A 58-year-old woman fell to her death while trying to hang freshly washed curtains at her seventh-floor Marsiling home.
The accident happened between 11am and noon last Sunday.
Ms Lim Soh Hua, who was believed to be 1.75m tall, was standing on a chair when she lost her balance and fell down the block into a drain, reported Chinese daily Lianhe Wanbao.
Ms Lim, who has two adult children who no longer live with her, was a staff midwife at KK Women's and Children's Hospital (KKH).
The police said paramedics pronounced her dead at the foot of Block 138, Marsiling Road.
When she fell, her husband was reportedly sleeping and had no inkling of the tragedy.
Neighbours who recognised Ms Lim called her son, who then contacted his father.
By the time he rushed down, the police had covered his wife's body, reported Lianhe Wanbao.
A neighbour, who wanted to be known as Madam Tan, told The New Paper on Monday that the couple were polite and would exchange pleasantries every time they crossed paths.