The Straits Times
Published on Oct 09, 2012

Flats near former rail station in Tanjong Pagar for rent

Units near Tanjong Pagar will be offered to lower-income households


Two blocks of flats, which once housed staff of Malaysia's railway operator, will be offered for rental to lower-income households next month.

The 318 units near the now-defunct Tanjong Pagar Railway Station will be leased out under the Housing Board's Public Rental Scheme (PRS) and Interim Rental Housing (IRH) scheme.

The flats have been left vacant for about a year after train services between Malaysia and Singapore were relocated to Woodlands in July last year.

Painting and refurbishment works are being carried out in Blocks 1 and 2 in Spooner Road which comprise one-, two- and three-room flats. Of the 318 units, 208 are one- and two-room flats which will be offered under PRS. The remaining 110 are three-room flats which will come under the IRH scheme.