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Keppel Club members have enjoyed unfair use of prime land for too long

I am disappointed with the view of the Keppel Club member quoted in “Govt to reacquire land from 2 golf courses, 3 to give up land” (Feb 17), that the acquisition is not equitable.

I am disappointed with the view of the Keppel Club member quoted in “Govt to reacquire land from 2 golf courses, 3 to give up land” (Feb 17), that the acquisition is not equitable.

He should realise that Keppel Club has been enjoying unfair use of prime land for too long, to the exclusion of the public, for a membership fee of only S$16,000, even though the cost of land in Singapore has gone up tremendously in recent years.

It is too early to speculate what the Government will do with the land, but whether it is used for public housing or condominiums, releasing the land will go some way towards reducing the pressure of land shortage in Singapore. This helps to reduce land costs, benefiting all Singaporeans, including the member. I hope he will do some soul-searching and be contented to use the club until its lease expires.

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