Saying and comparing “population density” and “living density” in one go at the same time is arguably, illogical?
After writing “HDB: “Living density” google cannot find?” (Apr 24) – I read the article “Did HDB CEO suggest Singapore’s population may rise to 10 million instead of 6.9 million projected by White Paper?” (The Independent, Apr 21) which states that “A letter writer to The Straits Times expressed alarm at the population figures presented by Housing & Development Board (HDB) chief executive Dr Cheong Koon Hean. In her IPS-Nathan lecture, Dr Cheong said that Singapore’s population density would increase from 11,000 people per sq km to 13,700 people per sq km between now and 2030.”
So, what are we apparently saying?
That almost in the same breath – “11,000 people per sq km (now)” refers to “population density” and “13,700 people per sq km (in 2030) refers to “living density” (as now clarified)?
Leong Sze Hian