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HDB senior studio apartments

Somebody wrote an online article about HDB senior studio apartments and it was a sensible piece especially in the face of our very fast aging population.

In this commentary, I would like to share my little thoughts about it.

For seniors who are in the final phase of their lives, ie, those aged 65 and above, I would like to urge the government to seriously consider allowing them the option to rent a small flat from HDB, subject to certain criteria of course, apart from downgrading to buying a shorter lease small studio apartment.

It would be very helpful if rentals are pegged at concessionary rates and not mercenary and/or suffocating rates too.

After all, our current pioneer and merdeka generations are unlikely to be new citizens and they have contributed a lifetime of law obedience and hard work in their own ways towards the making of a modern Singapore that we know, enjoy and live in today.

Old people are not dead people. They may not be as articulate, as strong and as energetic as before but they have hopes and dreams that they may want to fulfill before they bid a final farewell.

For those with some savings, renting a small flat will very likely free up their savings and enable them to do the things that they have yearn to do for years such as travelling back to China or India etc to visit their ancestral homes or touring the world at least once in their lifetime etc.

In short, my commentary is about pay what you use and don’t pay what you don’t use.

It is most selfish and evil even to burden elderly people or financially depriving them of their own money with seductive arguments such as spending their money on pretty young ones in Batam lalala… and whatever agendas.

Think.

 

Simon Lim

 

 

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18 Responses to “HDB senior studio apartments”

  • Smart Nation:

    Bad idea, I think, for old people to rent. Savings will dry out and old people will not be able to keep up with the rental increase. Do you think the PAP is so comapssionate and generaous to give “concessions” or for that matter “subsidies” without first jacking up the rent or price? Before long, the seniors will be struggling to pay their rent, or worst still, get evicted and become homeless because of default. SL, not very smart idea, lah.

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  • Sporeans Keep Govt Employed:

    “It is most selfish and evil even to burden elderly people or financially depriving them of their own money with seductive arguments such as spending their money on pretty young ones in Batam lalala… and whatever agendas.”

    Hear Hear Sporeans R Free Riders.

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  • Cctv:

    Luckily got covid and vaccine as solution .Easily shorten all problem.

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  • Cctv:

    Some species of snake are extremly poisonous.

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  • xoxo:

    SERIOUSLY,the G expect NGOs to do *charity* like Buddhist lodges and Catholic Homes for aged sick.
    Meanwhile,G unabashedly raid our reserves to GIVE *CHARITY* ( FURLOUGH) to non-sg HIGHLY PAID FTs and them$elves?!

    I say ITS TIME THE G USE THE RESERVES SENIOR NATION-BUILDERS/ RESERVES accumulators to HELP THESE SENIORS IN MORE RESPECTFUL N MEANINGFUL WAYS.

    THE G can consider to build HDBs in dedicated RETIREMENT VILLAGES for our seniors ,selling these units at truly affordable prices.
    In doing so,there are plenty of ways to apply SYNERGY of large scale to help cut down COL for our seniors.

    Desmond Lee ought to give due focus on this.
    Retirement Villages that are DEDICATED can free up COMMON PUBLIC SPACES FOR THE YOUNGER N MORE MOBILE/DYNAMIC among us.
    It will also offer more SECURITY N SAFETY for the seniors as we can anticipate more crimes against seniors in a more n more densely populated Sg.

    Current SENIOR HDB FLATS are not located in DEDICATED ENVIRON AND WILL MEAN LESSER SAFETY N SECURITY for seniors.

    Time for G N SOCIETY TO PAY FORWARD to our seniors in more sincere manner.

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  • 2Daft2Live:

    What I am going to say may sound cruel and harsh but I think people need a bit of suffering to grow and wise up.

    If the old folks realize how hard their lives are despite a lifetime of contribution to the nation, they will have to start thinking why. If the children, nephews, nieces, grandchildren, relatives and acquaintances of these old folks see how hard their lives are, perhaps, they will ask themselves why….just as readers here are doing.

    An example is how the pandemic caused a lot of hardships to ordinary Malaysians. This caused the large number of apathetic Malaysians to question why…..so much that any issues like increased food prices and unfair treatment (e.g. of contract medical workers) are now closely scrutinized and even openly protested. Many even celebrated the prison sentence of an ex-Prime Minister altho there are stubborn ones who still supported him.

    You can be apathetic in good times because you are not suffering. But can you remain nonchalant when you are starving, jobless and without a proper roof over your head? Think….

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  • harimau yescock:

    How can rising public housing price be a good thing?

    many sinkies are so stupid they stop thinking.

    In the early 1980s, a 1289 sq ft public housing unit at 99 years lease cost less than S$100,000. A fresh U graduate wage then was about S$2,000pm.

    Today in the 2020s, a 1,000 sq ft public housing unit at 99 years lease cost more than S$750,000. A fresh U graduate wage today is less than S$4,000pm.

    what is the matter?

    Land cost.

    pap by pricing land for public housing as if it is land for private housing has dug a hole for most (MOST) sinkie and their children and their grandchildren.

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  • BIG STORY: Stop the PAP Steal:

    Good try Simon.

    Simon is asking the PAP Administration to think about surrendering a weapon in their Housing Nuclear Armoury.

    I have always stressed accommodation is a critically, effective NUCLEAR WEAPON of the PAP.
    The disastrous effects covers 80 percent of 5 million people.

    Second, WINNING votes for the PAP resides among HDB dwellers, not your Meyer Road, Claymore Drive or Balmoral residents.

    3rdly among others as well, not for mention here – HOW ELSE would the PAP Administration has access to ‘CHEAP’ or ‘FOC’ CPF funds if people don’t ‘LEASE’ HDB flats for 99 years or less.

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  • Guru:

    A very good suggestion. Hope someone will take this up with the ruthless PAP gov

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  • Harder Truths:

    These are people of my generation. I know them well and they can rot in hell.

    If these cunning old people wanted change they should have voted for change. They are paying the price for kissing Regime a$$e all this time. The best solution for these die-hard Regime oldies is to go to their masters for aid if not go somewhere deserted to avoid giving trouble to those younger people suffering because of them and get ready to die with some self-respect.

    Do not pity them for they are just experiencing karma of keeping the Regime in power.

    Tech: I am very tempted to chide you and not agree with you, but I simply cannot find one valid reason to do so. lol

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  • Simple solution:

    Make HDB price affordable.
    Simple solution, take out the land cost. Let Government bear it as the land belong to them.

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  • Thinker:

    Nothing changes for the better in Singapore until the PAP government is given more and more political competition. Concur with the author for the need of studio apartment rentals for the aging population. Allow the elderly to sell their flats and downgrade to rental studio apartments with shorter lease of say 40 years. This will free up cash and the elderly can focus on healthy living, add to the economy through expenditure of health products and peace of mind. The government cannot be working to provide peace of mind only for its own families. Spare a serious thought for the people of Singapore.

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  • Thinker:

    harimau yescock: 1289 sq ft

    Sinkies don`t realise that their lives are being constructed by bad policies. They are royally screwed. The system that was created ensure overwork so that Sinkies do not have time to know what is going on. Sinkies do not have to read.

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  • C’est la vie:

    ******
    Spot bloody on, ……… “harimau yescock”.

    The nation and all ravenous consumers of pap-pile-of -shit propaganda have fortuitously forgotten, … that we’re on about “affordable” public bloody housing !!!

    It’s their flippin job, it’s their bloody duty, it’s their responsibility, … to ensure hd bloody b housing prices remains low and affordable, … just as they’ve ensured their f**king pay remains high and healthy !!!
    ***
    ******

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  • Thinker:

    C’est la vie:
    ******
    Spot bloody on, ……… “harimau yescock”.

    The nation and all ravenous consumers of pap-pile-of -shit propaganda have fortuitously forgotten, … that we’re on about “affordable” public bloody housing !!!

    It’s their flippin job, it’s their bloody duty, it’s their responsibility, … to ensure hd bloody b housing prices remains low and affordable, … just as they’ve ensured their f**king pay remains high and healthy !!!
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    ******

    Govie has never been interested in the people`s happiness. On the contrary, they have been interested in making Sinkies a helpless consumer addict who is powerless with the disquiet laws that come in to tighten and handcuffs Sinkies. The PAPigs have been working for their own prosperity; that is evident for all Sinkies to see. No one disagree with that. Even govie`s lap dogs are such because they have forfeited their humanity for survival. Sinkies are so stupid that they let Sinkieland be flooded with foreigners to such an extent that more than 40% Sinkieland belongs to foreigners working and walking. Which country does this when it has no land?

    Country Population Size (million) Land Size
    Switzerland 8.6 41,280
    Denmark 5.8 42,950
    Finland 5.5 338,400
    Norway 5.3 385,200
    Singapore 5.7 728

    Norway`s population is lesser than Sinkieland and it is 530 times bigger than Singapore. Sinkieland is extremely severely overpopulated and chronically overcrowded. Sinkie`s are stupid. That`s why NS and reservists are partly there to dumb down the stupid Sinkie from exercising criticality.

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  • SINGAROAR:

    Firstly, the govt. should ensure that all citizens,at 65years are given S$500/- a month regardless of the housing they live in.This should replace the ridiculous and outdated ComCare. Everyone should have a minimal living wage of S$1600/- from 65years. Those who have enough from their retirement funds will not need assistance from the govt. Rental of apartments for seniors should be based on 1/3 of their monthly retirement funds. Healthcare and transportation should be free for seniors from 65years. This should be how a first world state looks after its elderly citizens. This is how Canada looks after its citizens. In lacking EQ, the PAP has failed to comprehend that,it means nothing as the 2nd most wealthiest State in the World when it’s citizens only participate in picking up the costs of an expensive meal but do not taste or enjoy the fruits of their labour. The PAP should be reminded that all citizens are beneficiaries of the state and should be accorded the due respect.Please stop treating us as trash and bullying us!

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  • P Against People:

    Yes. Some high class, i.e. far above mediocre, got $million annual pension. It was so disturbing that nobody dare to say anything anymore.

    LW, you want total transparency, tell us the top pensions enjoyed by politicians and civil servants.

    SINGAROAR:
    Firstly, the govt. should ensure that all citizens,at 65years are given S$500/- a month regardless of the housing they live in.This should replace the ridiculous and outdated ComCare. Everyone should have a minimal living wage of S$1600/- from 65years. Those who have enough from their retirement funds will not need assistance from the govt. Rental of apartments for seniors should be based on 1/3 of their monthly retirement funds. Healthcare and transportation should be free for seniors from 65years. This should be how a first world state looks after its elderly citizens. This is how Canada looks after its citizens. In lacking EQ, the PAP has failed to comprehend that,it means nothing as the 2nd most wealthiest State in the World when it’s citizens only participate in picking up the costs of an expensive meal but do not taste or enjoy the fruits of their labour. The PAP should be reminded that all citizens are beneficiaries of the state and should be accorded the due respect.Please stop treating us as trash and bullying us!

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  • Occupy Parliament:

    Thinker: Sinkies don`t realise that their lives are being constructed by bad policies. They are royally screwed. The system that was created ensure overwork so that Sinkies do not have time to know what is going on. Sinkies do not have to read.

    I have to say and agree this is a fantastic statement from your critical thinking – the whole PAP ecosystem of politics is hegemonic over SGpns.

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