Video of man practising parkour in Beach Road HDB estate goes viral

In a video going viral on Facebook, a man is seen jumping across a series of 15 elevated, horizontal pillars, before regaining his balance atop the last one.
In a video going viral on Facebook, a man is seen jumping across a series of 15 elevated, horizontal pillars, before regaining his balance atop the last one.PHOTO: SCREENGRAB FROM FACEBOOK/ALL SINGAPORE STUFF

SINGAPORE - A video of a man practising parkour at a Housing Board estate in Beach Road has gone viral on social media.

The video, uploaded on Facebook page All Singapore Stuff last Friday (June 29), has gained more than 88,000 views, receiving more than 1,100 reactions.

In the 14-second video titled Standing Broad Jump Champ, a topless man in dark-coloured shorts and a white cap is seen jumping across a series of 15 elevated, horizontal pillars before regaining his balance atop the last one.

Before each jump, he swings his arms in a manner akin to a person doing a standing broad jump. He manages to complete the moves without falling in 12 seconds.

The stunt was performed at a walkway linking housing blocks 1 and 6, opposite Golden Mile Food Centre. It is unclear when the video was taken.

A spokesman for Jalan Besar Town Council, which manages the estate, told The Straits Times that it was alerted to the video by a resident, and does not have any information on the person seen in the video.

The video follows a series of other incidents that have landed parkour enthusiasts in trouble.

On Wednesday, Chinese-language daily Lianhe Wanbao said that a police report was filed after a group of teens posted a video of themselves performing parkour stunts on the roof of a 40-storey HDB block in Clementi.

Last year, the East Coast-Fengshan Town Council filed a police report against a group of young parkour enthusiasts after they scaled the glass dome roof of Eastpoint Mall, and walked on top of railings on a Pan-Island Expressway flyover.