A Home of One's Own

By Kenneth Cheng, Lim Sok Swan

September 2018 COVER STORY
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Public housing policies vary all over the world. Here’s a look at what Penang has in store.Public housing seeks to provide a roof over the heads of those who are most unable to acquire that for themselves on the open market.Notably, Singapore’s government-subsidised Housing Development Board (HDB) flats make homeowners of more than 80% of the country’s citizens,1 and according to 2016 Hong Kong statistics, at least 44% of Hong Kong’s population live in public housing.2 In Vienna, the capital...

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Kenneth Cheng

Lim Sok Swan

is currently focusing on heritage studies. She believes that more understanding among different groups and cultures can make Malaysia a better home for all.