World Turtle News, 09/05/2017
Turtle and Tortoise Museum facing race against time to find new home
With seven months left before it has to vacate its Chinese Garden premises, The Live Turtle and Tortoise Museum of Singapore’s search for a new home has stalled, raising questions over what to do with the over 500 animals. Hers is the world’s only turtle and tortoise private zoo, started 16 years ago with her late father Danny Tan. Although she has considered at least three alternative sites since she was first told they have to make way for a makeover of the Jurong Lake District, owner Connie Tan has not found any of these places viable. Among the places she has considered, Kusu Island is too inaccessible to draw visitors and revenue, Kranji’s Farmart Centre’s rent is too much to bear for her, while Orto in Yishun would have worked if only its remaining lease were not just three years. Seemingly out of options, Ms Tan, 47, is banking on getting permission to return to the Chinese Garden after redevelopment of what is to become Singapore’s “new national gardens in the heartlands” when it progressively completes from 2020. The garden is slated to be one of the highlights of Jurong Lake District, which has been dubbed to become the second Central Business District. Click the link to read more…
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