Family gets advisory over gate in corridor

Family gets advisory over gate in corridor
A household that installed a green gate along the common corridor outside their apartment in a block of flats in Hougang has been issued an advisory by the Ang Mo Kio Town Council after a complaint was made on citizen journalism website STOMP.

SINGAPORE- A family living in two adjoined flats in Hougang has been served with an advisory from the authorities on a wooden gate they have put up along the common corridor.

The green gate, which was erected on the eighth floor at Block 680 in Hougang Avenue 8, separates the two units located at the end of the level from at least eight others on the same floor.

Yesterday, the Ang Mo Kio Town Council responded to a Dec 25 post on citizen journalism website Stomp which complained that the gate prevented others from accessing the common corridor outside both flats.

"We have already served advisory notices to the flat owner," the town council said in a statement.

"The flat owner has also been advised to apply for a permit for the recess area from the Housing and Development Board."

When The Sunday Times visited the area yesterday, the gate was still there. Potted plants, buckets and a shelf of sundry items lined the walls within the enclosed area.

Barely a metre in height, the gate is secured by magnetic strips and cannot be locked.

Residents living in the two units declined to comment when approached.

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