After about six tries, Lix (i.e. the fiancee, who doesn’t want to be called “my fiancee” any more… she’ll be called “Lx” from now on!) and I finally managed to get a very credible HDB ballot position.
We’d applied for this BTO called Punggol Topaz sometime last month, and got the confirmation this afternoon that we were placed 62nd out of a possible four or five hundred. It’s an excellent number (especially when compared to our previous 3000+ and 4000+ positions) and one we are really grateful for.
As much as it is a lottery, my mom made efforts in influencing this lottery by writing in to our MP (Member of Parliament) to give him a piece of our mind over how flawed this balloting system was; and with the elections looming, perhaps this just had something to do with the number we got? Well, at least my mom thinks so. Thanks mom!
Immediately after getting the news, Lix and friends got to work selecting the “good”, “better”, and “best” flats we could choose. And like the previous balloting exercise, she came over to my house with copies of the development’s layouts and maps (with some in full-colour, I might add). What great service! 🙂
We’ve got about a month or two to prioritise our flat choices, after which we’ll be called down to do the actual flat selection. But judging from how the first day went, we’ve got plenty of work narrowing down the choices; even then, can I add that it’s pretty darned exciting? Cos it is!