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More families living in East Coast Park as they are waiting for HDB rental flat

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According to Zaobao, they were informed that there were many tents set up along the east coast.

East Coast Park is now a “tent village” as dozen of people have set up a tent camp and also headed by a 29-year-old “village headman”. Most campers were forced into this “temporary shelter” while they wait for their rental HDB flat.

The  “Tent Village” is hidden from most members of the public, not far from a construction site, but near public toilets, which is convenient for the campers.

Harman, the “village headman”,  who declined to be photographed said they were all forced to live there as they did not have anywhere else to go.  He said that there were more than a dozen families which lived there as well.

Harman said that moving to a shelter would mean that they would lose their freedom. Most campers are on several financial assistance schemes.

National Parks Board informed that the public is only allowed to camp in certain areas of the park and only with a permit.

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