I recently attended a friend’s housewarming party, which was held in his new HDB Resale flat.

(I know, the irony is not lost on me.)

And he was pretty happy with his flat — save for one small thing.

This is a rough sketch of his HDB flat situation:

Poorly drawn so you can’t identify where he lives… his words, not mine.

Notice that his home is in located somewhere in the middle of a loop?

The only way he can get out is to drive out of the loop — which is one-way only.

This becomes a problem in the morning when has to head to work.

Because that’s when parents are also dropping off their kids at the school, which is conveniently located near the mouth of the loop.

Source: SpongeBob SquarePants

See the problem now?

If you bought an HDB BTO flat in a non-mature estate, this might not be a problem that you’ll notice immediately.