Ubin islanders worry about 'no compensation' clause in contract

Mr Ong Kim Cheng reading the NParks' Temporary Occupation Licence agreement outside his house. The taxi driver who was born on Pulau Ubin continues to live alone in the house built by his late parents.
Mr Ong Kim Cheng reading the NParks' Temporary Occupation Licence agreement outside his house. The taxi driver who was born on Pulau Ubin continues to live alone in the house built by his late parents.ST PHOTO: CHONG JUN LIANG

A long-standing issue over compensation for Pulau Ubin villagers has flared up again, with some islanders upset that they could be turfed out and not get anything in return.

However, the authorities have told The Sunday Times that these villagers have been living on state land. They are thus not entitled to compensation, says the Singapore Land Authority (SLA).

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on February 24, 2019, with the headline 'Ubin islanders worry about 'no compensation' clause in contract'. Print Edition | Subscribe