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A man looks at a model of a new public housing estate to be launched at the Housing Development Board (HDB) gallery in Singapore January 15, 2013. REUTERS/Edgar Su

A man looks at a model of a new public housing estate to be launched at the Housing Development Board (HDB) gallery in Singapore January 15, 2013. REUTERS/Edgar Su

A man looks at a model of a new public housing estate to be launched at the Housing Development Board (HDB) gallery in Singapore January 15, 2013. REUTERS/Edgar Su
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A group of visitors from China listen as their guide speaks about public housing policies, as they stand around a model of a public housing estate to be launched at the Housing Development Board (HDB) gallery in Singapore January 15, 2013. REUTERS/Edgar Su

A group of visitors from China listen as their guide speaks about public housing policies, as they stand around a model of a public housing estate to be launched at the Housing Development Board (HDB) gallery in Singapore January 15, 2013....more

A group of visitors from China listen as their guide speaks about public housing policies, as they stand around a model of a public housing estate to be launched at the Housing Development Board (HDB) gallery in Singapore January 15, 2013. REUTERS/Edgar Su
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A visitor takes pictures of a model of a public housing estate to be launched at the Housing Development Board (HDB) gallery in Singapore January 15, 2013. REUTERS/Edgar Su

A visitor takes pictures of a model of a public housing estate to be launched at the Housing Development Board (HDB) gallery in Singapore January 15, 2013. REUTERS/Edgar Su

A visitor takes pictures of a model of a public housing estate to be launched at the Housing Development Board (HDB) gallery in Singapore January 15, 2013. REUTERS/Edgar Su
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Prospective buyers look at a model of upcoming public housing estates at the Housing Development Board (HDB) gallery in Singapore January 15, 2013. REUTERS/Edgar Su

Prospective buyers look at a model of upcoming public housing estates at the Housing Development Board (HDB) gallery in Singapore January 15, 2013. REUTERS/Edgar Su

Prospective buyers look at a model of upcoming public housing estates at the Housing Development Board (HDB) gallery in Singapore January 15, 2013. REUTERS/Edgar Su
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A man checks property prices at a realty agency displaying a photo of The Arch, a luxury high rise apartment, at Hong Kong's West Kowloon district January 15, 2013. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

A man checks property prices at a realty agency displaying a photo of The Arch, a luxury high rise apartment, at Hong Kong's West Kowloon district January 15, 2013. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

A man checks property prices at a realty agency displaying a photo of The Arch, a luxury high rise apartment, at Hong Kong's West Kowloon district January 15, 2013. REUTERS/Bobby Yip
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A property sales agent uses a calculator outside his store displaying luxury residential flats priced between HK$13 and HK18.5 million ($1.67 and $2.37 million), for 620 to 816 square-foot (58 to 75 square meters) areas, in Hong Kong's West Kowloon district January 15, 2013. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

A property sales agent uses a calculator outside his store displaying luxury residential flats priced between HK$13 and HK18.5 million ($1.67 and $2.37 million), for 620 to 816 square-foot (58 to 75 square meters) areas, in Hong Kong's West Kowloon...more

A property sales agent uses a calculator outside his store displaying luxury residential flats priced between HK$13 and HK18.5 million ($1.67 and $2.37 million), for 620 to 816 square-foot (58 to 75 square meters) areas, in Hong Kong's West Kowloon district January 15, 2013. REUTERS/Bobby Yip
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An old residential building is seen in front of The Arch, a luxury high rise apartment, at Hong Kong's West Kowloon district January 15, 2013. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

An old residential building is seen in front of The Arch, a luxury high rise apartment, at Hong Kong's West Kowloon district January 15, 2013. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

An old residential building is seen in front of The Arch, a luxury high rise apartment, at Hong Kong's West Kowloon district January 15, 2013. REUTERS/Bobby Yip
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