11 Nov '11, 1am

Smaller flats do not have to mean a lower quality of living, says HDB chief executive Cheong Koon Hean

Smaller flats do not have to mean a lower quality of living, says HDB chief executive Cheong Koon Hean

If residents use good interior design and arrange their furniture to create better storage options and a feeling of space, smaller flats do not have to mean a lower quality of living -- ST PHOTO: STEVEN LEE CT If residents use good interior design and arrange their furniture to create better storage options and a feeling of space, smaller flats do not have to mean a lower quality of living, said Housing Board chief executive Cheong Koon Hean on Thursday. She was speaking at the HDB Professional Forum at the HDB Hub Auditorium, where architects, engineers and contractors met to exchange ideas. She was responding to a question from reporters about how HDB flats have become smaller over the years. 'You see this in many cities,' she said. 'In big cities, people do pay attention to how they do up the inside of the flat and it can be a very comfortable living environment.' Mrs C...

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