What is this thing used to chope parking space in Sembawang private estate?

Submitted by Stomper Anonymous

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We have seen rubbish bins and traffic cones – even the occasional human being – used to reserve a parking space.

Then there is... this thing.

A Stomper shared photos of a cage-like object on the side of the road behind a white Mercedes-Benz parked at Jalan Salang in Sembawang.

"Can you book parking along a public road? Very inconsiderate behaviour," said the Stomper.

Private estate residents using various items to "chope" parking space has been an ongoing issue in Singapore.

In response to a Stomp query on a similar incident, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) said: "For such issues within the private estates, the LTA adopts a community approach towards resolving them by advising residents to ensure that their objects do not pose a safety hazard or an obstruction to other users.

"In cases where a community approach fails, or if there are immediate safety concerns caused by the obstruction, LTA will take the necessary enforcement action.

"Under Section 32A of the Street Works Act, LTA is empowered to enforce against any person(s) for placing articles or things on public streets, five-footways and private foot-ways which may cause obstruction and/or inconvenience to the passage of the public."