Discover Singapore's Public Housing Story: From Slums to Vibrant Towns
For more than half a century, we have been building quality and affordable homes for Singaporeans. Today, Singapore is a city of proud home owners, with a sustainable public housing programme that enables us to own quality homes in vibrant towns among cohesive communities.
Come visit the HDB Gallery and share a slice of Singapore's public housing story through the multi-sensory and self-exploratory exhibits. You can also watch the 3D fly-through video and take a virtual tour of the different zones, or download our brochure.
Journey with us through the various zones in our gallery.
Step into a 360° panoramic theatre for an immersive experience of our residents' lifestyles. Listen to an emotive rendition of the popular national song, "Home", which captures the life experiences of many Singaporeans who grew up in our public housing estates.
The heartland begins from the comforts of your flat, to precincts where communities bond, and go beyond to the vibrant towns of life and activities.The living environment that we enjoy today is possible because of several successful housing policies and schemes.
In this zone, learn about our strategies in providing quality homes, cohesive communities, and vibrant towns for our residents.
Here are the key highlights:
First-of-its-kind life-sized hologram
Exercise-wheel activated video show
Multi-touch interactive displays
Home ownership is the cornerstone of Singapore's public housing programme. To ensure the affordability and availability of good quality homes, we have introduced various housing schemes and policies. Learn more about how these policies and schemes help Singaporeans own an asset in the country.
A precinct, or estate, is made up of residential blocks surrounding a central open space with community facilities. Find out about the strategic policies and programmes that help promote racial harmony and community bonding.
To provide a pleasant environment for residents to live, learn, work, and play, we carry out comprehensive planning of HDB towns. Understand the principles behind comprehensive town planning and find interesting facts about our towns through these exciting activities:
Town Planning – Join our virtual town planner and learn about what goes into making a comprehensive town
Town Discovery Challenge – Test your public housing knowledge and solve the clues in this fun and interactive game
Town Navigator – Navigate an interactive map to discover more about HDB's 23 towns and 3 estates
Everyone can contribute towards a better living environment, in both big and small ways. Play your part by participating in sustainability-based public housing programmes and schemes.
Here are the key highlights:
Indoor landscaping (microclimate)
Sustainability – share the responsibility
Understand the effects of global warming and our efforts in creating a more sustainable public housing environment through a series of informative exhibits.
Poll for sustainable housing
Take a poll to find out how well you understand the sustainability initiatives in public housing. Find out what the other visitors think by checking the polling results at the LED digital wall.
Appreciate a piece of nature at the indoor landscaping (microclimate) and Vertical Green. Singapore’s efforts in sustainable developments within an urbanised environment can be made possible if we play our part.
Bus Service at Toa Payoh Bus Interchange : 8, 26, 28, 31, 73, 88, 90, 139, 142, 143, 145, 155, 157, 159 and 163
Feeder Services : 231, 232, 235, 238
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