A pair transferring into their new Housing Board flat in Tanjong Rhu in 1963. The HDB was arrange in 1960 to resolve Singapore’s housing disaster.
Again then, many had been dwelling in unhygienic slums and crowded squatter settlements. Inside three years, the Housing Board constructed 21,000 flats.
At this time, greater than 80 per cent of the inhabitants stay in HDB flats.
Do you may have recollections of transferring into an HDB flat? What was it like adjusting to your new house? Do you keep in mind your neighbours and neighbourhood? Share your images and tales with us.
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• Your contribution might be featured within the Nationwide Museum of Singapore’s exhibition, House, Actually: Rising Up With Singapore, 1950s To The Current, introduced in collaboration with The Straits Occasions. The exhibition might be held on the Nationwide Museum’s Stamford Gallery from August 2020 to February 2021.
• House, Actually will discover moments and experiences in Singapore’s historical past that specific the identification and collective reminiscence of Singaporeans. That includes archival images, artefacts and digital interactives, the exhibition goals to encourage reflection and dialog on what it means to be Singaporean.
• Share your tales and images with us on Photonico: hometruly.photonico.asia Submissions shut on March 1. Chosen responses stand to win prizes comparable to a Shangri-La staycation, pictures masterclasses by The Straits Occasions and behind-the-scenes experiences within the ST newsroom.
The Straits Occasions’ collaboration with the Nationwide Museum of Singapore in House, Actually is a part of its 175th anniversary contribution to the neighborhood. House, Actually can be supported by Singapore Press Holdings and Photonico, its on-line Asian-centric pictures market.