Tag Archives: HDB

OTG Coffee

We literally stumbled upon this cafe at the Upper Serangoon area. My partner spotted it from the coffeeshop where we were having dinner. It’s another hip little ice cream waffles and coffee cafe located within HDB blocks and we like … Continue reading

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Provision Shops at Eunos Crescent

This is what our government calls the heartlands, but to me it’s just real, down to earth Singapore. I always wonder how the traditional provision shops compete with NTUC. It’s seems so unfair to these small family run businesses.

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The Singapore Dream: A HDB Flat

What most Singaporeans aspire to purchase. But you usually end up tied to your job, unable to quit, even if it sucks big time. Even with a grant, you’ll be in debt for years and somehow you don’t really purchase … Continue reading

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Pinnacle at Duxton

I always think of the Pinnacle at Duxton as LKY’s flat. It’s imprinted in my mind that it was his brainchild. So I don’t call it Pinnacle, but Lee Kuan Yew’s flat each time I pass it. Pinnacle@Duxton, the official … Continue reading

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HDB Properties in Singapore: What Happens After the 99 Year Lease is Up?

I have always wondered about what happens when you HDB lease is up, and here’s a detailed write-up about it by Alvin on a blog all about Tiong Bahru Estate. It made me wonder what would prompt young people to … Continue reading

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HDB Flat in Ikea Colours

I find the yellow and blue pretty striking.

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Uniquely Singapore: Homes

Little boxes in the air that most young people can’t afford. Living in super close proximity with not much privacy. These condo units go for at least a million. That’s the cost of a little more space and privacy. More … Continue reading

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Precious Little Bit of Green

A small government apartment that only has a lease of 99 years or less, is so extremely expensive. Unless you’re born with a silver spoon, you need to go into debt for life to own one.  Imagine – you can’t … Continue reading

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The Way We Dry Our Clothes

Using an electric dryer may be more convenient, but the electricity cost is high and the sun’s rays are free. Most people use bamboo poles to put out their clothes to dry in Singapore. We also call these multi-coloured poles … Continue reading

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A Glimpse of the Real Singapore

Not all of Singapore is swanky and pristine. There’s also gritty, grimy and authentic in every way. One of the oldest estates is Toa Payoh which is right in the middle of the island. This is one area in Toa … Continue reading

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