The 28-year wait is over for residents in Potong Pasir.
Their Member of Parliament, Mr Sitoh Yih Pin, said he received approval for upgrading from both the Ministry of National Development (MND) and Housing Board (HDB) “early this week”.
This makes it the first time the former opposition hotbed of Potong Pasir is being upgraded -- should 75 per cent of resident vote “yes”.
Two of the five precincts within the constituency have been shortlisted for improvements. The go-ahead has been given to both, with a $5.5 million Government funding.
But residents The New Paper spoke to had mixed feelings towards the news. Some welcomed the upcoming improvements, while another wanted “improvements to the basic amenities” to be addressed first.