Date
26 May 2017
Tsim Chai-nam had a great deal of difficulty trying to fit into the maid's toilet. Photos: i-Cable
Tsim Chai-nam had a great deal of difficulty trying to fit into the maid's toilet. Photos: i-Cable

Maid toilet in luxury apartment too small to sit down in

The maid’s toilet in a 957 square feet penthouse at a housing project in Tai Kok Tsui takes up only 5 sq ft, i-Cable reported.

The news video showed well-known home inspector Tsim Chai-nam failing in his attempts to sit on the toilet seat, as there wasn’t enough room for him to bend his knees.

Tsim then tried to squat over the toilet and barely managed to close the door with his knee stuck hard against the sink.

The video, which was uploaded on Facebook, quickly scored 3,000 likes and has been shared more than 5,000 times.

Some netizens said the maid’s toilet is even worse than the ones used by residents of cage homes.

Another netizen said developers in Hong Kong have departed from what is normal as they build tinier and tinier flats.

Flats in the Park Ivy project, built by Sino Group and the Urban Renewal Authority, were being resold in July last year at about a 10 percent discount from the price when they were first sold in March 2013, Apple Daily reported.

Most of the flats at Park Ivy are one-room units that measure between 256 sq ft and 322 sq ft and sell for between HK$4 million and HK$5 million.

They are intended to be affordable for younger people, and 2,200 would-be buyers applied for the 100 flats available when they were first put on sale. 

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