A vote to crow about for Sin Ming Court fowl

Red junglefowl wandering around Sin Ming Court estate on May 31. Some residents say the birds add colour to the estate, but others complain about the noise they make.
Free-ranging chickens wandering around Sin Ming Court estate on May 31. Some residents say the birds add colour to the estate, but others complain about the noise they make. ST PHOTO: VANESSA LIU

Over 90% of residents vote not to have them removed despite complaints about noise

The free-ranging chickens in a corner of Bishan can continue to be, well, free as a bird, thanks to residents of Sin Ming Court who voted overwhelmingly not to have them removed from the estate despite complaints of the noise made by them.

For the first time, it was residents, and not the authorities, who got to decide the fate of their feathered friends.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 17, 2019, with the headline 'A vote to crow about for Sin Ming Court fowl'. Print Edition | Subscribe