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Recent Heartland Talks

Have a look what went on at our recent talks.


Heartland Talks held in 2019

Starting a Business in Your HDB Flat

Heartland Talk - Starting a Business in Your HDB Flat on 31 August 2019

In collaboration with the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) and Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS), this talk was held at the HDB Auditorium on 31 August 2019. 252 participants attended the talk.

Topics covered:

  • HDB’s Home Office Scheme
  • Doing business in Singapore
  • Tax obligations of a self-employed person


Enriching Your Golden Years

Heartland Talks - Enriching Your Golden Years on 29 June 2019

Co-organised with Central Provident Fund Board (CPF Board), with speakers from Housing & Development Board (HDB), Central Provident Fund Board (CPF Board), and SATA CommHealth. This talk was held at HDB Auditorium on 29 Jun 2019. 350 participants attended the talk.

Topics covered:

  • Unlocking the Value of Your HDB Flat
  • Lease Buyback Scheme (LBS)
  • CPF and Your Retirement
  • Enhancement for Active Seniors (EASE)
  • Essentials of Future Planning


Caring for Your Home

 Caring for Your Home on 11 May 2019

In collaboration with the Building and Construction Authority (BCA), Energy Market Authority (EMA), National Fire and Civil Emergency Preparedness Council (NFEC) and Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF), this talk was held at the HDB Auditorium on 11 May 2019. 175 participants attended the talk, and an exhibition on Windows Safety was also put up.

Topics covered:

  • Renovating my HDB Flat
  • My Home, I Care!
  • Guide to the Open Electricity Market
  • Fire Safety at Home


Renting Out Your HDB Flat/ Room

Renting out Your HDB Flat/ Room on 13 April 2019

In collaboration with the Council for Estate Agencies (CEA), Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) and Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS), this talk was held at the HDB Auditorium on 13 April 2019. 201 participants attended the talk.

Topics covered:

  • Renting Out of HDB Flat/ Bedrooms
  • Engaging the Services of a Property Agent
  • Due Diligence Checks before Renting Out a Flat/ Room to Foreigners
  • Stamping of Tenancy Agreement and Declaration of Rental Income for Tax Purpose


Buying Your First Home

Buying Your First Home on 23 March 2019

Co-organised with Central Provident Fund Board (CPF Board), with speakers from Housing & Development Board (HDB), Central Provident Fund Board (CPF Board), The Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS) and Council for Estate Agencies (CEA), this talk was held at HDB Auditorium on 23 March 2019. 440 participants attended the talk.

Topics covered:

  • Buying Your First Flat
  • Using CPF for Your First Home
  • Taking a Bank Loan for Your First Home
  • Engaging the Services of a Property Agent


Heartland Talks held in 2018

Buying Your First Home

Buying Your First Home on 10 November 2018

Co-organised with Central Provident Fund Board (CPF Board), with speakers from Housing & Development Board (HDB), Central Provident Fund Board (CPF Board), The Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS) and Fei Yue Family Service Centre. This talk was held at HDB Auditorium on 10 November 2018. 420 participants attended the talk.

Topics covered:

  • Buying Your First Flat
  • Using CPF for Your First Home
  • Taking a Bank Loan for Your First Home
  • Effective Couple Communication


Buying Your Next HDB Flat

Buying Your Next HDB Flat on 6 Oct 2018

In collaboration with the Central Provident Fund Board (CPF Board) and Institute of Financial Literacy(IFL), this talk was held at Heartbeat@Bedok on 6 October 2018. 66 participants attended the talk.

Topics covered:

  • Housing options, policies and procedures for second-time buyers
  • Using CPF savings for your flat purchase
  • Planning your finances for flat purchase
  • HDB renovation guidelines before starting your renovation


Buying Your Next Home

Buying Your Next Home on 23 September 2018

Co-organised with Jurong Spring Youth Club with speakers from Housing & Development Board (HDB), Central Provident Fund Board (CPF Board), The Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS) and Council for Estate Agencies (CEA), this talk was held at Jurong Spring Community Club on 23 September 2018. 55 participants attended the talk.

Topics covered:

  • Buying Your Next HDB Flat
  • Buying Your Next Home
  • Financial Planning for Your Flat Purchase
  • Engaging the Services of a Property Agent


Renting Out Your HDB Flat/Room

Heartland Talk - Renting Out Your HDB Flat/Room on 25 August 2018

In collaboration with the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA), Council for Estate Agencies (CEA) and Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS), this talk was held at the HDB Auditorium on 25 August 2018. 185 participants attended the talk.

Topics covered:

  • Policies and procedures for renting out your flat/ room
  • Due diligence checks required before renting out a flat/ room to foreigners
  • Engaging the services of a property agent
  • Stamping of tenancy agreement and declaration of rental income for tax purpose


Buying Your First Home

Heartland Talk - Buying Your First Home, 12 May 2018

In collaboration with the Central Provident Fund Board (CPF Board), Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS) and Fei Yue Family Service Centre, this talk was held at the HDB Auditorium, on 12 May 2018. 449 participants attended the talk.

Topics covered:

  • Buying your first flat
  • Using your CPF savings to purchase your home
  • Things to note when taking a bank loan
  • Effective couple communication


Enriching Your Golden Years

Banner for Enriching Your Golden Year, 21 Apr 2018

In collaboration with the Building and Construction Authority (BCA), Central Provident Fund Board (CPF Board) and Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF), this talk was held at the HDB Auditorium on 21 April 2018. 308 participants attended the talk.

Topics covered:

  • Unlocking the Values of Your HDB Flats
  • Monetisation Option – Lease Buyback Scheme
  • Enhancement for Active Seniors
  • LIFE@55
  • Plan Ahead to Protect Your Interests: The Lasting Power of Attorney
  • Exhibition on Windows Safety


Starting a Business in Your HDB Flat

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In collaboration with the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA), Central Provident Fund Board (CPF Board) and Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS), this talk was held at the HDB Auditorium on 24 March 2018. 162 participants attended the talk.

Topics covered:

  • HDB Home Office Scheme
  • Doing Business in Singapore
  • Introduction to the Self-Employed Scheme
  • Tax Obligations of Self-Employed Persons
  • Sharing by a Home Entrepreneur


Caring For Your Home

Caring For Your Home 3 February 2018

In collaboration with the National Environmental Agency (NEA) and the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF), this talk was held at Cheng San Community Club on 3 February 2018. 124 participants attended the talk.

Topics covered:

  • Home renovation
  • Home maintenance
  • Fire safety
  • Mosquito breeding prevention