Fixing issue of falling facades in HDB blocks

While mandatory inspection is in the works, it will apply to buildings above 20 years old

A decorative panel fell from the top of Block 10B (right, background) in Bendemeer Road and landed near this playground on June 23. The Build-To-Order block was completed in 2016.
A decorative panel fell from the top of Block 10B in Bendemeer Road and landed near this playground on June 23. The Build-To-Order block was completed in 2016.ST PHOTO: GAVIN FOO

Less than a year after moving into her new three-room HDB flat at Bendemeer Light, a decorative panel fell from the 40th storey of Block 10B, where housewife Betty Tan lives.

It was not what the 68-year-old expected, as she had moved into her new Build-To-Order flat just last September.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 02, 2018, with the headline 'Fixing issue of falling facades in HDB blocks'. Subscribe