HDB Gallery
HDB Hub, Basement 1, 480, Toa Payoh Lorong 6
Singapore 310480

  Monday to Saturday: 8.30am - 5.00pm
Sundays and Public Holidays: Closed

For more than half a century, we have been building quality and affordable homes for Singaporeans. Today, Singapore is a city of proud home owners, with a sustainable public housing programme that enables us to own quality homes in vibrant towns among cohesive communities. Come visit the HDB Gallery and share a slice of Singapore's public housing story through the multi-sensory and self-exploratory exhibits.

Tours: N.A.

History: The Housing & Development Board (HDB) story began with it taking over from its predecessor, the Singapore Improvement Trust. Persevering through challenges, HDB has since established public housing in Singapore as a benchmark of excellence.

In 1960, there was a housing crisis in Singapore. Many people were living in unhygienic slums and crowded squatter settlements. Only 9% of Singaporeans lived in government flats, while others yearned for a place to call home.

The Housing & Development Board was thus set up on 1 February 1960, tasked to solve Singapore’s housing crisis. HDB sprang into action, and in less than 3 years, it had built 21,000 flats; 2 years later, that number was 54,000. Within a brief span of 10 years, HDB built a sufficient number of flats for Singaporeans and resolved the housing crisis. 

HDB is now home to more than 80% of Singapore’s population, across 23 towns and 3 estates. Having completed more than 1 million flats and housed an entire nation, we believe there is more that we can do to build new-generation housing and smart, sustainable towns. We will continue to serve to the best of our abilities to create the best possible living environment where communities can thrive.

(Source: http://www.hdb.gov.sg/cs/infoweb/about-us/history)

Address: HDB Hub, Basement 1, 480, Toa Payoh Lorong 6, Singapore 310480.

Toa Payhoh Bus Interchange (52009) Bus Services: 8, 26, 28, 31, 73, 88, 90, 139, 139M, 141, 142, 143, 145, 155, 157, 159, 163, 231, 232, 235 and 238.

Information is correct as at 27 November 2016. Please visit the destination website for latest updates.