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Photo Essays: 10 Days without a Loo

What is life like without a loo for 10 days?

During that period, residents of Block 36 at Bedok South Avenue 2 endured the inconveniences of noise and dust as upgrading works to their toilets and bathrooms took place.

A total of 51,200 flats in the 35-year-old estate were selected for the on-going Home Improvement Programmme (HIP), launched by Housing and Development Board (HDB) in 2007, and works for 11,300 households have been completed to date.

The Straits Times photojournalist Seah Kwang Peng spent four days in the estate to document the changes to the flats and measures taken by resident to circumvent the temporary inconveniences.

Story in print in The Straits Times on July 14, 2012, by Seah Kwang Peng.

Copyright The Straits Times 2012

The residents could not use their bathrooms while the renovation went on but they had the option of having a portable toilet installed in their kitchen for the duration of the work. The small cubicle was equipped with a toilet bowl, water heater and shower head, with the waste water channeled into the existing waste water pipe. Some residents chose not to have one, citing hygiene concerns. Photo: Seah Kwang Peng/ The Straits Times

What is life like without a loo for 10 days?

During that period, residents of Block 36 at Bedok South Avenue 2 endured the inconveniences of noise and dust as upgrading works to their toilets and bathrooms took place.

A total of 51,200 flats in the 35-year-old estate were selected for the on-going Home Improvement Programmme (HIP), launched by Housing and Development Board (HDB) in 2007, and works for 11,300 households have been completed to date.

The Straits Times photojournalist Seah Kwang Peng spent four days in the estate to document the changes to the flats and measures taken by resident to circumvent the temporary inconveniences.

Story in print in The Straits Times on July 14, 2012, by Seah Kwang Peng.

Copyright The Straits Times 2012

What is life like without a loo for 10 days?

During that period, residents of Block 36 at Bedok South Avenue 2 endured the inconveniences of noise and dust as upgrading works to their toilets and bathrooms took place.

A total of 51,200 flats in the 35-year-old estate were selected for the on-going Home Improvement Programmme (HIP), launched by Housing and Development Board (HDB) in 2007, and works for 11,300 households have been completed to date.

The Straits Times photojournalist Seah Kwang Peng spent four days in the estate to document the changes to the flats and measures taken by resident to circumvent the temporary inconveniences.

Story in print in The Straits Times on July 14, 2012, by Seah Kwang Peng.

Copyright The Straits Times 2012

What is life like without a loo for 10 days?

During that period, residents of Block 36 at Bedok South Avenue 2 endured the inconveniences of noise and dust as upgrading works to their toilets and bathrooms took place.

A total of 51,200 flats in the 35-year-old estate were selected for the on-going Home Improvement Programmme (HIP), launched by Housing and Development Board (HDB) in 2007, and works for 11,300 households have been completed to date.

The Straits Times photojournalist Seah Kwang Peng spent four days in the estate to document the changes to the flats and measures taken by resident to circumvent the temporary inconveniences.

Story in print in The Straits Times on July 14, 2012, by Seah Kwang Peng.

Copyright The Straits Times 2012

What is life like without a loo for 10 days?

During that period, residents of Block 36 at Bedok South Avenue 2 endured the inconveniences of noise and dust as upgrading works to their toilets and bathrooms took place.

A total of 51,200 flats in the 35-year-old estate were selected for the on-going Home Improvement Programmme (HIP), launched by Housing and Development Board (HDB) in 2007, and works for 11,300 households have been completed to date.

The Straits Times photojournalist Seah Kwang Peng spent four days in the estate to document the changes to the flats and measures taken by resident to circumvent the temporary inconveniences.

Story in print in The Straits Times on July 14, 2012, by Seah Kwang Peng.

Copyright The Straits Times 2012

What is life like without a loo for 10 days?

During that period, residents of Block 36 at Bedok South Avenue 2 endured the inconveniences of noise and dust as upgrading works to their toilets and bathrooms took place.

A total of 51,200 flats in the 35-year-old estate were selected for the on-going Home Improvement Programmme (HIP), launched by Housing and Development Board (HDB) in 2007, and works for 11,300 households have been completed to date.

The Straits Times photojournalist Seah Kwang Peng spent four days in the estate to document the changes to the flats and measures taken by resident to circumvent the temporary inconveniences.

Story in print in The Straits Times on July 14, 2012, by Seah Kwang Peng.

Copyright The Straits Times 2012

What is life like without a loo for 10 days?

During that period, residents of Block 36 at Bedok South Avenue 2 endured the inconveniences of noise and dust as upgrading works to their toilets and bathrooms took place.

A total of 51,200 flats in the 35-year-old estate were selected for the on-going Home Improvement Programmme (HIP), launched by Housing and Development Board (HDB) in 2007, and works for 11,300 households have been completed to date.

The Straits Times photojournalist Seah Kwang Peng spent four days in the estate to document the changes to the flats and measures taken by resident to circumvent the temporary inconveniences.

Story in print in The Straits Times on July 14, 2012, by Seah Kwang Peng.

Copyright The Straits Times 2012

What is life like without a loo for 10 days?

During that period, residents of Block 36 at Bedok South Avenue 2 endured the inconveniences of noise and dust as upgrading works to their toilets and bathrooms took place.

A total of 51,200 flats in the 35-year-old estate were selected for the on-going Home Improvement Programmme (HIP), launched by Housing and Development Board (HDB) in 2007, and works for 11,300 households have been completed to date.

The Straits Times photojournalist Seah Kwang Peng spent four days in the estate to document the changes to the flats and measures taken by resident to circumvent the temporary inconveniences.

Story in print in The Straits Times on July 14, 2012, by Seah Kwang Peng.

Copyright The Straits Times 2012

What is life like without a loo for 10 days?

During that period, residents of Block 36 at Bedok South Avenue 2 endured the inconveniences of noise and dust as upgrading works to their toilets and bathrooms took place.

A total of 51,200 flats in the 35-year-old estate were selected for the on-going Home Improvement Programmme (HIP), launched by Housing and Development Board (HDB) in 2007, and works for 11,300 households have been completed to date.

The Straits Times photojournalist Seah Kwang Peng spent four days in the estate to document the changes to the flats and measures taken by resident to circumvent the temporary inconveniences.

Story in print in The Straits Times on July 14, 2012, by Seah Kwang Peng.

Copyright The Straits Times 2012

What is life like without a loo for 10 days?

During that period, residents of Block 36 at Bedok South Avenue 2 endured the inconveniences of noise and dust as upgrading works to their toilets and bathrooms took place.

A total of 51,200 flats in the 35-year-old estate were selected for the on-going Home Improvement Programmme (HIP), launched by Housing and Development Board (HDB) in 2007, and works for 11,300 households have been completed to date.

The Straits Times photojournalist Seah Kwang Peng spent four days in the estate to document the changes to the flats and measures taken by resident to circumvent the temporary inconveniences.

Story in print in The Straits Times on July 14, 2012, by Seah Kwang Peng.

Copyright The Straits Times 2012

What is life like without a loo for 10 days?

During that period, residents of Block 36 at Bedok South Avenue 2 endured the inconveniences of noise and dust as upgrading works to their toilets and bathrooms took place.

A total of 51,200 flats in the 35-year-old estate were selected for the on-going Home Improvement Programmme (HIP), launched by Housing and Development Board (HDB) in 2007, and works for 11,300 households have been completed to date.

The Straits Times photojournalist Seah Kwang Peng spent four days in the estate to document the changes to the flats and measures taken by resident to circumvent the temporary inconveniences.

Story in print in The Straits Times on July 14, 2012, by Seah Kwang Peng.

Copyright The Straits Times 2012

What is life like without a loo for 10 days?

During that period, residents of Block 36 at Bedok South Avenue 2 endured the inconveniences of noise and dust as upgrading works to their toilets and bathrooms took place.

A total of 51,200 flats in the 35-year-old estate were selected for the on-going Home Improvement Programmme (HIP), launched by Housing and Development Board (HDB) in 2007, and works for 11,300 households have been completed to date.

The Straits Times photojournalist Seah Kwang Peng spent four days in the estate to document the changes to the flats and measures taken by resident to circumvent the temporary inconveniences.

Story in print in The Straits Times on July 14, 2012, by Seah Kwang Peng.

Copyright The Straits Times 2012

What is life like without a loo for 10 days?

During that period, residents of Block 36 at Bedok South Avenue 2 endured the inconveniences of noise and dust as upgrading works to their toilets and bathrooms took place.

A total of 51,200 flats in the 35-year-old estate were selected for the on-going Home Improvement Programmme (HIP), launched by Housing and Development Board (HDB) in 2007, and works for 11,300 households have been completed to date.

The Straits Times photojournalist Seah Kwang Peng spent four days in the estate to document the changes to the flats and measures taken by resident to circumvent the temporary inconveniences.

Story in print in The Straits Times on July 14, 2012, by Seah Kwang Peng.

Copyright The Straits Times 2012

What is life like without a loo for 10 days?

During that period, residents of Block 36 at Bedok South Avenue 2 endured the inconveniences of noise and dust as upgrading works to their toilets and bathrooms took place.

A total of 51,200 flats in the 35-year-old estate were selected for the on-going Home Improvement Programmme (HIP), launched by Housing and Development Board (HDB) in 2007, and works for 11,300 households have been completed to date.

The Straits Times photojournalist Seah Kwang Peng spent four days in the estate to document the changes to the flats and measures taken by resident to circumvent the temporary inconveniences.

Story in print in The Straits Times on July 14, 2012, by Seah Kwang Peng.

Copyright The Straits Times 2012

What is life like without a loo for 10 days?

During that period, residents of Block 36 at Bedok South Avenue 2 endured the inconveniences of noise and dust as upgrading works to their toilets and bathrooms took place.

A total of 51,200 flats in the 35-year-old estate were selected for the on-going Home Improvement Programmme (HIP), launched by Housing and Development Board (HDB) in 2007, and works for 11,300 households have been completed to date.

The Straits Times photojournalist Seah Kwang Peng spent four days in the estate to document the changes to the flats and measures taken by resident to circumvent the temporary inconveniences.

Story in print in The Straits Times on July 14, 2012, by Seah Kwang Peng.

Copyright The Straits Times 2012

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