22 Jan '11, 6am

Why the Marina Coastal Expressway is now costing $4.3 billion

SINGAPORE - Residents in Tampines can look forward to a consolidated range of lifestyle and essential services by 2015. Unveiled on Friday as part of the Tampines five-year masterplan, the proposed Tampines Town Hub - the size of seven football fields - is touted as Singapore's first integrated lifestyle hub in the heartlands for its scope and range of services. The Town Hub will take over the space now occupied by the sports complex and stadium. It has not been decided if these facilities will be demolished or integrated into the hub. With its slew of amenities, including a community club, performing arts theatre and the Tampines library, Tampines GRC Member of Parliament Mah Bow Tan said the project aims to bring residents together as he noted that every town should have a meeting place for residents. Said Mr Mah, who is also the National Development Minister: "In the ol...

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