HDB files police report over Punggol Waterway Terraces photo hoax

SCDF said it found no sign of a collapsed structure at the site of the hoax photo.
SCDF said it found no sign of a collapsed structure at the site of the hoax photo.PHOTO: TWITTER / @SOFRIEYUSOFF

SINGAPORE - The Housing and Development Board (HDB) is filing a police report over a hoax photo of Build-To-Order project Waterway Terraces in Punggol that has been circulating online.

The photo, which was shared widely online on Friday (Nov 11), showed the upper storeys of a block of flats that appeared to be collapsed.

It is unclear whether the photo is of Waterway Terraces I or II.

At around 5.40pm, HDB clarified on its Facebook page that the photo is an "online hoax".

Separately, developer Tiong Seng Group also confirmed that the photo is a hoax, in response to queries from The Straits Times.

The SCDF said it did not receive any calls for assistance at Waterway Terraces, but dispatched a fire engine and Red Rhino vehicle to the location at around 3.30pm.

After investigating the area, the SCDF said it found no sign of a collapsed structure.