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Post by kellw » Fri, 11 May 2007 2:35 pm

Ok, I know we can bring dogs but what is the difference between Non HDB and HDB residence? I need to know as it will decide if we can bring one year old puppy only or also bring 3 month old pup as well.

Three kids, two dogs and a husband. MMMMM?%$@#@% I love every minute. :wink:

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 12 May 2007 10:37 am

The HDB limits the size of the dogs. You are allowed only one approved dog in an HDB flat but only small type of dogs. Here is the approved list as provided by the HDB:

http://www.hdb.gov.sg/fi10/fi10209p.nsf ... enDocument

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NB: Cats are not allowed to be kept in HDB Flats at all.
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Post by kellw » Sat, 12 May 2007 6:39 pm

Thanks, i checked out the site. i may be wrong but is the difference between a HDB and non-HDB accomm simply something akin to a body corp.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 12 May 2007 7:00 pm

HDB flats are subsidized housing built and owned by the government. Private apartments are usually called condominiums (condo's) here and have considerably more facilities provided (rentals are double minimum upwards to the sky's the limit.). condo's may be freehold, 99 year or 999 year leases. All HDB flats are 99 year only. You don't have swimming pools or other facilities in HDB estates. Additionally, if you drive, you have to buy season parking from the URA (Gov't). condos have pools, gyms, private parking, BBQ's, security and so forth. Around 94% of Singaporeans live in HDB estates. An HDB Flat of 1300 sq/ft will cost around 300K +/- while a condo may be from $400 PSF up to the latest of over $3000 PSF (new record here). You can rent a 1300 sqft HDB for 12-1500 while the same sized condo will be 2x or more higher and currently increasing at around 10-15% months in the prime districts.
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Post by micknlea » Sat, 12 May 2007 10:54 pm

What SMS didn't mention is that most (I only said most,not all...) expats do not live in HDB flats, they live in private rented properties like condos etc.

Once here you will normally be able to tell the difference straight away. HDB is just like government (housing commission to us) housing, it is just way way more prevalent here.
"My husband said it was him or the cat...I miss him sometimes." - Unknown

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 13 May 2007 12:11 am

Yeah, I'm the minority! :P
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

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Post by micknlea » Sun, 13 May 2007 12:14 am

And you are a rarity, admit it! :P
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Post by kellw » Sun, 13 May 2007 6:55 am

Thank you, thank you, thank you.......completely got it wrong and I finally get it. You have crossed off one of my many questions.This forum has helped so much. So thank you to all the other sites I have use and abused.

By the by Happy Mothers Day from lovely Melbourne to all those mums.

Happy Days!

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Post by barbaraus » Mon, 01 Oct 2007 4:43 pm

Hi
If you don't have a car, is there a way ( other than walking ) to get your dog to a park that is not nearby? In other words do bus, mrt or taxi allow small dogs? If not, is there any other way that anybody knows?
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Post by claree » Tue, 02 Oct 2007 4:28 am

If you call a taxi and tell them that you would like to transport a dog, then they will send a driver that doesn't mind having a dog in the car. I think there are some organized pet taxis too, but we usually tend to phone the normal ones, such as comfort taxis.
Dogs not allowed on buses or the mrt as far as I know.

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Post by spoof » Tue, 02 Oct 2007 8:22 am

Up to 3 big dogs are allowed on landed houses. There are also 99, 999 and freehold landed houses. And there are strata title and non-strata title landed houses. Don't think the dogs will be allowed to roam around in stata title houses if there is no fence to keep the dogs inside the house compound. Strata title are shared title; like all condos are strata title.

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