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Proposed amendments to present HDB policy to increase affordability of public housing in Singapore

Proposed amendments to present HDB policy to increase affordability of public housing in Singapore

OPINION Despite widespread sentiments on the ground that HDB flats are being priced out of reach to the average Singapore worker, the government and HDB are adamant that they remain affordable based on an unknown affordability benchmark of 30 per cent of monthly income used to service the mortage loans. Let us give them the... 

Singapore: Will the real academics please stand up?

Singapore: Will the real academics please stand up?

By Imran Ahmed, Business Correspondent Not all sections of Singapore society have kept pace with the city-state’s rapid ascent from Third World to First World. Singapore lacks an intellectual community confident enough to tackle thorny domestic issues or question conventional wisdom. Singapore’s social fabric is changing... 

Avoiding and delaying “real change”

Avoiding and delaying “real change”

By Abdul Gafoor, Social Correspondent Whenever I have a tea or meal with a Singaporean politician or policy maker we will always end up talking about need for real change in the Singapore system. The conversation will start with denials and slowly and eventually he/she will admit there are flaws in the system though he/she will... 



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