Buckle up, it’s Monday and you’re about to go on a ride of emotions that include the destruction of one’s private property, which you probably hadn’t quite bargained for.
Over the weekend, an unnamed gentleman uploaded an eight-minute long video to Facebook group Singapore Incidents expressing his displeasure with what he says is a luxury condo unit that he bought in the Kuala Lumpur city center, at The Residences, along Jalan Ampang.
And by displeasure we mean going through the apartment unit by unit, pointing out all of the inadequacies – from the terribly designed “smart” doors that can’t close unless your nimble fingers pry them open, to the poor-quality tiles that have cracked, to the subpar curtains, to the “cheap” furnishings. Along the way, he uses both red spray paint, and a sledgehammer to deface and destroy all of the sub-par elements of the condo, while taking the viewer through his anger at being duped into buying a unit that was billed as luxurious.
Our favorite part? Half-way through where he tells the building’s developers, Tropicana group, that he understands that they’re out here to make money – but no need to be so damn cheap about it.
As Malaysians, we don’t necessarily agree with airing our dirty laundry on a page that uses a titular Singapore, but we can understand the kind of ire that could bubble over when you’ve dropped RM2 million (US$500,000) for a high-end crash pad, and gotten an uppity Days Inn standard.
Yesterday, Tropicana Corporation Berhad put out a statement saying they were “mortified” but the video, and also claiming that the man captured trashing the place, wearing safety gear, is a representative of the owner. They added that they are currently trying to contact the owner and “will do [their] best to assist in any possible way.”
“Despite this, we remain committed towards continuously delivering quality homes that not only fulfil the lifestyle aspirations but also enhance the quality of life of our customers.”
Looks like they’re going to have to set the quality bar a little higher.
Meanwhile – ease into the afternoon with this classic jam, in honor of our uncle folk hero, out here trying to get just a little value for his money:
This article, Uncle Unhinged: Man destroys ‘luxury’ condo done cheap in viral clip, developers respond, originally appeared on Coconuts, Asia's leading alternative media company. Want more Coconuts? Sign up for our newsletters!