Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Juxtaposition of HDB flats

More than 80% of Singaporeans live in HDB(Housing Development Board) flats which are public housing. Public housing in our case is not equivalent to free accommodation as residents will have to pay for the flats that they purchase, at a price which is significantly lower than those in the private sectors. HDB flats are built within self-contained precincts with easy access to amenities. As HDB flats play an important role in our lives, I shall therefore make an issue out of this.

View from the top floor of a flat over looking the little "park" area.

HDB residents hanging out their laundry to dry on bamboo poles and therefore, tumbler or dryer is an uncommon electrical appliance in our households.

Sheltered walkways for residents to get from one block to another block of flats.

A "block" of letter boxes stationed at the lobby of each HDB flat.

Staircase leading to each floor of the flat. It is is rarely used by residents as there is lift access to each floor.

For double security, there is an additional grilled door before the wooden door.

Views from the top of a staircase.