Selective En bloc Redevelopment Scheme

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A flat stuck with the en-bloc notice.

The Selective En bloc Redevelopment Scheme, or SERS for short, is an urban redevelopment strategy employed by the Housing and Development Board in Singapore in maintaining and upgrading public housing flats in older estates in the city-state. Launched in August 1995, it involves a small selection of specific precincts in older estates which undergo demolition and redevelopment to optimise land use, as opposed to upgrading of existing flats via the Main Upgrading and Interim Upgrading Programmes. To date, 74 SERS sites have been announced, of which 65 were completed.

All residents displaced by the redevelopment works are offered a new 99-year lease in new flats constructed nearby. These residents have the privilege to select their units prior to public release of the remaining units, are compensated financially, and are given subsidised prices for their new flats. The scheme also gives residents the opportunity to continue living near their kin and neighbours, thereby retaining kinship bonds and strengthening community ties.

The Selective En bloc Redevelopment Scheme has attracted opposition and controversy. The national government has power, under the Land Acquisitions Act of 1966, to carry out the Selective En Bloc scheme.[1] This power invokes the principle of eminent domain as with most urban redevelopment projects. Amendments to the Land Titles Act passed in 1999 allowed housing estates to be sold against some apartment owners' will if the majority of the owners are in favour of the sale.[2] This invokes concerns of majoritarianism.

Other demolished sites[edit]

  • 17 April 1994 – Block 140 Bedok North Avenue 3
  • 20 July 1994 – Blk 115 Hu Ching Road
  • 5 August 1994 – Blk 120/121 Kim Tian Road
  • 17 September 1994 – Blk 9–17 Petain Road/Sturdee Road
  • 12 May 1995 – Block 33 to 37, 42 to 45 Prince Philip Avenue
  • 26 May 1995 – Blk 38/39/40/41/46/47 Prince Philip Avenue
  • 1 March 1996 – Blk 141A Toa Payoh Lorong 2
  • 29 March 1996 – Blk 11 Kallang
  • 20 September 1996 – Blk 139 Kim Tian Road
  • 27 December 1996 – Blk 46, 48, 50 Strathmore Avenue
  • 25 July 1997 – Blk 5 New Bridge Road
  • 6 June 1998 – Blk 21 Flanders Square
  • 9 October 1998 – Blk 63–66 Toa Payoh East
  • 30 April 1999 – Blk 25 and 26 Jalan Membina, Lengkok Bahru
  • 18 June 1999 – Blk 102 and 103 Whampoa Drive
  • 5 November 1999 – Blk 1 Tew Chew Street
  • 3 March 2000 – Blk 3 Upper Pickering Street
  • 21 April 2000 – Blk 63–67, 75, 68–69 Queenstown
  • 9 June 2000 – Blk 75 Redhill Road
  • 23 June 2000 – Blk 6A/6B Margaret Drive
  • 7 July 2000 – Blk 6 and 7 Chai Chee Road
  • 1 September 2000 – Blk 139 to 141 Corporation Drive/142 to 145 Hu Ching Road
  • 8 September 2000 – Blk 110 New Bridge Road
  • 5 November 2000 – Blk 5 Geylang Square
  • 26 December 2000 – Blk 109 Depot Road
  • 5 April 2002 – Blk 30/39 Kim Pong Road and Blk 31/40/51 Kim Tian Road

List of SERS sites[edit]

Announcement Town/Estate Affected Block(s) Replacement Block(s) Status
Street(s) Block(s) Street(s) Block(s)
22 August 1995 Bukit Merah Boon Tiong Road / Tiong Bahru Road 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 13 Boon Tiong Road 2A, 2C Completed
1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 14, 15, 16 Boon Tiong Road 4A, 8A, 8B Completed
1 September 1995 Toa Payoh Lorong 2 Toa Payoh 145, 147, 151, 152 Lorong 2 Toa Payoh 141, 153-156A Completed
8 November 1995 Bukit Merah Depot Road 103, 110, 111 Depot Road 103A-106B Completed
105, 107, 112 Depot Road 109A-112C Completed
8 February 1996 Bukit Merah Redhill Road 67, 77 Lengkok Bahru / Redhill Road 63A-64, 68-70A Completed
71, 72 Redhill Road 73-77A Completed
30 April 1996 Queenstown Forfar House / Margaret Drive 39, 6A, 6B Stirling Road 181–184 Completed
28 May 1996 Bedok Chai Chee Road 6, 7 Chai Chee Road 10–11 Completed
8 February 1996 Ang Mo Kio Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1 309, 315, 316 Ang Mo Kio Street 32 350-354A Completed
307, 308 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1 309A-316B Completed
9 September 1996 Jurong West Corporation Drive / Hu Ching Road 139–145 Yung Sheng Road 177–180, 184 Completed
5 December 1996 Queenstown Holland Drive 18, 19 Strathmore Avenue 55, 56 Completed
17 February 1997 Toa Payoh Lorong 2 Toa Payoh 89 Lorong 2 Toa Payoh 141–145 Completed
17 February 1997 Toa Payoh Toa Payoh Central 79 Lorong 2 Toa Payoh 141–145 Completed
17 February 1997 Ang Mo Kio Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10 454–455 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3 700 – 700C Completed
17 February 1997 Tiong Bahru Nile Road 51, 53, 54 Kim Tian Road 119 – 119D Completed
17 February 1997 Tiong Bahru Kim Tian Road 126, 127 Kim Tian Road 129 – 131C Completed
25 April 1997 Ang Mo Kio Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3 580–582 Ang Mo Kio Street 52 (Cheng San City View) 596A – 596D Completed
25 April 1997 Dover Dover Crescent 24, 28 Dover Rise 17–23 Completed
25 April 1997 Little India Syed Alwi Road 3, 4, 5 Jellicoe Road 813–817 Completed
17 October 1997 Taman Jurong Tah Ching Road 135–138 Yung Sheng Road 178–184 Completed
17 October 1997 Clementi Clementi Avenue 3 439–440 Clementi Avenue 3 454 – 462A Completed
17 October 1997 Tiong Bahru Alexandra Road/Tiong Bahru Road 136 – 140, 137A, 142, 145 Jalan Membina 18–23 Completed
13 February 1998 Jurong East New Town (Teban Gardens) Teban Gardens Road 12–23, 26–29 Teban Gardens Road 60, 62–65 Completed
13 February 1998 Telok Blangah Telok Blangah Drive 78, 80–81 Telok Blangah Drive 44–48 Completed
21 July 1998 Bugis Short Street/ Prinsep Street 1–7, 11–13 Gloucester Road 11–15 Completed (2003)
21 July 1998 Outram Park Outram Park 21, 22, 23, 27, 28 and 29 Cantonment Link (Cantonment Towers) 8–13 Completed (2003)
7 October 1998 Tiong Bahru Lower Delta Road 102, 103 Jalan Membina 118A – 118D Completed (2003)
7 October 1998 Lim Chu Kang Lim Chu Kang Road 3, 4 and 5 Boon Lay Drive 268 – 268C Completed (2004)
7 October 1998 Tiong Bahru Jalan Membina Barat 24, 31, 32 Kim Tian Road 118A – 118D Completed (2004)
7 October 1998 Aljunied Upper Aljunied Lane 1 Pine Close 1 Completed (2004)
21 March 1999 Lavender Tronoh Road 7, 8 McNair Road 108C, 108D Completed
21 March 1999 Hillview Hillview Avenue 1–8, 10–12, 14 Bukit Batok West Avenue 5 383–395 Completed (2005)
29 October 1999 Mountbatten Dakota Crescent 68, 70, 72 Jalan Tiga 39, 43, 45, 47, 49 Completed (2005)
29 October 1999 Toa Payoh Lorong 1A Toa Payoh 136, 137, 140 Lorong 2 Toa Payoh 145, 146, 151, 152 Completed
29 October 1999 Toa Payoh Lorong 1 Toa Payoh 164–167 Lorong 2 Toa Payoh 147 – 147B Completed
20 February 2000 Bedok Bedok North Road 83 Bedok North Avenue 4 94B – 94E Completed (2005)
20 February 2000 Sengkang Buangkok South Farmway 1, 2, 5, 206 and 207 Compassvale Lane 207A – 207D Completed (2005)
20 February 2000 Sembawang Sembawang Road 1–5 Wellington Circle 508A – 510B Completed (2005)
30 July 2000 Telok Blangah Telok Blangah Heights 70–71 Telok Blangah Heights 85–88 Completed
30 July 2000 Outram Park Outram Hill 14–16 Cantonment Road 16–20 Completed (2005)
12 August 2000 Clementi Clementi Avenue 4 311–314 Clementi Avenue 3 457, 459, 461, 462 Completed (2005)
17 February 2001 Queenstown Stirling Road 172, 173, 174 and 175 Clarence Road 128–133 Completed (2005)
17 February 2001 Queenstown Margaret Drive 96 Clarence Road 128–133 Completed (2005)
3 March 2001 Seletar Seletar West Farmway 6 1, 2, 5, 6, 7 Fernvale Lane 403A – 405C Completed (2005)
3 March 2001 Seletar Seletar Road 1–4 Completed (2005)
11 March 2001 Upper Boon Keng Upper Boon Keng Road 6, 8, 9 and 10 Lorong 3 Geylang 2A – 3D, 5 Completed
13 January 2003 Queenstown Tanglin Halt Road 50–54 Tanglin Halt Road 88 – 91A Completed
13 January 2003 Queenstown Commonwealth Drive 57, 61, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72 and 73 Commonwealth Drive (Commonwealth 10) 50–54 Completed
15 January 2003 Toa Payoh Lorong 5/6 Toa Payoh 28, 30, 32, 33 Toa Payoh Central 78A – 79D Completed
20 February 2003 Geylang Serai Geylang Serai 1, 2, 3 Eunos Crescent 31–36 Completed
24 February 2003 Tiong Bahru Havelock Road/Taman Ho Swee 29, 31, 33 Jalan Membina 25A-25B, 26A-26D, 27A-27B Completed (Existing flats demolished in 2013)
16 July 2004 Bedok Bedok South Ave 3 46–50 Bedok Central 219A-219D, 220A-220C, 221A-221C Completed
19 July 2004 Dover Dover Road 30–32, 34–39 Dover Crescent 28A-D Completed
28 July 2004 Taman Jurong Tao Ching Road 103, 105 Tah Ching Road 337A – 338D Completed
28 March 2005 Clementi Clementi Avenue 3 436–438, 445 Clementi Ave 3 (Clementi Central) 441A-441B Completed (Existing flats demolished in 2013)
21 April 2005 Holland Holland Avenue/Drive 14–17, 22–23 Holland Drive 18A – 18D Completed
25 November 2005 Kallang Upper Boon Keng Road 20 Upper Boon Keng Road 5A Completed
25 November 2005 Geylang West Sims Drive 54, 56, 57, 59, 60, 62 Bendemeer Road 38A, 38B, 38C, 38D and 39A Completed (Existing flats demolished in 2013)
29 December 2005 Commonwealth Commonwealth Avenue 27A, 39A Strathmore Avenue 61A, 61B, 61C, 62A, 62B Completed
29 December 2005 Queenstown Margaret Drive 6C Strathmore Avenue 61A, 61B, 61C, 62A, 62B Completed
22 March 2006 Boon Lay Boon Lay Drive 180–182, 184 Jurong West Street 64 675A – 678D Completed
22 March 2006 Boon Lay Boon Lay Avenue 216–217, 219–220 Jurong West Street 93 986A – 990C Completed
22 March 2006 Taman Jurong Yung Ping/Yung Kuang Road 5–10 Kang Ching Road 337A-D, 338A-B, 339A-D Completed
21 April 2006 Havelock Zion Road 88–92 Havelock Road (Havelock View) 52–58 Completed (Existing flats demolished in 2013)
22 June 2006 Ang Mo Kio Ang Mo Kio Ave 2, 3, 4 246–252 Ang Mo Kio Ave 1 (Teck Ghee Vista) 307A-D, 308A-B, 309A, 310A-D Completed (Existing flats demolished in 2013)
8 December 2006 Ghim Moh Ghim Moh Road 9–12, 9A, 12A Ghim Moh Link (Ghim Moh Valley) 22–28 Completed (Existing flats demolished in 2013)
23 February 2007 Bukit Merah Silat Walk/Silat Road/Kampong Bahru 17–19, 22–31 Kim Tian Road (Kim Tian Green) 126A-126C, 127A-127D Completed
23 February 2007 Bukit Merah Henderson Road 94, 96 Kim Tian Road (Kim Tian Green); 126A-126C, 127A-127D Completed
28 June 2007 Clementi Clementi Ave 1 401–404, 407–409 Clementi Ave 1 (Casa Clementi) 416–426 Completed
12 July 2007 Jurong East New Town (Teban Gardens) Teban Gardens Road 2–11 Teban Gardens Road (Teban Vista) 20–23 Completed
8 August 2008 Commonwealth Commonwealth Drive 74–79 Commonwealth Drive (Commonwealth 10) 50–53 In Progress
8 Nov 2009 Bukit Merah Bukit Merah View 110, 111, 113, 114 Boon Tiong Road (Tiong Bahru View) 9A-9C,10A-10B,11B In Progress
13 February 2011 Clementi Clementi Ave 5 321, 322, 323 Clementi Ave 3 (Clementi Cascadia) 440A-C In Progress
9 November 2011 East Coast East Coast Road 1, 2, 3, 4 Chai Chee Road (Ping Yi Greens) 807A-C, 808A-C Announced
15 November 2011 Central Rochor Road 1, 2, 3, 4 Upper Boon Keng Rd (Kallang Trivista) 8A-C Announced
3 December 2011 Redhill Redhill Close 1–3, 5–22 Henderson Rd (City Vue @ Henderson) 95A-C, 96A-B Announced
29 December 2011 Jurong West Boon Lay Drive 167–172 Jurong West Central (Jurong West Blossom) 697A-C, 698A-C Announced
25 June 2012 Woodlands Woodlands Centre Road 1A, 2A Woodlands Drive 70 717A-C Announced
27 June 2014 Commonwealth Tanglin Halt Road 24–38, 40–45 Margaret Drive, Dawson Road and Strathmore Avenue Announced
27 June 2014 Commonwealth Commonwealth Drive 55, 56, 58–60, 62–66 Margaret Drive(Sites A&B), Dawson Road(Sites C&D) and Strathmore Avenue(Site E) Announced

References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ Singapore Statutes OnLine Land Acquisition Act, Cap. 152. Accessed 12 February 2006.
  2. ^ Alice Christudason, (2 July 2004). Private sector housing redevelopment in Singapore: A review of the effectiveness of radical strata title legislation. Accessed 12 February 2006.

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