Thursday, 5 January 2017
SINGAPORE: The Raffles Country Club site in Tuas will be acquired by the Government for the Singapore-Kuala Lumpur high-speed rail (HSR) and the new Cross Island Line’s western depot.
The club required to hand over the 143ha site to the Singapore Land Authority (SLA) by July 31, 2018.
Opened in 1988, Raffles Country Club has two 18-hole golf courses and about 2,650 members.
Its lease was due to expire in 2028.
The 350km-long high-speed rail between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur will cross the Straits of Johor via a bridge. It is scheduled to start running in 2026.
The Land Transport Authority and SLA in a joint statement yesterday said that the country club site was the most suitable location to run at-grade tracks immediately after the bridge.
SLA added that it will work closely with the club management to assist it through the acquisition process.
Raffles Country Club is the second country club to be acquired by the government for the HSR project.
It was announced in May 2015, that Jurong Country Club in Jurong East will become the Singapore terminus for the HSR.
Source by: Internet