This is to celebrate 50 years of nation-building.
As part of Singapore’s nation-building efforts, new flats developed under the Design, Build and Sell Scheme (DBSS) will be specially designed to improve social cohesiveness.
This after it was discovered that common corridors outside the relatively new Pasir Ris ONE DBSS flats were barely 1.2 metres wide and units were situated close to each other.
One Singaporean home owner, See Baey Zai, said this has helped him a lot in getting to know his neighbours better: “When I meet my neighbours and we walk past each other in the corridor, we will dry hump each other and our crotch will meet.”
“It is a great way to go back to the days of kampong living, where everyone would have interacted with everyone else on an intimate level.”
Other home owners said their experience at the Pasir Ris ONE flats are no different from those at another DBSS development in Toa Payoh.
Mei You Wei, another home owner, said: “Now I can hear my neighbours make love at night. It puts my wife and I in the mood as well.”
“I can tell when my neighbour is showering as I can hear the sound of water splattering.”
“And when my neighbour cook Nissin cup noodle I can smell also.”
“But having our doors close together like this means we have to learn what it means to give and take: We must open the door one at a time. If we both open together, both sides also cannot come out.”
“That means in times of fire, we will both die together when we try to come out at the same time. But at least, we will die with the knowledge we are good neighbours who perish together.”