Noise top cause of spats in housing estates

A monitor to track noise levels installed at a void deck in Ang Mo Kio by the Municipal Services Office and Singapore Kindness Movement as part of a pilot project to deter noise pollution in community spaces. ST PHOTO: KHALID BABA
A monitor to track noise levels installed at a void deck in Ang Mo Kio by the Municipal Services Office and Singapore Kindness Movement as part of a pilot project to deter noise pollution in community spaces. ST PHOTO: KHALID BABA

Over 100 cases handled annually by MinLaw's Community Mediation Centre over past 3 years

In June, a man who worked in information technology quit his job. It was not because he was unhappy with his work.

Rather, the Bukit Panjang resident wanted to spend time gathering evidence on what he says is noise disturbance caused by his neighbour from a unit below his flat.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on October 27, 2019, with the headline 'Noise top cause of spats in housing estates'. Print Edition | Subscribe