What’s the worst thing you’ve done to a neighbour? At most it’s just stuffing junk mail into their mailboxes or a surly glare as they walk past. But these nightmare neighbours take revenge to another level by shining flood lights into houses in the middle of the night, banging walls all day long, and even flinging poop at doors! It’s not just HDB neighbours that suffer from these shenanigans, but also residents of landed properties too.

So here’s some of the worst neighbours that Singapore has to offer. You definitely don’t want to be living near any of them!

1. Pasir Ris “neighbour from hell”

An area had to be cordoned off because of dangling blinds from the windows in Pasir Ris. Credit: The Straits Times

An area had to be cordoned off because of dangling blinds from the windows in Pasir Ris. Credit: The Straits Times

When even the newspapers call this fellow the “neighbour from Hell,” you know it’s got to be bad. At Block 612, Elias Road, residents have been plagued by loud banging sounds round the clock from as early as 2009. That’s seven years already! He lives on the second storey, but his banging is so loud that it can even be heard from the 13th floor. Imagine it’s late at night, you’re about to fulfill your national duty to our population, and then – BANG! Bang bang bang! That’s not the kind of banging you were planning on, for sure.

He even left one of his window blinds hanging out the window! Unfortunately, he’s so difficult to contact that they had to resort to cordoning off the area below his flat to prevent injuries.

2. Crappy Toa Payoh neighbour

Caught red, or rather, brown-handed at Toa Payoh. Credit: The New Paper

Caught red, or rather, brown-handed at Toa Payoh. Credit: The New Paper

What happens in the toilet should stay in the toilet. But that’s not the case at Block 193, Toa Payoh Lorong 4, where the world’s crappiest neighbour lives. She’s literally full of crap, because she’ll sneak out in the middle of the night to throw faeces (including the human variety) at her neighbours’ doors. She’s so proficient in the art of faeces flinging that she’ll throw wet paint first, then faeces, so that the crap will stick to the wet paint and be harder to remove when the paint dries.

She also throws other things like incense, sugary liquid, and bleach at her neighbours’ doors, but all that pales in comparison to her (human) wasteful habits.

3. Everitt Road parking hogs

An unassuming road. Credit: Katong Homes

An unassuming road. Credit: Katong Homes

So back in 1993, some neighbours along Everitt Road found themselves in a parking dispute, since there were no clearly demarcated parking lots (it’s a stretch of landed properties, after all). That’s when the war started with chains (seriously?) and CCTV cameras being deployed. It got so bad that one of the neighbours even installed three flood lights so that he could shine it into another neighbour’s house in the middle of the night. That’s a lot of time and money spent just to irritate someone!

But the house was sold almost 20 years later in 2012, and some say that peace and prosperity has returned that neighbourhood.

4. Doggone Kreta Ayer Neighbour

Barking up the wrong house at Kreta Ayer. Credit: The New Paper

Barking up the wrong house at Kreta Ayer. Credit: The New Paper

Over at Block 333, Kreta Ayer Road, neighbours live right next to a literal dog house. The 15th storey sees a unit with at least 14 dogs living inside. Their combined barking and poo have made life an auditory and olfactory nightmare for everyone on that floor, since dogs bark and poop whenever they feel like it, being dogs after all. Even within the unit itself, the family disagrees on the dog situation, with one of the members resorting to sleeping outside to avoid their doggone situation at home.

It’s a dog’s life, I tell you.

5. Curry-Hating Neighbour

Who doesn't love curry? Credit: City Nomads

Who doesn’t love curry? Credit: City Nomads

This is probably the most famous nightmare neighbour of them all – a Chinese family from China complaining about an Indian family cooking curry. First of all, who hates curry? Second of all, don’t we have Chinese curry too? And thirdly, why didn’t they just ask for some of the curry to try? Although the dispute was settled between the two, we wonder what if they had other local neighbours. Would they complain about Malay nasi briyani being cooked? Or Teochew bak kut teh? Or even Hainanese chicken rice?

What do these Chinese neighbours eat at home, anyway?

Bad Neighbours 2. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Bad Neighbours 2. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

But surely these real-life nightmare neighbours can’t compare to the bad neighbours in Bad Neighbours 2! In this sequel to the first Bad Neighbours, Mac (Seth Rogen) and Kelly (Rose Byrne) are ready to have a second kid, and move in next door to a sorority! It’s all-out war between former fratboys Mac and his buddy Teddy (Zac Efron) and the sorority girls to see who can be the worst neighbour possible!

Catch Bad Neighbours 2 if you want to see what terrible neighbours are really like!

 

Credits: The Straits Times, The New Paper, Katong Homes, The New Paper, City Nomads, Golden Village Cinemas