Friday, May 20, 2005

Lor Chuan MRT Station & Chuan Park's $1 Saga

Lorong Chuan MRT Station
(article from From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

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Lorong Chuan MRT station, tentatively (CC14) is a proposed underground Mass Rapid Transit station on the Circle MRT Line in Singapore. It is located at the western end of Serangoon Avenue 3, between Chuan Park & Springbloom condominium. The station will serve the neighbouring Nanyang Junior College, St. Gabriel's Primary School, Australian International School, New Tech Park and the private estates and condominiums along Serangoon Avenue 3. When it is ready, it will become one of the three stations that is in between 2 interchanges (along with Clarke Quay MRT Station and Tanjong Pagar MRT Station).

Chuan Park $1 Saga......

In Jun 2003, S$1 was all that the Singapore Land Authority (SLA) offered Chuan Park residents for 220 sq m of land, which comprised mainly carpark lots.

At just 0.2 cents a household, the compensation offer has riled residents of the 99-year leasehold condo. Almost all the 500 or so carpark lots are now taken. It needs the land for the new Circle Line being built. The Lorong Chuan MRT station will be close to Chuan Park.

Residents say the condominium will not get its land back even when the station is ready. The 99-year leasehold condominium at Lorong Chuan, off Serangoon Avenue 3, has 446 units, so the compensation works out to just 0.2 cents a household.

Outraged residents say the amount was too 'ridiculous' to even consider.

Commens, anyone?