by OrangeTee & Tie Pte Ltd.

Experts say 'mature', 'non-mature' HDB estate categories could go after review

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SINGAPORE — The terms "mature" and "non-mature" public housing estates could be replaced after a newly announced review of these classifications. Another possibility is that a third category of "semi-mature" or "emerging" estates could be added, housing experts said.

If the terms are replaced, these analysts see two alternatives: New classifications based on geographical location or based on proximity to flats built under the Prime Location Public Housing (PLH) model.

Mr Pow and Ms Christine Sun, senior vice-president of research and analytics at real estate firm OrangeTee & Tie, both suggested that using geographical location instead of land availability may be another way of classifying estates.

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