Where is HDB Block No: 4? Missing Block No: 4 at Jalan Bukit Merah. A neighbourhood that was built more than 20 years ago. Is it superstition to leave out no: 4 as "4" sound like "die" in the Chinese Cantonese dialect?
Found!! Block with no: 4! This was at Toh Yi Drive, a relative new development of 10 years old. No: 4 is not taboo here! How come? I really dont know. Maybe it is the sign of time. A change of guards at HDB management. A new management, like the Modern Singapore, has no place for superstition.
So, if you are a non-local staying in a flat (yup, thats what the call HDB residential home in Singapore) you can roughly determine the age of the neighbourhood by looking at the signage to your neighbourhood!!
HDB = Housing Development Board (HDB) . HDB is the Housing Authority that was responsible for building 80% of the public residential homes for Singapore citizens.