Just two weeks ago, the internet was taken aback by a room listing as it was offering a ‘balcony’ room for the price of RM600 per month. The room listing featured a shoe box sized room that managed to fit a single bed, a small table and a fan. It also features a sliding door that leads to a small balcony along with other amenities like high-speed Wi-fi.
Air-conditioned room in Shah Alam goes viral, sparks debate amongst netizens
On Tuesday, a netizen on Twitter has shared a series of tweets mentioning how he came across a room listing that offer air-conditioning for RM250. He then contacted the landlord and found out that the air-conditioner was ‘split’ into half by a partition so it can accommodate two rooms at once.
Speaking to Wau Post, the netizen has shared that he was looking for a room to rent nearby Shah Alam as he wants to move closer to work so he doesn’t have commute too far. He revealed that when he found out how small the room was, he was shocked to see that the room was going at RM250 for rental fee.
In the pictures, it can be seen that the room was compact and small with no windows in sight. It can only fit a single mattress and features an air-conditioner that is split into half. As soon as he saw the condition of the room, he has decided to not rent it as it reminded him of the previous room he used to live in 3 years back.
“I wouldn’t do this to myself again because it’s really claustrophobic”, he said elaborating that for the sake of saving up, he has rented a room that was of similar size.
He mentioned that when he was living in a tiny room similar to the listing, he had no choice but to leave the door slightly open every night when he sleeps so that he could get some fresh air. The silver lining about living in a small room for him is that the room rental was only going at RM150.
“If I close my door completely, no light could enter the room and there’s complete darkness regardless of if it’s day or night”, he said as he recalled the memories of living in a small, partitioned room.
Following his tweet, plenty of netizens have commented and here’s what some of them said:
“OMG, the air-conditioner! I was considering renting a room this small for Rm350 previously for 3 months during my internship period but thank God I didn’t. I tried going into the room and immediately felt claustrophobic.”
“So, if one tenant feels cold and the other feels hot, how do we decide if the air-conditioner stays on or off? Rock, paper, scissors?”
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