9 HDB Images That Millennials Nowadays Have Never Seen Before

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HDB flats have grown as fast as a baby—nowadays, you won’t be able to tell the difference between an HDB flat and a condominium at first glance. Heck, HDB flats nowadays even have fancy names, sheltered car parks and beautiful gardens.

Some of them have balconies as well: something that used to be reserved only for private properties! But many years ago, HDB was…well, very HDB. If you’ve come across these images before, then congratulations: you’re old as f***.

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Image: thedreamingboot.com

Well, those were the days of Windows 3.1. It basically replaced MS-DOS. Don’t know what I’m talking about? Go drink some milk, kid.

Image: redbubble.com
Image: redbubble.com

Kiasu people would add one small lock. Most people just left it as it was.

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Image: renotalk.com

HDB kitchen used to be big and used for cooking. Now, it’s used mainly to boil water.

Image: Under The Angsana Tree

We used to be able to play table tennis at our void deck…

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Image: singaporememory.sg

…and chess as well.

Image: SG Housing Blog

These used to be kids’ heaven. Not only did they slide down the dragon, they could also build sandcastles…

Image: thelongnwindingroad.wordpress.com
Image: thelongnwindingroad.wordpress.com

Doors used to be locked by, well, locks. Real locks that are opened with keys. Closed by strong winds.

Image: flickr.com
Image: flickr.com

Despite how scary it looks now, this used to be our lift for years.

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Image: vincenttraveljournal.blogspot.com

You didn’t see it wrong: it’s really stencilled there.

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