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HDB Flats

 

Upgrading

 

Plans for a green and gracious garden city

The Straits Times, 21 Oct 1972, pp. 9

Summary: 5-years plans for the building of parks, swimming pools and sports facilities unveiled by the HDB.

See:

http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Article.aspx?articleid=straitstimes19721021-1.2.54&sessionid=8fb15e2b5dae4703a0dddecc01aaccd7&keyword=eunos+HDB&lang=en&search=advanced&fromdate=&todate=&articles=1&advertisements=0&illustrations=1&letters=1&obituaries=0&miscellaneous=0&newspaperTitles=singdailynews%2csingmonitor%2csingweekherald%2cstraitsadvocate%2cstraitschinherald%2cstraitsobserver%2cstoverland%2cstweekly%2cbiztimes%2cfreepress%2cstraitstimes%2ctoday&fuzzysearch=Off&token=hdb%2ceunos

 

Othman calls for fire prevention measures in flats

The Straits Times, 23 March 1976, pp. 8

Summary: MPs argue for the importance of retrofitting all HDB flats with fire-prevention structures

See:

http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Article.aspx?articleid=straitstimes19760323-1.2.48.1&sessionid=8032e350d5f94b429c12f5697adc6941&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

 

Are we too obsessed with the future and frills?

The Straits Times, 3 Aug 1989, pp. 26

Summary: The constant and seemingly unending stream of developments tire the writer. The writer questions the need for such ‘developments for the future’.

See:

http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Article.aspx?articleid=straitstimes19890803-1.2.39.4&sessionid=2c1722bf2654480fa12e052eacfd5949&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

 

HDB will spend $106 million to upgrade old estates

The Straits Times, 22 March 1979, pp. 13

Summry: parliament discussion on what areas of HDB estates to be upgraded and how money will be spent

See:

http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Article.aspx?articleid=straitstimes19790322-1.2.66.9&sessionid=b6aebd410fd54790af53a5674f9da225&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

 

Facilities will raise precincts’ value

The Straits Times, 5 July 1996, pp. 56

Microfilm reel: NL 20117

 

Meeting needs, aspirations of old and new residents

The Straits Times, 10 May 1996, pp. 47

Microfilm reel: NL 20106

 

Community spirit to count in upgrading

The Straits Times, 18 Sep 1996, [[. 1

Microfilm reel: NL 20132

 

Changes in Store for HDB estates

The Straits Times, 13 Dec 1986, pp. 14

Summary: the changes in the layouts and planning of HDB estates/precincts, as well as architecture

See:

http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Article.aspx?articleid=straitstimes19861213-1.2.24.16&sessionid=e143c2c1e33843bbb91ad8d2b5692c3a&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

also see:

http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Article.aspx?articleid=straitstimes19890616-1.2.42.1&sessionid=7dae7051c3bd46a4b4db2e5a95ee94b5&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

 

Why some reject all-expenses paid HDB interim upgrading

The Straits Times, 3 Nov 1995, pp. 31

Microfilm reel: NL 20071

 

‘Mini-city’ coming up in Tampines to offer more jobs, leisure activities

The Straits Times, 15 Feb 1992, pp. 16

Microfilm reel: NL17603

 

3 more sites picked for HDB’s enbloc redevelopment

The Business Times, 21 Feb 2000, pp. 7

Microfilm reel: NL21770

 

To Sers with love

Today, 30 Nov 2002, pp. 14

Summary: the merits of the SERS program and the correlation location and demands/prices of flats

See:

http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Article.aspx?articleid=today20021130-1.2.21.1&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

 

$10b for HDB upgrading

The Straits Times, 15 March 2001, pp. 1

Microfilm reel: NL22133

 

A little bit of San Francisco in Marsiling

The Straits Times, 25 Apr 1997, pp. 58

Microfilm reel: NL20173

 

How much are you willing to pay for a stairway to heaven?

The Straits Times, 24 May 2000, pp. 43

Microfilm reel: NL20397

 

Quicker, cheaper HDB lift upgrades

The Straits Times, 24 Feb 2006, pp. 1

See:

http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Article.aspx?articleid=straitstimes20060224-1.2.2&sessionid=21badecf00d148f9adf7444a5b0b19a8&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: Lift-upgrading cost should be borne by ‘all or govt’,

http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Article.aspx?articleid=straitstimes20000524-1.2.52.1&sessionid=019c02d6e8064a74818590a98066f673&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

 

‘The whole country will be transformed’

Today, 20 Aug 2007, pp. 6

Summary: PM outlined the reinvigoration of HDB’s upgrading and building strategies

See:

http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Article.aspx?articleid=today20070820-1.2.5.4.1&sessionid=1c3599aa3eed4bb2923de72327355cf7&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

 

Policy

 

HDB cannot build fast enough to meet the rising demands: Mr Lee

The Straits Times, 23 Jul 1972, pp. 5

Summary: then-PM Lee talks about the challenges faced by HDB, and offers citizens advice on family planning and social cohesion.

See:

http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Article.aspx?articleid=straitstimes19720723-1.2.28&sessionid=c0c1be13980b4cebb05eac9745e3c8c1&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: Flats will go up faster in five new towns (changes in the method of building),

http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Article.aspx?articleid=straitstimes19820303-1.2.39&sessionid=b8ddaac4cf2543c9a7e68ca45c52953b&keyword=eunos+HDB&lang=en&search=advanced&fromdate=&todate=&articles=1&advertisements=0&illustrations=1&letters=1&obituaries=0&miscellaneous=0&newspaperTitles=singdailynews%2csingmonitor%2csingweekherald%2cstraitsadvocate%2cstraitschinherald%2cstraitsobserver%2cstoverland%2cstweekly%2cbiztimes%2cfreepress%2cstraitstimes%2ctoday&fuzzysearch=Off&token=hdb%2ceunos

 

MP raps the HDB for lack of planning in new estates

The Straits Times, 12 Aug 1977, pp. 6

Summary: MP points out problems of the new estates in the central and in the north

See: http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Article.aspx?articleid=straitstimes19770812-1.2.24&sessionid=371d9164a6424b30b6bc9f798d3281f2&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

 

Proposed Price Zones

The Straits Times, 17 May 1981, pp. 6

Summary: the various zonings of HDB estates

See:

http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Article.aspx?articleid=straitstimes19810517-1.2.27&sessionid=f650b72b565b4bb5b909aa78b0367bbb&keyword=eunos+HDB&lang=en&search=advanced&fromdate=&todate=&articles=1&advertisements=0&illustrations=1&letters=1&obituaries=0&miscellaneous=0&newspaperTitles=singdailynews%2csingmonitor%2csingweekherald%2cstraitsadvocate%2cstraitschinherald%2cstraitsobserver%2cstoverland%2cstweekly%2cbiztimes%2cfreepress%2cstraitstimes%2ctoday&fuzzysearch=Off&token=hdb%2ceunos

 

New town that is a mix of high and low

The Straits Times, 24 Dec 1982, pp. 13

Summary: new urban planning policy of merging new estates with existing ones (Serangoon)

See:

http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Article.aspx?articleid=straitstimes19821224-1.2.49&sessionid=9859564002524a1f95c0c9153d1291b7&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

 

HDB urged to be less bureaucratic

The Straits Times, 29 Oct 1983, pp. 15

Summary: MP reminding bureaucrats the importance of empathy in the process of allocating flats to people

See:

http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Article.aspx?articleid=straitstimes19831029-1.2.63&sessionid=71aa4e65be7a4fd6b7f34eae5dcd3374&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

 

Future homes for the two largest HDB new towns

The Straits Times, 24 Oct 1984, pp. 15

Summary: plans to build new estates in Yishun and Sembawang, connection of housing estates, population and electoral politics

See:

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

 

HDB acquiring more land again

Singapore Monitor, 5 Oct 1984, pp.1

Summary: execution of the land acquisition act

see:

http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Article.aspx?articleid=singmonitor19841005-1.2.3&sessionid=2932f8b6c36e482e816c8abd4ac6d0a9&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

 

Concern over open balcony

The Straits Times, 9 Nov 1984, pp. 2

Summary: Maisonette owners displeased with HDB’s policy and regulations on the alterations they can make to their balconies

See:

http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Article.aspx?articleid=straitstimes19841109-1.2.91.6.2&sessionid=39d4cd20720e452bafde5488b5cd8484&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

 

It’s all part of the concept

The Straits Times, 30 July 1985, pp. 26

Summary: The article highlights the workings of the concept plan and the workings behind Singapore’s rapid urbanization since the 1960s

See:

http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Article.aspx?articleid=straitstimes19850730-1.2.51.3&sessionid=e918c8e87bf2454aa60c8d149bcfdb4a&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

 

HDB now goes for quality

The Straits Times, 28 Oct 1985, pp. 13

Summary: article highlights the importance of workmanship and design for flats in the new towns. It also draws light to HDB’s accomplishments for the past 10 years

See:

http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Article.aspx?articleid=straitstimes19851028-1.2.27.18&sessionid=7dae7051c3bd46a4b4db2e5a95ee94b5&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: HDB flat owners appreciate quality of their homes, The Business Times, NL 21983

 

We need not buy back these flats, says HDB

The Straits Times. 5 July 1986, pp. 10

Summary: HDB’s policy on HUDC flats

See:

http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Article.aspx?articleid=straitstimes19860705-1.2.25.3&sessionid=d9fa8e011f4141b8a59054bbaad1ecb7&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

 

Evicted families will be offered rental homes

The Straits Times, 1 Aug 1986, pp. 12

Summary: HDB offers rental homes to families evicted after conviction of killer-litter offences

See:

http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Article.aspx?articleid=straitstimes19860801-1.2.27.2&sessionid=335be75c0fd04720b1b38b78d465faa8&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

 

Prefabricated wall for houses a first

The Straits Times, 25 Jan 1988, pp. 18

Summary: changes in the ways of building to increase pace of building

See:

http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Article.aspx?articleid=straitstimes19880125-1.2.27.8&sessionid=c59f8aaea02b4957b573b8569e53d8e5&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

 

Singapore city in the 21st century

The Straits Times, 4 June 1989, pp. 23

Summary: two architects, a sociologist and a civil servant discuss with the Sunday Times about strategies for Singapore’s future (housing is a big part of it!)

See:

http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Article.aspx?articleid=straitstimes19890604-1.2.36.1&sessionid=f71b302fb37d44bba5199ebda98b31c0&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

 

Target: private housing for a third of the population

The Business Times, 13 Sep 1991, pp. 1

Microfilm reel: NL17688

 

Building RCs ‘helps new town residents settle in faster’

The Straits Times, 25 April 1996, pp. 34.

Microfilm reel: NL20103, also see: Community ties: it’s the basics that count NL 27303

 

HDB maisonettes not spared

The Business Times, 22 Oct 1998, pp. 4

Microfilm reel: NL21345

 

Flat buyers get a dose of ‘Northern Exposure’

The Straits Times, 9 Nov 1993, pp. 25

Microfilm reel: NL18926

 

JTC introduces ‘manage your own estate scheme’

Singapore Monitor, 4 Jan 1984, pp. 23

Summary: Option given to residents living in executive flats around Jurong and Sembawang the choice to manage their own estate

See:

http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Article.aspx?articleid=singmonitor19840104-1.2.38.1&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

 

HDB launches new Design Plus flats

The Straits Times, 10 Jan 1996, pp. 1

Microfilm reel: NL20084

 

No frills housing, please

The Straits Times, 9 Feb 2009, pp. 1

Microfilm reel: NL29660

Also see: Now to focus on basics, microfilm reel: NL25265

 

Homing in on the city

The Business Times, 18 Oct 1997, pp. 17

Microfilm reel: NL21043

 

Govt to review ethnic quota in HDB estates

The Straits Times, 29 July 1997, pp. 27

Summary: ethnic quotas affecting Indians more than Malays or Chinese, government intends tor review this.

See:

http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Article.aspx?articleid=straitstimes19970729-1.2.40.14&sessionid=532e55142446418eae394a9f46945420&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

 

An international mix in Yishun Ave 5

The Straits Times, 22 Sep 1987, pp. 18

Summary: Govt. tries to provide expat with cheap, affordable housing

See:

http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Article.aspx?articleid=straitstimes19870922-1.2.32.3&sessionid=60052bf1224a4f82ad0d33bfeb65e22c&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

 

HDB may ease rules for flats ‘going private’

The Straits Times, 24 July 2002, pp. 1

Summary: easing of property rules (e.g. rental) for flats on the resale market

See:

http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Article.aspx?articleid=straitstimes20020724-1.2.2&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

 

HDB to build 3 room flats again

The Straits Times, 14 March 2004, pp. 1

Summary: to ease the overwhelming demand for affordable housing, government starts building 3 room flats again

See:

http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Article.aspx?articleid=straitstimes20040314-1.2.2&sessionid=242faab564074e9dadf8ec2ce7eea044&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

 

Future of Three (room flats)

The Straits Times, 5 June 1993, pp. 2

Microfilm reel: NL18486

 

Lower income

 

Good news for housewife who had always wanted a house of her own

The Straits Times, 15 May 1985, pp. 12

Summary: the home ownership scheme encouraged and enabled lower income households to have a place of their own

See:

http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Article.aspx?articleid=straitstimes19850515-1.2.28.7&sessionid=2a272f0e71314b68ad147fa48e3d4266&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

 

No income ceiling for tenants in new schemes

The Straits Times, 24 Dec 1985, pp. 13

Summary: describes the working of the Easy Payment Scheme, and the lowering of down payments

See:

http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Article.aspx?articleid=straitstimes19851224-1.2.25.16&sessionid=7e7e77b468e14670b6168d1859f7a812&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

 

Helping the low income own homes

Today, 8 April 2006, pp. 3

Microfilm reel: NL26660

 

Displaced citizens who may now rent HDB flats

The Straits Times, 23 Feb 1975, pp. 8

Summary; resettled residents from the old kampungs given a choice to rent HDB flats

See:

http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Article.aspx?articleid=straitstimes19750223-1.2.45&sessionid=ab99fca26e1d44379e37a28d1830e989&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:

http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Article.aspx?articleid=straitstimes19760319-1.2.24.5&sessionid=60052bf1224a4f82ad0d33bfeb65e22c&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

 

Integrate two room units with other blocks

The Straits Times, 24 Feb 2006, pp. 18

Microfilm reel: NL26613

Also see: A mix of flats in the same block mooted,

http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Article.aspx?articleid=straitstimes19990423-1.2.54.15&sessionid=14bd84d74ed34960a17617621f9b8b03&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

 

3, 4 room flat prices to be pegged to income levels

The Business Times, 23 Aug 1996, pp. 2

Microfilm reel: NL20626

 

Govt. must ensure poor in S’pore not disadvantaged

The Straits Times, 2 March 1993, pp. 29

Microfilm reel: NL18196

 

From rental flats to own homes

The Straits Times, 30 Sep 2006, pp. 6

Microfilm reel: NL27061

 

Demand for subsidized HDB rental flat surges

The Straits Times, 30 Nov 2007, pp. 3

Microfilm reel: NL28567

 

MPs: Plug loopholes for rental flats

The Straits Times, 23 Aug 2008, pp. 36

Microfilm reel: NL29460

 

Encouraging homeownership has its price

The Straits Times, 5 Dec 1998, pp. 77

Microfilm reel: NL20285

 

The perils of growing up in a one-room flat

The Straits Times, 6 July 2009, pp. 81

Microfilm reel: NL30105

 

At last, her family has a home of its own

The Straits Times, 1 Feb 1996, pp. 27

Microfilm reel: NL20089

 

More 2-room, rental flats soon

The Straits Times, 18 Oct 2007, pp. 30

Microfilm reel: NL28538

 

Old block, new faces [about rental flats]

The Straits Times, 20 June 2009, pp. 92

Microfilm reel: NL30057

 

Rental flats for the needy to be allocated from this month

The Business Times, 3 Jan 2008, pp. 9

Microfilm reel: NL28804

 

HDB to help needy who need to downgrade

The Straits Times, 8 March 2005, pp. 3

Summary: possible loans and subsidies to help those who lost their jobs/income and need to downgrade

See:

http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Article.aspx?articleid=straitstimes20050308-1.2.34.8&sessionid=b80c59d8f9784db0b87ec34fbd6df78f&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

 

Rental flats: review to weed out less needy

The Straits Times, 3 Jan 2008, pp. 31

See:

http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Article.aspx?articleid=straitstimes20080103-1.2.47.6&sessionid=14bd84d74ed34960a17617621f9b8b03&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

 

Fast facts about rental flats in Singapore

The Straits Times, 20 June 2009, pp. 94

See:

http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Article.aspx?articleid=straitstimes20090620-2.2.103.1.3&sessionid=21badecf00d148f9adf7444a5b0b19a8&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

 

Pity the poor, relax rules for rental flats

The Straits Times, 18 March 2003, pp. 5

Summary:

http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Article.aspx?articleid=straitstimes20030318-1.2.28.11.1.9&sessionid=62cef57ca4f44fb8ad1f10b07d6fa5df&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

 

Aging

 

Couples reluctant to live near old parents?

The Straits Times, 10 Sep 1979, pp. 13

See:

http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Article.aspx?articleid=straitstimes19790910-1.2.64&sessionid=a71767f6e9b941b599c7a72666948e25&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

 

Build small flats for retirees

The Business Times, 19 Jan 1994

Microfilm reel: NL19042

 

Give grants to elderly who retain CPF savings

The Straits Times, 19 Jan 1994

Microfilm reel: NL 18978

 

Old parents trade big houses for fuller lives

The Straits Times, 15 Feb 1997, pp. 2

Microfilm reel: NL20160

 

Rules eased for elderly flat buyers

The Straits Times, 30 Aug 2005, pp. 4

Microfilm reel: NL26375

 

Flats for seniors now available

The Straits Times, 31 Aug 2005, pp. 7

Microfilm reel: NL 26374

 

400 more HDB studio flats for the elderly

The Straits Times, 8 April 2006, pp. 3

Microfilm reel: NL26647

 

(elderlys’) Studios ‘merged’ with the larger flats

The Straits Times, 19 Oct 2004, pp. 5

Microfilm reel: NL25836

Also see: A BTO Bonanza

http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Article.aspx?articleid=today20091216-1.2.7.5&sessionid=19eb96b381324844a3e3e59e57cfd243&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

 

MPs urge HDB to do more for singles and the elderly

The Straits Times, 26 July 1997, pp. 33

Microfilm reel: NL20192

 

Price cuts of studios attract 32 applications

The Straits Times, 1 Apr 1999, pp. 33

Microfilm reel: NL20307

 

NTUC plans to set up more care centres for the elderly

The Straits Times, 18 March 1999, pp. 32

Microfilm reel: NL20304

 

Elderly prefer to live among younger folks

The Straits Times, 15 Jan 2003, pp. 4

Microfilm reel: NL 24919

 

A park made for the elderly

The Straits Times, 2 march 2005, pp. 19

Microfilm reel: NL26132

 

Their flat, their source of income

The Straits TImes, 24 June 2009, pp. 4

Summary: the HDB lease buyback scheme will provide aged retirees with a steady stream of income per month

See:

http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Article.aspx?articleid=today20090624-2.2.5.5&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

 

Subsidy use, not age…

Today, 20 Aug 2009, pp. 10

Summary: parliament discusses alternatives to priority for HDB flats

See:

http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Article.aspx?articleid=today20090820-2.2.4.9&sessionid=590aa009f8314f4d9c2d36a20618b6ec&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

 

Flats: enough options, so no priority for aged

The Straits Times, 20 August 2009, pp. 33

Summary: About the various schemes in place to cater to the housing needs of the elderly

See:

http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Article.aspx?articleid=straitstimes20090820-1.2.34.15.9&sessionid=82f85628558d4903a30e3c16c8c54005&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