Bouquets : Care from many after accident

Care from many after accident

On Tuesday, the train I was travelling in was delayed because of a faulty train at Yishun station. I decided to transfer to a bus, and alighted at Khatib station.

There were already many train passengers at the bus stop and the situation was chaotic. While I was checking with an SMRT officer on the available buses, I was hit by an SMRT bus turning into the bus bay.

My right arm and chest were hurt by the impact.

The SMRT manager and personnel were quick to attend to me. I was then taken to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital (KTPH) for further checks.

Throughout this ordeal, I received calls from many parties concerned about my well-being. I had to reassure the bus driver that I was all right, when he came by to check on me.

I thank police officer Jamil from Ang Mo Kio Neighbourhood Police Centre, Andrew from SMRT customer service, Singapore Civil Defence Force Lentor ambulance personnel, Dr Kong Cheng Zhong, and KTPH staff for their calls, concern and care.

Judy Lee Suk Chern (Ms)


Staff went all out to locate missing iPad

Last Saturday, I was rushing to meet my family when I realised that I had left my iPad in the cafeteria of the Stephen Riady Centre at the National University of Singapore (NUS).

Unfortunately, the device was missing by the time I returned.

With the help of Mr George Chew Chin Sian, his team of security guards and Mr Albert, the cafeteria manager, my missing iPad was located within an hour.

They had all pitched in by viewing the closed-circuit television footage and thoroughly combing the cafeteria, even the trash areas.

I extend my heartfelt gratitude towards this group of people for their efficiency, diligence and commitment.

I feel thankful and blessed to have such dedicated people making NUS the safe campus I am proud to belong to.

Zest Ang Yi-Yen (Ms)


Mother well looked after at hospital

I thank the nurses and doctors who attended to my mother when she was hospitalised at Singapore General Hospital.

All the nurses in Ward 78 were professional, caring, kind and patient.

The doctors there were very dedicated and very prompt in addressing all our concerns.

I also thank occupational therapist Yingying, her assistant Zhiyang, and physiotherapist Jeremy, who were very encouraging in helping my mother get back on her feet after her operation.

There is nothing better for a family than to go home knowing that their loved ones are in the best hands possible.

Seyadoudjarina Begame (Ms)


Singaporean pride glowing brighter

I am a Singaporean working overseas, and I was in Singapore during the weekend of the SG50 National Day celebrations.

Shortly after my return to Australia, my house was broken into. My Singapore passport was one of the items stolen.

The staff at the Singapore High Commission in Canberra were the true embodiment of dedication, compassion and efficiency.

Not only were they able to provide me with a travel document so I could go to Singapore in time for my cousin's wedding, but they were also able to help expedite a new passport application.

It is this priceless confidence and sense of camaraderie that have reinforced my love for Singapore and brought a whole new meaning to SG50.

Singaporeans should continue to take pride in the Singapore missions overseas.

It is always heartening to know that as Singaporeans working overseas, we are not too far away from home.

Tabitha Mok Jialing (Dr)

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 25, 2015, with the headline 'Bouquets'. Print Edition | Subscribe