Guinness record winning turtle museum owner facing eviction asks PM Lee for help after NParks, SLA, AVA and URA reject appeals

Guinness record winning turtle museum owner facing eviction asks PM Lee for help after NParks, SLA, AVA and URA reject appeals

The Independent·2018-03-06 15:10

Connie Tan, the owner of Singapore’s only Live Turtle and Tortoise Museum, has appealed to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong for urgent help as her Guinness record holding museum faces eviction from its Chinese Garden premises this month.

Tan, who runs the business after her father’s passing, has appealed for help from National Parks Board (NParks), Singapore Land Authority (SLA), the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) and Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) to no avail.

Tan and her endangered animals will have to vacate their museum at 1 Chinese Garden Rd by 18 March. Tan, who is unable to find alternative spaces in Singapore, may be forced to move the museum across the causeway if the government does not allow her museum to remain here or at least come back when the Chinese Garden area completes redevelopment.

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