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Residents should have some leeway to place items outside front door

I refer to Mr Martin Frois’ letter and accompanying photo (Common space treated as own backyard, Dec 3). For as long as HDB flats have existed, their occupants have been using the space in front of their door…

Consistency needed on how common spaces can be used

I refer to the letter by Mr Martin Frois, “Common space treated as own backyard” (Dec 3). It does seem that the use of common spaces in HDB estates as an extension of one’s own property is rather…

Are HDB flats still attractive as an investment after new rules for prime locations?

Singapore housing has appreciated significantly over the past 20 years, supported by sound macro-economic mgmt and steady job growth over the decades. Resold HDB flats have created significant wealth for households in the last 20 years. During this…

Scolds town council staff, retrieves thrown items: Elderly resident clutters Woodlands corridor for a year

An elderly man has been cluttering a common corridor in Woodlands with heaps of items, much to the chagrin of other residents. Stomp contributor Leon shared photos of the situation on the 13th floor of Blk 785A Woodlands…

Do more to manage crowds at SkyVille@Dawson’s rooftop gardens

I’m a resident of SkyVille@Dawson. Having seen several of my neighbours volunteering to assist the RC in checking the rooftop gardens to ensure there is no overcrowding, smoking, littering or noise pollution and that people adhere to safe…

Common space treated as own backyard

I share some common space with my neighbour which is the only passage to my home. My neighbour has used the space to hang laundry and store shelves, boxes and other personal items. I raised this issue with…

Woman plucks Tampines resident’s plants, spits at his doorstep, dumps rubbish at corridor

Life can be unbearable if you have to put up with nightmarish neighbours. Muhammad, a resident at Blk 522C Tampines Central 7, has been feeling troubled by his neighbour ever since she moved in a year ago. He…

Too much noise can harm your health. That’s potentially a problem in Singapore

For months, Wayne Chan has been putting up with renovation noise coming from neighbouring units. The full-time emcee, who has had to host events virtually from home during the pandemic, was so annoyed he posted a video on…

Feb 2022 HDB BTO In-Depth Review: Geylang

Out of the 3,930 units to be launched in the Feb 2022 BTO launch, 440 units will be located in Geylang. We’ll only know the starting prices after the Feb 2022 BTO launch announcement. In the meantime, SRX…

Mount Pleasant estate amenities common in other locations too

I refer to Forum writer Tan Swan Hwee’s letter suggesting that the future flats in the Mount Pleasant area should fall under the prime location public housing (PLH) model. The reasons given by him are not sufficiently valid.…

Higher property tax for most 3-room HDB flats, all bigger units from Jan 1, 2022: Iras

Most people living in three-room flats, and all of those in larger flats, will pay higher property tax next year following a revision of AV of HDB flats. Iras said on Wed that it will revise the AV…

Singaporeans in good position to buy rather than rent flats

I refer to the Forum letter “Be mindful of factors that can affect ability to service mortgage loans” (Nov 22). Singapore is different from other jurisdictions like Hong Kong, where home ownership is largely beyond the reach of…

Car wash machines too close to flats

My flat is located right next to a multi-storey carpark which has two self-service car wash machines. The machines are located at the far end of the carpark, which is less than 5m from my block. While the…

4 people, including two children, taken to hospital following PMD fire in Sembawang

Two children, believed to be under the age of five, were taken to hospital following a fire that broke out in the wee hours of Sun morning. Early investigations into the cause of the fire indicate that it…

‘My baby wants to sleep, how?’ Sunday renovations in HDB flat have man knocking on neighbour’s door

Putting up with the noise from a neighbour’s renovation works is part of the deal when living in close quarters. While most people can get some reprieve during the weekends, a man had to confront a couple of…

Mount Pleasant estate flats should fall under prime location housing model

It’s easy to see why demand for the upcoming Mount Pleasant housing estate will be high (Strong demand likely for future HDB flats in Mount Pleasant area, say analysts, Nov 24). But Mr Nicholas Mak, ERA’s head of…

It’s a religious ceremony and not a curse, says couple who set up ‘creepy’ altar under neighbour’s window in Ang Mo Kio

A makeshift ‘altar’ on which two effigies are placed together with a small coffin and joss sticks, bound together by a strip of yellow paper. Beside it are a pair of fruits with iron nails driven through their…

HDB loft flat at Dawson snapped up for $1.32m, breaks Queenstown resale flat record

Rare HDB flats on the market usually command sky-high resale prices. This time, a five-room loft unit in SkyTerrace @ Dawson was recently sold for over $1.32 million, setting a new record for resale HDB flats in Queenstown.…

Mount Pleasant estate is a good step towards more inclusive society

I welcome the development of a HDB estate in the Mount Pleasant area. I am sure the average Singaporean who has visited the area has wondered if he would ever be able to afford living amid such lush…

Mount Pleasant project could show the way to redevelop heritage sites in future

Residents of the upcoming Mount Pleasant estate may one day sip coffee on the veranda of a century-old colonial bungalow, stroll in a former parade square where generations of policemen marched, or – if needed – make a…

5 residents suffer smoke inhalation after fire breaks out in Hougang flat kitchen

Five people were taken to hospital for smoke inhalation after a fire broke out in a second-storey flat in Hougang on Wed. SCDF said in a FB post on Wed night that it was alerted to the fire…

Nov 2021 BTO application rate down 51% compared to Aug 2021 BTO exercise

Based on HDB’s data for the Nov 2021 BTO sales exercise there were about 17,811 applicants vying for 4,501 new BTO flats. This translates to an average application rate of 4.0 as of 5pm on Nov 23. This…

10 applicants per four-room BTO flat in Rochor under new prime area model

There was “moderate to healthy” demand for BTO flats launched in Rochor under the new prime area housing model, property analysts noted on Wed, with about 10 applicants vying for each four-room flat. A total of 6,976 applications…

Multi-agency joint operation carried out at SkyVille @ Dawson to enforce safe management measures

In a FB post dated 14 Nov, Dawson RC had shared that they had conducted a multi-agency joint operation that day at the sky garden of SkyVille @ Dawson. Comprising personnel from HDB, MOM, NEA and Dawson RC,…

9 applicants vying for each 4-room BTO flat in Rochor under prime location model

Four-room flats in Rochor were oversubscribed in the first BTO project under a new prime location public housing (PLH) model that proved popular among home buyers. As at 5pm on Tues, there were 4.8 first-time applicants and 92.6…

Mount Pleasant, Marina South MRT stations to open in tandem with housing developments

Two MRT stations on the TEL, Mount Pleasant and Marina South, will open only when housing developments around them are ready, said LTA. Mount Pleasant will serve the future residents of a 5,000-unit housing estate to be built…

Planned road alignment for Mt Pleasant housing estate changed following environmental study

A planned road network that will serve a future housing estate in Mount Pleasant is being adjusted following an environmental impact study of the area. The two-year study was commissioned by HDB and began in Jan 2019, it…

New HDB estate in Mt Pleasant may come under prime location model: analysts

The Prime Location Public Housing (PLH) model, which comes with stricter buying and selling conditions such as a longer MOP, could potentially be applied to the new HDB estate that will be developed in Mount Pleasant, property analysts…

Hot demand expected for future HDB flats in Mount Pleasant: Analysts

Upcoming flats in the future Mount Pleasant public housing estate will likely see hot demand, owing to their prime location and the abundance of surrounding amenities, said analysts. The first BTO project on this plot – largely on…

5,000 flats to be built on Old Police Academy site in Mount Pleasant; parts of area’s heritage to be preserved

A new 33ha housing estate comprising 5,000 flats will be built at Mount Pleasant. It is an area with rich heritage, being home to the Old Police Academy and pre-war black-and-white bungalows. Considering their assessed heritage significance, the…

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