Netizen outraged to find mushrooms growing out of new HDB flat door

Free “white shitake mushrooms”? No, thanks!

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A netizen has taken to the Internet to complain about mushrooms sprouting from a wooden door in her new BTO flat in Punggol.

According to a post on online community website All Singapore Stuff on Thursday (May 7), Sarah Yee said she first noticed “white specks” growing out of the door “not long after” moving into her flat. A few days later, they turned into “white shitake mushrooms”.

“Do they not know that mushroom have spores that can cause asthma and other respiratory ailments? Why is the quality of BTO flats now so poor, pathetic to the extent where mushrooms or fungi can grow at home,” wrote Sarah.

While she did not mention in which room the door was situated, mushrooms are known to thrive in damp environments like bathrooms.

Sarah also advised new flat owners to check their doors for such growth as well as to file a complaint with the HDB to get the door replaced.

While some netizens joked about how flat owners get “free lifetime supply of mushrooms with every flat purchased”, others took to Facebook to complain about similar “shroomy” issues.

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Said Sasha Hussain: “We bought BTO at Corporation Tiara, stayed less than 6 months [and there was] fungus (pictured above) and crack in toilet tiles.”

“I also kena… but I reported to the HDB centre near my precinct. And got the door replaced for free,” wrote Bob Shinobi.

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