It will hold in place until the public notices.
This after a concrete sunbeam on the exterior of a HDB flat on the fourth floor of Block 201E, Tampines Street 23 collapsed and was put back in place using cable ties.
One Singaporean, Gao Zhao, said this move is not the first time something like this has been done: “We might imagine that this is a critical situation and lives might be at risk, but we must remember this is not the first time this has happened.”
“Previously, cable ties were used to hold critical infrastructure together to make it last for as long as it can last.”
“Look where that got us? Yes, breakdowns every other day, but overall, still functional 90 percent of the time.”
Other locals said they feel safe knowing action has been taken swiftly.
An Quan, another local, said: “Sometimes it is not how well the salvage operation is carried out but how quick it is being rectified.”
“If cable ties worked previously, I don’t see how they shouldn’t hold up now.”