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The British Expat Paying $7,000 to Swim in Singapore’s Lockdown

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Photographer: Nicky Loh/Bloomberg

Not helping any with Singapore’s image as home to a bunch of crazy-rich Asians comes the almost too-ridiculous-to-be-true story of a man who rented a swimming pool for S$10,000 ($7,040) a month.

Faced with the prospect of not being able to swim in his condominium pool, which is closed because of Singapore’s strict lockdown measures, the British expat cast around his neighbors’ properties.