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Title: FOOD FACILITIES PLANNING IN A HDB NEW TOWN
Authors: LI YUDE
Keywords: Building
Project and Facilities Management
Issue Date: 20-Oct-2009
Citation: LI YUDE (2009-10-20T07:25:02Z). FOOD FACILITIES PLANNING IN A HDB NEW TOWN. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Singapore has developed with great pace since Independence and the demographic profile and lifestyles of the people have also changed. This has directly affected the expectations of the residents living in public housings. The provision of food facilities in residential estates is essential for the residents as about 12% of their monthly household expenditure is spent on cooked food. The aim of this study is to determine the suitability of facilities planning standards with respect to the changes in the demographic profile and lifestyles of residents in public housing. An objective is to track the development of food facilities from Singapore’s Independence till today. It was established that provision of food facilities is closely related to the market forces of demand and supply for food. However, the government also has a strong influence through their policies. A survey conducted for the purpose of this study found that the acceptable convenient distance of residents to food facilities in their towns is about 400 metres. Analyses were done on the influence of ownership of different types of flats and motor vehicles have on travel behaviour of residents. The results implied that residents living in 1room or 2room flats preferred a shorter travel distance while motor vehicle owners have a greater acceptable travelling distance. The evaluation of Tampines New Town revealed there is sufficient provision of food facilities in the estate but the distribution of the facilities is not convenient for all residents. However, personal preference, better economic positions and efficient public transportation could increase the acceptable travel distance of the residents and thus, making the uneven distribution of facilities tolerable for them. Improved environment of food facilities through upgrading programmes and the need for social interactions within the community could also attract residents to travel further. In conclusion, the planning in HDB towns is still capable of providing convenient food facilities that attract residents despite the changes in Singapore over the years.
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/220848
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