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Are you ready for 7 million people on tiny Singapore?

Postby MR06 » Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:56 am


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Re: Are you ready for 7 million people on tiny Singapore?

Postby pirate » Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:02 am

Hey! I just said this not half an hour ago in the Punggol East thread :wink:

7m population by 20xx? I have no problem with that. I have every confidence that Singapore can comfortably hold 7m people. But not if we cram all the financial and commercial sectors into Raffles Place/Shenton Way/Marina! And certainly not if we refuse to build infrastructure ahead of demand.

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Re: Are you ready for 7 million people on tiny Singapore?

Postby dolphinsiah » Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:04 am

Do I have a choice? :censored:

I'm, in my 40s , no money , no status...cannot migrate.....

In Singapore when you reach 40s you are qualified to buy Elderly Shield....

Which means the Society in Singapore has classify you as OLD.... :siao:

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Re: Are you ready for 7 million people on tiny Singapore?

Postby winchester » Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:14 am

dolphinsiah wrote:Do I have a choice? :censored:

I'm, in my 40s , no money , no status...cannot migrate.....

In Singapore when you reach 40s you are qualified to buy Elderly Shield....

Which means the Society in Singapore has classify you as OLD.... :siao:


lol eldershield and old but yet cannot withdraw cpf!

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Re: Are you ready for 7 million people on tiny Singapore?

Postby imwithchild » Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:28 am

sigh... we already live in apartments that are getting smaller and smaller and we are just stacked on top of each other. i cannot imagine how it will be like when it's our children's time...

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Re: Are you ready for 7 million people on tiny Singapore?

Postby sleepy » Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:30 am

Not enough living space!

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Re: Are you ready for 7 million people on tiny Singapore?

Postby keroppi » Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:33 am

Nope. I'm already feeling a little suffocated here.

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Re: Are you ready for 7 million people on tiny Singapore?

Postby dolphinsiah » Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:41 am

7 million in this little Red Dot....

IMH will have more patients ..... :siao: :siao:
More people scandals
More high rising flats more suicides.....

The Local transportation will be like that: :sad:


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Re: Are you ready for 7 million people on tiny Singapore?

Postby pirate » Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:43 am

URA should move away from their simplistic formula of calculating density by use of the plot ratio. Simple fact is, a 1,500 sf apartment designed for a single family is not going to impose materially more strain on public infrastructure than a 900 sf apartment designed for a single family. URA should add an additional matrix of number of units per hectare, which will allow for an increase in plot ratio without adding to congestion.

There is no reason why people have to be crammed into ever shrinking apartments when Singapore has the engineering capacity and capital to build upwards. The major component of housing costs in Singapore now is land costs, not construction costs.

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Re: Are you ready for 7 million people on tiny Singapore?

Postby ammonite » Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:44 am

Nooooooooo........ It would be good for businesses though.

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