During 1950s (or even earlier), SIT also built terraced houses, two clusters survived: Jalan Bahagia (in Whampoa, 28 blocks, 200 units), Stirling Road (in Queenstown, 13 blocks, 84 units).Most units are 3-Room (originally 78 sqm) but on Stirling Road there are some 4-Room (99 sqm).Teban Gardens, built 1977-1978, mixed with HDB, some demolished in 2000s. Sembawang, built early 1970s, 7 blocks, demolished in 2004.Anyone have a floor plan of the JTC 4-Room point blocks (zig-zag ones)? Concept Plan 1971 featured a ring of New Towns around Central Water Catchment and a provisional plan for two MRT lines to be built by 1992.Emergency flats (1/2-room on double-loaded corridor) were also built.Today, only 5 blocks of Emergency flats remained: blk 91, 92, 93 Henderson Rd , blk 1 Maude Rd, blk 2 Kitchener Rd (2-room).The ONLY remaining 1-room home ownership block is blk 7 Telok Blangah Crescent, two more blocks did existed but got SERS: blk 309 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1 and blk 33 Taman Ho Swee. Some of them are 2 meters wider, flats 6096 mm long instead of 5486 mm, toilet is squarish and kitchen is L-shaped around toilet, having 2 windows (example blk 123 Bukit Merah View).
George (in Kallang); Geylang East, Haig Road, Jalan Eunos and Sims (in Geylang); Dover, Ghim Moh, Holland Village (in Queenstown); Farrer Road (in Bukit Timah), Lorong Lew Lian (in Serangoon), Sin Ming (in Bishan).1960s estates composed only by linear slab blocks (corridor style) in most common height of 10 storeys and usually with 12 units per floor, but several blocks were very long, plus 2-storey shophouses.Minimal distance between facades was not regulated, usually 15-30 metres.1970-1978 slab block with 4-Room Improved (82-84 sqm or -88 sqm with kitchen extension), stairs for each two units.Jurong Town Corporation established in 1968 and built 5 estates in parallel with HDB: Taman Jurong, built 1964/1969-1974, most demolished in 1990s and 2000s).On 13 February 1959 a fire started in Kampong Tiong Bahru, leaving 12.000 people homeless (source: NLB).SIT quickly cleared the area and built few 5-storey blocks with 1-Room flats and 9-storey blocks as well as terraced houses.A bigger fire in Bukit Ho Swee on left 16,000 people homeless, as coincidence HDB completed in September 1961 the Kampong Tiong Bahru flats started by SIT and moved the fire victims there, after few months of temporary housing in Queenstown. Construction of Toa Payoh New Town (first project officially called “New Town”), incorporating a town centre and several neighborhoods, started in 1965. The first blocks completed by HDB are Queenstown blk 45, 46, 49, 7-storey blocks styled like SIT.Redevelopment of uneconomical SIT estates started in 1967, single-storey artisans quarters built by SIT in 1951-1953 at Henderson and Upper Aljunied were demolished and replaced by high-rise blocks.Over time, the owners built additional rooms in front, rear, and side of corner units, expanding some houses to over 200 sqm according resale transactions.HDB was founded in February 1960, shortly after People Action Party won national elections of 1959. Many other layouts exists, unique layouts with slanted rooms, as well as variations of the standard layouts, these usually have larger sizes. To speed up construction, flats were downsized in 1955 and fewer 4-room were built. Most searched floor plans: 1960s 3STD 3I 4I, 1970s 3NG 4NG 5I, 1980s 3S 3A 4S 4A 5A, 1990s 4A 5I, EA, 2000s 4A 5I EA, Maisonette, Jumbo, Pinnacle, Largest HDB flat FAQ: age of HDB block? The blocks built at just 10-15 meters apart, denser than HDB estates. Collection of Tiong Bahru Pre-War SIT blocks floorplans (3-room to 5-room): https://tiongbahruestate.wordpress.com/2007/06/29/tiong-bahru-pre-war-floor-plans/ https://tiongbahruestate.wordpress.com/category/uncategorized/ After war, SIT built mostly 2-Room and 3-Room, but 4-Room flats were built too in Alexandra North, Silat Estate and Tiong Bahru (at least), no floorplan available.The floor areas have broad range, 1-Room (23-33 sqm), 2-Room (35-45 sqm), 3-Room (50-70 sqm), and unlike SIT, HDB built during 1960s just very few 4-Room (70-85 sqm) in Henderson, Outram Park and Toa Payoh.