'Clutter culprits' a bane to their neighbours

At Block 13 Cantonment Close, neighbours find one resident's clutter an eyesore but do not bring up the issue for fear of worsening relations.
At Block 13 Cantonment Close, neighbours find one resident's clutter an eyesore but do not bring up the issue for fear of worsening relations.ST PHOTO: MARCIA LEE

For some Housing Board residents, walking to or from their flats is akin to negotiating an obstacle course.

Some of them have to squeeze past bulky sofas while others must avoid wet laundry hanging on wall-mounted racks. Yet others must contend with eyesores like stacks of cardboard clustered to the side and plastic bags hanging on makeshift hooks.

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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 ''Clutter culprits' a bane to their neighbours'. Print Edition | Subscribe