anyone got luck?
anyone got luck?
I am of the opinion that everywhere in the world, homes are getting smaller. We just need to learn to maximise what space we have.
Sure we can always look north for examples of homes remaining the same size but until we actually live there, it's all a case of "grass being greener on the other side."
Do not get me wrong. I am not disagreeing that sizes of homes are larger just a few km away. I am saying that in general, one ends up paying more for the same size as perhaps 20-30 years back. So if you want to pay the same price (assuming that is even possible!), you end up with a much smaller home.
and also :
The majority of 2-room flats will be about 45 sqm. In addition, the Sengkang and Yishun BTO projects will offer smaller 2-room flats at about 35 sqm, to meet different needs and budgets. These units have also been specially designed to give greater flexibility in the use of space.
welcome to Hong Kong !!
Let's look at the numbers. A typical 5-room flat is around 110m.sq. How many people will live in it? 3? 4? Assuming 3 people live in it. Each person gets 36.6m.sq. Its not that far off actually. 35m.sq is quite a decent space for a single. I stayed in a 30m.sq studio apartment in Melbourne for 5 years. At times, my grilfriend(now wife) would spend the night over and we still did ok. All it takes is some organisation of the living spaces.
We have to live with high property prices and for singles who can't afford HDB re-sale or private properties, this is sure a nice way out. Concern is if there are enough for every eligible singles.
Should be EC = hotcakes.
Was I very unhappy? Nope. I loved the room. It takes me 2 minutes to vacuum every week. But then I live a pretty boring life, never had to hold mega-parties in my room or I don't know, play twister or something like that. Maybe the people who are unhappy about the space are making noise because they are very happening.
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I have a feeling Singapore are becoming like Super heros - learn to sleep like a bat, change clothes in phone booths, wear the same clothes daily, squeeze spinach out of a crushed can, etc. Then you don't really need those king sized beds, walk-in wardrobes, or even a kitchen to cook.
Stop watching TV programs like Celebrities Home, Fashion TV, Super Chef and the likes and you will be happy. You won't be unhappy with what you don't know. Some people call this "Ah Q spirit". Others call it "frog in well".
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Well, that's the achievement of olden days gardener, who has 4 kids, 2 of whom are NUS alum, while other 2 are poly alum, and owns a fully paid up 4 room flat which is bigger than my 5 room flat.
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