Sunday, 24 September 2023

We are shifting our daily news to Gutzy.Asia Support us there!

‘Rapunzel’ in HDB? Netizens amused by aunty hangs clothes vertically down HDB block

SINGAPORE— When it comes to finding talented individuals, there is no need to look abroad, as local community is always brimming with creative and skillful residents who effortlessly showcase their talents in their daily lives.

Recently, a resident residing in an HDB block captivated netizens by ingeniously hanging clothes vertically down the HDB parapet.

On Sunday (2 Jul), a photo was shared on the Facebook group “Singapore Home DIY,” revealing a line of clothes hanging vertically down the HDB parapet.

Astonishingly, the clothes remained securely attached to the rope.

Another TikToker uploaded a video depicting an aunty collecting clothes from a rope hanging vertically along the parapet.

The TikToker humorously remarked,  “This auntie must have moved from a fishing kelong (traditional fishing plaform) to a HDB”


This auntie must have moved from a fishing kelong to a HDB

♬ original sound – Jayson Lok – Jayson Lok


“21st-century Rapunzel in HDB”

The photos have sparked discussions among netizens. Some ridicule the idea, suggesting that the resident might have watched ‘5-minute craft’ videos online and came up with the concept of a vertical clothesline to save space.

One netizen humorously speculate that it could be a “21st-century castle with Rapunzel waiting inside”.

A netizen poked fun that the vertical clothesline could also serve as an emergency escape route if any unfortunate event were to occur.

Another comment humorously ridiculed the idea, suggesting that the clothesline could be utilized as a clandestine escape route for individuals engaged in affairs with their upstairs neighbors.

Cleaning the parapet wall?

However, some netizens expressed concern about hygiene issues and jokingly remarked that hanging clothes vertically could help clean the parapet wall, although the freshly cleaned clothes might get dirty again.

There were also comments speculating that the clothes might have originally been hung on a clothesline horizontally, but the clothesline broke, leading to the vertical arrangement seen in the photos.

The resident clarified on the ‘vertical clothes drying’ incident

Despite various speculations, the resident who was captured in the video hanging clothes vertically has clarified that it was simply a misunderstanding, as the clothesline had actually snapped.

According to Lianhe Zaobao, the resident, 48-year-old Ms. Lim, who resides on the 11th floor of Block 465 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10, explained that the area at the back of her unit for drying clothes had insufficient sunlight.

To address this, she recently used cable ties to secure a blue rope on both sides of the corridor’s exterior wall for hanging clothes.

Ms. Lim mentioned that on the previous Sunday, one of the cable ties likely broke, causing the rope to hang vertically. She has since replaced it with more secure iron rings to fasten the rope.

She also clarified that she did not intend to disturb her neighbors and would immediately pull up the clothes upon noticing the hanging rope.

Additionally, she mentioned that she usually keeps undergarments inside her home while hanging the clothes outside.

Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Latest posts

Election surprises and certainties: Dissecting Tharman’s presidential win

In the 2023 Presidential Election, Mr. Tharman Shanmugaratnam secured a stunning 70.4% landslide victory, surprising many, including himself. Despite expectations that TKL would win the opposition votes, voters from both camps showed a preference for Tharman's charisma and perceived competency. As Singapore reflects on the outcome, questions arise about the election's fairness and the real implications of Tharman's dominant win.

Volunteer as a Polling and Counting Agent for Singapore’s 2023 Presidential Election

For the upcoming Singapore Presidential Election on 1st September, members of the civil society have spearheaded an initiative to strengthen our democratic fabric. We invite committed individuals to join us as Polling and Counting Agents, standing together for a transparent, fair, and just election. This vote counting exercise, organized by members of civil society, is not specifically in support of Mr Tan Kin Lian, a candidate in the upcoming Presidential Election. It's an exercise in active citizenry. Nonetheless, Mr Tan endorses this initiative, which hinges on his candidacy, championing transparency, and has given permission for the results to be shared publicly.

Reflections from the Centenary: The Legacy of LKY and Singapore’s Future

Gilbert Goh reflects on the LKY centenary event: an inspiring showcase of a leader's global legacy juxtaposed against current challenges, urging Singapore to continue its path of progress.

Lim Tean advocates for Tan Kin Lian: A visionary leader for Singapore’s Presidency

In his speech at Mr Tan Kin Lian's launch of his presidential bid, Mr Lim Tean passionately championed the need for a truly Independent President. Highlighting Mr Tan Kin Lian's unique credentials and genuine concern for the wellbeing of Singaporeans, the Peoples Voice leader emphasized the pressing challenges of rising living costs and job insecurities faced by the public. Mr Lim depicted Mr Tan Kin Lian as a beacon of hope for the nation, advocating for a leader who genuinely understands and represents the people’s aspirations.

Tan Jee Say endorses Tan Kin Lian for President: A courageous, genuine, and humble...

In advocating for a truly representative leader, Tan Jee Say underscored Tan Kin Lian's humility, courage, and genuine dedication. Highlighting the pressing need for restored public trust and effective independence, Tan Jee Say emphasized that Tan Kin Lian, as the 'People's President', would bring back hope to Singaporeans and champion true democracy

Tan Kin Lian’s pledge: Rekindling unity and charting a vigorous future for Singapore

In the press conference to announce his bid for the Singapore presidency, Tan Kin Lian emphasizes safeguarding Singapore's reserves and strengthening public service integrity. Drawing on his 30-year leadership at NTUC Income, he envisions a future with affordable living, accessible housing, and job stability, pledging collaboration with the government for a united nation.

Strengthening Singapore’s political foundations: A call to action by Leong Mun Wai on Singapore’s...

Leong Mun Wai urges Singaporeans to strengthen political checks and balances, emphasizing, 'The best is yet to be for Singapore if we dare to make the right decision in upcoming elections.

Trending posts