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Terrible cooking smell from my neighbor apartment

Post by Alessandra_GP » Fri, 19 Mar 2010 1:58 am

A new family moved onto my floor this winter and since when not only our shared hallway, but also my apartment frequently reeks of whatever they are cooking. The smell (of oil / burning onion / curry / fish and etc) is so strong that it even leeks into every single room and they tend to cook around 12-1 in the morning..
I tried everything, air fresher, candles.. NOTHING works..Its really unbearable going to sleep with a food-court smell in my bedroom at night... Is there any law that would help?
I would really love to move out from this condo, but I am tied up to my apartment agreement and I have heard that local laws are mostly on tenant side.. Is there anything I can do? Can I break my lease?

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 19 Mar 2010 6:52 am

Yeah, you can head for Changi. They have these great big machines there called aeroplanes. They will take you as far away from the smell of curry as you want. So what you are saying is it okay for them to cook during the day but not at night? Or they are only allowed to eat/cook the same things you do? :roll:
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Re: Terrible cooking smell from my neighbor apartment

Post by Plavt » Fri, 19 Mar 2010 7:48 am

Alessandra_GP wrote: that it even leeks into every single room
Could they be Welsh?.......oops. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Post by nakatago » Fri, 19 Mar 2010 8:26 am

@OP

Have you tried talking with your neighbors? :?
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 19 Mar 2010 8:51 am

nakatago wrote:@OP

Have you tried talking with your neighbors? :?
Excuuuuuusssssseeee ME! This is Singapore! Heaven forbid! :-|

Actually I smell Friday troll. :twisted:

Consider this, the OP registered in the wee hours of the morning this morning only to complain about cooking smells? :roll:
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Post by scarbowl » Fri, 19 Mar 2010 8:52 am

There are a lot of food smells where we live. Fortunately, we like the fragrance of garlic, ginger, etc. Fish sauce can be a little strong but we deal with it.

It's part of living here, though. Most kitchens do not have a/c so all windows are open.

My only suggestion is that you shut your windows and use fans or a/c in the evenings. And just live out your tenancy agreement.

Sorry! You won't get anywhere with the law nor will taking with them help any. It's just what they eat and they aren't going to change for you!

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Post by nakatago » Fri, 19 Mar 2010 9:37 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
nakatago wrote:@OP

Have you tried talking with your neighbors? :?
Excuuuuuusssssseeee ME! This is Singapore! Heaven forbid! :-|
passive-aggressive much? i guess that fuels content for ST**P and other "civic journalism" we've heard so much from Lord Voldemort Press Holdings and related entities.
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Post by dazzlebabe » Fri, 19 Mar 2010 12:02 pm

I have a neighbour who is constanly burning candles and spraying air freshener in her home and it's leaking into mine. My home smells like a public toilet now. Oh who can I complain to?

The candle smells are giving me a headache and it is disrupting my naps in the afternoon!
Just me

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Post by Vaucluse » Fri, 19 Mar 2010 3:28 pm

Expats never seem to stop amazing me . . .

Shreeeeek My neighbour is cooking food!!! The smell enters my home!!!! Eeeekkk

Aaaaaargh Air freshener and deodorant smells are making my pig-sty smell nice Shreeeeekk


Deary me . . .

Actually a neighbour in our condo made completely disgusting noises evry morning and night, clearing his throat, blowing his nose . . . very very loud. I splashed a bucket of water through his bathroom window one day and explained why nicely.

He laughed . . .

Communication!


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Post by nakatago » Fri, 19 Mar 2010 3:40 pm

Vaucluse wrote: Actually a neighbour in our condo made completely disgusting noises evry morning and night, clearing his throat, blowing his nose . . . very very loud. I splashed a bucket of water through his bathroom window one day and explained why nicely.
i wonder how you were able to aim that bucket at the bathroom window...

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Post by beppi » Fri, 19 Mar 2010 5:05 pm

Dazzlebabe has the best sense of humour in this thread. Thanks!

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Post by Vaucluse » Fri, 19 Mar 2010 5:11 pm

nakatago wrote:
Vaucluse wrote: Actually a neighbour in our condo made completely disgusting noises evry morning and night, clearing his throat, blowing his nose . . . very very loud. I splashed a bucket of water through his bathroom window one day and explained why nicely.
i wonder how you were able to aim that bucket at the bathroom window...

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Hehe . . not Batman and Robin style. Condo. From our kitchen one looks across the deep divide. Two metres away is their kitchen

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 19 Mar 2010 5:41 pm

beppi wrote:Dazzlebabe has the best sense of humour in this thread. Thanks!
Yeah, I had a good chuckle at her post as well. Only problem is, the OP, if they actually read it, would think she is commiserating with them. :roll:
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Post by Vaucluse » Fri, 19 Mar 2010 5:46 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
beppi wrote:Dazzlebabe has the best sense of humour in this thread. Thanks!
Yeah, I had a good chuckle at her post as well. Only problem is, the OP, if they actually read it, would think she is commiserating with them. :roll:
She is quite funny . . . and her nic is probably quite apt! Thanks, dazzlebabe
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Post by beppi » Fri, 19 Mar 2010 6:03 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
beppi wrote:Dazzlebabe has the best sense of humour in this thread. Thanks!
Yeah, I had a good chuckle at her post as well. Only problem is, the OP, if they actually read it, would think she is commiserating with them. :roll:
That's part of the appeal, isn't it?

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