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Generic placeholder imageLaunch of "Our Space @ Tai Gin" by Guest-of-Honour and Grassroots Adviser to Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC Grassroots Organisation Mr Chee Hong Tat

OUR SPACE @ TAI GIN

In land-scarce Singapore, prudent land management is an absolute necessity to meet the social and economic needs of the nation. As the country’s interim use master planner, SLA seeks to maximise the use of vacant State land and properties in new and creative ways.

Once a barren plot under Toa Payoh South Flyover, the land under viaduct at 16 Tai Gin Road has been transformed into a 1,911 sqm community space comprising a dog run park and two hard courts. Barrier-free access footpaths, lighting, water and electricity points have also been installed.

The development of the new community space, “Our Space @ Tai Gin”, by the Singapore Land Authority (SLA) was done in consultation with Toa Payoh West-Balestier CCC to create a new and vibrant recreational facility to benefit our community.



Before Transformation

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After Transformation

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Generic placeholder imageThe land under viaduct at 16 Tai Gin Road has been transformed into a new community space, to the joy of residents


To celebrate the launch of Our Space @ Tai Gin, a series of exciting pet-themed activities was organised by the CCC for residents on Saturday, 24 March 2018. The activities included a pet grooming session, pet obedience contests, a pet adoption drive and sharing sessions by professional pet groomers, veterinarians and animal trainers. We spoke to a participant, Ms Tan, 40, who said “It was very enjoyable today. As pet owners, we come here every weekend. Even for some of us who stay 30 minutes away, we will travel here just to catch up with each other.”

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Generic placeholder imageVeterinarian Dr Christopher Tham shares pet care tips with pet owners

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Generic placeholder imageParticipants having fun with their pets at the event


Guest-of-Honour and Grassroots Adviser to Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC Grassroots Organisation Mr Chee Hong Tat said, “This adaptive reuse of land under the flyover is the result of the Government agencies and grassroots organisations working together to maximise land resources and to create a new recreational space for the residents to enjoy.”

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Generic placeholder imageGrassroots Adviser to Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC Grassroots Organisation Mr Chee Hong Tat takes "petfie" with pet owners


Besides pet related events, residents can also look forward to more activities such as inline skating and line dancing organised by the Ah Hood Gardens Residents’ Committee (RC). Madam Hamida, chairperson of Ah Hood Gardens RC, said, “The area has a very comfortable environment with a lot of greenery. It is an ideal location to conduct activities for both the young and old. We look forward to organising more events for families to bond together.”

Our Space @ Tai Gin is the third viaduct to be transformed by the Singapore Land Authority, after the West Coast Flyover which was tenanted to Singapore’s first sheltered archery range in January 2017, and the land under Bukit Merah Flyover that was converted into a multi-functional community space, Viaduct@JBM, for residents in April 2017. SLA chief executive Mr Tan Boon Khai said, “SLA will continue to study and identify more land under flyovers for suitable uses and where feasible, build supporting infrastructure for the proposed uses to benefit our community.”

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LAND is a quarterly online publication by Singapore Land Authority (SLA), 55 Newton Road #12-01, Singapore 307987

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