Reviving kampung spirit in HDB flats

Sunday, 25 May 2014

The Sunday Times

It was reported that Tampines Central will become a test-bed for two new ideas to encourage public flat residents to connect, bond and revive the “kampung” spirit. From June 2014 to May 2015, public walkways that run through housing estates will be turned into “social linkways” and a one-stop hub for community activities which can help develop residents’ ideas for more initiatives will also be set up. The proposals came after a year-long study which the Housing Development Board (HDB) conducted with the NUS Centre of Sustainable Asian Cities and the Department of Sociology at the NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. If successful, they will be incorporated into HDB’s plans for new areas such as Bidadari and Tampines North.

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