Scrapping of KL-Singapore high-speed rail could affect Jurong Lake District plans, say observers

The Urban Redevelopment Authority had unveiled plans to turn the Jurong Lake District - where the terminus for the high speed rail was to have been sited - into Singapore's second Central Business District.
The Urban Redevelopment Authority had unveiled plans to turn the Jurong Lake District - where the terminus for the high speed rail was to have been sited - into Singapore's second Central Business District.PHOTO: URBAN REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

SINGAPORE - The development of the Jurong Lake District may be adversely affected now that the Singapore-Kuala Lumpur High Speed Rail is unlikely to happen, say observers.

Malaysia's Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said on Monday (May 28) that Malaysia is pulling out of the HSR deal with Singapore. He had labelled it an "unnecessary project" which would cost "RM110 billion (S$37 billion) and will not earn us a single cent".

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