A van called home

A van called home

After divorcing his first wife two years ago, an operations executive has been living out of a van at East Coast Park.

The van belongs to the cleaning company that the man, who wanted to be known as Mr Ahmad, 50, works for.

Mr Ahmad's current wife, who wanted to be known as Madam Rose, 30, joined him in February, with his daughter and son, to live out of the van at Carpark F2.

They are one of several families that spend the night at vehicles at that carpark.

Their son, now two, is in the care of charity infant care Sanctuary House, while their daughter, four, sleeps with them in the van.

With their daughter due for kindergarten next year, both Mr Ahmad and Madam Rose are yearning to live in the Punggol three-room flat that they have successfully applied for last year.

But she has yet to pay the $20,000 resale levy.

The levy was imposed after Madam Rose sold her flat after her divorce and before the mandatory five years minimum stay period.

With the levy due on Oct 24, their dream of moving into their flat seems further than ever.

They claim they can't save much from Mr Ahmad's $2,100 salary, after the family's monthly expenditure, said Madam Rose.

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