Owner told to clear 'zoological' garden from pavement

Mr Cheong removed some artefacts from the garden last month, but was later told to clear the footpath completely.
Manufacturing consultant Cheong Boo Wee (second from right) with some residents of Jalan Chempaka Kuning, who want his garden on the pavement to stay put so that others can enjoy it.ST PHOTOS: SONG TAO
Mr Cheong removed some artefacts from the garden last month, but was later told to clear the footpath completely.
Mr Cheong removed some artefacts from the garden last month, but was later told to clear the footpath completely.ST PHOTOS: SONG TAO

LTA says area is public footpath, but some residents want to keep estate's 'attraction'

For the past 25 years, a house of curios near Upper Changi Road has been attracting onlookers who want a glimpse of an eye-catching garden with life-size animal statues and sculptures of DC Comics characters like the Green Lantern.

The man behind this display is also known for having 30 parrots in his terrace house in Jalan Chempaka Kuning.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on June 10, 2018, with the headline 'Owner told to clear 'zoological' garden from pavement'. Print Edition | Subscribe