Tanjong Pagar Town Council posts photos of woman who urinated in lift at Pinnacle@Duxton

A photo of a poster indicating two images of a woman urinating in a lift in a block at the Pinnacle@Duxton HDB estate. (Photo from Pinnacle@Duxton Facebook page)

Singapore’s Tanjong Pagar Town Council posted pictures of a woman urinating in a Housing Board flat building lift in posters around the Pinnacle@Duxton estate.

On Sunday, the administrator for the Pinnacle@Duxton Facebook page put up a picture of the poster, which included two images of the ponytailed woman. In them, she appeared to be squatting on the floor in the first, and in the second, her standing with a puddle of liquid behind her where the floor had previously been dry.

The incident in question, said the town council in a message accompanying the photos, occurred inside Lift E at Block 1E of the estate located on Cantonment Road in Tanjong Pagar. The woman was recorded in the act at 8:22pm on Friday, 23 May this year, the message said.

“The Town Council has received feedback regarding the stench of urine in the Fireman Lift… this has caused much inconvenience to residents,” the poster read, also including contact details of the town council’s head office address and contact numbers.

Speaking with The Straits Times and The New Paper, Tanjong Pagar Member of Parliament Lily Neo said her town council has adopted this “highly effective” measure on a number of previous occasions. She reportedly said she recalled one instance where the mother of a 16-year-old boy owned up and apologised after posters were put up.

Over the past three days, the post was shared some 262 times on Facebook, with sharers and commenters expressing shock and anger at what the woman in the pictures had done.

“(Thought) such things only happen in heartland HDB flats,” commented a user going by the name Irene Soh. “Peole who can afford such an address should be at least a little more civic minded!”

Some also called for her face to be shown, but Neo reportedly also stressed that the intention was not to identify and shame the offenders.

“We would never show people’s faces in the photos used, so only the person committing the act would know it is him or her,” she reportedly added.