I came across an article in today’s The New Paper, “Neighbours’ six-year dispute over mystery smell“. This headline caught my attention and reminded me of a case which I was working on previously when I was a RC Chairman.
There was this lady, Mdm A, who came to the RC and went to many different agencies to feedback about her neighbours peeping into her unit. I spoke to her and decided to pay her visit at her place. The windows at her home were all closed and she covered them with cloths and cardboards. In my opinion, her living conditions were less than ideal. Like the story which TNP ran, the neighbours did not quite figure out what happened each time the agency visited them. They became frustrated and the relationship turned sour.
Most of us have a busy lifestyle these days and living in a concrete jungle sometimes doesn’t help at all. Personally, I think we need green spaces, a place to walk and appreciate nature. We need to learn to relax and let go of the work stress and pressure which we accumulate. Body wellness is important and it will help if we can always shout out to someone for help when the need arise.
For Mdm A’s case, I referred to the Agency for Integrated Care (AIC) and they have been following up with her family members. At least for now, Mdm A doesn’t come to the RC to look for us and that her family members are paying more attention to her.
Collectively as a community, all of us can help to look out for one another. If you sense that your neighbour need help, you can always go to the RC or the nearest CC and alert them. The volunteers would then be able to look into it, render the necessary assistance and forward to the relevant agencies to follow up.