'Do you expect people to sleep while standing?' Landlord draws flak for putting up narrow utility room for rent
SINGAPORE - A tiny, narrow room that comes with just a fan, a small desk and a three-tier open storage rack is going for $600 a month, according to a viral listing on Facebook, and many netizens are saying no way to the deal.
The landlord first put up the listing for what appeared to be a utility room in a Toa Payoh Central flat on his personal Facebook page a few days ago.
When the listing was shared on Facebook group Singapore Islandwide Room Rental on Feb 21, it quickly drew more than 2,000 reactions, with many slamming the landlord for offering a room they likened to a morgue.
A Facebook user said the room is in fact worse than a morgue, which is at least air-conditioned.
Another user asked: «Do you expect people to sleep while standing up?»
Renting out utility rooms in Housing Board flats is illegal.
The HDB website says: «Only bedrooms originally constructed by HDB can be rented out. All other parts of the flat, including partitioned rooms, cannot be used as bedrooms for tenants.»