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Unemployment was another big problem the government faced. Many adults could not find steady jobs to support their families. Some of them resorted to illegal hawking and driving ‘pirate’ taxis.

In 1961 the Economic Development Board (EDB) was set up to attract foreign companies to set up factories in Singapore. The EDB succeeded in persuading many foreign companies to invest in Singapore. These companies employed many workers.

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Another problem was the poor living conditions of the people. In Chinatown and Bukit Ho Swee, many families lived in slums. In other parts of Singapore, many families lived in wooden huts that had no modern sanitation.

The Housing and Development Board (HDB) was formed in February 1960 to build homes for the people. Today, many Singaporeans live in well-built HDB apartments.

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