Award-Winning Design, but Practical Issues at SkyTerrace@Dawson Frustrate Residents

Posted on Sep 23 2015 - 6:56pm by Redwire Singapore

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It’s won the top prize at the HDB Design Awards, and even received a mention by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at this year’s National Day Rally.

But residents at SkyTerrace@Dawson aren’t too pleased with the new HDB development, for very practical reasons.

Such as this waste bin that somehow appears to be allergic to swallowing trash.


Other complaints include poor paint jobs in the units, and door coatings that peel off easily.

Said one resident:

“1. The doors which are provided by HDB are all very easy to spoil. I used a door stopper on the main door and when i attempt to remove the stopper from under the main door the laminate of the main door peeled off. (Gonna change all the doors)

2. The paint that HDB used is very lousy, when u touch the walls with ur hands your hands gets this powdery thing onto your hands. (Gonna repaint the whole place)”

There’s also complaints that the skirting included in their units are hollow and questions as to whether this is the case with all HDB apartments.

Completed in early 2015, SkyTerrace@Dawson comprises five 40 to 43-storey high residential blocks.

The first batch of residents received their keys in May this year.

Amongst its outstanding features are a sky park, and multi-generational lofts to enable younger families to live beside their parents.

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