"2 hotels are being built along Tanjong Pagar Road. 2 other sites within the vicinity have been earmarked for hotel development.There used to be a fountain in Clementi central. Together with bus interchange it is being torn down & building a mall with interchange. People used to gather around fountain to rest & socialise. Sadly there's no profit potential. Malls sprouting up like weeds around S'pore to maximise profit is the name of the game now. Street-level recreation & activities? Seem to me is mall-level recreation & shopping instead.
Add these to the 6 hotels currently operating within a 400m radius of the Tanjong Pagar MRT station & we are looking at a grand total of 11 hotels.
That is a little too much for an emerging residential neighbourhood. I urge the URA to allocate more land in the vicinity for street-level recreation & activities."- Toh Cheng Seong
Consumerism instead of recreation. Consumer instead of citizen...