Growing bonds with neighbours

Account director Mabel Wee (with son Max).
Account director Mabel Wee (with son Max).ST PHOTO: ZHANG XUAN
Small-business owner Alex Low.
Small-business owner Alex Low.ST PHOTO: ZHANG XUAN
Design director and art instructor Angela Chia are mindful that their plants do not encroach on their neighbours’ space.
Design director and art instructor Angela Chia are mindful that their plants do not encroach on their neighbours’ space. ST PHOTO: JASMINE CHOONG

Many gardens in Singapore are helpful in cultivating friendships among residents

Leafy plants have taken over one corner of a Housing Board flat in Pasir Ris, "swallowing up" passers-by and raising the problem of corridor obstruction to a new level.

The collection of over 40 tall potted plants outside an eighth-floor unit, dubbed "the jungle home", is also seen as a potential fire hazard, it was reported last week.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 08, 2019, with the headline 'Growing bonds with neighbours'. Print Edition | Subscribe