Elderly man makes video of “SG buildings crumbling down”

Romesh NavaratnarajahJune 29, 2015

SG buildings crumbling down video (edited)

A video of an elderly man singing about building defects in Singapore has recently emerged on YouTube, following the growing number of complaints over defects found in homes here, media reports said.

Singing to the tune of ‘London Bridge is Falling Down’, the man, who was also unhappy with the condition of his own condominium, compared the situation in Singapore to that in Mumbai, where a building collapsed in September 2013 resulting in the deaths of at least 61 people.

In May, around 500 residents of the Trivelis Design, Build and Sell Scheme (DBSS) development in Clementi complained of narrow common corridors prone to flooding and shattered glass panels.

Meanwhile, the housing board is said to be “closely monitoring the progress” of discussions with the developer of Pasir Ris One, another DBSS project which has been criticised for bad design and defects.

Education Minister Heng Swee Keat is also leading a special task force that will look into the complaints of homeowners at Centrale 8 DBSS estate in Tampines, after MPs from Tampines GRC received a petition from a group of residents regarding recurring defects in their flats.

The video which has attracted close to 34,000 views ends with the message – Stop our buildings crumbling down.

Romesh Navaratnarajah, Singapore Editor at PropertyGuru, edited this story. To contact him about this or other stories email romesh@propertyguru.com.sg


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