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Raffles Town Club land lease will not be renewed when it expires: Singapore’s SLA, URA

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Raffles Town Club’s lease will not be renewed when it expires on 17 October 2026. (SCREENSHOT: Raffles Town Club) (Raffles Town Club/Facebook)

SINGAPORE — The lease for the land currently occupied by Raffles Town Club (RTC) at 1 Plymouth Avenue, Bukit Timah, will not be renewed when it expires on 17 October 2026, the Singapore Land Authority (SLA) and the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) jointly announced on Monday (20 November).

The land, SLA and URA said in a joint statement, is slated for future residential use – “support housing demand and enhance the residential character of the precinct”.

The club is located at the junction of Whitley Road and Dunearn Road. Its close proximity to Stevens MRT interchange will enable future residents to benefit from transport infrastructure and connectivity to the city and around the island.

“This is also in line with the focus of redeveloping brownfield sites as much as possible to meet future demand for land, including housing,” SLA and URA said.


The Business Times reported that the land would likely be highly coveted. Besides its proximity to the MRT, it’s also located near the Botanic Gardens and popular schools, such as Singapore Chinese Girls’ School, Anglo-Chinese School, Nanyang Primary and St Joseph’s Institution.

RTC can still continue to operate until the land lease expires on 17 October 2026. Thereafter, the club will have to return the land to the state.

SLA and URA said that should RTC wishes to continue operations after its current lease expires, agencies will engage RTC on the availability of suitable state properties through open tender, or RTC can explore other options from the open market.

The Raffles Town Club opened in March 2000 and is affiliated with more than 50 international clubs in over 15 countries and six golfing destinations in Malaysia and Indonesia.

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