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Umarried people in S’pore must move into a village so they can get married, make love

Umarried people in S’pore must move into a village so they can get married, make love

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The village cannot have Internet as it will be a distraction.

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While I respect the decision of those who have opted to remain single, a check with my single friends revealed that most of them did not choose to be so (“More young people staying single”; last Friday).

Our working schedules are so packed that we simply cannot find the time or opportunity to meet other singles.

We have to think out of the box to increase the odds of a meeting exponentially.

Most of my friends got attached during their university days, when they stayed in hostels and had chances to mingle in places like the canteen and library.

Hence, building a singles’ village would be a good way to go.

For this to work, a lot of criteria will have to be fulfilled.

First, the rent to stay in the village must not be high. However, the term of rental should be restricted to two years as singles are there to find love, not access cheap housing.

Second, these rental units have to be small or even shoebox-size. We do not want those staying there to be too comfortable with living alone.

Wi-Fi or other entertainment should not be provided in the units. Those who want to watch TV or surf the Internet will have to go to community halls. All day-to-day activities, such as laundry, must be done in public places, so that singles will have the chance to meet and chat with strangers.

There can also be meetings or outings planned every weekend, or even every night.

At the end of the day, even if one does not leave the village with a soulmate, one will leave with more friends than before.

Chua Boon Hou

This is a real letter published in The Straits Times Forum on March 16, 2016.

You don't need to get married as long as you have Majulah.

Posted by We Are Kanina on Wednesday, March 16, 2016

 

 

 

 

 











Rule scraped, no age limit for S’porean singles to buy flats

Rule scraped, no age limit for S’porean singles to buy flats

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Housing needs of singles no longer play second fiddle to married couples.

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Singaporean singles will soon be allowed to buy their own HDB flats before they turn 35 as old housing policies that give top priority to married couples are being dumped.

This is in view of the fact that singles who do not have a place of their own continue to stay with their parents and feel like they don’t have a spine.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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