No room for in master bedroom for a king size bed. Corridors narrower than a HDB rental housing that neighbouring doors almost touches each other when swing open.

Photo by HDB, Goh Guan Leong and Alex Tan
Photo by HDB, Goh Guan Leong and Alex Tan

Prices for Pasir Ris One Design, Build, Sell Scheme (DBSS) are also not cheap:
3 room flats – S$390,000 to S$470,000
4 room flats – S$550,000 to S$670,000
5 room flats – S$650,000 to S$770,000

Like other DBSS projects, Pasir Ris One DBSS is also facing a list of defects according to complaints made on its Facebook page. Unfortunately, although DBSS projects are administered by HDB, the government statutory board are hands off over housing defects found, saying that these should be worked out by the private developers who constructed the flats. The HDB only mandate by law giving DBSS owners a one year defect liability period, after which all defects found will be solely borne by the homeowners.

Photo by Pasir Ris One DBSS
Photo by Pasir Ris One DBSS

In comparison to the cheaper HDB Build-to-Order (BTO) flats, the quality of DBSS flats are substandard in terms of workmanship and design. Some DBSS defects are even as serious as flooding in corridor and shattered bathroom glass, while design flaws are usually space constraints like having the door on the wrong side of the room.

The Singapore Government has since suspended the constructions of DBSS flats in 2011.