Earlier today the online publication All Singapore Stuff (ASS) claimed that the roof of Punggol Waterway Terraces has collapsed. The Housing and Development Board has since clarified that this is nothing but a hoax. ASS has since taken down the article.
ASS who attributed the article to a contributor identified as “Bhagonwali” said: “Previous (sic), the owners of the Built-to-Order (BTO) flats had taken to the Internet to voice their unhappiness over the poor workmanship of their flats.”
It seems that even the Police and the Singapore Civil Defence Force were taken in by the hoax. Channel NewsAsia reported that both agencies had set-up a cordon around the area, but the incident was confirmed to be a false alarm.
The Housing and Development Board (HDB) in clarifying that the article by ASS is just a hoax and advising its readers not to be fooled by it, took a light-hearted approach to the misinformation.
It said: “Doesn’t its roof remind you of the terraced rice fields of Asia?”
HDB also said in its Facebook that it will be informing the police about the hoax.