Man found dead in office, S'pore Textile Centre warns tenants it's illegal to use such units as residence


Mandy How | July 05, 2021, 03:11 PM

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An advisory notice pasted in the lift of Singapore Textile Centre might lead to some confusion for the building's tenants.

Dated June 28, the document was titled, "Illegal use of commercial/ office unit as residential unit".

Fair enough.

The first paragraph, however, provided the macabre detail of how a man was discovered motionless in a level four unit on June 8, past midnight.

Paramedics from the Singapore Civil Defence Force was called to the scene at 12:38am and pronounced the man dead, the notice read.

Without missing a beat, the management reiterated that it was an offence to use commercial units for any other purposes other than to operate a business.

Specifically, tenants are not to use the units for residential purposes, unless the Ministry of Manpower has given its approval.

The rest of the advisory elaborated on the legalities of the matter. No other mention was made of the deceased.

Photo by Joshua Lee

According to its website, the Singapore Textile Centre is 13 floors high, with the first seven floors demarcated for retail units, and levels eight to 13 for offices.

In response to queries from Mothership, SCDF said they had received a call for assistance at the building on the same day, at about 12:25am.

SCDF confirmed the death.

Top image via Maharajan Manivel/Google Maps