The Not In My Backyard syndrome is back. This time, it is Blocks 10 and 11 in Jalan Batu in the Tanjong Rhu area, where some residents are unhappy about plans to have facilities for the elderly at the void decks of their blocks.
On Sunday, a petition (below) requesting that the centres be shifted elsewhere was submitted to Member of Parliament for Mountbatten SMC, Mr Lim Biow Chuan.
One of those behind the petition, who wanted to be known only as Mr Foo, 44, said that the request was not for the centres to be built far away - just not in the void decks.
"We don’t want to deprive our kids of a place to play,” he said.