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A staircase now allows fully sheltered access from a walkway to a bus stop at the Waterway Sundew estate in Punggol (left), while a covered walkway that stopped 10m short of the entrance to Khatib MRT station was brought to Parliament's attention in
A staircase now allows fully sheltered access from a walkway to a bus stop at the Waterway Sundew estate in Punggol (left), while a covered walkway that stopped 10m short of the entrance to Khatib MRT station was brought to Parliament's attention in 2017.PHOTOS: ST FILE, HDB

SINGAPORE - The multi-storey carpark at the Waterway Sundew estate in Punggol boasts what resident Katherine calls an "open-top concept" - a breezy ceiling located, curiously, on the first floor.

"So on rainy days, you will be totally drenched walking to the carpark," said the mother of two who only wanted to be known by her first name.

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