Singapore’s public housing, efficiently built for decades by the Housing & Development Board (HDB) and intended for families, is often celebrated for its role in nation-building. Despite the achievements, the national policy on housing and development is not without its limitations. This documentary follows three single women at different stages of life in their strife for independence, and juxtaposes them against the country’s ambitions.

Director: Lei Yuan Bin
Release Year: 2014
Subtitles: English
Genre: Documentary
Language: English|Malay|Mandarin
Producer: Tan Bee Thiam, Lei Yuan Bin
Rating: PG13
Runtime: 30m00s
Production Country: Singapore
Accession No: 2014-D-2149

Cast List:

  • Sim Boon Ngoh
  • Amy Tashiana
  • Tang Ling Nah


  • Director/Cinematographer/Editor/Sound - Lei Yuan Bin
  • Colourist - Chaitawat Trisarnsri
  • Sound Designer - Akritchalerm Kalayanamitr
  • Title Design - Oh Wen Xin
  • Research Assistants - Serene Ng Xiao Qian, Felicia Lin Yanle, Phoaw Yen Shan, Kenneth Koh Qibao, Lee Ling Wei, Jan Lim Hui Min