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  • Why HDB owners should forget about getting a windfall from Vers

    By: IPS Editor | Sep 11, 2018 | Hits: 642

    Singaporeans have come to associate property en bloc exercises with windfall gains, where property owners get prices higher than what they would ordinarily achieve if selling on a stand-alone basis. Whether in the private property market or via the Housing & Development Board’s Selective En Bloc Redevelopment Scheme (Sers) for public housing flats, the redevelopment…..

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  • Inequality has a geographic dimension – between and within neighbourhoods in Singapore

    By: admintest admintest | May 30, 2018 | Hits: 3176

    The two weeks of intense discussion on the presidential address in parliament has unanimously pointed to the danger of inequality and hardening social mobility in Singapore.   The city-state has one of the highest income disparity levels among developed economies, though not among other global cities, before taxes and government transfers. In the long run, this rift will undermine…..

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  • Shaping the future of Singapore’s heartlands

    By: admintest admintest | Apr 26, 2018 | Hits: 1414

    Someone once told me that in Singapore, HDB flats are ‘like the air we breathe’. They are so much a part of our life because more than 80 per cent of our residential population live in them. Even if you do not live in an HDB flat, you would have used some of the amenities…..

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  • How we can better chart Singapore’s urban future

    By: admintest admintest | Apr 12, 2018 | Hits: 2770

    The city state of Singapore, at just 720 square kilometres, is about half the size of metropolitan London. Yet it has to house many facilities to support its economic and social growth, including major uses such as airports and ports, energy, waste and water management and military infrastructure, all of which are needed to support…..

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  • Creating the Commonwealth of Families

    By: admintest admintest | Feb 02, 2017 | Hits: 1248

    In 2015, the Ministerial Committee on Ageing unveiled a S$3 billion national plan to help Singaporeans age successfully. The plan had three key thrusts to ensure that Singapore provided “opportunities for all ages”, and was a “kampong for all ages” and a “city for all ages”. Today, there are plans to co-locate childcare centres and…..

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  • [The Angle] How to Ensure Fair Allocation of “Waterfront” HDB Homes?

    By: admintest admintest | Sep 02, 2016 | Hits: 2195

    The government is considering building HDB flats in what has always been the commercial heart of the city — the southern part of Singapore spanning Marina Bay to Tanjong Pagar. This is part of a land use masterplan announced several years ago; with the ports in Pasir Panjang and Tanjong Pagar relocated to Tuas by…..

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  • [The Angle] Housing Grants and the Affordability of HDB Flats

    By: admintest admintest | Jan 04, 2016 | Hits: 2699

    The HDB gave an update yesterday on the housing grants it has disbursed, as of November 2015. Since 2006, HDB has released $1.6 billion in Additional CPF Housing Grants (AHG) to close to 83,000 households. It has also given out $297.61 million in Special CPF Housing Grants (SHG) since 2011 to almost 20,000 households. Eligible…..

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