What's happening Singapore?! This garden city has seen dead bodies popping up all over the island! It's just madness if you ask me. One can be forgiven for associating the recent months with a script for Jerry Bruckheimer's Crime Scene Investigation!
Here are some of the them...
January 15: The body of a man with his fists clenched is found in Kallang River.
February 15: Ms Loh Nyuk Moi, 50, was found lying in a pool of blood in her vacant flat with four stab wounds. Lim Wee Thong has been charged with murder.
April 16: The badly decomposed body of Dylan Wong Teck Siong, 28, was found in a luggage bag floating in the sea near Sentosa. Teo Boon Leng, director of SCA Creative Group, has been charged with murder. The two men are believed to have been lovers.
May 16: A female corpse of an Indonesia maid was found in a rooftop tank of Block 686B, Woodlands Street 73. Over 700 residents of this block depended on water from that tank. A Bangladesh worker has been charged with murder.
June 4: The body of a 64-year-old Chinese man was found in a park at Ang Mo Kio. An 18-year-old Indian teenager was later arrested and charged with murder. Turns out he was the person that called the police to alert them about the crime.
June 20: The lower half of Chinese national Lin Xiao's body was found at Bedok Reservoir. Chinese national Lin Xiao, 23, went missing on April 28. As of this blog post, the upper half of the man is still missing!
June 22: The body of Mr Lim Ong Sai, 83, was found in Punggol River near Sengkang West. Investigations are underway...
July 1: The body of a Chinese woman was found floating in the Singapore River under the Helix Bridge.
July 2: A 21 year old Singaporean woman was found dead in a room on the fifth floor of Min Wah Hotel along Lorong 22 Geylang.
July 2: Skeletal remains are found next to Tanah Merah MRT station. The fully decomposed body remains unidentified. A piece of rope was found hanging nearby along with an old mobile phone and some money.
July 3: The body of Mr Radin Bahrom Radin Mohd Din, 38, was found in waters off Harbourfront Walk in front of VivoCity.
July 5: The highly decomposed body of property agent Celine Ng was found in a forested area off Clementi Road. Her housemate Ang Soo Hoon will be charged with murder.
July 12: A Chinese man in his 50's was found floating at Serangoon Reservoir.
Suicide cases seem to be on the rise too. In April, a man attempted suicide at Sembawang MRT and 1,500 passengers were affected by this selfish act. Then there was a woman from China that threatened to set herself on fire outside the Istana. The Istana guards called the cops and she was arrested. The attempted suicide case that made me go "OH MY GOD" was the NTU student from China that was found with a knife still embedded in her head!!! When medics arrived, they found blood streaming down her face, but her eyes remained open and she was still conscious. OMG!
I can't help but wonder if the casinos in Singapore are to be blamed. I don't care how many plus points one may claim a casino brings to the table but I think it harms society on the whole. I've heard of Singaporeans losing every cent of their hard earned money at the Integrated Resorts. For those of us that don't gamble, it's easy to say "Know When To Stop". If it was indeed that bloody easy, the casinos wouldn't be making this much money.
Besides blaming the casinos, STRESS is the next culprit to look at. Singaporeans are under a whole lot of stress. Tell me which one of us isn't living a stressed up life? In an ideal world, we want to be able to afford a house, own a car, give our children the best life and at the end of the day, have savings to do the things we want to do. Having a flat alone is a killer! I'll like to add that it isn't right that our children are incredibly stressed up in school. They are supposed to be enjoying their childhood and teenage years. As a person that loves this country, I hope to god the government addresses the situation soon.
What are your thoughts Singapore?