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Singapore: Minister of State for Culture, Community and Youth, and Trade and Industry Opens New Community Garden

Monday, November 21, 2016 6:46
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Community members tending their plots at the Eng Kong and Cheng Soon Community Garden yesterday. PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

Applicants ballot for the 90 plots available, for $50 a year. All have been taken up.

By Lin Yangchen
Straits Times
Nov 13, 2016

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The 50m by 44m garden near Toh Tuck Road was started by the Eng Kong and Cheng Soon Neighbourhood Committee at a cost of $22,500 and paid for by contributions from residents.

The garden was officially opened yesterday by Ms Sim Ann, Senior Minister of State for Culture, Community and Youth, and Trade and Industry. It is the latest addition to nearly 1,000 community gardens in Singapore.

Ms Sim, who is an MP for Holland-Bukit Timah GRC, said: “The intention is to make use of a temporarily unused piece of land on which the residents can practise their love for community farming and enjoy a little bit of recreational activity.”

The neighbourhood committee’s chairman Mark Yuen, 61, said: “We have siblings and friends of residents pitching in and sharing their knowledge. We make new friends almost every day.”

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