HDB rules in Singapore: 4 Times HDB rules got broken this year!

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Here's checking out some crazy ways HDB rules in Singapore got broken this year! Do you know of any more incidents?

As we come to the end of 2017, did you realise that HDB flats figured in the news multiple times this year? ๐Ÿ™‚ Let’s check out some crazy ways HDB rules in Singapore got broken this year!

1. The case of the cluttered corridor

One resident decided that she could use the corridor outside her HDB flat as a store. This incident was reported from Block 136, Simei Street 1. 

At one point of time, as many as 7 fridges were lined up along the HDB corridor!

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A resident complained that it was getting difficult to even walk past the clutter. She said, “She has even placed sofas, dining tables, cabinets and television sets outside.”

For the info, residents are advised to keep common areas clear of obstruction.

If caught, you will get a written notice from HDB. If you fail to remove the objects even after receiving the notice you can face a fine of up to $2,000.

2. No entry for nuisance neighbours

So, a Yishun resident decided to build a ‘wall’ to keep his “nuisance neighbour” out. For added protection, he also barbed the wall with cacti. Yes, really.

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PHOTO: Screengrab The New Paper

Apparently, the Lee family was at their wits end on having to deal with this neighbour. It seems she would routinely splash an oil-like substance (which smelt like urine) across their door and corridor.

Toilet paper and used sanitary napkins were also discovered outside their flat and on their bicycle!

They have CCTV footage as proof.

The Nee Soon Town Council asked them to remove the wall as it is a fire hazard. But Mr Lee insists they will only remove it when the woman gets arrested. Surprisingly, they have never ever spoken to this woman!

Last we heard, they had complained to the police and investigations were going on.

3. Let’s glam up the stairs

An enterprising student at the Lasalle College of the Arts decided that her HDB block stairs could do with a makeover. So she went for gold. Literally.

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PHOTO: FACEBOOK / Priyageetha Dia

Ms Priyageetha Dia felt that the gold would add some life to all the grey on the 20th floor of her block at Jalan Rajah.

“I consider this work as art and not vandalism,” she wrote on Facebook.

Her work earned a lot of praise from netizens, but not so much from officials. The Jalan Besar Town Council called the act unauthorised. 

Eventually, she did take the gold foil off, but not before leaving a small “memento” behind. ๐Ÿ™‚

4. No room for sex, so…

And finally, this one.

A Singapore couple were caught having sex at an HDB void deck, in the wee hours of the morning. Without a care in the world.


The incident apparently happened at Block 666, Yishun Avenue 4. 

Need we say more? ๐Ÿ˜‰

Mums and dads, do you know of any other crazy ways HDB rules in Singapore got broken? Let us know in the comments below!

Also READ: 10 HDB rules in Singapore you are probably unaware of and breaking!

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