Most neighbours just say ‘hi’ and ‘bye’

Sunday, 8 June 2014

The Sunday Times

In Sunday’s edition of The Sunday Times, it was reported that study findings released by the Centre of Sustainable Asian Cities at NUS, the Department of Sociology at NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and the Housing Development Board (HDB) showed that displays of trust, such as looking after house keys or lending and borrowing items, are seldom heard of in HDB estates. Residents’ interactions also tend to be incidental and minimal. The year-long study, which surveyed about 2,200 residents in five HDB towns, was to find out how design and amenities have contributed to interaction among residents

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