Mr Saktiandi Supaat, a member of the People’s Action Party for Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC, recently made a Facebook post commending the town council for converting a damaged path and a man-made path near the Blk 27 bus stop into a proper footpath.
He noted that during a recent walkabout in the area, he had observed the damaged path and man-made path that people were using every day and had brought it to the attention of the town council.
He expressed gratitude to the town council for their efforts to improve the lives of residents and upgrade facilities.
A commenter wrote, “Keep up the good work! Kudos! God bless!”.
Another wrote, “This is called swift n efficient….can other ministries n depts follow suit…like the ministry handling”.
However, street view images on Google Maps dating back to 2015 show that the concrete path was already cracked at that time, although the extent of the damage may have been less severe than it is currently.
The beaten path, which has been in use since 2015, was only starting to take form in 2011, and did not exist in 2009 due to plants blocking the way.
Mr Saktiandi was elected into office in the General Election 2015 and was re-elected to the GRC in GE2020.
It is therefore puzzling why he or the town council only noticed the defects recently and decided to do something about it now.