03 May '12, 12am

HDB 5-room flat sizes, 1974-2016 Khaw Boon Wan, HDB flats didn't shrink in the last 15 years? Really?

reports today that the minister for national development, Khaw Boon Wan, said at an event last night that sizes of HDB flats are not shrinking and have been the same for the past 15 years (source: "HDB flat sizes have remained unchanged the past 15 years: Khaw Boon Wan "). I've been looking at HDB flats on the resale market since before Christmas. It's easy to be confused about the actual size of each individual flat, given the many different flat designs out there. My go-to resource is the official HDB Resale Flat Prices website, which provides not only flat prices but the year of construction and floor area of the corresponding flat. Here are some numbers for floor areas of 5-room flats, which I plucked off the website tonight (other sources as indicated): "standard" flat in Farrer Road (built 1974): 120 sq m. "improved" flat in Zion Road (built 1974): 114-117 sq m. "sta...

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