New, upgraded facilities for Telok Blangah in the works

We thank Mr Chew Chee Meng for his feedback ("Telok Blangah needs new facilities, not more new flats"; Forum Online, May 2).

HDB towns are comprehensively planned with a wide range of facilities to serve the needs of residents.

As a town grows, more facilities will be added to better serve the needs of a growing population.

Within Telok Blangah estate, residents are served by the existing Telok Blangah Drive Neighbourhood Centre, which offers amenities such as eating houses, supermarket, hawker centre, market and a number of shops.

More facilities will be added in tandem with the development of two new Build-to-Order (BTO) projects in the estate.

These include eating houses, shops, minimart and other social community facilities. The existing community centre will also be upgraded, with works slated to start next year.

As part of Bukit Merah Town, Telok Blangah estate is served by Bukit Merah Town Centre, which offers facilities such as a library, shops, banks and restaurants.

It is also within easy reach of Alexandra Retail Centre, VivoCity and HarbourFront Centre.

We will continue to work with the relevant agencies to ensure that Telok Blangah estate continues to be well served by adequate amenities.

Wong Li Eng (Ms)

Director (Urban Design Department 1)

Housing and Development Board