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Set street lights’ timing to 7pm to save energy

The majority of the street lights in my Sengkang neighbourhood are switched on at around 6.15pm daily. On Sun, 30 street lights, the lights at a carpark and a HDB block’s lights were switched on when there was…

Give prompt notice to residents on lift maintenance work

I live in a four-room flat in Pasir Ris. Every Mon to Fri, my 87-year-old mother with dementia and who is wheelchair-bound goes to a daycare centre and on Sat, to church. We rely on the one lift…

87 households in Toa Payoh hit by nearly 2-hour power outage

Amid heavy rain on Mon, 87 households in Toa Payoh were hit by a nearly two-hour power outage. In response to queries from ST, a spokesman for Bishan-Toa Payoh Town Council said it was first alerted to the…

Woman on wheelchair struggles with ‘jungle obstacle course’ in Jurong West HDB corridor

Moving through a cluttered corridor at Blk 906 Jurong West St 91 is a gruelling task for a wheelchair-bound resident, who has to leave home for kidney dialysis. FB user Cocoanna Christian posted a video highlighting the “daily…

Hougang neighbourhood garden, 30-year home to flowers and veggies, uprooted again

Elderly gardeners in Hougang bid a sad farewell to their neighbourhood garden of over three decades yesterday after the authorities intervened, saying it was a safety risk and obstruction. The nearly 100m plot of flowers and vegetables such…

Residents play role in maintaining safe environment

We thank Mr Mohamad Nurhafiz Mohd Noor for his feedback (Do more to remove potential hazards, Mar 6). Residents play an important role in maintaining a safe living environment for everyone. They should not place or hang objects…

Tampines Town Council working with resident to resolve ‘high-rise’ diaper littering issue

Tampines Town Council is working with a resident to resolve a case of diapers being thrown out of a flat at a HDB block. Following an investigation, a property officer found the unit where the litter was coming…

Why common passageways in this Tampines block have been ‘treated like storeroom for years’

A resident expressed his frustration at how the common passageways of some HDB blocks in Tampines are filled with clutter. Stomp contributor DQ said that the issue at Blk 464 and Blk 468 at Tampines St 44 has…

Town councils performed well overall, Tampines Town Council marked down on maintenance, governance: MND

All 16 town councils appraised for their estate mgmt before the GE last year performed well, although Tampines Town Council was flagged for shortcomings in two areas: Estate maintenance and corporate governance. Two other town councils were marked…

HDB calls for sixth tender to install solar panels on 1,198 HDB blocks, 57 government sites

In its latest push to generate more clean energy in Singapore, HDB has called for its sixth tender to install solar panels across 1,198 HDB blocks and 57 government sites on Fri. This is to meet demand for…

Chee Soon Juan’s ‘event’ at void deck of Bukit Batok block requires permit or it would be illegal: Police

On Sat, SPF said they were made aware of “a cause-based event to be held by Dr Chee Soon Juan” at the void deck of Blk 192 Bukit Batok West Ave 6 at 2pm. “Dr. Chee’s event is…

AHTC trial: In good faith or not? Court of 5 judges grills lawyers in WP leaders’ appeal against verdict

A court of five judges on Thurs grilled lawyers representing AHTC and SKTC on their arguments depicting how WP leaders had breached duties owed to the town council and misused S$33.7 million of town council funds. Central to…

Fine irresponsible residents for dumping items

Despite notices put up by town councils on their websites and on display boards around housing estates informing HDB residents of free removal of bulky items for the first three items, some inconsiderate residents persist in dumping their…

‘Inhuman, cruel and barbaric’: Yishun residents puzzled by strongly-worded no-smoking notice in lift

“Inhuman”, “cruel” and “barbaric” were just some of the choice words used in a notice placed inside a lift in a flat along Yishun Ring road. Directed towards “the human being who smoke or puff the smoke inside…

Discarded items less of an issue, but call to stop irresponsible dumping

For Madam Iris Toh, a resident in Lorong 8 Toa Payoh for 39 years, the weeks leading up to CNY are usually frustrating. That is because she would come across cabinets and shoe racks dumped at lift landings…

Singapore wet markets implement crowd control measures ahead of CNY

Visiting the Chong Pang City Wet Market is a daily routine for housewife Sum Kwai Siong, but the risk of Covid-19 infections from crowds expected over CNY is keeping her on edge. “It would mean a longer waiting…

Pavement to nowhere at Pasir Ris park to be rectified

An error in the routing of a footpath at the Brontosaurus Park will be rectified, said Pasir Ris-Punggol Town Council on Wed. Stomp contributor Tan noticed that the footpath at the park, located at Pasir Ris St 71,…

HDB identifies two new repair methods for ceiling leaks

HDB has been exploring new technologies to improve on current repair methods for ceiling leaks, and has identified two new options, said Minister of State for MND Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim on Tues. The two new repair methods –…

More than 1,000 enforcement actions against high-rise litterbugs in 2020: Amy Khor

There were more than 1,000 instances of enforcement against high-rise litterbugs last year, Dr Amy Khor told Parliament on Tues. The Senior Minister of State for Sustainability and the Environment said that the Government had increased enforcement against…

Residents complain of water seepage issues in homes after heavy rain in Singapore in recent weeks

Some residents are battling water seepage issues in their homes after heavy rain in recent weeks, with many turning to town councils and contractors for help. MP for Tampines GRC Baey Yam Keng shared that, in the last…

Installing CCTVs outside HDB flats is illegal, but more home owners are doing so, say merchants

Could you accept a neighbour monitoring your daily movements along the common corridor of an HDB block through the installation of a CCTV camera outside their home? That was a question posed on Jan 12 to the FB…

When public walkways, shelters fall short of expectations

The multi-storey carpark at the Waterway Sundew estate in Punggol boasts what resident Katherine calls an “open-top concept” – a breezy ceiling located, curiously, on the first floor. “So on rainy days, you will be totally drenched walking…

Nee Soon Town Council reminds coffee shops to conduct checks on metal covers after resident falls into pit

Nee Soon Town Council has reminded all coffee shops in the town to check and maintain their grease-trap covers regularly, after a resident fell through a defective metal cover. The resident Colin Pereira, 57, said he fell into…

All set for Christmas in the heartland in Singapore

Residents in the heartland are celebrating Christmas by sprucing up their very own corner of Singapore. From Sembawang in the north to Clementi in the west as well as Bedok, Tampines and Pasir Ris in the east, locals…

Mozzie wipeout gone wrong: Tampines woman who decimated 323 mosquitoes may have killed dengue-fighting ones

Stamping out mozzies may be an essential life skill in Singapore, but before we get too trigger-happy, it’s worth noting that not all of them are pests. As it turns out, the woman — who recently made headlines…

Watch out! Netizens warn of hazard after spotting air-con condenser dangling outside Choa Chu Kang flat

It was an alarming sight — an air-con condenser dangling precariously from its brackets outside an HDB flat in Choa Chu Kang. There were only several pipes holding the condenser in place and preventing it from crashing to…

Tampines resident catches and kills 323 mosquitoes in a month

When Stomp contributor Jen moved back into her mother’s house in Oct this year, she was shocked to be greeted by so many buzzing mosquitoes. Jen told Stomp on Dec 7 that this issue has been happening at…

Falling tree crushes cars and knocks over bikes in Toa Payoh; no one hurt

Six months ago, a falling tree branch shattered the rear windscreen of Mr Mohammad Norman Gatot Isman’s car. On Sun, disaster struck in the same place twice, when a large tree fell on top of the 39-year-old’s motorbike…

‘Eco boards’ to track utilities usage at five Tampines HDB blocks

Residents from about 633 households staying in five HDB blocks in Tampines can now track their blocks’ utilities usage at “eco boards” installed at their lift lobbies under a pilot programme. The digital boards provide real-time figures of…

Tampines town moves to reduce food waste and promote sustainable food production

As part of efforts to transform Tampines into an eco-town, an initiative was launched on Sat to reduce food waste and promote sustainable food production. Coined Sustainability @ Tampines Park, it includes a vertical vegetable farm along the…

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