The 5 Block of flats at Boon Lay Ave are undergoing renovation so that it can be rented as a whole unit or rooms. A agent is asking for Rental of $1800 for a whole unit. When I was there a few days ago, I met a Singaporean man whom relative stayed there on low floor in one of the flat, he told me rental is $1300.
I looked at some of the units and the workers were doing touching up of the units such as electrical and fixtures. This estate is one of the vintage HDB flats where the greenish marble flooring bring back old memories.
I came across a unit that the previous owner had done a great deal of renovation work before being affected by the en bloc. I felt really sad for the owner to vacate the flat and supposing the blocks of flats are supposed to be demolished, but ended up some other families will take possession of it.....
Nicely done up wrought iron gate by previous owner
Built in wardrobe in one of the room.
Master Bed room
Nicely renovated living room with new tiles and cabinet by ex-owner
Very nice kitchen, done up by ex owner...
IMO, the sad thing about the units at the 5 blocks was the residents were ask to uproot their families, old neighbors were separated etc. Also some liked the unit above must have spent a lot in renovating the house, yet a group of strangers will be living in the supposing "home".
This is other unit that was not in good condition
However, this units liked the rest had been given a fresh coat of paint.
The following is another unit whom the former owner had left their ceiling fan, to the enjoyment of the new occupants.......
Mains Power cables ready to be installed with electrical meter for new occupants.
The following is another units undergoing conversion to a "new" unit for rental, as a whole unit or rooms.
The estate is under PAP management and under West Coast Town Council. In my mind, Mdm Ho Gek Choo the PAP MP for the will need lots of explanation to the former residents of the 5 blocks at Boon Lay Ave.......