13 Jun '17, 10am

Future still uncertain for old Circuit Road flats

View of one of the HDB blocks at Circuit Road in MacPherson. The opening of Downtown Line 3 in October this year, which passes through the MacPherson area, has once again put the spotlight on a small HDB estate at Circuit Road. Considered one of the oldest housing estates in Singapore, the chap lau (“10-storey” in Hokkien) flats were built in the 1960s and are home to many elderly residents and those living in rental flats. Although the HDB blocks were previously upgraded, the estate now looks old and shabby. Its strategic location near commercial and industrial clusters in Ubi, Paya Lebar and Tai Seng has led some to call for the area to be redeveloped to make better use of the land. Some analysts even think the flats could be picked for the Selective En bloc Redevelopment Scheme (SERS). In March, National Development Minister Lawrence Wong said that SERS is only offered ...

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