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Singapore's 2012 population expectation for 2013 was 5.3 million. We reached 5.4 in June 2013.
Target population by 2030 is 6.5 - 6.9 million. My suspect is 8 million.
Which raises the constant question if there will be enough homes to supply in the near future and if home prices will continue its upward trend.
Today, there are about 1.2 million housing units, of which 0.9 million are HDB flats. To support the projected 2030 population range, we will set aside enough land to develop up to 1.9 million homes, an increase of 700,000 housing units from today. Of these units, 90,000 private housing units (including Executive Condominiums) and 110,000 public housing units will be completed by 2016.

Government's Master Plan to provide quality homes in the future.

Released on Straits Times 07 October
Here are the highlights of the LTA's 2013 Master Plan:
  • Opening of the Downtown Line stage 1 with six stations on Dec 22; the Downtown Line Stage 2 in 2016 and the final stage in 2017
  • Opening of the North-South Line 1km-extension to the Marina South Pier next year
  • Opening of Tuas West Extension with four stations - Tuas Link, Tuas West Road, Tuas Crescent and Gul Circle in 2016
  • Completion of re-signalling of the North-South and East-West lines by 2016 and 2018 respectively to decrease train headways
  • Opening of sections of the Thomson Line, Eastern Region Line, Jurong Region line, Circle Line Stage 6, Downtown Line extension, Cross Island Line and North East Line extension from 2019 onwards
  • Between 13 and 28 trains will be added on all lines from next year

  • Introduction of a Quality Incentive Framework to improve regularity of bus waiting time by next year
  • Completion of a bulk of the $1.1 billion Bus Service Enhancement Programme also by next year
  • Implementation of a common bus fleet management system for public buses by 2015

  • Opening of the Marina Coastal Expressway this year
  • Review of the carbon emissions-based vehicle scheme for cars by 2014
  • Thirty closed-circuit televisions to be installed to deter illegal parking also by next year
  • Completion of North-South Expressway in 2020

  • Providing more bicycle racks to secure 3,000 bicycles at 32 MRT stations
  • Conduct a pilot bicycle sharing scheme in Jurong Lake District
  • Add 90km of off-road cycling paths to Housing Board town
    Thumbs Up to providing more bicycle tracks!

  • Extend Green Man Plus scheme to 500 crossings
  • Completion of the walk2ride programme, which expands the coverage of sheltered linkways, by 2018
  • Installation of lifts at 40 pedestrian overhead bridges
  • Installation of 20km of noise barriers by 2020
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