Public housing projects under construction are designed with bathroom doors that allow access in an emergency ("Ensure locked doors can be accessed in emergency" by Mr Ong Tiong Meng; Forum Online, Feb 29).
These bathroom doors come with an emergency release mechanism, which allows them to be opened when a coin is inserted into the coin-turn slot on the outside of the door.
Such bathroom doors are also provided in older flats, when they undergo the Home Improvement Programme.
The Housing and Development Board continues to review and refine its flat designs to meet the evolving needs of residents.
Chong Chung Nee
Project Development and Management
Housing and Development Board