30 Aug '11, 2am

Marine Cove tenants get another extension, will be allowed to stay until March

Marine Cove tenants get another extension, will be allowed to stay until March

Some of the tenants The Straits Times spoke to said they felt conflicted, as on the one hand the extension has kindled hopes of them being allowed to stay long term, while on the other hand, such short-term extensions mean their future is uncertain. -- ST FILE PHOTO By Jessica Lim The pubs, restaurants and bowling alley near the McDonald's outlet in East Coast Park have been given a reprieve: They can stay put until at least next March. The 32 tenants of Marine Cove, as the place is called, were supposed to go by the middle of next month. But the National Parks Board (NParks), which manages the land, has since told them that they can stay another six months. Background story SOME WANT TO STAY 'We want to stay. Most of the tenants here do. Why rock the boat when things are going well?' Mr Foo Chit Seng, owner of 10-year-old bar-restaurant The Beach Hut BUT SOME MAY GO 'We m...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Singapore/Story/...

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