Living in a HDB has its benefits and drawbacks. On one hand, I get to be close to amenities and entertainment, and I also have a great view of the city from my window.
On the other hand, I don’t have much privacy and I’m often subjected to the noise of my neighbours.
Recently, I keep hearing ‘Yes Baby’ at night till I cannot sleep
I’ve been living in the same HDB for over a year now, and I’ve become quite used to the noise of my neighbours. From the occasional loud music to their arguments and children’s crying, I’ve heard it all.
But recently, I’ve been subjected to a different kind of noise that’s been keeping me up at night – the sound of my neighbour shouting “Yes, baby” in the middle of the night.
It started about a month ago, and it has been happening almost every night since. It’s always the same – my neighbour and their partner start going at it and then the shouting starts. It’s loud, and it’s not just a few “Yes, baby”s here and there.
It’s long and drawn out, and it’s always the same. And it’s keeping me up at night.
At first, I tried to ignore it and just put some headphones on to block out the noise. But even that didn’t work.
Tried talking to my neighbours but they really just pretend like nothing happened
I tried to talk to my neighbours indirectly when I see them in the lift by asking him ‘how was last night?’ but they would just smile and act blur.
I know that it’s their private time and I don’t want to intrude on that, but the noise is seriously keeping me up at night and I don’t know what to do. I’ve even considered asking the authorities to step in, but I’m worried that it would be too intrusive.
I don’t want to be the person who complains about the noise every night, but I’m not sure what else to do. I’m obviously not going to be able to move out, so that’s not an option. I’ve considered buying some soundproofing to put up on my walls, but I’m not sure if that would even work.
At this point, I’m at a bit of a loss. I don’t want to disturb their private time, but I also don’t want to be kept up at night by the sound of my neighbour shouting “Yes, baby”.
I guess I’ll just have to wait and see if the noise dies down on its own, or if I have to take matters into my own hands.