Tour guide, bus driver arrested after fighting on the bus

The bus driver was supposed to pick the tour group up at Peace Centre on March 9, 2018.
The bus driver was supposed to pick the tour group up at Peace Centre on March 9, 2018.PHOTO: GOOGLE MAPS

SINGAPORE - A tour guide and a bus driver were arrested in relation to a case of affray after they got into a fight on a bus on Friday (March 9).

The Straits Times understands that the female tour guide, 38, had been waiting with an incomplete tour group at Peace Centre near Selegie Road for the male bus driver, 58, to pick them up.

However, buses and coaches are not allowed to stop at the area where they were waiting.

When the bus arrived, moreover, not all the tour group members were present. The tour guide asked the bus driver to drive off first, and while he was driving, he reportedly uttered a vulgarity.

The tour guide grew upset and the pair exchanged heated words before breaking out into a fight on board the bus.

Shin Min Daily News said in a report on Saturday that the group had originally been bound for Orchard Road.

The bus eventually stopped at the open-air carpark of Newton Food Centre, Shin Min said, and let the group of about 15 tourists alight.

The police told ST that they were alerted to a case of affray at Selegie Road at 12.14pm on Friday.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force said it was alerted to the incident at Newton Food Centre at around 12.40pm and took two people to Tan Tock Seng Hospital, without giving further details.

Police investigations are ongoing.