What is missing in my neighbourhood
The place I stay near Boon Keng mrt has a food centre which operates in the morning 6 am up to 6pm at night, a wet market that only operates between 6am to 12 noon, and 2 coffeeshops that operates from 6am to 12 midnight. Only a MacDonalds that operate 24 hours.
About two bus stops away we have the Lavender Food Centre which operates from 12 noon to about 4 am at night, but the entire neighbourhood is only seem busy due to an industrial estate that serve thousands of workers mainly during lunch hours only.
Furthur down under the old block of flats, there are many shops but many seem to be irrelevent to the changes. There needs to be a makeover, where if you notice near Lavender Food Centre there are many Pubs, Karoakes, a boarding house, hotels and the area will be like another geylang at night, what do we really need?
1) A 24 hour Clinic.
2) A 24 hour Supermarket.
3) More 24 hour Coffeeshops that transform to a beer outlet at night.
4) Even different 24 hour restuarents.
5) What is lacking in this area is malay and indian food, so a 24 hour prata coffeeshop will also do well.
Most important, the eco-system has not been properly planned and setup, and connectivity for it’s use is very badly organised, that is why the area appears very cold and no life. I can easily transform the entire area to something like balesteir first, then geylang second and another boat quay in future. What is the government doing to maximise it’s use? Because more than 35% are rental flats and have no buying power?
Let me tell you, there are 3 medium condominium projects completing by 2015, so indirectly this sleepy area will be changed with a shopping complex, even the shops at the hdb flats downstairs will be transformed after that. I do not study caveats transactions for nothing, and I am as sharp as an eagle.
– Contributed by Oogle.