Lim Hee Huay's boyfriend twice saved her from drowning in the Kallang River
before he drowned. But she cannot even remember clearly what happened on
Thursday afternoon when Mr. Yazri Jumaat dies to save her life. Miss Lim,
28, and Mr. Yazri Jumaat, 26, both unemployed, had known each other for
2 and half months.
and on the verge of tears, she spoke to The Sunday Times at home on Friday
night, in the one-room King George's Avenue flat she shares with her uncle,
Mr. He Ya Li, 59, a retiree.
morning, she went to the Kallang riverside park to meet Mr. Yazri and began
drinking with seven friends who were already there while she waited for
him. When he got there, they argued - but she could not remember what they
have argued about. She said, "I was very drunk and I jumped into the river
without really knowing what i was doing. I was told later that only Yazri
dived into the rive twice to save me. The rest of my drinking pals just
people on the river bank managed to rescue her with the help of a pole
and she was taken to Tan Tock Seng Hospital. She left the hospital on Friday
afternoon to attend Mr. Yazri's funeral at his home in Block 676, Hougang
She said, "I
went to Yazri's flat but I don't think his family can accept my presence.
His father was having his prayers and I wasn't allowed to go in. I managed
to see Yazri's body but it was all covered up in cloth. I didn't even get
to see his face for the last time."