24 Jun '11, 9am

Buying flats called shoeboxes: Khaw's new blog

Buying flats called shoeboxes: Khaw's new blog

The interior of a 388 sq ft apartment in Race Course Road. -- ST PHOTO: MUGILAN RAJASEGERAN MINISTER of National Development Khaw Boon Wan shared his thoughts on his latest blog on Friday regarding very small apartments popularly labelled 'shoe-box' units here in Singapore. Shoe-box units are typically below 500 square feet, and there has been an increasing demand for it. Mr Khaw wrote this blog post on Friday titled: 'Buying Shoe Boxes?'. He wrote on his blog (as is carried here): 'Many Hong Kong apartments are almost shoe-boxes; Tokyo too. Singaporeans are however house proud and we want our apartments to be cosy, comfortable and spacious. Most will not have land, but they must not be claustrophobic. 'The emergence of shoe-box units here is a recent phenomenon. And it seems to have a demand. The annual take-up of such units has tripled from 300 units in 2008 to 1,900 in ...

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