Body of 60-year-old woman found floating in Kallang River

Police officers and a blue tent seen at the scene where the body of a 60-year-old woman was found.
Police officers and a blue tent seen at the scene where the body of a 60-year-old woman was found. ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG
Police officers examining the body of the woman.
Police officers examining the body of the woman. ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG
Police officers and a blue tent seen at the scene where the body of a 60-year-old woman was found.
Police officers and a blue tent seen at the scene where the body of a 60-year-old woman was found. ST PHOTO: JANICE HENG

SINGAPORE - The body of a 60-year-old woman was retrieved from Kallang River on Monday (Nov 21) morning.

A passer-by, who declined to be named, said he saw the body floating in the water while he was taking his morning walk near Block 38A, Bendemeer Road.

A Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) spokesman said it was alerted at 7.11am, and dispatched a fire engine and an ambulance.

The woman, who was wearing a red checked shirt, was pronounced dead at the scene.


A pair of pink slippers being removed from the scene. ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG

Police officers were seen examining the body, which appeared a little swollen, at around 9.20am. 

Retiree Richard Lim, 67, said he was out on his morning walk when he noticed police officers gathered at the scene. 

Mr Lim noted there were many elderly residents in the estate near the river as it was a replacement site under the Selective En bloc Redevelopment Scheme. 


Police officers removing the woman's body at around 10.10am. ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG 

He also claimed there had been two suicides in the area over the past few months. 

Police said they are investigating the unnatural death.