The end of January marks the end of Singapore's most iconic and historically rich neighbourhood since independence. The end of January also provides a thorough headache for residents in Strathmore and Dawson. Not only do they need to contend with difficulties in travelling to Queenstown Polyclinic and the Community Centre, they face problems finding affordable food.
One-fifth to a quarter of Queenstown residents are aged 65 and above. Many of them would visit the 3 year old polyclinic because it is heavily subsidised. Although the interior of the newly built polyclinic is handicapped friendly, arriving at the Polyclinic for appointments and regular checkups has been a hassle for elderly folks living in Mei Ling, Strathmore and Dawson, whether by foot or by bus. Let's find out why in Panorama today!
Residents wrote in the MyQueenstown Team to propose an extension (in Blue) to Bus Service 64 which plies along Mei Ling Street and Alexandra Road. The current route for bus service 64 loops at Mei Ling Street before turning left into Mei Chin Road and then Queensway. In order to transfer residents from Mei Ling Street to the Polyclinic, the bus route can be extended by turning right at the junction of Mei Chin Road and Mei Ling Street before exiting to Commonwealth Avenue. In that way, residents living in Mei Ling, Strathmore and Dawson can hop on a ride on the bus to the Polyclinic!
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