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4-Room Resale In Marine Parade (Really Old)

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Happy CNY all!

Very excited - signed the contract just yesterday and dropped over the deposit check. <gulp!>

Crossing fingers that it would be good experience. So far it has been. I chose a young-ish contractor who was willing to listen and is enthusiastic. Also happy I could help, in my little way, in the next generation. Hope my decision is the right one.

I will update the progress when I can (need to work to pay for the renovation bills lah), but attached are some before pictures. Alot of hacking and masonry works followed by a little carpentry. Hope the link works!


Have a great week! :)


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Thanks all.

Hacking has started, and to be honest, it is a little concerning.....

I saw some chipped away of my existing floor tiles (which I not going to change) due to some workers' mistakes. The contractor has assured me that it will be taken care of (I hope so too!!). I am crossing my fingers.....


Will keep everyone updated.


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Did he say how he will take care of the existing chipped tiles?

He said he will put out skirting to hide it. I also expressed my disappointment that he was not around to make sure the workers were taking care of the existing flooring even though prior to signing he had promised to be there everyday to supervise. The workers had carted away debris and used shovels on my existing floor. Ugh. He apologized and assured me it was a slip up and will not happen again.

He had a personal event last week, so I agreed to give him a week off. I would rather he focus and make my renovation good. I hope I am not making a mistake!

Also, because in some small way about the damaged tiles, I decided to also hack the existing tiles (which I wanted to keep initially) and replace them. Selected the tiles yesterday. Crossing fingers. I am pushing back my other furniture and purchases to fund this new floors.

I am still cautiously optimistic that we will get a win-win situation. I believe I am a very good customer (paying on time, and taking feedback and understanding). I hope he reciprocates that and I can have my flat back in the way we discussed and planned.

To all contractors - please remember, this might be one of the many projects you are handling, but this is OUR flat. It is extremely important to us!

Will continue to give feedback and at the end, I hope to write a glowing testimonial for this contractor when the project is finally finished.

Have a great weekend guys!


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I am really pissed about this - I discovered that i was scammed.

The monies I had paid for tiles and work were siphoned off. In fact, I found out that:

1. he ordered much less tiles than what was needed. he claimed that the tilers needed space, so tiles will be delivered when needed.

2. a week later or so, even those tiles disappeared, and I found out (only recently) that he did not pay the tile company and they came and took away the tiles! he had told me that the tiles were sent for grinding and polishing (said that it was too loud at my flat).

3. I had wanted new tiles for my living room, so I passed him a 3rd check for these tiles. he did not order them at all!

4. when i confronted him, he promised to get all my tiles back (I have his IOU, a post dated check, as well as his NRIC).

5. I discovered that the tiles he supposed delivered was not the correct quantity (much less)!

throughout this entire saga, albeit too late, I found out that:

1. his subcontractors are all unpaid

2. he never had the intention to purchase my tiles, or finish my work

3. he bought a $8000 ring for himself (and another which costs even more for his wife)

I will be making a police report over the next few days (am watch see attitude now). once that is done, I will be posting all of the above factually. i will also be posting the police report, the scanned IOU as well as his NRIC. These folks are the scourge of the industry and humanity. Hope others can learn from my valuable lesson.

And definitely do NOT trust this individual.

How do you work with someone who lies every single time?

I will update.

ps. The tilers are very awesome guys though. I will also post their contacts so that everyone can benefit from it as well.


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hi ts. please pm me what is the name of the contractor.

is he local or from Malaysia? or is he Malaysian PR ?

I believe we might be looking into similar person.

please pm me for more details.


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Hello I'm a fellow MPer here! So sorry to hear of your harrowing experience with your ID- hope you managed to sort out the mess he left behind. Looking forward to hear further (positive!) updates from you!


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