03 Jun '11, 4am

Our reader asks: What's so bad about living in high-quality HDB flats? What do you think?

I FEEL compelled to respond to Ms Susan Thomas' letter ('Tune in to aspirations of population'; Wednesday). Is the fact that more than 80 per cent of Singaporeans live in Housing Board flats a bad thing? It should be a matter of pride that we have a Government which is able to provide good-quality housing for the overwhelming majority. Our Housing Board flats outshine public housing provided in many countries. On the point of foreign talent, many multinational companies have in fact been localising expat packages. In many instances, it may just be a business decision to put the most appropriate person on the job. Yes, our educational standards are high. However, if we want to have the best people in our economy, we cannot overly discriminate against foreign entry into the workforce and populace.

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