Found: 20-year-old woman missing for more than a month

The parents of Ms Ong Hwee Ting, who has been missing since July 12, are appealing for information on her whereabouts.
The parents of Ms Ong Hwee Ting, who has been missing since July 12, are appealing for information on her whereabouts.PHOTO: SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE

SINGAPORE – Ms Ong Hwee Ting, who has been uncontactable for more than a month after she left home on July 20, has been found.

Ms Ong, 20, left home on July 12 and has not been seen since.

On Thursday (Aug 25), she contacted her parents after they attempted to reach out to her through evening daily Lianhe Wanbao.

“We miss you and we are worried about you. Please come home,” they said.

Police also sent out an appeal for information about her on Monday.

The police statement on Monday said that the 20-year-old was last seen at Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1 on July 12 at about 8.45am.

Ms Ong sent a message to her parents that she was safe on Wednesday evening, said Wanbao.

Ms Ong told her parents not to worry and to give her time to consider her future, in the phone message, the Chinese paper said.

She has found another job, and changed her mobile phone number, she said. Her father, Mr Ong, said this has given him some peace of mind.

He had thought she went to Melbourne on a two-week holiday with her friends.

Mr Ong said that his daughter was supposed to leave for Melbourne on July 8, but she later postponed the date to July 12. She told him a friend of hers had fallen sick with dengue.

On July 12, while her parents were at work and her brother sleeping, she packed her bags and left. They finally reported the matter to the police on July 29.

Police then checked with the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority, and found that there was no record of Ms Ong leaving Singapore, Wanbao said.