S'porean found dead in Bali hotel room

The family of a Singaporean woman found dead in a Bali hotel room is receiving assistance from the Singapore Embassy in Jakarta, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said yesterday.

According to a report by Indonesian newspaper Tribun Bali, Ms Hua Ming, 50, was found dead in a bathtub by staff at the upscale Anantara Uluwatu Bali Resort on Monday. There was foam around her mouth, it said, and police found no signs of violence. Her body was sent to Sanglah Hospital in the Bali capital of Denpasar for an autopsy.

A spokesman for the hotel confirmed the incident, but declined to comment.

In response to queries, MFA said a consular officer from the embassy in Jakarta was in Bali to assist Ms Hua's family. MFA said it has been in close contact with the family and the Indonesian authorities. "We extend our condolences to the family of the late Ms Hua Ming on her passing," said a spokesman.

According to Tribun Bali, Ms Hua checked in at the hotel last Saturday with two friends, who left the following night. Bread and a cup of coffee were found near her naked body, it cited police as saying.

Tiffany Fumiko Tay

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 29, 2016, with the headline 'S'porean found dead in Bali hotel room'. Print Edition | Subscribe