Floating security barriers raise ire of Sentosa Cove residents

Mr Alec Wing is among the Sentosa Cove residents affected by constant rattling from the chains of the floating security barriers that are being installed about 50m to 70m from the coastline.
Mr Alec Wing is among the Sentosa Cove residents affected by constant rattling from the chains of the floating security barriers that are being installed about 50m to 70m from the coastline.ST PHOTOS: KELVIN CHNG

SINGAPORE - Residents of Sentosa Cove, many of whom paid premium prices for the sea view and peace around their posh homes, have described floating security barriers being installed nearby as an "eyesore" and a "design failure" because of the constant noise generated.

The buoyant blue barrels, linked by metal chains and meant to deter illegal entry into Singapore, are being installed in phases about 50m to 70m away from the coastline. Work to install them, which began last month, is expected to be completed by March this year.

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