At what point does the Government or regulative authorities step in to ensure protection is given to houseowners and/or tenants for this ridiculous approach to building construction in Singapore. On that note why do the people not stand up and be counted? No body is directly responsible for managing construction impact on the common people. If you have purchased/rented a property
which is uninhabitable due to impact of construction there is nothing you can do however the owner/landlord just rubs their hands together because they have your money locked in. Even if there was intent - if the owner/landlord knew of the impending construction and did not disclose this information. The type of construction here is does not utilise first world practices for ensuring noise and impact are kept at minimum, it uses low cost labour rather than more efficient building practices which lessen impact ....... I could go on but this will probably never be printed anyway.
Given Singapore has one of the highest population density's in the world shouldn't the social impact on the people be taken into consideration. No wonder productivity and the birth rate are so low given the amount of stress put on people in their day to day living. The noise, vibration, dust, suffocation to the ground, water resources, land scarcity, pollution, heat all directly affected by this need to please, money fixated, growth fixated economy just strikes me as completely disassociated with humanity.
I know the way to Changi but would like to go fighting for humanity rather than tucking my wings under before I board the plane.