Tampines HDB residents keep koi fish in 'pond' built into multi-step entrance

SINGAPORE – Nine koi fish swim lazily around a clear pond, accompanied by two dark and placid suckerfish moving slowly along its floor and edges.

It is a description not out of place anywhere in Singapore, except that this particular “pond” is built on a multi-step entrance of a unit in a Housing Board flat.

The unit is on the ground floor of Block 415 in Tampines Street 41, a low-rise HDB flat.