ECs - Executive or Exclusive?

Last week, Singapore’s Minister for National Development Khaw Boon Wan, posted a cautionary article on Housing Matters, the online mouthpiece of his Ministry. In this article, he reminded developers about the intended purpose of the Executive Condominium (EC) niche, and the role they played in fulfilling this purpose. “EC is to help Singaporean families earning [...]

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Hong Kong vs Singapore

The Singapore Armchair Critic recently posted an article that hits quite close to our hearts. Hong Kong vs Singapore: Public Housing “The annual supply of HDB flats matches the number of newly registered married couples; those with children can upgrade to bigger flats while the aged may monetize existing flats by selling them back to [...]

85% in Public Housing - Too Many?

  In writing our three-part article, we did quite a bit of brainstorming, research and refining of ideas as we got the story together. In the end, the refined product took shape after many iterations and team discussions. In the process, however, we stumbled across a few ideas that seemed quite relevant to Singapore housing, [...]

BLUTA on Housing, Part 3

Welcome to the third and final instalment of our series on Singapore housing and its related policies. In Part 1, we talked about the major issues faced by Singaporeans today, and how they tie in with our home ownership, or lack thereof. In the second part, we elaborated further on these issues, and also talked [...]

BLUTA on Housing, Part 2

In Part 1, we told you about our concerns in the Singapore housing scene. Unfortunately, our housing problems run deeper than that. Today, we are going to look at how current HDB policies may be enhanced. Other than refocusing on providing cost-effective, basic housing with fewer bells and whistles, we believe that certain HDB policies [...]

BLUTA on Housing, Part 1

Some of you may have noticed that we’ve not had a new blog post since September. However, much as we’d like to, we haven’t been on a two-month vacation. We wanted to write about the housing problems facing ordinary Singaporeans in recent years, and the reasons sentiment on the ground has been turning sour. Our [...]