31 Jul '17, 9pm

Saturday sees the opening of the new #Tampines Regional #Library​ in Our Tampines Hub. Here's a preview. https://t.co/cGPs5Esdxd…

Debate over relocation of library to VivoCity Much debate has been swirling around the relocation of Bukit Merah Public Library to shopping mall VivoCity. In a letter to The Straits Times Forum page, Mr Chen Junyi said: "(The branch in VivoCity) will not be able to serve as a replacement to the community in Bukit Merah. "The library is a vital resource, with study areas for students from the nearby neighbourhood schools. Many of these students are from lower- income families. It is not feasible for them to go to the library at VivoCity, where they will need to take public transport and where food costs more." Mr Alexander Yap Yuk Ken, in another letter, said: "I am puzzled by the decision to move Bukit Merah Public Library to VivoCity... "There are no schools or HDB housing estates near VivoCity. It is also not a transport hub... Finding a parking space there on weekends i...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/bigger-bolder-tampi...

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