘Singaporean’ identity in order for those in high-density HDB flats to live cohesively

See:

http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Article.aspx?articleid=straitstimes19730226-1.2.57&sessionid=3537d6eefa8f4597b48b94f7bc83cece&keyword=eunos+HDB&search=advanced&fromdate=&todate=&articles=1&advertisements=0&illustrations=1&letters=1&obituaries=0&miscellaneous=1&newspaperTitles=singdailynews%2csingmonitor%2cstraitsadvocate%2cstraitsmail%2cstraitsobserver%2cstweekly%2cbiztimes%2cfreepress%2csingfreepressa%2cstraitstimes%2ctoday&fuzzysearch=Off&token=hdb%2ceunos

 

Grassroots leaders can improve lives

The Straits Times, 4 June 1996, pp. 22

Microfilm reel: NL 20111

 

A long way from Kampung days

The Straits Times, 13 July 1995, pp. 32

Microfilm reel: NL20049

 

Water skiers’ river once a lifeline for fishing folk

The Straits Times, 27 Nov 1987, pp. 4

Summary: Fishing village along Seletar reservoir slowly being resettled to Yishun HDB estates in order to make way for HDB flats

See:

http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Article.aspx?articleid=straitstimes19871127-1.2.120.8&sessionid=33b361269b8340b79ffcdb0b4c9b64a4&keyword=Sembawang+HDB&search=advanced&fromdate=&todate=&articles=1&advertisements=0&illustrations=1&letters=1&obituaries=0&miscellaneous=0&newspaperTitles=singdailynews%2csingmonitor%2csingweekherald%2cstoverland%2cstweekly%2cbiztimes%2cfreepress%2cstraitstimes%2ctoday%2cweeklysun&fuzzysearch=Off&token=hdb%2csembawang

 

Avert tension by having a mix of citizens in HDB estates

The Straits Times, 25 Aug 1981, pp. 7

Summary: Tony Tan’s take on ways to achieve social harmony in Singapore

See:

http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Article.aspx?articleid=straitstimes19810825-1.2.26&sessionid=3038058cbb6d4b4288ebd58e513ebd43&keyword=Sembawang+HDB&search=advanced&fromdate=&todate=&articles=1&advertisements=0&illustrations=1&letters=1&obituaries=0&miscellaneous=0&newspaperTitles=singdailynews%2csingmonitor%2csingweekherald%2cstoverland%2cstweekly%2cbiztimes%2cfreepress%2cstraitstimes%2ctoday%2cweeklysun&fuzzysearch=Off&token=hdb%2csembawang

 

Foreigners and permanent residents a more common sight in the heartlands

Today, 26 oct 2009, pp. 2

See:

http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Article.aspx?articleid=today20091026-2.2.5.2&sessionid=6551a93bbc434fb4b595e7e3cb413bee&keyword=Sembawang+HDB&search=advanced&fromdate=&todate=&articles=1&advertisements=0&illustrations=1&letters=1&obituaries=0&miscellaneous=0&newspaperTitles=singdailynews%2csingmonitor%2csingweekherald%2cstoverland%2cstweekly%2cbiztimes%2cfreepress%2cstraitstimes%2ctoday%2cweeklysun&fuzzysearch=Off&token=hdb%2csembawang

 

Pre-empt the ‘newcomer ghettos’

Today, 24 Nov 2009, pp. 6

Summary: members of parliament raise concerns over the formation of ‘immigrant ghettos’

See:

http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Article.aspx?articleid=today20091124-2.2.4.3.4&sessionid=8bc3dd985a904322a5d9ecd6006b079c&keyword=Sembawang+HDB&search=advanced&fromdate=&todate=&articles=1&advertisements=0&illustrations=1&letters=1&obituaries=0&miscellaneous=0&newspaperTitles=singdailynews%2csingmonitor%2csingweekherald%2cstoverland%2cstweekly%2cbiztimes%2cfreepress%2cstraitstimes%2ctoday%2cweeklysun&fuzzysearch=Off&token=hdb%2csembawang

Also see: Under 5% of HDB flats owned by PRs The Straits Times, 24 Nov 2009, pp. 34

http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Article.aspx?articleid=straitstimes20091124-1.2.41.12.3&sessionid=6ea075fe80db4c3a9e9504297ff5c0f2&keyword=Sembawang+HDB&search=advanced&fromdate=&todate=&articles=1&advertisements=0&illustrations=1&letters=1&obituaries=0&miscellaneous=0&newspaperTitles=singdailynews%2csingmonitor%2csingweekherald%2cstoverland%2cstweekly%2cbiztimes%2cfreepress%2cstraitstimes%2ctoday%2cweeklysun&fuzzysearch=Off&token=hdb%2csembawang

 

Politics

 

Town councils: many do not realize that HDB will pull out

The Straits Times, 1 Sep 1988, pp. 1

Summary: Overt connect of the management of HDB estates with electoral and party politics

See:

http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Article.aspx?articleid=straitstimes19880901-1.2.5&sessionid=d96d7ea335bd45cdac8219afc03dac1e&keyword=eunos+HDB&search=advanced&fromdate=&todate=&articles=1&advertisements=0&illustrations=1&letters=1&obituaries=0&miscellaneous=1&newspaperTitles=singdailynews%2csingmonitor%2cstraitsadvocate%2cstraitsmail%2cstraitsobserver%2cstweekly%2cbiztimes%2cfreepress%2csingfreepressa%2cstraitstimes%2ctoday&fuzzysearch=Off&token=hdb%2ceunos

Also see: Was PAP’s move to tie precinct support to upgrading fair? NL20156.

and PAP wards upgraded first: mixed reaction NL17619

Also see:

http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Article.aspx?articleid=straitstimes19881230-1.2.36.1&sessionid=3e313809aa3f4a17b839beb410227dd7&keyword=eunos+HDB&search=advanced&fromdate=&todate=&articles=1&advertisements=0&illustrations=1&letters=1&obituaries=0&miscellaneous=1&newspaperTitles=singdailynews%2csingmonitor%2cstraitsadvocate%2cstraitsmail%2cstraitsobserver%2cstweekly%2cbiztimes%2cfreepress%2csingfreepressa%2cstraitstimes%2ctoday&fuzzysearch=Off&token=hdb%2ceunos

 

PAP strategy gives voters a simple choice

The Straits Times, 19 Sep 1996, pp. 38

Microfilm reel: NL 20132 (Important: the overt conflation of upgrading policies with electoral politics)

 

The heartland’s still close to his heart

Today, 24 March 2006, pp. 4

Summary: PAP potential MP-elect discusses the problems (both related to HDBs) he found with the WP manifesto

See:

http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Article.aspx?articleid=today20060324-2.2.10.2&sessionid=04b36290184e4fa1a9d31db15e460bc0&keyword=Sembawang+HDB&search=advanced&fromdate=&todate=&articles=1&advertisements=0&illustrations=1&letters=1&obituaries=0&miscellaneous=1&newspaperTitles=singdailynews%2csingmonitor%2csingweekherald%2cstraitsadvocate%2cstweekly%2cbiztimes%2cfreepress%2cstraitstimes%2ctoday%2cweeklysun&fuzzysearch=Off&token=hdb%2csembawang

 

Dos and Don’ts of town councils

Today, 30 Dec 2000, pp. 6

Summary: debates on the roles and responsibilities of town councils

See:

http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Article.aspx?articleid=today20001230-1.2.10.1&sessionid=387bac50ba8045ca9ad3989f0013d205&keyword=Sembawang+HDB&search=advanced&fromdate=&todate=&articles=1&advertisements=0&illustrations=1&letters=1&obituaries=0&miscellaneous=1&newspaperTitles=singdailynews%2csingmonitor%2csingweekherald%2cstraitsadvocate%2cstweekly%2cbiztimes%2cfreepress%2cstraitstimes%2ctoday%2cweeklysun&fuzzysearch=Off&token=hdb%2csembawang

 

Upgrading not vote-buying: DPM Tan

The Straits Times, 25 Dec 1996, pp. 17

Microfilm reel: NL20151