35 digital display panels in Woodlands HDB lobbies vandalised, investigations underway
More than 30 digital display panels installed at HDB lift lobbies in the Woodgrove estate in Woodlands were found vandalised on Thursday (March 24).
A police report has been lodged and the authorities are investigating the matter, working closely with the panels' operator Target Media and the Marsiling-Yew Tee Town Council, the area's MP Hany Soh said on Facebook.
"It is unfortunate that the (panels) intended to provide useful information for our residents have been vandalised in such a manner," Ms Soh said.
"I hope that we can all play our part in taking care of the facilities in our neighbourhoods for the benefit of everyone."
Photos on Ms Soh's post showed the panels lying on the floor, detached from their wall mounts. The screens were cracked and broken glass could be seen on the floor.
The Straits Times later reported, quoting Target Media, that the number of displays damaged was 35.
A company spokesman said replacing each of the panels would cost around $650 and work on this had begun. The installation would take a week.
There are some 18,100 such display panels in HDB estates. Target Media owns nearly 15,000 of them.
Get The New Paper on your phone with the free TNP app. Download from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store now