1) PHYSICAL (INFRA)STRUCTURE -- SPACE, STATE

 

Upgrading infrastructural development

 

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Problems with living in Holland Close estate

 

Untitled (Letter)

The Straits Times, 27 Sep 1973, pp. 21

Summary: The lack of streetlights for almost 3 months since residents moved into their flats at Holland Close

See:

http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Article.aspx?articleid=straitstimes19730927-1.2.105.3&sessionid=49bb5b4e4c224ae8b7cc7354a1ab9296&keyword=holland+close+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%2cclose%2cholland

 

Shouts for food from children’s playground

The Straits Times, 10 Nov 1973, pp. 14

Summary: Coffeeshop owner (illegally?) extended his ‘operations’ nightly by placing tables and chairs on the playground below block 31 and 32. Noise disturbed residents from the two blocks.

See:

http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Article.aspx?articleid=straitstimes19731110-1.2.89.5&sessionid=49bb5b4e4c224ae8b7cc7354a1ab9296&keyword=holland+close+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%2cclose%2cholland

 

Water chutes often choked

The Straits Times, 23 Oct 1973, pp. 7

Summary: Blocked pipes resulted in pools of stagnant water, fertile grounds for breeding mosquito, at the Holland Close estate

See:

http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Article.aspx?articleid=straitstimes19731023-1.2.59&sessionid=4dbd9e75e98542f4be3a5310bfb8818c&keyword=holland+close+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%2cclose%2cholland

Also see: HDB water overflow: call us at once,

http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Article.aspx?articleid=straitstimes19740112-1.2.96&sessionid=762d4dc7e3be4b2ba16956dac3d9e946&keyword=holland+close+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%2cclose%2cholland

 

Trapped but freed in ‘record time’

The Straits Times, 25 Apr 1975, pp. 16

Microfilm reel: NL8273

 

A bad case of blobs and drips

The Straits Times, 29 Jan 1975, pp. 13

Summary: a documentation of the bad workmanship of the interiors of HDB flats, including those at the Holland Close estate

See:

http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Article.aspx?articleid=straitstimes19750129-1.2.94&sessionid=61c0c266a76b4ad5b93e8ce7f19fca24&keyword=holland+close+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%2cclose%2cholland

 

‘Poor finish’ of HDB flats upsets residents

The Straits Times, 13 Dec 1975, pp. 11

Summary: Residents complain of substandard interiors of Holland Close HDB flats

See:

http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Article.aspx?articleid=straitstimes19751213-1.2.37&sessionid=08df7c8558e84b359e07369f37c26c03&keyword=holland+close+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%2cclose%2cholland

 

‘Check new flats’ call to HDB

The Straits Times, 16 Feb 1976, pp. 7

Summary: continuous call on HDB for quality control of new flats (especially at the Holland Close estate)

See:

http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Article.aspx?articleid=straitstimes19760216-1.2.34&sessionid=6bf96ace6a704570aa659b56531a4f97&keyword=holland+close+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%2cclose%2cholland

 

Bin din offenders will be fined

The Straits Times, 6 Sep 1976, pp. 11

Summary: noisy practices of refuse-clearers irked Holland Close residents

See:

http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Article.aspx?articleid=straitstimes19760906-1.2.69&sessionid=4dbd9e75e98542f4be3a5310bfb8818c&keyword=holland+close+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%2cclose%2cholland

 

Big blackout causes chaos in five estates

The Straits Times, 9 May 1979, pp. 12

Summary: A mid-day blackout occured in several HDB estates in the west - including Holland Close. Many were affected.

 

2) PSYCHICAL DWELLING -- PLACE, INDIVIDUAL

 

Contestation of space


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Adapting to HDB life

 

Three caught in the act of urinating in HDB lifts

The Straits Times, 26 June 1988, pp. 16

See:

http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Article.aspx?articleid=straitstimes19880626-1.2.26.11&sessionid=6bf96ace6a704570aa659b56531a4f97&keyword=holland+close+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%2cclose%2cholland

 

Man fined for urinating in lift

The Straits Times, 30 Aug 1990, pp. 26

Microfilm reel: NL 17046

 

Abuse of HDB units

 

Drugs ring crippled, 5 held

The Straits Times, 9 Dec 1975, pp. 1

Summary: A HDB flat in Holland Close was used to store large amount of opium - CNB claimed that HDB flats are increasingly used as convenient drug storage places to avoid detection.

See:

http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Article.aspx?articleid=straitstimes19751209-1.2.13&sessionid=3f635a562b0749bb809226c943442b4f&keyword=holland+close+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%2cclose%2cholland

 

Shared spaces

 

Those flower pots: HDB acts

The Straits Times, 24 May 1975, pp. 17

Summary: HDB orders to the removal of flower pots and other bulky items from the corridors of several flats in Commonwealth

See: 

http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Article.aspx?articleid=straitstimes19750524-1.2.95&sessionid=f440e224cf05465d9eb7b493e2ade99b&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

Also see related article: Neighbourliness,

http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Article.aspx?articleid=straitstimes19750707-1.2.65.2&sessionid=f440e224cf05465d9eb7b493e2ade99b&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

 

N-day over but flags still flying from HDB flats

The Straits Times, 24 Sep 1988, pp. 12

See:

http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Article.aspx?articleid=straitstimes19880924-1.2.24.3.2&sessionid=f86f95c63e4141bf85dc551f579e0298&keyword=holland+close+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%2cclose%2cholland

 

Private corridor space - for just $1 a month

The Straits Times, 3 Nov 1988, pp. 17

Summary: corridor spaces privatized for corner units in some flats at Commonwealth

See:

http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Article.aspx?articleid=straitstimes19881103-1.2.30.2&sessionid=bba632814f714c869cedd49082e31581&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

 

Holland Close block stands at 28 storeys (tallest HDB flat in the 1990s)

The Straits Times, 22 Feb 1996, pp. 15

Microfilm reel: NL20091

 

CCTV-in-lift project extended to more areas

The Straits Times, 19 July 1994, pp. 26

Microfilm reel: NL19378

 

3) 'ARCHITECTURE' OF SINGAPORE SOCIETY -- SOCIAL ENGINEERING AND ITS OUTGROWTHS

 

Neighbourliness

 

Re-establishing neighbourhood ties

The Straits Times, 3 Aug 2000, pp. 29

Microfilm reel: NL20414

 

HDB residents urged to fight drug abuse

The Straits Times, 23 Dec 1975, pp. 9

Summary: Residents should promote good neighbourliness to fight crime and drug abuse

See:

http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Article.aspx?articleid=straitstimes19751223-1.2.51&sessionid=762d4dc7e3be4b2ba16956dac3d9e946&keyword=holland+close+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%2cclose%2cholland

 

Pro-family/pro-natal

 

Singles

 

Marine Parade and Holland Village are tops (wrt locations for singles)

The Straits Times, 13 Jan 2007, pp. 61

Microfilm reel: NL 27304

 

Aging

 

Holland Close elderly folks get a treat

Today, 27 Nov 2000, pp. 3

Summary: government upgrades blk 1 at Holland Close to improve living conditions for the elderly: lift upgrading, installing alert alarm systems and non-slip floor tiles for the elderly

See:  

http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Article.aspx?articleid=today20001127-1.2.5.2&sessionid=2ab6916278ad49b69e6e037e2f145a6e&keyword=holland+close+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%2cclose%2cholland

 

HDB should share wealth with retirees (can be also filed under ‘contestations of space’)

Today, 9 Sep 2003, pp. 10

Summary: a critique of the implementation of the SERS program around Commonwealth, the flats involve are homes to many aged people

See:

http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Article.aspx?articleid=today20030909-1.2.18.2&sessionid=7feafe055c6c4f6ba23bfb9c807a3b7a&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

also see:

http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Article.aspx?articleid=today20030908-1.2.13.3&sessionid=7feafe055c6c4f6ba23bfb9c807a3b7a&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

HDB’s response:

http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Article.aspx?articleid=today20030912-2.2.18.1&sessionid=13b3aed7ed2a4d8d912b10b7901045a2&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

and:

http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Article.aspx?articleid=today20030919-1.2.11.1&sessionid=8bcf94013dd14120b9966ce5f65a55d1&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

 

New studio flats let old and young mix

The Straits Times, 14 Jan 2003, pp. 3

Microfilm reel: NL24919

 

New hangout for the old [at Bouna Vista]

Today, 14 Apr 2008, pp. 8

Microfilm reel: NL28890

 

Ethnicity/Race

 

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