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Old 13-10-2018, 02:07 PM   #46
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Listen! Fat Something .... first you offered a sarcastic unsolicited reply. Then you called people "hypocritical", later you called people "mean". Are you trying to stir trouble here by writing another sarcastic reply?
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Old 13-10-2018, 02:45 PM   #47
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Iíve lived in Jurong West Extension for all my life; 22 years. Have seen the area develop from the time when there was very limited amenities, so I know roughly how the pioneer batch of Tengah residents would have to go through...

A little background info
1. I was born in 1996.
2. Jurong West sports complex only opened around December 2006. Before that, have to go to Jurong East sports complex or Bukit Batok swimming complex.
2b. My primary 4 sports day, in April 2006, before Jurong West stadium opened, was in Singapore Poly stadium, at Dover. Point is, imagine having to go to elsewhere for the amenities, as they are not yet available at Tengah.
3. Jurong West library was at Jurong Point level 4 before moving to the Frontier CC in 2006.
3b. Boon Lay Bus Interchange, Boon Lay MRT Extension (Pioneer & Joo Koon), plus Jurong Point Extension...
3c. Point: the central area of Jurong West Extension was a construction site for a period of time, from 2005 to 2009.

... the con of living in an entirely new town is there.

Sure, some road connections to PIE and Bukit Batok is there, and public bus connections to surrounding MRT station(s) at Bukit Batok, Jurong East, Chinese Garden, etcetera. will be available whenever the new flats are ready.

But the pioneer batch of Tengah residents have to be prepared to travel long distances to other towns for amenities, such as grocery shopping, sports complex, polyclinic, etcetera.

Nearest shopping centre is no doubt West Mall at Bukit Batok, and the more-renowned JEM and West Gate at Jurong East. Thereís 160 to Jurong East, and several buses to Bukit Batok. Around 20 minutes ride. So, thatís the alternative.

Whereas people (eg. Jurong West residents) usually take around 10 minutes to travel to town centre to take MRT or buy things, the pioneer batch of Tengah residents have to take around 20 minutes to travel further to Bukit Batok or Jurong East to take MRT or buy things. This is the negative of being the pioneer batch of an entirely new town.

Also, about the construction site, itís legit. Construction sites all over. For sure security will be in place to make sure the construction workers wonít disturb the residents. But the dust and noise confirm will be there.

Better to buy Punggol if you want new flat and set up family at the same time. Punggol is more family friendly. Tengah will take a while for it to be develop and be family friendly, whereby the infrastructure is there and services readily available to serve the community.

Community amenities may seem little to the adults. But to the children who spend most of their time in the neighbourhood, I donít think itís healthy for them to be in an under-construction town all the time, whereby everyday is just school and home... and confirm family time also have to travel out.

Of course, the pro is that because Tengah is an entirely new town, the price is at its lowest. But in my opinion, itís good for long-term investment only, but not good for setting up family.

Setting up family would be better in Punggol. Of course Tengah as a new town would still be new by the time the pioneer batch of Tengah children become adults, like the people like me who were the first generation of ďJurong West Extension childrenĒ... but, considering there are other places that are more established, with amenities already available, like Punggol, Canberra, etcetera. Wouldnít it be better to buy housing apartment over there, as compared to Tengah?

Just saying...
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Old 13-10-2018, 02:47 PM   #48
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^^ I think FatPat is just responding to your many concerns about mosquitoes. Certainly do not think anyone is trying to insinuate anything. I personally feel mosquitoes will breed anywhere. My friend put up mosquito nets at the window and he stays further down at the BTOs around Keat Hong. They say the big forest opposite brings in many mozzies. Personally I will not do that as it reduces the draft that comes into the flat and I like the breeze.

Appreciate the nice discussion going on here. Tengah's main pool of interests will come from those who have parents in the West and want to continue to be around the area. I believe Tengah will be the main source of non mature BTOs in the west in the years to come as most other areas are already pretty full. Any further east and we are looking at mature estate prices (ie 5 Room becomes unaffordable for those newly starting a family).

Nice to see we have a small community of people interested in a place here, the west has never been a hot spot for anything in general. Haha.
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Old 13-10-2018, 03:15 PM   #49
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So damn young... Only 22.... Sigh one of my feet already in something rectangle 😂
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Old 14-10-2018, 09:52 AM   #50
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It would be great if we can see update on building site status..
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Old 14-10-2018, 07:05 PM   #51
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Took a pic of the land on which the first Tengah plantation launches will be built some weeks back. If you look carefully you can see part of the future road has already been built.

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Old 14-10-2018, 10:29 PM   #52
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Nice one deskoh91.. This really give us a real perspective to our future home. Well done.. 👍👍👍
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Old 15-10-2018, 05:32 PM   #53
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Where was this picture taken? BB new block?
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Old 15-10-2018, 05:37 PM   #54
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Took a pic of the land on which the first Tengah plantation launches will be built some weeks back. If you look carefully you can see part of the future road has already been built.

So much for "Forest Town".... they cut down all the trees
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Old 15-10-2018, 06:15 PM   #55
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😀Actually it is greener than expected.. U should see the satellite image of the site.. It is totally brown..
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Old 15-10-2018, 10:19 PM   #56
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So much for "Forest Town".... they cut down all the trees
They have years to replant them...the "forest fringe" along the road is prominent in the marketing materials they have about the BTO, doubt they will change that.
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Old 15-10-2018, 10:36 PM   #57
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Took a pic of the land on which the first Tengah plantation launches will be built some weeks back. If you look carefully you can see part of the future road has already been built.

Kinda sad that the big patch of forest is gone..
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Old 16-10-2018, 09:15 AM   #58
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Kinda sad that the big patch of forest is gone..
Agree it is sad to see greenery reduce.. But we have to give credit to hdb to try to improve our living Area with more green.

Tengah bto development might well be the turning trend to make our SG even more green.

Our population increase we need more living space.. So more tree have to go.. But if we can integrate green to our living it is a win win..

Just my two cents opinion.. 😀
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Old 16-10-2018, 10:17 AM   #59
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cant wait for the ballot to start!
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Old 16-10-2018, 09:08 PM   #60
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cant wait for the ballot to start!
Should be in a month time.. Maybe we will get more news then. I m v cautious regarding car free town. How they implement it when only a section of tengah is build.. Hmmm
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