Friday, Aug 29, 2014Friday, Aug 29, 2014
Singapore
 

A void deck is home, a marble bench a bed

Published on Jun 1, 2014 6:00 AM
 

For nearly two years, home for Mr Lim Cheng Teck, 76, was the void deck of a block of one-room flats in Bedok South. His bed was a marble bench.

One half of the bench held his essentials: a few bottles of talcum powder bottles (the empty ones doubling up as incense-sticks holders), food, utensils, lighters and a few other knick knacks.

He sat, had his meals and slept on the other half, using the elevated middle section of the bench as a pillow.

It was not the most comfortable of beds for the tall and lanky man. He slept curled up and on more than one occasion, rolled off the bench in the dead of night.

 
If you are not a subscriber, you can get instant, unlimited access here

Videos