Millennial Mind

A world of imagination behind the humble HDB riser closet

Riser compartments are a quirk of our HDB landscape, and can be mistaken for a different sort of closet altogether.PHOTO: ST FILE

Whenever I return from the market, there is one thing I struggle with: How does one tuck in and balance a folded-up trolley in a cabinet without it falling out the moment you open the door again?

The "cabinet" in which I stash my family's marketing trolley isn't, strictly speaking, a cabinet. Nor is it really part of my Housing Board flat. It is a riser compartment for the pipes and cables in the common corridor outside. I store the trolley there out of convenience, and to save space in my flat.

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