‘Looks Like A Morgue!’ – Netizens Shocked By Tiny Room Being Rented Out For RM2,136 In SG

Is this ethical?

Posted in a Singapore room rental group, a listing for a small room with a monthly rental rate of SGD 600 (approximately RM 2136) has sparked heavy criticism online.

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Despite being advertised as a room, its incredibly small size has led netizens to unfavorably compare it to a morgue.

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The listing, which was posted on a Facebook group dedicated to rental properties across Singapore without the need for intermediary fees, has sparked a conversation about the standards of affordable living spaces in urban areas.

Singapore room with sgd600 rental
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Storeroom rented as a room?

The individual responsible for the listing, presumed to be the landlord or a sub-landlord, outlined the terms of the rental agreement, stating that the price includes utilities such as internet, electricity, and water.

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The room is furnished with essential items such as a bed, a bedside table, a wardrobe, and a desk, and is described as being ready for immediate occupancy.

Additionally, the advertisement mentions that the location is conveniently situated within a 3 to 5-minute walk from the Toa Payoh MRT station, emphasizing that the landlord does not reside on the premises.

Toa payoh mrt
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Tenants are allowed the liberty to cook, and the unit is equipped with home appliances including a washing machine, refrigerator, and water heater. A wall-mounted fan is also visible in the shared photographs.

However, the portrayal of the room in photographs has led many viewers to question its suitability as a bedroom, with some suggesting that it resembles a storeroom more than a living space.

The idea of sleeping on storage shelves was particularly criticized as inappropriate by commentators on the post.

Responses varied from shocked to indignant, with users expressing disbelief and suggesting that the space would serve better as a storage area rather than for accommodation.

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