Foreign workers band to help car stranded on staircase at Waterway Point

VIDEO: GARETT LIM
Three foreign workers called their friends to come and help, and the group helped push a car back on the pavement.
Three foreign workers called their friends to come and help, and the group helped push a car back on the pavement. PHOTOS: GARETT LIM

SINGAPORE - Mr Garett Lim was jogging past Waterway Point in Punggol on Thursday (Sept 21) evening when he heard a loud crash.

The 38-year-old told The Straits Times that he saw a car making a wrong turn and ended up on a flight of steps at the mall around 6.40pm.

He said that he started taking pictures, along with a few other people.

"Three foreign workers walked by and they also took out their phones," he said. "I thought they were also taking photos but they were calling their friends to help."

More than 10 foreign workers turned up and helped to shove the car back onto the road.

Mr Lim, who is self-employed and acts part-time, said he was surprised and heartened by their kind action.

He decided to post the story on Facebook to show his appreciation of  foreign workers "who help us out in building the (country)".

The post garnered more than 900 likes and 700 shares since he shared it at 7.03pm.

But a spokesman for Waterway Point told The Straits Times on Friday (Sept 22) that the workers were mobilised by the driver.

"The driver activated his workers from his company to push his car back to the driveway. He drove off before a tow truck could arrive," the spokesman said.

He added that the area was immediately cordoned off after the accident and no one was injured.