For one woman seeking to rent a room in Singapore, her search turned sour when she experienced unwanted solicitation from a potential male landlord on Sunday. So to warn others, especially the fairer sex, about the man and his perverse ways, she exposed him on social media in a Facebook post that has since gone viral.
In a disclaimer, she said that she didn’t think her profile picture had “any problems” with it, and maintained that she didn’t bargain for the room in Tampines priced at S$500.
Side note: Strangely enough, the photos posted by the landlord of his “room” looked uncannily similar to that of Hotel Michael in Resorts World Sentosa, right down to the wall art and the carpet color.
From screengrabs of their messages that she revealed, it seemed the conversation deteriorated quickly from business to sexual harassment. Using the obviously fake user name of “Chow Yuen Fatt”, the man went from enquiring about the details of her job to asking if she was single; and after she rejected his offer and said she would look elsewhere for a room, things went downhill fast.
The landlord wondered, in appalling English, why she did not want a free stay with him, and questioned her sincerity. When she called him “disgusting” and said she would lodge a police report, he became menacing, perhaps hoping in some delusional way he could intimidate her into sleeping with him.
It’s unclear whether she responded to his threats, but she followed up with images of her police report against the man.
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