Mynah birds, major headache for Jurong West residents
Appeals to authorities fail to silence birds roosting in trees in Jurong West estate
For the last three years, Mr Clement Lim has had a hard time getting any sleep, thanks to his noisy Jurong West neighbours.
But telling them to keep things quiet is impossible in what has become one man's battle against thousands of mynah birds that roost in his estate's trees.
The 38-year-old leasing executive has been struggling to find a solution to the problem since he moved into his flat in February 2011.
The mynahs' chatter grows to a "ferocious roar" between 6pm and 8pm, when the birds return to the trees to roost, he said. Worse, their cries start up whenever a heavy vehicle drives by. One video that Mr Lim sent to The Straits Times shows the birds squawking for 10 minutes at 2.50am.