BT Podcast: Excluding singles from prime location public housing flats

In this episode, correspondent Howie Lim hosts senior correspondent Leslie Yee to discuss the exclusion of singles from the new PLH model and its investment viability. ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI

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In this episode, correspondent Howie Lim hosts senior correspondent Leslie Yee to discuss the exclusion of singles from the new PLH model and its investment viability. It also features comments from property analysts. 

Highlights of the conversation: (click/tap above)

01:25 Leslie's take on why it is detrimental to exclude singles from buying PLH flats

02:45 Can the PLH model deliver on its objectives and is Singapore getting a boost in the birth rate from a pro-marriage public housing policy? (includes comments from Ku Swee Yong, chief investment officer, Kasa Singapore) 

08:09 The possible inadvertent impact of the PLH model of raising prices of other HDB resale flats in central locations

09:22 Assessing the investment case for buying a PLH flat (includes comments from Christine Sun, senior vice president of research & analytics, Orange Tee and Tie)

15:39 Why Leslie highlights the plight of singles and why he supports the PLH model in general 

Read Leslie’s article:
https://www.businesstimes.com.sg/government-economy/singles-day-housing-policies-and-other-ways-to-recognise-contributions-of-singles

Produced by: Leslie Yee (lyee@sph.com.sg), Ernest Luis & Howie Lim

Edited by: Howie Lim & Hadyu Rahim

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