Cracks do not show up in good quality flats

This can only mean that the quality of the materials and construction companies involved in building these flats, are bad.

Telling residents that these flats is “structurally safe” does not address the fact they have been sold LEMON Flats with unacceptable bad workmanship!

I cannot imagine that HDB could just brush off all these bad substandard quality issues even at the very first instance of TOP and hand over of keys!

Where’s the quality checks by the Clerk of work?

The residents should go for a class action suit against HDB. Imagine even a Government Statsboard can sell totally unacceptable substandard flats to Singaporeans, what kind of moral authority would the Government has as a regulator of the construction and property development?

Why would such badly constructed flats be acceptable to HDB in the first place? Especially when buyers had already complained about cracks during the handing over of keys?

Did HDB put up a rigorous QC checks on these projects? Most of the time when such bad quality flats were produced and passed to the hands of HDB, there would most probably scandalous bribery went under table.

Remember Teh Cheang Wan scandal back in the 1980s?

I hope there will be a FULL INQUIRY into the project management of the construction of these flats.

For the record, new HDB flats with visible CRACKS are not uncommon. It happened to some HDB flats in Chua Chu Kang as well. But Singaporeans are just too tamed to demand accountability over such unacceptable quality and in the end, we allow such mediocrity to sip into our “First World Government”!

 

Goh Meng Seng

 

 

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21 Responses to “Cracks do not show up in good quality flats”

  • NotMyProblem:

    Remember the narrow common corridor which did not meet SCDF’s standard? How it is now?

    Let’s look under the carpet!!

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  • xoxo:

    THIS IS DUE TO LACK OF DUE DILIGENCE.
    The officials are too busy COLLECTING MONEY?

    Just take the PUBLIC ROADS.
    WHAT DO YOU SEE?
    LITTERS N LEAVE DEBRIS STREWN HERE N THERE.
    THIS IS AS BASIC AS IT CAN GET.
    EASY TO NOTICE N WHO CARES?
    What more HDB FLATS etc.

    PAP GAHMEN EITHER BUSY COLLECTING MONEY OR FIXING OPPO?

    NO TIME LEFT TO GET THINGS FIXED?

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  • Under the thrall of Crony cult:

    “When I am working on a problem, I never think about beauty but when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong…. Integrity is the essence of everything successful…. Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.”

    Buckminster Fuller, Humanist & Inventor

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  • Should not happen:

    Should not have happen.Poor workmanship.
    Need to find out the causes and rectify it.
    Also need to prevent such incidents.
    HDB need to follow up and give an account to the residents.To assure them.

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  • Zhenzidan:

    And the town council of that area, PRPTC prefer to focus on filing additional charges on AHTC in the ongoing court case…..

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  • Uselesstankl:

    DID YOU MONKEYS VOTED FOR PAP ??

    YOU DESERVE THAT KIND OF FLAT !!!

    SIMPLE AS THAT …

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  • Goh Meng Seng Grass on Wall:

    Dear GMS,
    My master PAP had very strong check for contractors that bid for HDB project.

    We PAP Singapore are no shitty China.

    Yes, China is a cesspool of shit … watch the truth here. Not fake news.
    1. 石頭就砸破的軍用車(Stone easily broke China build military Land Rover)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NTEILynAq8

    2. 生鏽的遼寧艦 (China aircraft carrier get rusty)
    https://news.ltn.com.tw/news/world/breakingnews/2124753

    Our HDB are Singapore make, shitty China make.

    GE2024.PAP.Guarantee.Win.Again
    Majullah $PAP$ $PAP$ Huat$ Huat$ Huat$
    Lazy Singaporeans must be Cheaper, Better, Faster

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  • REGIME CHANGE is the solution:

    PAP still believe in the fairy tale of “cheap and good”. There is a saying in the construction industry in REAL first world countries: “Cheap workers are not good and good workers are not cheap”. “Cheap” workers produce substandard work. They are cheap because they are basically unskilled so their work is often shoddy.

    In terms of work quality, wages, productivity and standard of living Singapore is still a 3rd world country with 1st world COST of living.

    After 5 decades under PAP Singaporeans still do not have the promised Swiss Standard of Living and likely never will. Why? Because PAP plans to continue to grow the economy (measured GDP) by attracting foreign investments with tax breaks and low wages.

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  • REGIME CHANGE is the solution:

    NotMyProblem:
    Remember the narrow common corridor which did not meet SCDF’s standard? How it is now?

    Let’s look under the carpet!!

    SCDF standard was likely amended and/or exemptions given.

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  • oxygen:

    NO “STRUCTURAL ISSUE”? Now? Or future? How does HDB knows that structural issue might actually be evolving silently over time going forward?

    I walked into a newly-built UNOCCUPIED public building near where I resided in China over a decade ago and WAS SHOUTED ANGRILY OUT by patrolling security in watch.

    It soon became obvious to me why my trespass provoked such an angry rebuff OF REBUKE – the ground floor INSIDE TO MY OBSERVATION is OBVIOUSLY sinking in one direction (facing down slope). Doors are not yet attached and the structure as told to me is tilted slightly.

    THE STRUCTURE IS INTENDED TO BE DEMOLISHED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. Only the structural engineer and building contractor know why it needs to be teared down BEFORE FIRST USE.

    Been told this is not strange in China of happening.

    I guess the possible/probable reason is that shabby sub-optimal decisions along the way of that (condemned) building construction HAVE BEEN HABITUALLY PASSED OF AS ACCEPTABLE EXPEDIENT NORM until its CUMULATIVE EFFECT goes past beyond rescue of failed outcome or likely failed outcome endangering lives AND EVERYBODY WASHED OFF THEIR HANDS.

    Bureaucrats in that instance in China could not be bribed enough to sign of its safety or safe use by a grant of occupancy licence.

    THE OBVIOUS FINALITY in that instance? The death of a newly-built construction shall meet its proper graveyard of tear down SOONEST – FORTUNATELY WITH NO ENDANGERMENT AND/OR HARM TO HUMAN LIVES.

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  • oxygen:

    THERE IS A WISDOM AXIOM in forestry – if you need 8 hours to cut down a tall big tree, it is FAR BETTER spending 6 hours sharpening your chain saw.

    THAT IS TO SAY, QUALITY CONTROL ALONG THE WAY NEEDS TO BE VERY TIGHT to achieve the best successful outcome.

    Shabby performance passed off as acceptable, OTHERWISE, will become a habit of deterioration conscious and unconscious leading to adverse accumulated outcomes in all work done henceforth.

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  • PAP CLOSE DOWN:

    HDB flats aren’t high quality housing. But cost so much that you can easily buy posh condos in KL’s prime areas.

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  • 61% cotton sheep producing:

    remember that pap Msian cow boon hwan who used to run pap HDB?

    when sheep told him HDB rental units are getting smaller and smaller, what did this pap Msian cow boon hwan say?

    pap Msian cow boon hwan said, no HDB is not getting small and smaller.

    lying like that in broad daylight. even Msians in Msia parliament never dare to do so.

    alas.

    in pap parleement, can. because all of them rotten. if any dares to open mouth to tell the truth, kenna pap whip. so all keep quiet, and quietly counting the S$m pap dishes to them.

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  • Pioneer:

    Mr Goh MS, you said they “sell” the flats to citizens, are you sure ? We were told that we signed the lease of the flats, hence, it supposed to be they “rent” the flats to us. So, which is which ?

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  • Soccerbetting2:

    In the olden days decades back, I suspect believe those flats are built using bricks plus cemented on the spot of the site wall by wall, level by level .As such ,there is less defects .Nowadays ,the construction industry use newer technology of pre fabricated concrete slabs walls.So a wall of pre fabricated concrete is constructed on factory sites. These pre fabricated concrete slabs walls at factory sites are hoisted up by hydraulic cranes stacked against each other into large lorries to be transported to building sites far away from factories .Once reach building sites,again the pre fabricated wall is hoisted up by cranes to high levels to be installed .Once installed at maybe level 10 floor,there will be some final touchup to make it to perfection later on .Due to such knocks here and there and the heavy lifting processes, defects may occur .However this is not obvious in the beginning .So using pre fabricated wall technology ,the speed of construction at building site is greatly increased and one hdb flat can be easily built in less than 2 years time .And all these HDB will be structure sound even though cracks will appear in two years time or so .This is because the base ground is cemented to solidify the base,and reinforced piling are done deep into the ground to strengthen the building and every level of floor is reinforced with steel overlapping ,then cemented .Though the pre fabricated wall may not be heavily reinforced , still all safety criteria is met.Why some hdb flats have more cracks after two years is maybe due to surrounding developments like new mrt underground nearby to be built,or new surrounding hdb flats being built and piling forces nearby from towering cranes is unavoidable .A new hdb usually don’t have cracks but after some months,it is hard to say due to surrounding developments .Still all hdb flats will not collapse .Wall cracks really don’t affect stability of whole building .I am not from construction .My view is personal view from observation of a condominium built in front of my hdb flat .

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  • China construction company ?:

    China company constructed ???

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  • RDB:

    The short and the long of it is that many voters are Sinkies without courage and no common sense lah!!!

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  • NotMyProblem:

    REGIME CHANGE is the solution:
    PAP still believe in the fairy tale of “cheap and good”. There is a saying in the construction industry in REAL first world countries: “Cheap workers are not good and good workers are not cheap”. “Cheap” workers produce substandard work. They are cheap because they are basically unskilled so their work is often shoddy.

    …….

    The workers from those third world countries have not seen any toilet in their own country. Now do you expect them to build toilets in Singapore?

    Some of them only knew water come from river, they might not even know what is tap!

    Don’t be surprise, we have people believe cotton is from sheep!!

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  • Harder Truths:

    With the type of FT on these jobs just be grateful the building is still standing. However I am always wondering when the first one will collapse.

    It will come. Just a matter of time.

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  • oxygen:

    MAYBE, MAYBE ONLY, “lemon law” of consumer protection in LEE-jiapore apply only for items bought for less than the price of a “lemon” in the supermarkets.

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  • DavidNeo&IreneVanessa:Bastards:

    You stupid.

    Goh Meng Seng Grass on Wall:
    Dear GMS,
    My master PAP had very strong check for contractors that bid for HDB project.

    We PAP Singapore are no shitty China.

    Yes, China is a cesspool of shit … watch the truth here. Not fake news.
    1. 石頭就砸破的軍用車(Stone easily broke China build military Land Rover)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NTEILynAq8

    2. 生鏽的遼寧艦 (China aircraft carrier get rusty)
    https://news.ltn.com.tw/news/world/breakingnews/2124753

    Our HDB are Singapore make, shitty China make.

    GE2024.PAP.Guarantee.Win.Again
    Majullah $PAP$ $PAP$ Huat$ Huat$ Huat$
    Lazy Singaporeans must be Cheaper, Better, Faster

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