Completed in 1975, this apartment building in Marine Vista, District 15, was one of the first few pilot projects of Housing and Development Company (HUDC), built to house Singapore civil servants. Although HUDC developments were discontinued in 1987, they remain one of Singapore’s most sought after HDB property types.
Stepping inside this home, one can see why. The flat is generous in size, with a breathtaking view of the sea and greenery, and it has ample access to fresh air and natural light. It is no wonder that the family of four – parents in their 80s and two daughters in their 30s – are not tempted to trade their home for newer ones.
“They don’t build these kinds of apartments anymore,” shares the 84-year-old retired patriarch. “Most of our neighbours are the same families that moved in when the building was completed.” He and his wife moved into the apartment in 1978.
AT A GLANCE
Who lives here: A family of 4 and a dog named Bruce
Home: A 5-room HUDC Flat on East Coast
Size: 1,605 sq ft
ID: MAD Interior Studio