Inclusive housing for all.

Tiong Bahru past V.S. Seng Kang in the present V.S. Future

Housing in the past - Tiong Bahru

Built in the 1930s, Tiong Bahru Estate is one of the oldest housing estates in Singapore.During the pre- World War II years, only the upper class can afford to live here. It is also known as Mei Ren Wo (“Den of Beauties “in Chinese ) as this is where the rich keep their mistresses. After the Second World War, the housing estate is more affordable and is no longer restricted to the rich and famous.

Housing in the present - Sengkang

Sengkang is a development of HDB high-rise apartments and private housing with all the necessary amenities such as playgrounds and basketball courts, and areas for industrial use.

Sengkang also has a major public transport amenity built in tandem with the main public housing development. The Sengkang Light Rail Transit (LRT) system was built for residents to use for transportation to places around Sengkang.

Inclusive housing in the future.

In the future, housing can be built close by to facilities such as: shopping malls, food centres etc. People from different races can live close by each other and housing can be close to each other.One good example is HDB flats.People living in HDB flats, live by close to each other which is a good option.People can socialise with people from different racial and traditional background.

Housing in different times.

In the future,housing in Singapore would be almost all in HDB flats as according to the plans made by engineers in the future.In the past,there were mostly kampongs and shophouses where people mostly live and very few in HDB flats.Today,around 80% of housings in Singapore is HDB flats.

Sketching of a housing estate in Tiong Bahru.

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This sketchings shows that tiong Bahru has both old and high -rise buildings.

Response from the residents in Tiong Bahru.

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The interviewees answers are quite different. One place that it is similar is that both residents like the food in tiong Bahru. And one special answer is that two of the residents wants tiong bahru to have more facilities but the other interviewee likes tiong bahru the way it is.
Also,according to one of the interviewee, the food court that is located on the second floor of the Tiong Bahru market was located on the ground floor in the past. Stalls owners have changed over the past few years because most of them moved to other places.

The interviewee also said that foreigners like to go to Tiong Bahru for the delicacies over there.