On My Mind

Ensure estates like Toa Payoh or Marine Parade are not beyond the reach of the low-income

Toa Payoh bloomed as Singapore's first HDB-planned new town in the 1970s and 1980s.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Sixteen years ago, I covered the sales launch of Singapore's poshest public housing project.

It was like covering a rock concert. The fans were 20-somethings, clutching glossy brochures. The star was The Pinnacle @ Duxton, the Housing Board's new skyscraper project along Cantonment Road.

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