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SG Pulau Ubin to remain undeveloped

Property Here - Wednesday, July 10, 2013

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The Government has confirmed that Pulau Ubin will remain undeveloped for as long as possible.

The news came in response to a suggestion to build a retirement village on the north-eastern island made by Non-Constituency MP Lina Chiam in Parliament yesterday.

Senior Parliamentary Secretary for National Development Maliki Osman said there was currently no development plan for Pulau Ubin and the intention remained to keep the island as it was for as long as possible.

Maliki said a retirement village on Pulau Ubin would require services and infrastructure the island didn’t have.

“There are other alternatives for our retirees to age in place,” Maliki said.

“We also want our retirees to age in place, rather than go to an island. We want them to be part of a larger community because that’s where the social support ought to be made available also for our retirees.”

Amy Kelly
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