25 Feb '16, 8am

Netizens don't seem sold on erecting railings to prevent football-playing at the void deck:

Netizens don't seem sold on erecting railings to prevent football-playing at the void deck:

Following a mini online uproar in reaction to a photograph of a series of railings installed across the area of a void deck in Queenstown, The Straits Times reported on Wednesday that the Tanjong Pagar Town Council had the railings erected to deter people from playing football there. The image, taken at Block 143, Mei Ling Street, was initially shared on Facebook with a caption lamenting how the railings have transformed the void deck into a ‘dead space’. A spokesperson for the town council said that aside from dirtying walls, making noise, and damaging light fixtures, the people playing football did not stop doing so even after being told to. The spokesperson added that the railings installed are removable for weddings and funerals. When asked by ST about the non-removable railings found nearby at Block 181 Stirling Road, the spokesperson explained that residents “had fee...

Full article: http://mothership.sg/2016/02/netizens-not-sold-on-railing...

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