HDB upgrading programmes

Staying in good shape

A worker at the Lift Upgrading Programme in Henderson Crescent estate in 2014. The programme provided direct lift access to flats, enhancing convenience for residents, especially the elderly and less mobile. The inaugural MUP spruce-up kicked in in 1
The inaugural MUP spruce-up kicked in in 1992. In Marine Parade, 91 per cent of home owners voted for it – way above the 75 per cent needed.ST FILE PHOTO
A worker at the Lift Upgrading Programme in Henderson Crescent estate in 2014. The programme provided direct lift access to flats, enhancing convenience for residents, especially the elderly and less mobile.
A worker at the Lift Upgrading Programme in Henderson Crescent estate in 2014. The programme provided direct lift access to flats, enhancing convenience for residents, especially the elderly and less mobile.ST FILE PHOTO

With Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong unveiling the latest HDB upgrading initiatives last month, Insight looks at the various programmes from the early days until now.

On July 11, 1989, a seemingly innocuous question from Dr S. Vasoo in Parliament yielded a response that took many in the House by surprise.

The Tiong Bahru GRC MP had asked what improvement works might be undertaken in his constituency, which had some of the oldest HDB flats at the time.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on September 23, 2018, with the headline 'Staying in good shape'. Print Edition | Subscribe