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why more redundant upgrading during this bad times?

Discussion in 'The Courtyard Café' started by leetahbar, Mar 22, 2010.

  1. leetahbar

    leetahbar Alfrescian Old Timer

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    why? i keep asking myself. the priority is to lay food on the table for every poor and needies. the critical solution would be to re-instate the unemployed, retrenched and business failures some prudent fair employment where they could get sufficient dough to pay for ammenities bills, hdb instalments, children school fees and a host of household expenditures.

    WHY IS THE GOV STILL PUSHING FOR REDUNDANT UPGRADING OF FLATS?

    UPGRADING IS NOT FREE! though they bragged about being subsidised, flats owners still have to cough out substantial amount for such unnecessary upgrading especially at a poor economic time like now.

    we are not out of the woods yet economically. why is the gov still wanna burden extra and uncalled expenses incurred in upgrading?

    is the gov that avaricious and hard up for more money? we can still survive without such unnecessary upgrading but to cough up more money to pay for this is quite ridiculous and inappropriate at this current bad tiding.:mad:
     
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    If not many small contractor will eat grass and also Town Council/Ministers not pocket money if no project.
     
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    leetahbar Alfrescian Old Timer

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    the gov claims they "subsidise" and shoulder the majority of the cost of upgrading. however, every affected flat owners have to pay up ie, the minority who does not agreed to the upgrading still ve to oblige to pay up when majority opted for it. last time, for 3-roomers, they had to cough out $3k per unit. taking a block of flats of about 14 storeys comprising a total of 140 units, ea block would hv paid $420,000. now go multiply by the number of blocks in ea precinct. do u still think the gov really subsidize much or the residents have been conned and taken for a wild ride when multi-millions of dollars were compulsory actually collected?

    HOW TRANSPARENT IS THE VOTING SYSTEM FOR UPGRADING? how could it be prudent during this economic downturn people still ve excesses to splurge on redundant upgrading?

    look at some of the upgraded precinct. sometime, one rather it remains the same old original picture. matured trees were mercilessly chopped, exaggerated expensive "white elephants" are consctructed which can really be an eyesore and serve no purpose or practicaliy at all.

    UPGRADING has fooled many. it's an avenue to add a "figure" in the account book - a figure that is overblown to accredit for the deficit that could be accrued and lost through foolish investment such as the LEHMAN's minibonds. one shall never know cos the accounts lacks transparency and the general gullible public just accepts whatever that is reported.
     
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    what are the LP & PL carried out during upgrading

    1. they hacked all the cement flooring. then they pave back the same cement flooring that doesn't dffer the new from the old.

    2. they chopped away matured trees, removed most of the turfed area and pave it over with more cement. result is a very hot microclimate and look very monotonous lacking the lustrous green previously.

    3. they replaced chopped trees with impractical palms. mind u, they planted very young palms which eventually mature but provide very little shade. maintenance for palms are minimal so is their contribution for providing shady for a cooler environment beside lacking the colorful and fragrance of colors from trees.

    4. constructed sheltered corridors that leak during heavy rainstorm.

    5. removed tarmac road and replaced with fragile fanciful interlocking tiles that sink, breaks or jut out when heavy vehicles run over it.

    6. relocating carparks to so out of place that inconvenient loading/unloading.

    7. over decorating of the lift landing with lavish hotel setting decor. for what purposes only to be messed up by vandalism!

    there are so many more and if one were to seriously look into it, u wonder: WHAT THE THEY DID ALL THESE FOR??

    the reason is quite clear. they did alot of redundant and unnecessary works so that they could craftily accredited for the overly gross expenditure which a prudent surveyor would called it WASTAGE, OVER EXAGGERATION AND TOTAL REDUNDANCY.

    so do not be too happy about upgrading.

    misleading accounting for precinct upgrading is now also rubbing into HAWKER CENTRE upgrading. what the residents got in the end is actually a shortchange about they have eagerly and gingerly anticipated.
     
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    Underground contractors forcing town councils bookies
    to give them jobs in return for kickbacks from Malaysian Contractors .

    Town councils using funds to go for group tours .
     
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    Watchman Alfrescian Old Timer

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    Wah the other two earmarked hospitals have not been built .

    Yet the two Casinos are coming up .

    Amazing Singapore .

    Yet they justify Doctors and Practitional quota by not building the Hospitals .

    Amazing .
     
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    leetahbar Alfrescian Old Timer

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    holy matlandcow already hinted that sgp hospitals could next time be built in jb soil or batam land for cheaper cost....and sgp aged, poor, sick and dying can just disappear when they discard all into those cheaper alternatives.
     
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    It seems the regime always wants the easy way out .

    Time for them to go permanently . Before things get out of hand .
     
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    for million$ paying jobs and get mundane karang guni ideas, something is obviously NOT VERY RIGHT with the paps coconut brains.
     

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