COVID-19: Singapore Land Authority closes all its playfields

Tanjong Rhu field (PHOTO: Singapore Land Authority Facebook page)
Tanjong Rhu field (PHOTO: Singapore Land Authority Facebook page)

SINGAPORE – The Singapore Land Authority (SLA) closed all playfields under its management on Sunday (12 April) following reports of crowds gathering on these fields.

The closures are to facilitate enhanced safe distancing measures during the current circuit breaker period.

Playfields closed include those at Tanjong Rhu, Jalan Tembusu, Loyang Avenue, Parry Avenue, Woodleigh Park and Strathmore Road.

Earlier, Mountbatten Member of Parliament Lim Biow Chuan had posted on Facebook about groups of people gathering and being too close to each other on a field next to Pebble Bay condominium in Tanjong Rhu. Upon receiving the feedback, the SLA had closed that field.

“Please stop the congregating so that all of us can remain safe. If the virus transmission does not stop because of one irresponsible person, the rest of us suffer. Please stay safe and remain at home,” Liow said in his post.

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