Chinese Daily Wanbao has reported on the story of a 50 year-old woman who has been sleeping overnights in Changi Airport so she could earn some money from renting out her 3 room HDB flat. She has been living in the airport for the last 8 years and reaped a sizable sum from renting her whole flat.
The woman told Chinese reporters that she had rented her apartment during the financial crisis in 2008. She had did it out of desperation at first and only intended to stay for a short time.
Over the past 8 years, she has survived on just her rental income alone. She says she does not intend to stay there forever, and plans to sell her 3 room flat and buy a 2 room one in the future.