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Foreign workers to get four more recreation centres by end of next year

They will be built by the end of next year as an alternative to Little India

Published on May 5, 2014 6:45 AM
 
Foreign workers playing street soccer at the Singapore Contractors Association Limited (Scal) Recreation Centre in Soon Lee Road in Jurong West, on Dec 16, 2012. The centre was built to cater to foreign workers. Foreign workers will be able to rest and relax at four more activity centres by the end of next year. -- ST FILE PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN

Foreign workers will be able to rest and relax at four more activity centres by the end of next year.

Recreation centres for foreign workers will be doubled from four to eight, in a bid to draw them away from Little India.

The expansion was announced by then Acting Manpower Minister Tan Chuan-Jin in Parliament in January, when he gave a statement on the Little India riot.

He said these centres will provide alternative options for foreign workers who need places to gather and relax, but acknowledged that they "can never totally replace popular spots like Little India".

 
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