Thursday, June 22, 2006

Update on the HDB flat

I spoke to the volunteer about the case in the HDB flat with the bad smell. Apparently, they have gone down three more times but no one seems to ever be at home. They have left their numbers and also with the neighbours to ask if they can call the minute they see someone. Contrary to what the HDB said though, no one seems to live there.

I'm trying to contact the officers now so that we can go down and open the flat up. The smell is pretty overwhelming according to the volunteers but they can't look into the flat, nor do they hear anything at all.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Better to open up the flat fast. It could be rotting inside the house. It might be cats, or some other animals. Whatever it is, it's better to take a look to have peace of mind.

22/6/06 11:20 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Yes of course - but we can't go in. It's break in and entry. HDB however can - and that's why we need them to open the place up.

22/6/06 11:36 PM  
Blogger ah Jo said...

What if it is a human corpse?? *puke*

23/6/06 10:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It cannot be a decomposed human body otherwise the smell would be very horrible by now.

As Dawn said, they require permission from the HDB to open up the flat and I think that's the right procedure to go. However, HDB is always quite slow .... and they will make you wait and wait and still wait.....
that's their style.

23/6/06 11:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

there is some urgency, though, if there's a possibility of pets still alive in the flat. the HDB must have procedures for such emergencies.

what about the police? can they help?

23/6/06 3:20 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Unfortunately, Anonymous is right - it IS very slow. we've been through this before. The HDB officer promised to send someone down though and I'm trying to get in touch with them to see what happened.

I have to say most agencies are worried about entering if there is a problem. In the last case the police did break in and found a very grouchy resident who just did not want to open the door.

23/6/06 4:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sometimes I wonder what is HDB doing. Like an old lady.... SO DAMN SLOW.....

If they don't open the flat today, they still have to open ON ANOTHER day. The job still have to be done. So, why SIT on it. HBD, pl hurry up.

24/6/06 1:00 AM  

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