POSTED: 20 Jan 2014 22:39 | CNA


Over the last two years, the HDB received 737 appeals from Singaporeans with non-Singaporean spouses to keep their overseas property in their purchase of HDB flats.

Of these, 482 were approved.

National Development Minister Khaw Boon Wan gave this update in a written Parliamentary reply to Hougang MP Png Eng Huat who had asked the figures.

Mr Khaw said the main reasons for granting such exemptions were that the overseas properties were not of substantial value and were housing extended family members of the couple.

The nationality of the non-Singaporean spouse is not a consideration in HDB’s evaluation of an appeal.

– CNA/fa