Uncover how we embrace reinvention and strengthen community ties in our homes, to create public housing that is uniquely Singapore’s.

Dwellings chronicles our efforts in creating homes for Singaporeans. We strive to reinvent and transform Singapore’s housing landscape, developing homes that Singaporeans would be proud to live in. Through Dwellings, we share how we create public housing that is uniquely Singapore. 

Read our latest issue

Age is But a Number

Big changes are afoot in Queenstown. As part of HDB’s ‘Designing for Life’ roadmap, the pioneer town is now set to be the site of Singapore’s first health district. This issue dives into this first-of-its-kind multi-stakeholder collaboration, where initiatives to enhance the health and wellness of Singaporeans of all ages will be piloted. As the Singapore population ages rapidly, compounded by health issues stemming from an increased lifespan and a COVID-19 world, public housing—where most of the population live—can play an important role to support residents in living active and fulfilling lives well into their advanced years.

The impact of continual renewal and rejuvenation can also be felt in younger towns such as Punggol, with the completion of the first two smart-enabled Build-to-Order (BTO) projects — Northshore Residences I and II. Catch an exciting glimpse of the future of HDB living, and take a look at the smart technologies that have been deployed to make daily living more convenient and comfortable for residents.

The pursuit of delivering quality homes and living environments for HDB residents is ever constant. However, manpower shortages and disruptions to supply chains worldwide have affected many construction projects, including BTO developments. HDB has been finding ways to expedite construction work without compromising the built quality and safety of the workers. We will also continue to do our utmost to assist affected flat buyers.

There is perhaps no greater embodiment of the adage “age is but a number” than a group of fit and active seniors in the heartland who call themselves Team Strong Silvers. With members in their 60s, 70s and even 80s, they seek to inspire others to keep moving and stay active during their golden years.



  • No results found.



Check out the eBook versions of Dwellings:

In 2021

Issue Feb/ Mar 2021


Issue Oct/ Nov 2021

In 2020

Issue Feb/ Mar 2020

In 2019

Issue Feb/ Mar 2019

Issue Sep/ Oct 2019

In 2018

Issue 1/ 2018

Issue 2/ 2018

In 2017

Issue 1/ 2017

Issue 2/ 2017

Issue 3/ 2017

In 2016

Issue 1/ 2016

Issue 2/ 2016

Issue 3/ 2016

In 2015

Issue 1/ 2015

Issue 2/ 2015

In 2014

Issue 1/ 2014

Issue 2/ 2014

In 2013

Issue 1/ 2013

Issue 2/ 2013

In 2012

Issue 1/ 2012






What is Dwellings?

Dwellings is a publication by the Housing & Development Board, Singapore’s public housing authority. Through Dwellings, we want to share how we create quality and affordable public housing that is uniquely different, and also uniquely Singapore’s.

Can I share the content (article/ photos) from Dwellings on my personal blog?

You can share the link to Dwellings on your personal blog or social media pages. For reproduction in print media, social media and for any other purposes, please contact us at dwellings@mailbox.hdb.gov.sg.

How can I subscribe to Dwellings?

You can subscribe to Dwellings via the HDB eAlert service (under Section D: Publications)

If you would like to receive a print issue, please email us at dwellings@mailbox.hdb.gov.sg.

How can I get involved with Dwellings?

Dwellings is a platform for sharing of ideas, works and projects that promote and advance quality and sustainable housing. We welcome contributions from all who share a keen interest in housing and habitats, whether you are an academic, industry practitioner or professional.

If you would like to contribute an article, do email your article or the synopsis to the editorial team at dwellings@mailbox.hdb.gov.sg and we will get in touch with you.