Lately, there has been considerable emphasis on fires in HDB houses
Years ago, I lived in a point-block flat in Ghim Moh and found it disturbing that there was just one staircase for the entire building
When I spoke to HDB, the reply was, 'fires rarely happen'
Since I was moving out, I did not pursue the matter
The house I now live at is an old HUDC building
It is also a point-block - but with 2 staircases
There are still quite a lot of point-block flats in Singapore, from Holland Village to Bukit Merah
Will the HDB and SCDF do anything to make these 5-room flats safer?
- Allan Zheng