High-rise home improvement

Foreign workers installing a clothes-drying rack at a Housing Board block in Jalan Satu, off Old Airport Road, on Tuesday. The installation was part of the Home Improvement Programme (HIP), a subsidised scheme which tackles maintenance problems that
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Foreign workers installing a clothes-drying rack at a Housing Board block in Jalan Satu, off Old Airport Road, on Tuesday. The installation was part of the Home Improvement Programme (HIP), a subsidised scheme which tackles maintenance problems that crop up in ageing flats. Other than replacing old bamboo pole sockets with new racks, other improvements include repairs for spalling concrete and upgrading of the electrical load. At these Jalan Satu flats, the HIP is offered together with the optional Enhancement for Active Seniors scheme, which improves flats for elderly residents. They can opt for improvements such as slip-resistant treatment for bathroom floor tiles and grab bars in bathrooms.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 09, 2015, with the headline 'High-rise home improvement'. Print Edition | Subscribe