PASIR RIS ONE RESIDENT COMPLAINS HDB DBSS FLAT IS SMALLER THAN SHOEBOX

An angry resident, who recently bought a 4-room condominium at the much touted Pasir Ris One Design Build and Sell Scheme (DBSS) estate, was shocked when she first received the keys to her apartment.

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Despite all the media hype surrounding the Pasir Ris One project, she was disappointed to find that the rooms in her 4-room apartment were smaller than "shoeboxes".

One bedroom, for instance, has hardly enough space to fit a single bed, while her own master bedroom has enough space for just one queen sized mattress.

The 36 year-old resident, who only wanted to be known as Mrs Tan, said that she bought the flat this year in March (measuring 86 square metres) and spent close to $40,000 on renovations. However, because of the lack of space, her family of 7 has had to take their meals at separate intervals because their dining room is unable to fit all 7 of them at a go.

Yet this is only the tip of the iceberg. Mrs Tan and other residents have also found the estate to be full of defects, from broken wood work furniture to rain splashing into their apartments.

Since its launch this year, the Pasir Ris One project has been plagued by controversy over shoddy workmanship by the PRC developer, SingHaiyi, which is owned by PRC couple Gordon Tang and Chen Huaidan.

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