08 Feb '12, 11pm

Residents of Toh Yi estate in Bukit Timah object to plans to build elder-friendly facilities in their estate

Residents of Toh Yi estate in Bukit Timah object to plans to build elder-friendly facilities in their estate

This basketball court, a jogging track and small garden currently occupy the site on which the studio apartments are set to be built, at the junction of Toh Yi Road and Toh Yi Drive. By Janice Tai Another group of Housing Board residents are objecting to plans to build elder-friendly facilities in their estate, following a similar case in Woodlands last week. Residents of Toh Yi estate in Bukit Timah said HDB's plans to build studio apartments for the elderly will 'rob' them of their common space and the estate's main recreational facility. A handful of the residents also likened the apartments to 'death houses' for the elderly to wait out their last days. The apartments will probably be housed in one block. It will be sited on a plot of land at the junction of Toh Yi Road and Toh Yi Drive. Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus. blog comments powe...

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