The cleaners start from the end of the room furthest from the door, and start cleaning from there. Slowly, they make their way out to the door so that they will not miss any corner.
Mr Syfiq, who went through the two training sessions by OHS, said: “Cleaning the room dressed in PPE is hard. Only 10 minutes of cleaning and already very hot.”
“Everyone is scared, but it’s part of our job.”
A/P Leong Ching
NUS Dean of Students
#QOTD Questions of the Day
Answers by Mr Sng Jin Soon, Director, Office of Housing Services (OHS), on enquiries from PGPR hostellites.
Question: “Why do R2 students have to move to R1? R1 does not seem to be ready for occupancy in terms of amenities, maintenance and housekeeping.”
R1 was being prepped for renovation, and so not all the rooms were ready for occupancy. But we are dedicated to making your stay here better. We have engaged additional resources and overtime work by external vendors from across all of our OHS properties to accelerate our efforts at sprucing up R1. These include pest control measures (including mosquito breeding prevention), toilet and shower repairs, kitchen amenities, etc.
Question: “How long will this GQF be in place and when can we move back to our R2 original rooms?”
We are monitoring the situation and working very closely with the authorities, given the evolving and uncertain nature of the coronavirus situation. Once the authority releases R2 back to NUS, we will arrange for your move back to R2 on a priority basis, and in the soonest time possible.
Question: “May I put in a request to move to another housing within NUS with air-conditioning?”
Yes, you may. Please be assured that all of the displaced R2 students have been placed on a priority waiting list which will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Requests can be put through the Housing Admission Services portal here.
Question: “May I request for a portable air-conditioner?”
All requests for portable air-conditioners will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis with the following guidelines:
- OHS has a limited inventory. Requests will be subject to availability and allowable electrical load capacity per floor.
- Students with verified medical conditions will be given priority.
Question: “Where can I receive my mail?”
You can still do your mail collection at the mail boxes located at PGPR management office according to your R2 block address. If you are unable to find your letters, please check with my front desk colleagues.
Question: “Since I have moved out of R2, will my rental rates be adjusted?”
OHS will adjust and/or refund the rental rates to reflect your current accommodation type with effect from 26 January 2020. Refunds will be administered from 17 Feb 2020 to 16 Mar 2020.
Question: “Will I be refunded for unused air-con credits?”
DOS Update #8 -- Noisy Fans and Fishy Water: Life on the Inside (4 February 2020)
DOS Update #1 28 January 2020
DOS Update #2 -- The Proximity of Noses (29 January 2020)
DOS Update #3 -- Black cats, white cats and the placebo effect (30 January 2020)
DOS Update #4 -- A Thousand Words (31 January 2020)
DOS Update #5 -- Food, Buses and the Virtual Company of Friends (1 February 2020)
DOS Update #6 -- What's in a name? (2 February 2020)