09 Apr '11, 2pm

[CNA] GE: PAP candidate for Joo Chiat outlines plans for constituency

SINGAPORE: The likely PAP candidate for Joo Chiat constituency said if elected, he will continue his predecessor's work in preserving the area's heritage while modernising its infrastructure. Mr Charles Chong, currently MP for Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC, said he has been speaking with residents in Joo Chiat to understand their needs. He is slated to take over incumbent Joo Chiat MP Chan Soo Sen, who is retiring from politics. Mr Chong, who was attending the Joo Chiat Sarong Kebaya contest, also shared what some residents are hoping for in the area. He said: "Parking problem is quite high on the list, and also pedestrian walkways, maintenance of some of the basements. This morning, I was walking through Frankel, they pointed out some of the pavements were in need of repairs. They want some trees that were chopped down to be replaced. "And these are the issues to look into, gener...

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