The EIP(Ethnic Integration Policy) limits the number of Chinese, Malay and Indian people living within a neighbourhood and within a HDB block of flats. This policy was made initially with the aim to promote racial cohesiveness in the multi-racial society of Singapore.However, this policy has restricted the type of buyers for the resale flats. It has a part to play in causing the housing prices to increase too.
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