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Construction needs to grow or go

Post by silverfern » Mon, 08 Mar 2010 10:41 am

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.

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Post by nakatago » Mon, 08 Mar 2010 11:42 am

Sheeple.

'nuff said. :twisted:
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 08 Mar 2010 3:50 pm

Nobody is going to tell you how to get to Changi, but probably no one made you come here either and nobody is making you stay. This place isn't called Singapore Inc. for the fun of it. And it people are known as "Human Capital" or in other words, worker-drones, or as so aptly put before me, Sheeple. Those that can, do. Those that can't leave. Simple I guess. I'll be leaving shortly as well, as I've had just about all I can take as well.
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Post by QRM » Mon, 08 Mar 2010 5:57 pm

You should try and live in Hong Kong! workers building the condo next to yours will be using your window ledge as a seat for their lunch break.

Most people wont complain because they are rubbing their hands waiting for a fast buck when they flip the new properties.

I find it fascinating seeing a building grow in front of you. Bit like your very own life size Simcity game.

You can always complain to the landlord, have a fixed level of noise when it is exceeded tell him you will move into a hotel at his expense. You never know he might fall for it.

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Post by ksl » Mon, 08 Mar 2010 6:59 pm

There are noise regulations in place, if you believe they are being broken. you can complain to the NEA http://app2.nea.gov.sg/topics_noise.aspx

To register complaints or find out more about NEA’s noise pollution regulations, please contact the NEA Call Centre at 1800-CALL-NEA (1800-2255 632).

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Post by QRM » Mon, 08 Mar 2010 7:43 pm

KSL,

It normally works out cheaper for the contractor to keep paying the noise fine rather then the huge penalty should the project fall behind schedule.

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Post by ksl » Mon, 08 Mar 2010 7:53 pm

QRM wrote:KSL,

It normally works out cheaper for the contractor to keep paying the noise fine rather then the huge penalty should the project fall behind schedule.
WOW yes of course, that did slip my mind!

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 08 Mar 2010 8:30 pm

That's actually been pointed out several times in the local bird cage liner as well. But the gahmen ain't gonna do nuttin' about it as construction is worth more than the little bitty expat complaining about it. The locals don't bother as they know it's a waste of time and they probably will be flipping property there as soon as it's had top. :P
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noise condo 90 holland and 104 de lente

Post by donfiori57 » Tue, 21 Dec 2010 6:16 pm

Even if you would file a complaint with NEA, don't expect a solution (or even a reply) from them. Doubt if taken seriously.
There is currently lot of construction noise going on near condo 90 holland road and 104 de lente. Non-stop drilling , 8hrs/day, 6 days/week and this already for 6 months now and certainly not finished yet.
Even if noise would be just within limits, the non-stop noise is not tolerable.
if this would happen in Leedon Park or Bin Tong Park, noise would have been stopped after 1 month.

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Post by beppi » Tue, 21 Dec 2010 6:45 pm

ksl wrote:There are noise regulations in place, if you believe they are being broken. you can complain to the NEA.
Hahaha, yes you can complain!
I did: After two weeks I received a reply that they cannot do anything and advised me to file a police report instead.
Shortly afterwards the neighbour had his alarm system repaired and it stopped blaring out several times every day and night (apparently triggered by a hyper-sensitive sensor reacting to cats and birds instead of only humans).

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Post by teck21 » Wed, 22 Dec 2010 10:24 am

QRM wrote:KSL, It normally works out cheaper for the contractor to keep paying the noise fine rather then the huge penalty should the project fall behind schedule.
Another example of the great wayang that this country is!

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