Survey shows en bloc scheme popular among Singaporeans

The latest HDB survey of residents affected by the Selective En bloc Redevelopment Scheme (SERS) showed the scheme is still a popular one among residents.

The majority of the 1,000 households polled said they were given enough time to prepare for the relocation and that they were relocated to a place within the same estate near their previous neighbours.

This is in addition to having a better living environment.

These are residents who mostly lived in three-room or smaller flats before SERS and have moved to four- or five-room units between 2001 and 2006.

They live in areas like Clementi, Bedok North and Margaret Drive.

HDB said many of those surveyed also feel the scheme has helped to preserve community ties in the estate and many expressed a sense of belonging. – 938LIVE/vm

Source : Channel NewsAsia – 6 Aug 2008

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