Friday, August 24, 2007

Sembawang HDB Flat?

Out of desperation, I tried to search HDB website for any flats that can be bought immediately. It seems that they are only available at 2 locations now, Bukit Panjang and Sembawang. My hubby thinks that Sembawang is better, so we went to take a look at the location yesterday. I was having mixed feeling about this, especially when the MRT train got further and further away from central and we still havent reached yet... To make matter worse, when we were reaching Yishun, there was an announcement "This train will end at Yishun.." so how are we supposed to reach Sembawang? ... Wait for the next train... why so troublesome? I dunno.. ask SMRT...

So after about 45 minutes we reached Sembawang, my MIL was already waiting for us at the control station for about 20 minutes. Sun Plaza is ok, not fantastic but bearable and the facilities or shops there are quite complete. They have library, Popular book shop, food court, NTUC, MacD, etc. But I still not feeling the "Yeah I love this place I wanna stay here" kind of feeling... After dinner, we were heading to the block and it was raining heavily... not much shelter there! The new blocks are ok but the older ones have weird turnings here n there, seems like lots of hiding place for criminals... not safe!!

After 1 night... I think I'm going to pass on Sembawang.... wait for the next balloting or watever sale HDB is going to have...

One girl / couple was complaining or expressing her distressed in TODAY newspaper about the HDB stuff and today HDB sent a reply in the same newspaper. They were suggesting that young couples like us should take those HDBs at the new towns instead of mature towns. Fact is we are young working couples, most of us work in city areas. Staying in Punggol or Sengkang.. we have this thinking that it takes a long time for us to reach our working place. And if we drive, there's super traffic jam there every morning, and also the increasing ERP rate... and public transport.. Even though the public transport service in Singapore is really first-class standard but a lot of the commuters are not first-class commuters.. sometimes travelling in MRT can be really an irritating experience...

HDB... pls give me one flat!!! preferably at queenstown or tiong bahru! :D

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