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New vistas for HDB in Punggol

There are not many countries where public housing seeks to emulate, if not overtake, the ambience associated with private housing. Admittedly, the Housing Board cannot compete with private developers over the size of particular flats and the exclusivity of common condominium facilities, such as swimming pools and function rooms. That is because its mission is to house Singaporeans, not to make a profit from doing so, which is largely the domain of private developers.

Yet, it is close to amazing to see how Singapore's public housing agency strives to enhance the living environment for Singaporeans, more than eight out of 10 of whom live in public housing, with the vast majority owning their flats.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 01, 2018, with the headline 'New vistas for HDB in Punggol'. Print Edition | Subscribe