Is Singapore preparing for the next wave of population increase and boom?

Just one of the many many examples of a construction boom in Singapore.

NYP Expansion – Just one of the many many examples of a construction boom in Singapore currently.

Askmelah is getting very worried with the latest round of booming constructions all around the island. Other than the building of three new hospitals, and the constructions of a few more MRT lines (which I have lost counts how many have been added over the last few years), some of the constructions Askmelah has spotted the building frenzies happening all over the islands are:

  •  SGH, KTPH
  • Nanyang Polytechnic
  • NTU
    HDB constructions in Woodlands, Seng Kang, Sembawang, Yishun, Ang Mo Kio, Tampines, Pasir Ris and got know where that I did not go to
  • A big plot of land under construction in Canberra Link (You will see it on the right if you take the MRT from Semabawang to Yishun)
  • New malls in Jurong East, Bedok, Boon Lay
  • Changi airport terminal 4 (and 5?)
  • Condo constructions all over the island

Askmelah is wondering are Singapore Government building all these infrastructures in preparation to accommodate the increase in population in the next 10 years??? As it is, there are already surpluses of private and public houses already, the buses and MRTs are not as badly packed as one year ago.

Who are we building all these expansion and new buildings for??? Obviously, this Government just don’t get it despite all the apologies for the screw-ups associated with the opening of the floodgate during the 1997-2011 period. The infrastructure and structural screw-ups and unhappiness are just the symptoms and manifests, the real reason deep down is we don’t want an immigration driven policy to keep our economy vibrant because it is not sustainable. This is especially so when many lecturers, teachers, students, cleaner ladies, cashiers, service staff, researchers etc etc are staffed with mainland speakers and you know the Government has gone overboard!

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