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HDB to allow singles into BTO balloting game

As promised quite some time ago, Minister Khaw Boon Wan announced yesterday that singles will be able to buy flats direct from the HDB starting with the next BTO exercise in July. Welcome to the great national lottery! While many have been clamouring for this for so long, the news has so far been greeted with muted response. The cheers were dampened by the qualifying criteria and flat size restriction. The age restriction of 35 remains, which is to be expected, and income must be $5,000 or less. Also, singles are only eligible for 2-room flats. Personally, I’m not surprised…