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NEA issues summons to resident after thermal camera catches smoker in HDB corridor, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A Bedok resident has been asked to provide details of a person smoking at the corridor of his unit, after a thermal camera installed by the National Environment Agency (NEA) caught the smoker on several occasions. In a letter dated June 6 sent to the lessee of a unit at Block 620 Bedok Reservoir Road, NEA stated that a surveillance camera had caught on video “people smoking at the corridor… and entering/exiting from the unit” on 12 occasions from April 11-14. Smoking at HDB common areas is an…

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Over 30 plants removed from Pasir Ris corridor after complaints, Singapore News

More than half of the potted plants that once crowded a common corridor at a Pasir Ris Housing Board block are gone. What was once a dark, forbidding 8m-stretch lined with plants as tall as 3m is now well-lit and spacious, with fewer than 20 pots. Following complaints and newspaper reports that an eighth-storey flat owner at Block 101 Pasir Ris Street 12 was overcrowding the corridor outside her flat with plants said to number up to 80 pots, workers from Pasir Ris-Punggol Town Council on Tuesday helped the owner…

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Green corridor: Neighbour says Pasir Ris flat owner causing fire hazard with her potted plants, Singapore News

There are so many potted plants in an 8m stretch of corridor in Pasir Ris that they obscure the door of their owner. The area is dark and shadowy, with close to 80 pots at one time, some of which had plants growing up to 3m tall. The number of plants in the eighth-storey HDB corridor in Block 101 Pasir Ris Street 12 make it difficult for people to pass through, said a neighbour, who posted her complaint on citizen journalism website Stomp last week. The plants are close to…

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Welcome to the jungle… at HDB corridor in Pasir Ris, Singapore News

Every time Stomp contributor A steps out of her flat at Block 101 Pasir Ris Street 12, she is greeted by the sight of her neighbour’s ‘private jungle’. Numerous potted plants of varying heights clutter the eighth-floor corridor, making it hard for people to pass through. According to the Stomp contributor, the plants have been there since she moved into her flat 11 years ago. She said: “When I raised the issue with my neighbour, she simply said that she loves plants.” Photos submitted by the Stomp contributor show potted…

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Boy among four taken to hospital after flames scorch Tampines HDB block corridor, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Four people had to be taken to hospital after flames torched the 11th-floor corridor of a Tampines Housing Board block on Monday morning (April 15). The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said that it was alerted to the fire at Block 492E Tampines Street 45 at 9.15am. “The fire involved household items stacked along the corridor on the 11th floor,” the SCDF said in a Facebook post at 1.30pm, adding that the cause of the fire is being investigated. Three community first responders had attempted to put out…

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Man refutes FB post about elderly mum sleeping along Jalan Membina corridor, makes police report, Singapore News

A photo showing an elderly woman sleeping along the corridor in Jalan Membina went viral after it was posted online, but there is actually more to the story. The picture, which shows the 85-year-old woman lying in bed with a wheelchair nearby, was first uploaded by a Facebook user. Calling the sighting “ridiculous,” the user wrote: “This is not the way how u treat ur mother (sic). “If this happens to be a misunderstanding or whatsoever, pls come up to me and I will apologise and remove the post.” Photo:…

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