Beyond four walls: Ex-HDB chief talks about the future of Singapore's public housing

Former HDB chief executive Cheong Koon Hean is currently chairman of the Centre for Liveable Cities.
Former HDB chief executive Cheong Koon Hean is currently chairman of the Centre for Liveable Cities.ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN

SINGAPORE - One of Singapore's latest urban planning stories is unfolding in the Housing Board waterfront town of Punggol.

In an exclusive interview, former HDB chief executive Cheong Koon Hean tells The Straits Times that Punggol Northshore, the island's first smart-enabled precinct, is also a "living laboratory" which will help the statutory board improve living conditions for home owners, as well as prepare for uncertainties in the future.

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