Waterloo Centre, 262-264 HDB, Bisham, Singapore, 2003. 376mm x 503mm Edition of 9 plus 1 x AP.

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Waterloo Centre, 262-264 HDB, Bisham, Singapore, 2003. 376mm x 503mm Edition of 9 plus 1 x AP.

750.00

As of 31 March 2015, 82% of the resident population living in government-built Housing Development Board blocks.

After the Second World War, Singapore’s population surged but a large percentage was still concentrated in the city area. Under HDB’s Urban Renewal Plan, many old shophouses were demolished in order for low-cost housing estates to be developed for the residents. Thus, even today, it is not uncommon to see HDB high-rise flats standing among other skyscrapers in a highly commercialised Central Business District CBD.

By the 1980s, the HDB had already begun further expanding the area into a satellite housing estate to meet the rising demand for housing from Singapore's then-growing population. The residents in Kampong San Teng were resettled and a mass exhumation of the 170,000 graves was carried out in 1980. Redevelopment of the area officially started in 1982. 

 

 

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