A sinkhole appeared at Yishun Avenue 7 on October 26. Contractors from the Public Utilities Board (PUB) noticed the gigantic hole while carrying out sewer works, and was subsequently fixed in the next four to five hours.
Eye-witnesses placed a Malay man, Mr Muhammad Saiful Eidur Saimen, standing in front of the hole and directing road users away from danger. The full-time national serviceman initially estimated the hole to be 60cm in diameter, but grew to more than 100cm as large vehicles drove over it. The depth of the hole was reportedly 1.5m.
Photo: Muhammad Saiful Eidur Saimen