With about 80 per cent of Singapore’s population residing in an HDB flat, you’d think we’d know all these restrictions.
1. Owning A Cat
While it might seem absurd considering that dogs are noticeably a lot nosier than cats and they tend to require more space… cats are actually not allowed in HDBs.
Authorities believe that felines might break out of your home and enter the homes of your neighbours.
While owning a cat isn’t necessarily illegal, it can actually carry a maximum penalty of $4,000 if your neightbour decides to snitch on you.
2. Running A Business From Home
While you won’t go to jail if you bake cakes and cookies for your friends and families during the festive season, if you decide to run a full-fledge baking business from home, you might actually get into trouble for doing so.
3. Putting Your Flat Up On AirBNB or Roomorama
It might seem like a great way to earn some money on the side but you might want to check on the regulations before you open your home up to weary travellers.
4. You Can't Make Loud Noises At A Certain Time
From 10:30pm to 7am, you’re not allowed to play loud instruments, do loud recreational activities or make lots of noise.
5. Smoke In The Common Corridor
If you’re thinking of smoking at the common areas because you hate the smell of smoke in your home, you’re out of luck!
It’s actually an offence to do so.
So, if you’re looking to get a quick puff, you’re going to need to head down and away from the block you’re living in.