Home News Featured News Singaporean claims he has been living in Ghim Moh dumpster for two...

Singaporean claims he has been living in Ghim Moh dumpster for two years while he awaits HDB rental flat

Author

Date

Category

- Advertisement -

A older Singaporean man has claimed that he has been living in squalid conditions in a dumpster and trash disposal facility at Blk 19 Ghim Moh Road over the past two years since the Housing Development Board (HDB) “doesn’t want” to give him a rental flat.

Speaking to a fellow Ghim Moh resident known only as Mr Lim in a video that is trending on social media, the man explained that he decided to stay at the garbage disposal facility where he works as a cleaner since he had nowhere else to stay.

Revealing that he applied for a rental flat from HDB two years ago and even sought the help of his Bukit Timah-Holland GRC MP, the man lamented that his efforts have yet to bear fruit and that HDB has not given him a response on whether he can get a rental home.

In the video, the man goes on to show the conditions where he stays and his makeshift bedroom that he has carved out within the garbage disposal site. As he shows Mr Lim his living conditions, the man reveals that he is sickly – suffering from “heart pain” and breathing difficulties – and that he was just discharged from the hospital a day prior:

- Advertisement -

https://www.facebook.com/allsgstuff/videos/331168737694490/

 

While he hopes that “HDB will give me a rental house,” the man also says that living in the dumpster site is better than living in a “car-park” or a more exposed location.

The video has already garnered about 50,000 views since it was shared online yesterday. Netizens, however, were divided when it came to the man’s plight. While some were skeptical and said that there must be more to the story than the man is letting on, others were sympathetic and hoped he would be able to get a better place soon.

While one netizen claimed that her schoolmate’s family were also forced to stay in such a dumpster site, some others said that Mr Lim should not have exposed where the man lives since the authorities are likely to evict him:

Follow us on Social Media

Send in your scoops to news@theindependent.sg 

No tags for this post.
- Advertisement -

‘Stop the double standards,’ says PAB rider after seeing LTA officers let off an errant rider

Singapore – “PAB (power-assisted bicycle) rider doing food delivery? You’d better just dress like you look like an Aunty because LTA (Land Transport Authority) will not issue you a ticket,” said a member of the public after witnessing the authorities let...

Leong Sze Hian faces backlash for crowdfunding, shares hate messages he received

  Singapore — Some of the wind has gone out of blogger Leong Sze Hian's crowdfunding campaign and he has been getting hate messages too. Mr Leong took only 11 days to raise the S$133,000 the High Court ordered him to pay as...

M’sian worker and sole breadwinner suffers a stroke and severe memory loss in SG; family with two young kids crowdfunds for S$100K

Singapore -- A 34-year-old Malaysian man who was working in Singapore lost his memory after collapsing from a stroke. He is the sole breadwinner for his family, and his wife and two young children are crowdfunding to pay his medical bills. In...
Follow us on Social Media

Send in your scoops to news@theindependent.sg 

No tags for this post.
Theindependent