Foreign workers move bus blocking road, and win netizens' approval

A video shared on Facebook showed the workers working as a team to push at the rear end of the bus until it was successfully moved out of the junction.
A video shared on Facebook showed the workers working as a team to push at the rear end of the bus until it was successfully moved out of the junction.PHOTO: FACEBOOK/ZYE HENSEM

SINGAPORE - On Wednesday morning (July 11), a large tour bus broke down smack in the middle of a busy junction.

The bus driver, understandably anxious, was at the junction where Lower Delta Road and Kampong Bahru Road intersect, waving frantically for help.

His plea was answered by a group of nearby foreign workers, who dropped what they were doing and came over to his aid, pushing away the bus and freeing up the road for traffic heading towards HarbourFront.

But the workers moved more than just an obstacle off the road - their kind actions moved hearts as well.

A video of the workers' efforts by eyewitness Zye Hensem was well received after it was shared on his Facebook page.

The video shows the workers working as a team to push at the rear end of the bus until it was successfully moved out of the junction.

In online comments, netizens praised the men and saluted their public-spiritedness.

Mr Zye, 46, said that he was touched by their sincerity and decided to record the incident which happened at about 10am.

"These workers just simply stopped their work and proceeded to help readily... their act of kindness helped to avoid a massive congestion that was building up," the full-time Grab driver added.