“Residents also had worries about public housing – if flats will become smaller.
Mr Lee said: “If you want everybody to have a piece of land (like a) kampung plot, I think (it is) difficult.” ~ CNA [Source]
When asked if new housing flats will become smaller during a dialogue session with residents at Ang Mo Kio, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong made a remark suggesting that every Singaporean wants to have a piece of land like a kampong plot. It is not known whether if the Prime Minister has been distastefully funny or outright sarcastic in his dismissal of the issue of smaller living space.
According to HDB CEO Dr Cheong Koon Hean, the average home size have shrunk 5 to 10 percent over the last 20 or 30 years.
In an official QnA on the HDB website [Source], it says:
“The short answer is that the typical HDB flat today is indeed smaller in size than what it was 20 or 30 years ago.”
With out-of-touch leaders like Lee Hsien Loong, it is no wonder young Singaporeans continue to be price out of affordability and retirement by the ever rising HDB price.