Housing in Singapore

Tiong Bahru

Singapore's housing in the past

Tiong Bahru is one of the oldest housing estate in Singapore.Hence,the buildings there are old and unique.Residents in Tiong Bahru would rather stay there than moving out of the neighborhood due to its amenities and facilities like the market and heritage trail.Such places also provide the residents a sense of belonging.


INTERVIEW QUESTIONS & RESPONSES
1)Do you think if there are changes in Tiong Bahru over the years?

2)What is your favorite place in Tiong Bahru?Do you still visit the place?

3)Why do you like Tiong Bahru?

4)How long have you been staying in Tiong Bahru?

5)What is your first impression of Tiong Bahru?


INTERVIEW 1(AUNTIE SELLING FLOWER)

Q1 RESPONSE) : Agrees that there are difference between houses in the pastand present.

Q2 RESPONSE : The market as she works there.

Q3 RESPONSE : Likes Tiong Bahru as she lived here

Q4 RESPONSE : Have been staying in Tiong Bahru for more than 10 years>

Q5 RESPONSE :-NIL-

INTERVIEW 2 (UNCLE SELLING FISH)

Q1 RESPONSE : Feel that Tiong Bahru has changed.

Q2 RESPONSE :-NIL-

Q3 RESPONSE :-NIL-

Q4 RESPONSE : Resident in Tiong Bahru for a few years.

Q5 RESPONSE : The housing in Tiong Bahru is unique ( rounded balcony ...)

INTERVIEW 3(UNCLE)

Q1 RESPONSE :Agree that housing has changed and felt sad.

Q2 RESPONSE :-NIL-

Q3 RESPONSE :-NIL-

Q4 RESPONSE :Doesnt stay in Tiong Bahru but does volunteering work there.

Q5 RESPONSE :-NIL-

INTERVIEW 4 : (AUNTIE)

Q1 RESPONSE : -NIL-

Q2 RESPONSE : Favorite place in tiong bahru is the market

Q3 RESPONSE : Likes tiong bahru as she feel that it is convenient to go places from here.

Q4 RESPONSE: Stay in Tiong Bahru for 2 years.

Q5 RESPONSE : -NIL-

INTERVIEW 5(UNCLE)

Q1 RESPONSE : -NIL-

Q2 RESPONSE : Like the heritage trail and the market . Likes the market as it is convenient and easy

Q3 RESPONSE : -NIL-

Q4 RESPONSE :-NIL-

Q5 RESPONSE : the housing is different from other estates.

Housing in the present

In Sengkang , there are amenities and facilities that are available for all the different age groups.For example , there are fitness corners , playground , basketball court and badminton court . The housings in the sengkang estate are also affordable .

Housing in the future

I think that as years go by, the housing would be more expensive than the housings now as the land in Singapore is limited . However, I think that the facilities and amenities would still be available for all the different age groups and there would be more landmarks in each place so that the residents would have a sense of belonging .