Not just grey concrete: Here are 7 HDB blocks with unusual designs

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.