Surprise land acquisitions not likely to go on, say experts

KL-Singapore high-speed rail a recent development; most land demands here are planned for in advance

Golfers might feel hard done by following the acquisitions of Raffles Country Club and Jurong Country Club, but such surprises are not likely to continue, said experts.

The two golf clubs are making way for the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore high-speed rail (HSR).

Long-term planning might not have included the need to set aside land for this relatively recent development, hence the “last resort” of acquisition, said private sector urban planner Sarah Lin.


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