I am deeply disappointed by the National Parks Board's reply regarding the commencement of charged parking at 18 carparks in 12 parks ("Charged parking at parks to regulate usage, prevent abuse"; July 23).
One of the affected carparks is the small Carpark C1 at East Coast Park, which is hardly used throughout the day, except by those wanting to go to the seaside, or when there is a major event at the park.
As there is no regular bus service to that area, the free carpark helped to attract those who like to enjoy the seaside scenery or to go jogging at the park.
However, since the carpark started charging, very few cars are using it. If this continues, NParks may not even be able to recoup the cost of installing the infrastructure for carpark charging.
Loo Swee Hock