Condo unit turned into a dorm for as many as 40 occupants

Condo unit turned into a dorm for as many as 40 occupants

SINGAPORE - Irked by her neighbour's act of turning a condo unit into a dormitory for students, a woman sent in pictures illustrating the situation to citizen journalism website Stomp.

The contributor, who gave her name as Gek Syn, said that she can hear the students returning at around 7.30pm everyday, and has seen as many as 40 pairs of footwear outside the unit.

She voiced her frustration at the situation, stating that she has reported the matter to the authorities with no response.

She said: "The photo was taken outside a neighbour's apartment at Potong Pasir, and it was taken on a 'good' day when the human traffic is considered 'low'.

"The number of pairs of shoes on any given day averages 30. On a good day, it is in its low 30s, on a 'high human traffic' day, it can reach 40 pairs.

"URA stipulates that there should be no more than eight occupants at any one time per apartment, each with a tenancy of no less than six months.

"I know that it's being used as a dorm because they're all students from China.

"Every evening from 7.30pm onwards, I can hear the front gate of the unit slamming shut as the students start returning home. They will also sit outside near the lift area and chat on the phone.

"I reported this matter to the IRA - Development Control on Sep 9. When I called to check, there was no investigation carried out yet.


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