HDB resident hopes to keep makeshift patio despite fines

Mr Martin Silva's makeshift patio in front of his ground floor HDB flat at Toa Payoh Lorong 7 has become something of a meeting point for residents, but a series of fines might ultimately see it taken away from them. -- PHOTO: SCREENGRAB FROM RA
Mr Martin Silva's makeshift patio in front of his ground floor HDB flat at Toa Payoh Lorong 7 has become something of a meeting point for residents, but a series of fines might ultimately see it taken away from them. -- PHOTO: SCREENGRAB FROM RAZOR TV

Mr Martin Silva's makeshift patio in front of his ground floor HDB flat at Toa Payoh Lorong 7 has become something of a meeting point for residents.

And when Christmas comes around and the lights go up, residents queue up to have their pictures taken at the patio.

However, a series of fines might ultimately see it taken away from him and the residents.