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Shunfu walkway saga set to drag on as talks fail to begin

Talks fail to kick off as invited residents of privatised estate fail to turn up

Published on Apr 21, 2013 8:36 AM
Minister of State Josephine Teo talking to a Thomson Garden resident after a closed-door meeting on the walkway on Saturday. -- ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG

The saga over a 20m walkway separating two estates looks set to drag on for at least several more months, as talks between the two failed to even kick off on Saturday.

Elderly Thomson Garden residents used the path as a short cut to a bus stop, Shunfu market, kindergarten and Marymount MRT station. But that all stopped last Thursday, when the newly privatised Shunfu Ville fenced up its area.

This outraged some Thomson Garden residents who had been using the pathway for years and now have to take a 500m detour.

On Saturday some 110 met their new MP, Minister of State for Finance and Transport Josephine Teo, for a closed-door dialogue on the matter.

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