Woman gets hopelessly lost while jogging in S'pore, MRT staff gives her S$2 to take train home


Tanya Ong | June 02, 2020, 03:30 PM

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Some may have felt a bit lost during the circuit breaker period when their routines were disrupted.

For one woman in Singapore, she got lost, literally, after deciding to go for a run and adventurously taking a route she had never tried before.

Got lost during 10km run

According to a Facebook post by Mandy Xinyi Chan, she said she decided to go for a 10km run in the morning (May 31) and take a different route.

After running about 4km, however, she noticed that "all the buildings looked exactly the same".

That was when she knew that she certainly was quite lost.

Thinking it would be a "chill run", she said she did not bring her phone nor wallet with her, meaning that she could not rely on Google Maps and was unable to take public transport home as well.

After "walking in circles", she decided to approach a stranger for help, but still could not find her way.

MRT staff helped her

After two hours, she found herself at Fort Canning MRT station where she tried asking for directions from the station staff.

She explained that she got lost while running and needed to get to a certain station but did not have her EZ-Link card nor phone on her.

Thinking that the staff would give her directions to walk back, she was shocked when he took out a S$2 note from his wallet and handed it to her so she could take the train home.

He apparently also told her, "It's okay, Hari Raya la" and gave her a "friendly wave" towards the nearest ticketing machine.

Moved by this act of kindness, Chan said "this was more than $2 to me, it was humanity".

Mandy Xinyi Chan/FB

You can see her post here.

Top photo via Mandy Xinyi Chan/FB, Wikimedia Commons