Elderly man sings about S'pore's 'crumbling buildings' in witty video

Elderly man sings about S'pore's 'crumbling buildings' in witty video
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A witty video featuring an elderly man pointing out Singapore's building defects has emerged on YouTube.

In the clip, the man adapts the lyrics of popular children's nursery rhyme "London Bridge Is Falling Down" to emphasise the point of Singapore's "crumbling buildings".

At the start of the video, the man is seen standing outside Jem, which made headlines in 2013 when a leaking water pipe caused the mall's ceiling to collapse, injuring three.

More recently in Jun 2015, patrons at a restaurant there were drenched with a torrent of black water when a water pipe burst.

The man also makes reference to various other complaints, such as sewage pipe explosions in Punggol and Yishun BTO flats, as well as cracks found on the walls of new Punggol flats.

In one part of the song, he also compares Singapore to the situation in Mumbai, India, alluding to the Sep 2013 collapse of a building in the city's financial district in which over 50 people were crushed to death.

The elderly man ends the video with the message: "Stop the buildings crumbling down".

The video, which was uploaded on Jun 25, has been viewed over 2,000 times.


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