A cab to work during the peak hrs cost S$20 ++ !!! Of coz that is for emergency only .Crux of the matter is the transport system haven;t been able to cope with the growing population incl. the current influx of FT n new PR's. Hence , choosing a central location to stay sometimes may not be just some 'fantasy dream' but of a practical nature to name just one ( as above).
If I work in Tuas ,would I still want to find a central place to stay? Of course no la.
Lastly ,if u have much younger colleagues who's a diploma holder,the starting pay is still S$1.6-1.9 K per month- sama sama as more than 10 yrs ago so needless to say the balance of affordability of HDB flats n our 'gross average pay' is totally lop sided as compared to many developed countries.