SINGAPORE: Two blocks of flats at Spooner Road that previously housed the Malayan Railway staff are now available for some interim use.
Writing on his Facebook page, National Development Minister Khaw Boon Wan said the termination of the Malayan Rail at Woodlands had a surprising outcome for the Housing and Development Board (HDB). Mr Khaw described it as "a pleasant surprise".
There are 318 units in the two blocks of flats. Mr Khaw said HDB decided to spruce them up for HDB rental. The first batch of tenants will move in next month.
Mr Khaw said the 1—room and 2—room flats will meet the needs of lower income families under the Public Rental Scheme.
The 3—room flats will be available under the Interim Rental Housing Scheme.
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