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SLA frees up three more sites for community use

The Singapore Land Authority (SLA) has identified three more playfields, including the former Manjusri Secondary School, for the public to enjoy outdoor sports and recreational activities.

SINGAPORE: Three more plots of State land reserved for redevelopment were opened up to the public by the Singapore Land Authority (SLA) on Tuesday (June 24).

In a statement, the SLA said these lands are former schools and educational institutions reserved for redevelopment, but are now opened to the public for community use in the interim.

The three playfields are:

Property

Address

Estimated Land Area of Playfield (sq metre)

Estimated Date of Opening

1

Former Manjusri Secondary School

149 Sims Drive

9,084.2

June 25, 2014

2

Former ITE Clementi

6 Lempeng Drive

9,912.8

End September 2014

3

Former ITE Tampines

2 Tampines Street 92

9,858.9

End September 2014

"As long as the field is not required for impending redevelopment, it will be opened 24 hours a day and available for use free of charge and on a non-exclusive basis," the SLA stated, adding no advance booking was required.

The agency will also be working with the Residents' Committee on activities to promote social and community bonding amongst residents, which would encourage people to lead more active lifestyles.

The SLA has been opening up plots of vacant State land to the public for community use since 2003. To data, there are about 282 plots of such land opened to the public and are marked by common signs. The list of such sites can be found on the OneMap online portal.

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