A 40 year old PRC woman on a dependent visa committed suicide at around 8.10am on Saturday (Feb 6), after losing everything in gambling. The Shanghai woman jumped off from an unreported level at Potong Pasir Ave 1, Block 104, and died instantly when she landed on top of a car at the HDB carpark.
According to media reports, the woman gambled everything and left behind S$52. The divorcee’s 6 year old son was studying at a private school with school fees about S$10,000 a year. The woman brought her mother and son to Singapore and has just arrived in Singapore this year.
A Singapore undertaker business, Direct Funeral Services, took over the case and provided a funeral for free. The business owner, Roland Tay, even paid for their meals and gave them a free air ticket to return to Shanghai. The grandmother and grandson is expected to live off the monthly pension fee of 3,000 Yuan (S$638) in Shanghai.