In the quaint town of Selangor, Malaysia, Tammy Ng found herself in a predicament that left her with two unfavorable choices: either face the prospect of being locked out of her apartment or incur a hefty bill to break down her door. Unwilling to accept either fate, Ng, a 40-year-old getai singer, devised an unconventional and daring solution that captured the attention of the online community.
The Electronic Lock Fiasco
In the early afternoon of January 21, 2024, Ng encountered a malfunction with the electronic lock to her apartment. To exacerbate the situation, she realized that the master key was left inside her apartment, rendering it inaccessible.
The Door Dilemma
Consulting a locksmith revealed a grim reality—breaking down the door was seemingly the only solution. The cost of demolition alone amounted to RM800, and replacing the damaged electronic lock and fire-rated door could escalate the expenses to RM2,000 to RM3,000.
Desperation fueled creativity as Ng spotted a crane trimming trees nearby. Inspired by this unusual sight, she made a decision that would soon become the talk of the town.
The Crane Lift Adventure
Ng contacted a crane rental company and, in a video shared on Facebook, documented her ascent to her fourth-floor apartment balcony. Ng’s resourcefulness garnered over 3,000 likes and 600 comments, with users applauding her unconventional thinking.
The Cost-Benefit Analysis
While some questioned the legality and safety of Ng’s approach, she considered the RM500 paid for the crane a “bargain” compared to the door-breaking alternative. Ng’s experience riding the crane for the first time added a touch of excitement to the unconventional solution.
The online community was divided in its response. While many commended Ng for her quick thinking, others voiced concerns about potential legal repercussions and safety hazards. Ng defended her decision, highlighting the unique circumstances of her apartment’s location.
Here are what netizens think:
“Knn sibei obvious, crane and cameraman prepared. Some more wear until like that and wave to camera. Pui”