HDB - public housing in Singapore

Category: Places


Photo and caption by Jenns Hofmann

HDB flats. The name - uninspired, uninviting. Their promise of the joy that comes with owning your own home stolen by its resemblence to a cage; metal grilles on every window and the front door. Why are we so afraid in a city with no crime? Jostling for space in a congested city. Behind every other window the fading memories of the old generation who grew up in some village in rural China or India. A home they never saw again.

Location: Singapore, Singapore


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