For those who are in agony like Shanghaiist because of the god awful home karaoke practice that goes on in our neighbourhood, now here is a solution. With the revised Shanghai Environmental Protection Regulation implemented on May 1, we can now all just dial 110 and ask the police to sort it out (if they are not too busy ticketing jaywalkers).
In this Shanghai Morning Post report, it says indoor noise pollution is now listed in the new regulations, that residents should take effective measures to take control of noises caused by electronic appliances or home entertainment activities. The new regulation also set detailed requirements regarding the usage of glass exteriors on buildings (which we guess could be called windows … more like large walls of windows). Shanghai has more than 1,800 buildings over eight floors high that use glass exteriors, which cause a lot of safety troubles, such as the reflections that could cause traffic accidents.
Sounds great! (Not the traffic accidents — the first part.) We will definitely call 110 if someone suddenly starts singing “Memories” in the middle of night again, and listen to the police banging on the neighbour’s door while sniggering. Well, after May 1 anyway.
For people want to complain about illegal night construction, call 12319. Sleep sound, everyone.
Also on Shanghaiist:
You are not the only Shanghai resident hearing noises at night