Rats! Tiong Bahru faces gnawing problem
Residents blame lack of covered drains and growing number of eateries
The increasing sight of rats in the 77-year-old Tiong Bahru estate has become a cause of alarm for residents, who say that the rising number of eateries there is one reason for the problem.
Over the last six months, rodents have been seen scurrying in broad daylight, with some even running into ground floor units of homes and shops.
"There's definitely a growing presence of rats along Tiong Poh Road and Seng Poh Road. I will spot one almost every time I walk there," said teacher Fred Ong, 30, adding that some of these pests were "huge".
"It's never been this bad," said Madam Yee Kwai Wing.