Friday, 14 February 2014
Context:1960 HOUSING AND DEVELOPMENT BOARD (HDB) WAS SET UP
Shortly after being granted self-governance, Singapore faced a serious problem of housing shortages. In 1960, the government passed the Housing Development Act and set up the HDB. HDB is generally credited with clearing up the squatters and slums of the 1960s. HDB also introduced the Ethnic Integration Policy (EIP), Chinese, Malays, Indians and Eurasians in Singapore each have a representative quota of homes for them in a housing block or neighbourhood. Today, as much as 82% of the Singapore population live in public housing provided by HDB.
- save space as HDB is high rise flats
- HDB flats are better as more people can get a house as it is saves space ( high rise flats)
- less land used and remaining land can be used for factories and other purposes and they allow people to bond with their neighbours of other races.
-HDB has done a great job at building houses for Singaporeans.
- It is very realistic and is a good solution for the problem of lack of space in Singapore.
Question-How does the HDB policy reflect social defence?
- It helps them to live harmoniously together in the same environment. It can also let us improve relationships with neighbours of other races.
- The representative quota of homes for the Eurasians, Chinese, Malays and Indians allows them to live together in the same block and communicate with one another.
- It provides communication between the issues of the different races.