“Interpersonal conflict is actually something that’s quite common because … we’re still a very small space,” said Bless Community Services community care co-ordinator Edward Wang.
“And we have people (from) all walks of life — different ages, different stages, different challenges — all squeezing in one place.”
Roselan Abdullah, 51, who had been homeless for five months when CNA first filmed him, cited “petty issues” such as “opening the window, doing laundry, applying medication that smells, praying”.
“Misunderstandings are inevitable,” he said. “There are so many differing opinions among us homeless folks.”
He would know. There was a disagreement between him and another individual, Tok Kah Fatt, over laundry in the [email protected] shelter in Balestier.