From Mount Kinabalu in Sabah to Tanjong Katong Primary School (TKPS) in Seraya Road, friends and families of those who had died on the school's expedition to the popular mountain observed a minute of silence yesterday at 7.15am - exactly a year since a 5.9-magnitude earthquake had struck.
Ten Singaporeans - seven pupils and two teachers from TKPS, and an adventure guide - died in the quake, along with two Malaysian guides.
At the school, about 50 people gathered for a short but emotional memorial ceremony, where some wept while others exchanged hugs.
Over in Sabah, a group of about 20 Singaporeans who are scaling Mount Kinabalu to complete what their loved ones could not, lit candles in remembrance of those who had died.
On the mountain, too, to complete their loved ones' unfinished business were families of the Malaysian guides. They sang hymns and offered prayers for them.
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