Preserve greenery at Marina Bay golf course

The Marina Bay Golf Course is truly unique in the sense that it is located near the city centre, surrounded by a picturesque skyline, and is open to the public.

Non-golfers, such as myself, can have a go at the driving range, just for fun.

It also has a cafe open to all and even has a place for massage and rejuvenation.

Those who take a ride on the Singapore Flyer or on a boat along Marina Bay, or have a meal at any of the cafes or restaurants overlooking the golf course, are treated to a magnificent view of the greenery.

To build high-end waterfront housing on the land ("Golf course land could suit waterfront homes to a tee"; Feb 18), as proposed by some property consultants, would remove the open-air feel of the area and benefit only those who can afford such homes.

Instead of removing the greenery, it can be complemented by cafes and restaurants, bicycle or jogging tracks, and iconic landmarks similar to the Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay.

This would further enhance the aesthetics of the area.

Mohd M. A. Siddiqui

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