Furore over red Tampines HDB blocks exposes an unimaginative Singapore

At least one resident thought the colour was interesting

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The Internet has weighed in on the use of a bold red colour for a new BTO flat in Tampines North, including an MP, residents who are due to move in and many more interested observers. After a whitewash, is it still as scary?
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Remember the time when the worst you could expect from the design of a Housing Board flat might be the rainbow or butterfly that was painted on the facade?

Today, there is a lot more to complain about, especially with architects and designers trying harder to give public housing a little more character.

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