SINGAPORE : Former Singapore Idol Hady Mirza has apologised for the incident - which saw his family banned from using a condominium's recreational facilities for six months - saying that it resulted from a "children's party and certainly not a wild party".

In an e-mail to MediaCorp on Tuesday, Mr Hady, 30, added that the damages caused were "unintentional".

The apology, sent through his managers Artiste Networks, came after MediaCorp reported on Monday that the Mimosa Park management council had banned his family, who live in the development, from using the condo's pool, gym and squash court following a private party on October 2.

Mr Hady explained that a birthday celebration for his one-year-old niece and four-year-old nephew was held at the condo's clubhouse but they had vacated the premises by 11pm.

Said Mr Hady: "As it was dark, my family and I tried to do what we could to clean up the premises. It was only a few days later when we received a letter from the condominium management committee we realised the children had thrown things into the pool and toilet."

The condo's management council chairman Leonard Lee had sent a letter to the family informing them that their S$500 tenant deposit had been forfeited.

"It is regrettable that such a happy occasion meant for the children has led to inconveniences for others," Mr Hady said.

In a letter to TODAY, Mr Francis Zhan, chief executive officer of the Association of Management Corporations in Singapore, noted the "general mentality" of some tenants is that since they pay a high rent for their apartments, they should "maximise their returns in the usage of the facilities".

"However, the abuse or excessive use of condo facilities by tenants may cause a disproportionate amount of maintenance funds to be spent ... leading to animosity between the two groups of owners: Residents and investors," he added.

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