20 Apr '11, 12am

Our reader says singles are left to fend for themselves in the HDB market.

I TOTALLY agree with Miss Doreen Yeo ("Do more for singles"; last Saturday). Low-income families have the Government to take care of their housing needs, and high-income earners have private developers wooing them. The singles are left to fend for themselves. They have to compete with married couples, permanent residents and others who do not qualify to buy a new HDB flat but still prefer to live in an HDB environment. When I wrote in to the HDB, its reply cited land scarcity in giving priority to families. Singles also contribute to Singapore's productivity and GDP growth. They are also taxpayers. So why aren't they given an equal opportunity to buy new flats? I hope the Government can review the policy to include singles in the plan as well.

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