The Housing and Development Board (HDB) said its latest survey showed that residents under the Selective En bloc Redevelopment Scheme (SERS) were satisfied with their new and improved living environment.
More than 1,000 households were interviewed in the 2007 survey. 96 per cent of the respondents said their present living arrangement was ideal because replacement sites were generally located close to their previous homes.
The survey also revealed that kinship and community ties built up over the years had been retained.
94 per cent of the residents said they felt a sense of belonging to their estates as they had lived there for a long time and were familiar with the area.
72 per cent of the respondents said relations with their neighbours had either improved or remained the same.
Between 2001 and 2006, 4,418 households had moved into replacement flats.
Source : Channel NewsAsia – 6 Aug 2008