A 3 rm flat at 635 sq ft or the size of 5 car parks and costing nearly a million dollars hits the front page of ST. This is smaller than a 3 rm HDB flat. But this is quality living for Sinkies. Sinkies just need a little getting use to, and if the media or some clever people were to tell them this is quality living, they will soon believe it. And soon a long queue will be formed for such quality flats. And a lot of talented ideas were incorporated into the shoe boxes to make sure that the quality of life will not be affected. The higher price is for the ingenius ideas that were built into the box.
And buying a car is out of question with all the money ploughed into such quality flats. The new mantra, small is good. Car ownership is bad. Public transport is cool. Or let’s return to the old practice of car pooling.
I am going to work with my architect friends to design tube living. The Sinkies only need a place to slot his body in and nothing else. No need to accumulate all the junks to fill a big flat. Tube living is the future, very futuristic. Pay a couple of movie stars to slip into one of the tubes and Sinkies will believe that it is cool.
Each HDB room size could easily slot in a dozen tubes each with individualized temperature control and personalized pee pot. The pee pots can be decorated with anything, pop star photos etc. And there is no fear for lack of space for leisure. More quality parks will be built for those living in tubes or shoe boxes. Back to the 50s and 60s they were called cubicles. Come to think of it, instead of calling it tubes which will waste a lot of space, design them like elongated cubes or cubics.
Cubicle living can take on a quality form and style. Cubic living can be the new way forward. The cubes need not be much bigger than a kennel. And because of its size and weight, it can be moved around to be nearer to their pet dogs as well. Then no one can accuse them of ill treating the dogs. Put the cubes beside the kennels and share the meals. Great bonding between human beans and dogs or between dogs and dogs.