Behind the Block: Singapore's Public Housing Story

As architects of the homes and towns designed for quality and sustainable living, HDB brings you the LIVINGSPACE, our engaging and immersive gallery.

Walk through the different spaces to discover the meticulous planning, innovation and creativity in building communities and housing a nation.

To enjoy the full immersive experience, and the sights, sounds and colours for yourself, visit the LIVINGSPACE.





Experience the panoramic and picturesque vistas of HDB towns and estates, to discover a side of our homes you never knew.


Embark on a nostalgic journey through the evolution of Singapore's public housing.

  • Journey through the Years

    Trace the progress of public housing unfolding over 4 journeys across the years.

  • Impressions of Home

    Enjoy this mural jointly created by Pathlight and HDB that captures the wealth of memories of growing up in HDB homes.


Understand the principles and methodologies that guide HDB's comprehensive town planning.

  • Planning Punggol

    Step into the shoes of a town planner and explore how Punggol Eco Town is planned.

  • Diversity in Planning

    Find out from our planners and architects about our new planning focuses and how these will be featured in our new projects.


Discover how HDB develops quality living environments that are smart and sustainable.

  • Eco Living

    Glean insights into how HDB incorporates smart and sustainable features in our towns and estates to create a safer, greener and more liveable environment.

  • Sustainability Showcase

    Get up-close with our urban innovations and sustainable solutions which have been implemented in HDB towns to promote green living.


Learn how cherished homes are shaped through forward-looking policies and programmes.

  • Homes for All

    Explore your housing options and learn more about the various rejuvenation programmes through fun and games.

  • Transformation of Toa Payoh

    Discover how Toa Payoh town has been transformed through the years to maintain its vibrancy and meet residents’ needs.


Experience the community spirit and vibrancy in the HDB Heartlands.


Envision the future of HDB living.

  • Shaping the Best Tomorrow

    Share with us your aspirations for public housing, while reflecting on the opportunities and challenges that await us.

  • Endearing Homes of the Future

    Catch a glimpse of exciting upcoming plans for our homes.


Discover Tengah

Immerse in a stunning light show of HDB's latest town with projection mapping unveiling every intricate planning layer.

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Visit Us


HDB Hub, 480 Toa Payoh Lorong 6, Singapore 310480

●     Level 1 (beside The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf)

●     Basement 1 (near Toa Payoh Room) 

Opening hours

Monday to Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays

Admission is free

Getting here

●     Nearest MRT Station: Toa Payoh (along the North-South line)

●     Bus Services at Toa Payoh Bus Interchange:
       8, 26, 28, 31, 73, 88, 90, 139, 142, 143, 145,
       155, 157, 159, 163, 231, 232, 235, 238

For enquiries & filming requests


Plan Your Visit

The HDB LIVINGSPACE gallery is designed to be self-exploratory and you may explore the gallery at your own pace. No guided tours will be provided. The typical duration to tour the gallery is approximately 1 hour.  


Note to Tour Groups/Institutions/Agencies

  • Prior booking is required for group visits from Organisations/Institutions and Trave Agencies. Please make an appointment here.
  • If you are making bookings for multiple large groups, please stagger their arrival times, so as to minimise crowding within the gallery.


HDB x MR Lunar New Year Red Packet Giveaway 2023

Please be informed that this giveaway has closed as all LIVINGSPACE red packets have been fully redeemed. Thank you for your support!