Home News Featured News Park And Be Fined

Park And Be Fined




- Advertisement -

Telok Blangah Blk 80A-80D, Image taken from Google Maps Street View https://maps.google.com.sg/maps?q=telok+blangah+block+80a&ll=1.27417,103.8074&spn=0.005277,0.016555&client=firefox-a&hnear=80A+Telok+Blangah+Street+31,+101080&t=h&z=17&layer=c&cbll=1.274174,103.807399&panoid=ZV9TVoHhi1j8BzG9URHqEg&cbp=13,224.93,,0,-18.71
Telok Blangah Towers Blk 80A-80D, Image taken from Google Maps Street View

Fined $50 for parking after 10.30 p.m. That was what happened to a West Coast GRC resident living at Telok Blangah Towers on two occasions when he parked his car at the Housing Development Board’s multi-storey cark park opposite his block after 10:30 p.m.
The resident, identified as Mr Liew, was unaware that he had to apply for a seasonal parking pass under the purview of Wilson Parking or be fined for “illegal parking”.
It seems like the car park operator is out to make a mountain out of a molehill by slapping residents with fines for overnight parking, guest parking and dropping off / picking up passengers, which it deems as ‘illegal’.
Liew’s wife, Jackie, who wrote in to The Independent, told us that neighbours, relatives and friends who parked their vehicles at the multi-storey car park after 10.30 p.m. were also fined. She said that Wilson Parking failed to notify residents of the sudden changes.
In her letter to us, Jackie also expressed her disappointment with the car park operator, saying that Wilson Parking was not being fair to the residents by implementing a ‘no guest parking’ rule in a car park that is not fully occupied except during public holidays.
“What we didn’t like was that they [Wilson Parking] just blanket guest parking without informing us and start issuing summonses. They just want to catch our relatives and friends off-guard so they can profit from their fines – that’s something we take issue with.”
This issue has since been escalated to both West Coast Town Council and HDB, with the former pushing the buck to HDB.
While Wilson Parking is still bent on issuing summonses, the Liews are bent on taking action by complaining to their Member of Parliament.Follow us on Social Media

Send in your scoops to news@theindependent.sg 

- Advertisement -

Govt error leads to over S$370m wage support wrongly disbursed to 5,760 firms

Singapore – Over S$370 million in wage support was wrongly distributed by the Government to some 5,400 companies after using the wrong dates to determine the amount to be paid, while around 2,300 firms remain underpaid. As a result of the incorrect...

PSP’s Kumaran Pillai looks forward to working with new CEC members

Singapore -- Following the changes in the Progress Singapore Party’s (PSP) Central Executive Committee (CEC), one of its members, Kumaran Pillai, shared that he was looking forward to working with the new committee members. In a Facebook post on Wednesday (Apr 7)...

Ngee Ann Poly student accused of robbing woman at knifepoint 

Singapore—A Ngee Ann Polytechnic student, then 17 years old, was accused of robbing a woman at knifepoint in Lengkong Tiga last year. He was able to get $40 from her during the robbery. The incident occurred at about 1 am on Oct 3,...
Follow us on Social Media

Send in your scoops to news@theindependent.sg