My Point: Pool situation back to normal

Pool situation back to normal

WE THANK Mr Thio Sin Lo for his feedback ("Swim schools shouldn't hog pools"; Monday).

The unusual situation of an increase in the number of swimming classes at the Ang Mo Kio swimming pool arose only because of the temporary closures of the Toa Payoh and Bishan swimming pools during the SEA Games.

This situation will not continue, now that the Games is over.

We thank Mr Thio for using ActiveSG facilities and we look forward to his next visit to Ang Mo Kio Swimming Complex.

Lai Chin Kwang

Chief, ActiveSG

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Narrow corridors a fire-safety issue

I AM concerned that the designs and plans of Pasir Ris One, with 1.2m-wide corridors, fall within guidelines and have been approved ("Corridors of discontent at Pasir Ris One"; Thursday).

How could the Building and Construction Authority have approved the plans if neighbours cannot open their doors at the same time. This will be a problem if there is a fire, as the evacuation of people will be delayed.

The authorities should look at the reasoning behind the rules before approving proposals.

A width of 1.2m for a corridor may be acceptable if there are no obstructions, and if neighbours can open their doors at the same time.

However, this is not the case for this development.

Leong Kok Seng

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 27, 2015, with the headline 'MY POINT'. Print Edition | Subscribe