Category: HOUSING IN SINGAPORE

As passion for architecture and love for Singapore, I made own research about housing since 2009. I published as Singapore HDB History, Photos, Statistics and Floor Plans in Dec 2009, added BTO & DBSS list in Mar 2011, and 10+ more pages in 2012.

– Map of HDB blocks –

Click each dot on map to view block information. Do you have large screen? Open map on full screen. Updated with February BTO and floor plans for 1970s blocks. Next update will add floor plans for after-1980 blocks. HDB block color legend Blue = Blocks built by SIT (1927-1959). Pink = Blocks built originally without lifts …

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HDB history and floor plan evolution 1930s – 2010s

This page shows floor plans of 100 most common HDB flat types and most representative layouts. Many other layouts exists, unique layouts with slanted rooms, as well as variations of the standard layouts, these usually have larger sizes. Looking for certain town or flat type? Use Ctrl+F to search within this page. Most searched floor plans: 1960s 3STD 3I …

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HDB price trends

HDB resale flat prices DOUBLED from 2007 to 2013, dropped slightly to 2015 then stabilized. However, due to high supply of flats completed in 2014 that enter on resale market in 2019, prices are likely to drop more in the coming years. However, prices are rising in some towns while dropping in other towns. I compiled …

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List of BTO projects

Advice: if you applied for a BTO and a good queue number, don’t apply via SBF hoping to get a better flat in better location and available sooner, the battle for each flat in SBF in mature towns is huge and you risk to remain homeless! Well, you can apply via SBF in Sembawang where application …

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List of Executive Condos

Looking to buy a new or resale EC? Contact my partner agent Red = TOP 1999-2000, Orange = TOP 2003-2008, Yellow = TOP 2013-2014 (available in resale market 2018-2019), Green = TOP 2015-2017 (available in resale market 2020-2022, White = under construction Executive Condominium is a form of subsidized housing built by private developers, having same eligibility restrictions …

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HDB flat types and their sizes

Flat type abbreviation: STD = Standard, I = Improved, NG = New Generation, S = Simplified, A = Model A. Some people abbreviate Standard as S instead of STD, this is wrong. 1960s-1970s flat types (refuse chute in kitchen) 1-Room Emergency (1960-?) – all demolished 2-Room Emergency (1960-?) – demolished except 5 blocks 1-Room Standard (1960-?) – …

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List of SERS sites

Between 1995 and 2007, 72 SERS sites were announced. Between 2008 and 2018, only 10 SERS sites were announced, total 7883  flats. At this rate, 306 years are required to replace all 241343 flats built between 1971 and 1980. It is obvious that SERS is highly selective and only a small amount of these flats will …

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Database of HDB blocks in Excel format

The HDB Database involve collecting data from multiple sources and typing it in one Excel table, an original compilation Made by Teoalida. The database has been purchased by several companies, including home insurance, telecommunication, door-to-door services, real estate portals, flyer distributors, as well as many people who did not told me what business field they are …

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HDB statistics, facts & figures

HDB built slightly over 1 million units since its founding in 1960 (the 1 millionth flat was completed in December 2010), SIT built about 23,000 units between 1927 and 1960, JTC and HUDC built few thousand units between 1960s and 1980s, making a total of about 1.1 million public housing units built in the history of Singapore, …

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HDB flats size 1960-2010 analysis: are the flats shrinking?

Ministry of National Development, Khaw Boon Wan, said in 2012 that HDB flats have been the same size for last 15 years and are not shrinking. This article has been copied on numerous blogs. As you can see in the following chat, the 4-room flats leased in 2000 were 90 sqm and 4-room flats launched in …

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