Thursday, July 31, 2008

Residents Of Older Estates Live Longer


Research studies have shown that residents of housing estates that are built in the 1960s and earlier, generally live longer than those from housing estates built after the 1960s. Examples of such estates are Queenstown, Tiong Bahru, Toa Payoh.

Reason for residents of such estates living longer is: These estates were designed to be more pedestrian-friendly. This means residents of such estates got to walk around more than residents of newer estates.

Newer estates are designed with the car in mind. So it is much easier to drive than walk around in a newer estate.

Does this mean residents of newer estates like Sengkang, Punggol will not live as long as the residents of Queenstown, Toa Payoh? I think people who would prefer to have a short and sweet life rather than a long but sickly one, would not mind staying in a newer estate.

7 Comments:

Blogger Happysurfer said...

OMGoodness, when I first looked at the picture (before I read the post), it reminded me of my visit to Queenstown. What a coincidence!

Thursday, July 31, 2008 at 6:05:00 PM GMT+8  
Blogger Lunch is Served! said...

Ermmm... where did you read that research from? Straits Times?

Thursday, July 31, 2008 at 8:43:00 PM GMT+8  
Blogger Mockingbird said...

To HS: You mean you actually found the picture familiar because you went there before? Cool :)

To LIS: Heard it from FD on Class 95 who mentioned it as an interesting news item :)

Friday, August 1, 2008 at 10:29:00 AM GMT+8  
Blogger Lunch is Served! said...

Hmmmmm... at our place, I think I only need to walk 20 steps from the car to the lift and then from the lift to my front door. BUT! I got go jogging one leh - on a treadmill. LOL!

Friday, August 1, 2008 at 3:13:00 PM GMT+8  
Blogger Happysurfer said...

Exactly. I remember there was a lot of space, either for children to play or for evening stroll and it was quite a distance from the apartments to the shops. You mean it's not like this anymore?

Friday, August 1, 2008 at 6:54:00 PM GMT+8  
Blogger Joshua said...

Izzit possible to get a full transcript/report on the research study?

I am interested to find out more leh. =)

Sunday, August 3, 2008 at 10:52:00 PM GMT+8  
Blogger Mockingbird said...

To LIS: i bet you're much fitter than my physically since you at least get to jog on the treadmill :)

To HS: This food court is in KLCC :)

To Joshua: Sorry pal, i can't find the link to this study either :) just heard FD saying that the researchers in US found this out even in housing estates in US pointing out this trend.

Monday, August 4, 2008 at 10:10:00 AM GMT+8  

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