SLA to launch public tender for former school in Upper Bukit Timah

Another former school has been made available for use by a commercial or international school to help ease demand for places.

The Singapore Land Authority (SLA) will launch a public tender for the former Seh Chuan High School off Upper Bukit Timah Road on Wednesday.

The former Seh Chuan High School was last used by the Jurong Gardens School, run by the Movement for the Intellectually Disabled of Singapore (MINDS).

It occupied the premises from 1991 until it moved to a new S$6 million building in Woodlands in June 2008.

The tenancy for the building is for an initial period of three years with an option to renew for two more terms of three years each, subject to agreement.

Since April 2007, SLA has tendered out more than 40 state properties for use by international or commercial schools to ease demand for places.

Some expatriates have cited the long waiting lists at some international schools as reasons why they do not want to move to Singapore.

But the current global economic uncertainty has slowed down the expansion plans of some international schools.

Both the Singapore American School and Global Indian International School said they will wait and see how the economic climate affects demand for places before tendering for new sites.

Source : Channel NewsAsia – 13 Oct 2008

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