Awning set up at foot of Yishun HDB block

The white awning covers a carpark space reserved for police vehicles.
The white awning covers a carpark space reserved for police vehicles.PHOTO: AZIZ HUSSIN FOR THE STRAITS TIMES

An awning has been put up at the foot of the Housing Board block where President Halimah Yacob lives, one of various changes to the estate since her inauguration on Thursday.

The white awning extends from the void deck of the Yishun HDB block and covers a carpark space reserved for police vehicles.

The official car of the President has been seen parked in that space.

Police have intensified security measures in the area.

Asked about the latest developments, the police yesterday declined comment, saying these were "security and operational matters".

Madam Halimah is Singapore's eighth President. The 63-year-old has lived in her jumbo Yishun flat - comprised of a four-room and five-room flat - with her family for more than 30 years.

She has told reporters she intends to continue living there while in office.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 16, 2017, with the headline 'Awning set up at foot of Yishun HDB block'. Print Edition | Subscribe