Man offers empty condo unit in Punggol to Malaysian workers who need accommodation

PHOTO: Stomp

Thousands of Malaysian workers were stranded without accommodation in Singapore after their country announced a national lockdown that came into effect on March 18.

Officials across different agencies led by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) in Singapore are taking steps to ensure housing for around 10,000 workers, reported The Straits Times.

Meanwhile, generous Singaporeans have stepped up with offers to house workers who are in need of a place to stay.

Stomp contributor Bock Seng said he would like to provide free accommodation to Malaysians with work permits, "especially families who have children studying in Singapore."

He is offering a three-bedroom apartment located at River Isles condominium in Edgedale Plains, Punggol.

Bock Seng said: "I am the owner of the property and will not be staying there.

"The whole unit is vacant as the tenant has moved out after completing the tenanted agreement. It is fully furnished and ready for occupancy.

"There is no charge for Malaysian work permit holders. They can stay for free until the border situation is back to normal.

"The place is suitable for Malaysian families with children studying in Singapore or anyone in need.

"I would love to help during this challenging time as I appreciate what our neighbours from other countries have contributed to Singapore's nation-building."

Other Singaporeans have similarly offered free lodging to stranded Malaysian workers.

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