Record-high HDB rents driving Malaysians working in S’pore to live in JB

Rents of Housing Board flats have been hitting record highs recently. ST PHOTO: ARIFFIN JAMAR
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SINGAPORE – On Feb 1, Ms T. Lai will join tens of thousands of Malaysians crossing the Causeway to Singapore daily for work.

The 49-year-old Malaysian, who works as a waitress in a Chinese restaurant in Woodlands, said her current lease for a flat in Singapore will expire at the end of January, and she has decided to move to Johor Bahru as she cannot afford the high rents here.

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