From sake bars to yacht cabins, Singaporeans are transforming bland public flats

Eighty percent of the country’s 5.5-million people live in utilitarian spaces, but some are taking them to new levels

14 December 2021 - 19:07 By Edgar Su

Singapore’s public housing system is acclaimed for providing affordable homes in the land-scarce country, where private apartments can cost upwards of $740,800 (about R12m).

The Housing Development Board (HDB) flats, in which 80% of Singapore’s 5.5-million people live, are typically utilitarian, with tight rules governing ownership and resales...

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