I applaud Opinion editor Chua Mui Hoong for a well-written and thoughtful piece on the housing market in Singapore ("Don't count on making big bucks from your home"; Oct 23).
I have long been concerned about the treatment of housing (an essential good) as a speculative commodity.
After our home was sold during the collective sale fever of 2009, my family and I have seen home sizes shrink to the absurd shoebox apartments of today.
As London, Sydney, and Vancouver can attest, when the housing market becomes a proxy for speculative investment, social dislocation follows.
While it may not take much space to procreate, it takes a home to have a family.