Businesses cheer new Downtown Line stations
Trains are expected to bring more customers, though rents likely to rise
When Mr Michael Roh left South Korea for Singapore two years ago, he brought with him a "Singapore dream" to succeed as a restaurateur.
Now, with the opening of the new Telok Ayer MRT station on Dec 22, he is confident it will come true. His eatery, I Love BBQ Korean Restaurant, is just a street away on Amoy Street and he has renovated the second storey of the shophouse in anticipation of better business.
"Many people don't come when it's raining or there are weather issues, so with the MRT station right next door, more people can travel to the restaurant," said Mr Roh, 53.
Shop owners in Telok Ayer and Marina Bay cheered the news yesterday of upcoming subway stations in their neighbourhoods.