HDB Publications

We have several publications for sale that provide information on the various aspects of public housing in Singapore.

If you would like to purchase any of these publications, you may email us at library@hdb.gov.sg. The prices quoted are inclusive of GST.

Home, Truly

For most, home is a sanctuary, a safe abode to retreat from the bustle of life. For the last six decades, this is what HDB has provided for millions of Singaporeans, helping them realise their dreams of owning a home. But the work never ends. As we mark our 60th anniversary, we are further refining homes for all to live better, even as it continues building for tomorrow.

This publication is anchored on the Roadmap to Better Living in HDB Towns. Unveiled in 2011, the Roadmap has guided our efforts in developing towns for the last decade.

This publication is available as a free e-book.

HDB Landscape Guide

This publication highlights important design principles and considerations in creating functional and beautiful landscapes in HDB estates, through a collection of guidelines, photographs, and drawings.
This guide is currently available only as a free e-book.

Green Living By The Waters

This publication documents the Punggol Waterfront Housing Design Competition and its 108 entries, offering a valuable platform for exchange of new ideas on housing design.
The Housing Design Competition was launched with the intention to gather fresh ideas for waterfront housing along the Punggol Waterway. (Cost: $68(inclusive of GST))

Sample Household Survey 2018

This survey obtains feedback from residents on both physical and social aspects of HDB living. The findings of our latest survey are compiled into 2 monographs. The first monograph presents HDB residents’ profile, housing satisfaction and preferences, while the second monograph details the social well-being of HDB communities and well-being of the elderly.

Public Housing in Singapore: Residents' Profile, Housing Satisfaction and Preferences


  • Profile of HDB population
  • Profile of HDB households
  • Satisfaction with physical living environment
  • Satisfaction and usage of estate facilities
  • Residential mobility and housing aspirations
  • Transport and travel patterns

Check out the survey findings in PDF.

Public Housing in Singapore: Social Well-Being of HDB Communities and Well-Being of the Elderly


  • Outlook on life
  • Family ties
  • Social capital
  • Community bonding
  • Well-being of the elderly

Check out the survey findings in PDF.