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Chew Hui Min
The Straits Times
2 March 2017
"Diamond blocks" refer to flats built in the 1970s by the JTC Corporation in the western part of Singapore. They are connected to form a diamond with a courtyard in the middle.
A few remain in Yung Kuang Road and Boon Lay Drive. They are one example of an unusual design in public housing before the present-day crop of showcase projects like the Pinnacle and SkyVille @ Dawson.
Here are some estates where you can find Housing Board (HDB) flats which do not fit into the usual mould.
Have a look at them in the gallery above.