23 Mar '12, 4am

Five Myths About Bukit Brown #singapore

Five Myths About Bukit Brown #singapore

As for the benefit of new housing, the government’s plan is to build a “future estate that spans more than 200ha – bigger than Serangoon and slated to have a mix of private and public housing. Although this will be developed only in 30 to 40 years, the new road is necessary today to bring relief to the increasingly congested Lornie Road.” While this will benefit people, we feel that the government can choose to provide more housing area by first developing many other spaces that have much less historical & cultural value compared to Bukit Brown (e.g. golf courses). In fact, the Final Report of the Focus Group on Land Allocation submitted to the Ministry of National Development in December 2000 already calls for the preservation of green spaces and building buildings taller to make land use more efficient. The Land Transport Authority’s 2008 Land Transport Master Plan likew...

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