They are new HDB flats with many owners yet to move in, but the lifts at one particular block are already experiencing technical problems.
On Wednesday, some homeowners had just collected their keys to one of the three blocks at Skyline II at Bukit Batok Street 22 and were looking forward to seeing their new home.
But they found that one of the four lifts at the 33-storey building was not working properly.
The lifts are from Sigma Elevator, which has been banned from tendering for new HDB projects since October 2015 due to poor performance and installation delays.
On Wednesday, Facebook user Robin Zhang posted on Skyline I and II’s Facebook page for residents that there were problems when he was using lift D at Block 296B at 10.30am.
He said while going up to the 18th storey, the lift stopped suddenly. After going up and down several times, it stopped at the sixth storey.
When the door opened, he almost fell out as the lift had stopped about 20cm above the landing.
He added: “I was very scared and decided to use the staircase instead.”
The TNP team used lift C and when we were at the 16th storey, the lift indicated it was at the seventh storey.
Once out of the lift at the 16th storey, we pressed the buttons several times but the doors did not open.
When contacted, Sigma Elevator Singapore said: “We are working to gather more information as quickly as possible. There is nothing more important to Sigma than the safety of our employees, customers and the people who rely on our products and services every day.”