Petitioners want People's Park, Golden Mile saved

Nearly 1,400 sign petition by architects, academics urging URA to gazette buildings

Signatories to the petition include veteran diplomat Tommy Koh, homemakers, librarians, filmmakers, students and retirees as well as celebrities such as comedian Hossan Leong and singer Joanna Dong. ST PHOTO: SONG TAO
Signatories to the petition include veteran diplomat Tommy Koh, homemakers, librarians, filmmakers, students and retirees as well as celebrities such as comedian Hossan Leong and singer Joanna Dong. PHOTO: ST FILE
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Almost 1,400 Singaporeans have signed a petition seeking the conservation of People's Park Complex and Golden Mile Complex - structures completed in 1973 whose owners are attempting collective sales.

The petition was written by a group of architects and academics who are appealing to the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) to gazette theses buildings before they are sold. They also asked signatories to send their feedback on the subject. The first responses were submitted to the authorities last week.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on September 02, 2018, with the headline Petitioners want People's Park, Golden Mile saved. Subscribe