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Thursday, January 31, 2019

#MOGA (Make Orchard Great Again)

Bringing back the orchard
https://www.businesstimes.com.sg/government-economy/shopping-to-lifestyle-destination-new-plans-unveiled-for-orchard-rd



"The plans were unveiled on Wednesday by the Singapore Tourism Board (STB), Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) and National Parks Board (NParks). Together with the Land Transport Authority, these bodies have completed a six-month review of the plans for the belt."


You know Ah Kong means business when not 1, not 2, not 3 but 4 G agencies come together to devise a plan for rejuvenating the orchard belt. #MOGA - it's a thing now.

Apparently, it will be a "lifestyle" destination - not sure what that means but presumably the inclusion of NParks would suggest that "concrete mall jungle" is not on the cards.  After all, can a place really be called "orchard", if there was nary any flora and fauna.

The image concepts  provided by NParks look straight out of a cheesy china developer property brochure:
New Sheltered Events Space @ Dhoby Ghaut Green
Wavy wood?/metal? roof because everyone loves getting sun baked on a weekend shopping spree.


New Water-Play Features @ Dhoby Ghaut Green
But will this have a Uniqlo?


I have said in a previous post, that one should never question the dogged determination of our 4G leaders.

So perhaps our fellow FIREr Brian Halim, whom I understand has a huge Starhill position, may be the one laughing to the bank in due time.

For the rest of us, perhaps it is not too late to load up on Starhill when it is still in the $0.72 range.

DYODD. Onward to FI brethren!!

UPDATE: Increased my shareholdings in Starhill to 90,000 shares @ $0.715 


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