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Squatters into Citizens: The 1961 Bukit Ho Swee Fire and the Making of Modern Singapore - Loh Kah Seng
Squatters into Citizens: The 1961 Bukit Ho Swee Fire and the Making of Modern Singapore - Loh Kah Seng
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Squatters into Citizens: The 1961 Bukit Ho Swee Fire and the Making of Modern Singapore 
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Loh Kah Seng

Probably few now realised the importance of the 1961 fire that made 16,000 residents of the Bukit Ho Swee squatter settlement homeless. The new Government reacted by using the Housing and Development Board (HDB) to set up its first public housing project, the famous HDB flats which house about four fifths of Singapore's population today. The author grew up as a beneficiary of this project and uses that as a basis for looking back at the dangers of squatter life, the fire and what followed. New Paperback. 315 pages with a bibliography, index and some black and white plates. 

Weight: 0.7 kg Post free within Malaysia