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

 

Upgrading, infrastructural development

 

New HDB town for Sembawang

The Straits Times, 19 July 1996, pp. 72

Microfilm reel: NL20120

 

HDB’s build-to-order system to start in Q2 [Sembwang pilot project]

The Straits Times, 22 March 2001, pp. 10

Microfilm reel: NL22165

Also see: More attracted to ‘build to order’ HDB flats,

http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Article.aspx?articleid=straitstimes20030110-1.2.46.4&sessionid=e481d3552a79434b8c3a3ce87e12e5dc&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

 

$51m to be spent on two projects: Dr Tan

The Straits Times, 4 Feb 1979, pp. 7

Summary: building of Sembawang New Town, and the upgrading of its surrounding areas

See:

http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Article.aspx?articleid=straitstimes19790204-1.2.26.12&sessionid=dbf46d0db7b6433d8a0d2963556f0740&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

 

Up in the north

The Straits Times, 30 May 2008, pp. 109

Microfilm reel: NL29365

Also see:

http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Article.aspx?articleid=straitstimes19810331-1.2.108.15.4&sessionid=2be8525f8a314717b8c90d1e7fd2d8a7&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:

http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Article.aspx?articleid=straitstimes19851013-1.2.65.31.6&sessionid=3d858c8b049d493cb8912bf880d04b0a&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: Future home for the two largest HDB new towns (outlying area north)

http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Article.aspx?articleid=straitstimes19841024-1.2.29&sessionid=b59c2658080d4e47b0bbb54f98b30dcc&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

 

More condo style - at HDB prices

The Straits Times, 1 Oct 2000, pp. 12

Microfilm reel: NL 20430

 

Upgrading upsets residents

The Straits Times, 6 June 2002, pp. 6

Microfilm reel: NL24484

 

True to form: 90 line up for Sembawang flats

Today, 10 June 2002, pp. 2

Summary: the sales of the flats in Sembawang

See:

http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Article.aspx?articleid=today20020610-1.2.5.2&sessionid=f2b4270df95841a48884c4d21406ae1d&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

 

Next change at village Sembawang: Chong Pang rural scene to give way to spanking new HDB estate

The Straits Times, 1 Feb 1985, pp. 21

Summary: development of kampung in Sembawang into a housing estate

See:

http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Article.aspx?articleid=straitstimes19850201-1.2.41.1&sessionid=f2b4270df95841a48884c4d21406ae1d&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

 

Upgrading for 180 blocks in 5 years: Khaw (Sembawang MP)

The Straits Times, 30 Apr 2006, pp. 7

Microfilm reel: NL26652

 

Here comes the lift… Solar powered

The Straits Times, 9 Dec 2000, pp. 3

Microfilm reel: NL22050

 

Getting a lift from the polls

The Straits Times, 1 April 2006, Pp. 9

Microfilm reel: NL26645

 

Sembawang to become the Jurong of the north

The Straits Times, 19 July 1996, pp. 1

Microfilm reel: NL20622

 

3 new sites included under Sers

The Straits Times, 21 Feb 2000, pp. 3

Summary: 11 old HDB blocks in Bedok, Punggol and Sembawang to be demolished, 1000 families relocated

See:

http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Article.aspx?articleid=straitstimes20000221-1.2.6.5&sessionid=e481d3552a79434b8c3a3ce87e12e5dc&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

 

Problems with living in Sembawang estate

 

Forced to sell flat due to noise

Today, 17 May 2006, pp. 26

Summary: ‘paper thin’ walls caused noise problems for several families, issue: the lack of building standards?

See:

http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Article.aspx?articleid=today20060517-1.2.32.8&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

and

http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Article.aspx?articleid=today20060515-1.2.23.3&sessionid=4090e3deb94b4e3fa85c6ece5b121529&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

 

Applicants not keen on taking up HDB offer

The Straits Times, 1 June 1985, pp. 12

Summary: The new northern estates - including Sembawang - are too far away and unconnected despite their low prices

See:

http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Article.aspx?articleid=straitstimes19850601-1.2.28.5&sessionid=8a245ff99e3a4cdd97edef80be4373e3&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

 

Chutes in 57 blocks choked with refuse

The Straits Times, 16 Aug 1988, pp. 10

Summary: errant cleaning contractor failed to pay workers, resulted in the choking of refuse chutes and dirty estates in Sembawang

See:

http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Article.aspx?articleid=straitstimes19880816-1.2.21.9&sessionid=936519abf2ef481eac310f3db0ce98f7&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

 

Bugged by litter for 2 years

The Straits Times, 10 April 2005, pp. 36

See:

http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Article.aspx?articleid=straitstimes20050410-1.2.41&sessionid=92f5fbe5dd544b7ca7a34352157441cc&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

 

2) PSYCHICAL DWELLING -- PLACE, INDIVIDUAL

 

Contestation of space

 

A short drive into another world: Kampung life - what it’s like and why it can’t be preserved

The Straits Times, 19 Aug 1984, pp. 3

Summary: Kampung at Sembawang, debate on whether or not it should be preserved for the future and for tourism

See:

http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Article.aspx?articleid=straitstimes19840819-1.2.8.1.8&sessionid=f7be7e639855476dba84119ca23d29ed&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: Chong Pang to become a HDB new town,

http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Article.aspx?articleid=straitstimes19850125-1.2.33.24&sessionid=e481d3552a79434b8c3a3ce87e12e5dc&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

 

Minister allays fears of residents

The Straits Times, 23 April 1979, pp. 6

Summary: residents of the Kumpungs in Sembawang worry about resettlement

See:

http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Article.aspx?articleid=straitstimes19790423-1.2.29&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

 

Adapting to HDB life

 

PM Lee retraces Sembawang’s change from Kampung to modern town

The Straits Times, 6 May 2006, pp. 8

Microfilm reel: NL26902

 

Chong Pang folks get the message

The Straits Times, 19 July 1982, pp. 13

Summary: ‘Courtesy brigade’ led by Tony Tan went around villages in Sembawang to encourage villagers to retain their courteous and friendly spirits when they are resettled to HDB flats

See:

http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Article.aspx?articleid=straitstimes19820719-1.2.62&sessionid=92f5fbe5dd544b7ca7a34352157441cc&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

 

Shared spaces

 

Colonial bungalow features for Sembawang HDB flats

The Straits Times, 25 Dec 1995, pp. 3

Microfilm reel: NL20081

 

Another wet market to close down

The Straits Times, 3 Oct 2009, pp. 51

Microfilm reel: NL30297

 

A walk back in time

The Straits Times, 12 Feb 1985, pp. 14

Summary: parks and ‘idyllic’ spaces around Sembawang

See:

http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Article.aspx?articleid=straitstimes19850212-1.2.28.1&sessionid=1da0b92b5c7c416c9b241b12cfc01666&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

 

Good spots [in Sembawang]

The Straits Times, 2 Oct 1995, pp. 32

Microfilm reel: NL20065

 

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

 

Neighbourliness

 

Scouting out residents in case of emergencies

The Straits Times, 29 Jan 2007, pp. 27

Microfilm reel: NL27312

 

Sembawang Connection

The Straits Times, 1 Apr 2006, pp. 4

Microfilm reel: NL26645

 

Chummy neighbours

Today, 5 Dec 2000, pp. 7

Summary: future direction of Sembawang town council to foster neighbourliness and closer ties in the neighbourhood

See:

http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Article.aspx?articleid=today20001205-2.2.8.6&sessionid=fe95bde141654633b883ff1c0631525d&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

 

Folk dancing at the void decks

The Straits Times, 20 Dec 1988, pp. 26

Summary: activities in the void decks at Sembawang, such as line dancing

See:

http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Article.aspx?articleid=straitstimes19881220-1.2.40.3.3&sessionid=5e57ac2ba9f14fb8a8117d21e94901c9&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

 

Kampung spirit rolls on, thanks to floor parties

The Straits Times, 29 July 2008, pp. 27

Summary: floor parties in Sembawang Crescent estates encourage interactions among residents

See:

http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Article.aspx?articleid=straitstimes20080729-1.2.35.15&sessionid=cbe30142d175499d9002e977975c6493&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

 

Pro-family/pro-natal

 

Mother of two has been classified as SINGLE

The Straits Times, 24 March 1987, pp. 20

Summary: Woman married to Malaysian, with two children, classified as single and was not given priority in housing allocation during the resettlement of a Kampung in Sembawang

See:

http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Article.aspx?articleid=straitstimes19870324-1.2.34.6&sessionid=0741347755c94b8399203c16beaddd4e&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

 

Aging

 

Independent living at the Golden Jasmine

Today, 16 Sep 2006, pp. 34

Summary: studio apartments for the elderly in Sembawang

See:

http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Article.aspx?articleid=today20060916-1.2.23.7.1&sessionid=4090e3deb94b4e3fa85c6ece5b121529&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

 

Racial/ethnic issues

 

No Information

 

Income divide (class)

 

No Information

 

Electoral Politics

 

Candidates go all-out to win hearts and minds

The Straits Times, 2 Feb 1979, pp. 6

Summary: potential MPs mingling with people from their constituencies (including Tony Tan around Semabawang)

See:

http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Article.aspx?articleid=straitstimes19790202-1.2.21.1&sessionid=b59c2658080d4e47b0bbb54f98b30dcc&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

 

In the crowd

The Straits Times, 7 Feb 1979, pp. 8

Summary: Tony Tan’s campaign in Sembawang during the 1979 GE

See:

http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Article.aspx?articleid=straitstimes19790207-1.2.59.8&sessionid=1b6252acb0b84fa0bf63d3c512b5d99b&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

 

Harbans attacks resettlement policy

The Straits Times, 9 Feb 1979, pp. 15

Summary: opposition party for Sembawang Mr. Harbans Singh questions the need for the Sembawang resettlement policy, and calls Tony Tan’s $51 million dollar development plan for Sembawang an ‘election bluff’

See:

http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Article.aspx?articleid=straitstimes19790209-1.2.73.8&sessionid=cbe30142d175499d9002e977975c6493&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

and:

http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/SearchResults.aspx?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&page=123&sort=relevance