When he heard an “explosion” in his flat on Saturday (7 Oct), this 67-year-old part-time taxi driver thought “sh*t, earthquake lai liao”.
At the time, Mr Teo was having lunch in the living room, while his grandchild was in the bedroom.
Then, he got a shock to hear a firecracker-like sound erupting from the bedroom.
Rushing to check, Mr Teo found that the floor tiles were dislodging from the floor.
“I estimate that I’ll need to spend S$5000 on repairs. But I’m only a part-time taxi driver and I don’t earn much while my wife is a housewife. We’re worried that we won’t be able to afford the repairs. At this point of time, no choice we’ll have to cover the cracks with a carpet and hope no more tiles start ‘exploding’”.
Mr Teo says he is the first owner of the 13th-floor HDB flat unit at Block 141 Serangoon North Avenue 2.
He said that since he took over the place when it was built in 1989, he did not do any additional renovation works.