[Blogger Special] Blogger Meryl Loh has been living in her cosy HDB flat for almost 17 years. She believes that even though Singaporeans are moving towards private housing, many others still choose to make a HDB flat their home. Read Meryl’s story on her blog.
For years, The HDB has been providing quality yet affordable homes for generations of Singaporeans! HDB (Housing Development Board), also known as public housing, is no stranger to us living in Singapore. Viewing down from a top level, block of flats can be spotted almost everywhere across the island, giving a unique landscape. Though having more Singaporean moving towards private housing, many of us (about 80%) still choose to stay in HDB and there’s definitely reason(s) why so..
I have been living in my current place (New Upper Changi Road) since Primary One, that’s like 17years already!
Previously was living in Khatib, which was quite a nice environment. One of the most memorable event back then was my six years old BIG birthday celebration! Why do i describe it as big? My mum actually arranged to help invite all my neighbors’ kids over to our place (some are my kindergarten classmates, and some are my mum’s housewives friends.) I remember how happy i was seeing how busy my granny, my mum and some of the kids mothers were cooking all our favourite dishes, seeing how playful yet helpful the kids were blowing party balloons and preparing the table. i felt like a little princess, all i did was getting myself changed and doll-up and snapping pictures with my presents! HAHA. This is one great things living in a HDB, we get to have a lot of neighbour friends, play with their kids, and they are usually very understanding and helpful when we need one another. Life is simple but happy like that.
My dad had a job offered at Singapore Changi Airport back then so my parents decided to move over to Bedok. Partly, also because for a much comfortable living space, from a 3-room flat to a current 4-room flat, with my bro having his own room and me sharing another with my sister.
My block can be found and seen on google map, wasn’t difficult to locate at all!
Neighbourhood was much quieter here even though we live here for a much longer period, probably there are lesser kids here.. BUT we love this place because its super convenient and accessible to our needs. Dad has his direct bus to work, market was less than 5mins walk away, and our (siblings and i) primary and secondary schools were just next to our block!
Here’s the map of my neighbourhood, as you can see.. everything my family and i need is within walking distance for us, sports complex, marketplace, schools and bus stops to both Bedok and Tanah Merah train stations (heading to town was 23mins away); It’s super convenient! This explain why we live here for so many years and won’t be moving house again unless exception..
Of course my house may not be the best spot and surrounding facilities might not suit your preference.. but fret not, there are so so many other locations out there, there have to that one particular place that you will like or suits your needs, that one area that you prefer most!
So, how and where to start your search? Look for iProperty.com of course! The one-stop service for everything we need to know and need to find! Me too, am looking at iProperty.com for some future planning as i will be moving away from my family a few years later so as to build my own family. It’s better to plan ahead and set ourselves a direction, yea?
iProperty.com Singapore is the country’s leading property website. They have the largest database of listings that cover hdb flat, property for rent, private apartments, condos, landed property, commercial property, newly launched projects and even overseas property. Ultimately, known as a smart search engine for property. Whether we are looking to buy a home or property for sale, their network of real estate agents who are subscribed to their service will be on hand to help us navigate the property market. We can also search for specialist agents using their property agent directory or developers using their property agent directory.
This post was originally published at Meryl Loh’s blog.