Workers hack bathrooms in wrong flat

Workers hack bathrooms in wrong flat

SINGAPORE - It seemed like an elaborate April Fool's joke.

A home owner at Chuan Park condominium found his living-room toilet stripped bare by renovators when he returned home after sending his children to school on April 1.

Workers hack bathrooms in wrong flat

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    A home owner at Chuan Park condominium found his living-room toilet stripped bare by renovators when he returned home after sending his children to school on April 1.

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    The mystery was solved a few minutes later – the workers were supposed to be working on the flat above.

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    Mr Ong said that his maid, who had been at home with his 84-year-old mother, had let the workers in at 9am.

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    He said: “The contractors did not speak English and the maid was new.”

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    “She thought that I wanted renovations for my toilet, so she let them in,” he said in Mandarin.

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    While he was initially furious and even took the contractors to the condominium management, he has calmed down since.

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    The good news for Mr Ong is that the family will now have a new toilet. The contractor will restore Mr Ong’s toilets and absorb the cost of about $10,000.




But the man, who wanted to be known only as Mr Ong, had not planned any renovations and there was no friend who popped up to say: "April Fool!"

The mystery was solved a few minutes later - the workers were supposed to be working on the flat above.

Mr Ong said that his maid, who had been at home with his 84-year-old mother, had let the workers in at 9am.

He said: "The contractors did not speak English and the maid was new."

She had been working with his family for four months.

"She thought that I wanted renovations for my toilet, so she let them in," he said in Mandarin.

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