25 Jun '11, 7am

Minister Khaw urges caution on shoe-box units | SingaporeScene - Yahoo! News via @yahoosg

The howl that was heard across the island was not about the sighting of a red moon, but the $880,000 price sticker for a 5-room Design, Build and Sell Scheme (DBSS) flat in Tampines. National Development Minister Khaw Boon Wan could have chosen his words better when he commented about the outrage committed on HDB premises, “If buyers find a price too high, they can walk way.” Doesn’t that sound remarkably similar to SMRT CEO Saw Phaik Hwa’s truculent dismissal, that if the train is full, take the next one? DBSS flats are housing units wedged between regular Build-To-Order (BTO) Housing Board flats and executive condominiums. Buyers must have a household income not exceeding $10,000, whereas the income ceiling for ordinary HDB flats is $8,000 (a number which the minister has already announced intention to raise to $10,000). The HDB website makes the incestuous link very cle...

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