- POSTED: 10 Jan 2014 11:07
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One day after she was freed by her kidnappers, 79-year-old Madam Ng Lye Poh has apparently broken her morning routine of going to the market and having breakfast near her home.
SINGAPORE: One day after she was freed by her kidnappers, 79-year-old Madam Ng Lye Poh has apparently broken her morning routine of going to the market and having breakfast near her home.
Madam Ng was kidnapped along Hougang Avenue 8 on Wednesday while she was returning home from marketing and breakfast -- a routine she stuck to for the past 10 years.
Hougang residents and those who work there described her as a humorous and outgoing person.
"I know her (for) at least 25 years,” said Raja Kumar, a shop landlord.
“She's very kind and always likes to help the older people and poor people… She will come here just to pass her time with all of us.
"I will tell her, ‘next time please don't come alone. If you need anything, call us, we will send it to your house.’ We like her very much."
A vegetable stall worker there also told Channel NewsAsia that Madam Ng would patronise shops in the area and would sometimes bring fruits for them.
Those who have met her said she usually eats breakfast alone or with a friend.
Channel NewsAsia understands Madam Ng has not left her home on Friday morning.
Madam Ng's son, Sheng Siong boss Lim Hock Chee, handed out drinks to reporters waiting outside his home.
Mr Lim said his mother slept well the night before and has had breakfast at home.
"She didn't say much this morning. She's watching TV now. We're trying to help her move on," he said.
Mr Lim said he was thankful for the support and well-wishes for his mother and added that in future, he would try to get his wife or maid to accompany Madam Ng around.
He also said his mother is in good health.
The two men suspected of kidnapping Madam Ng were arrested hours after a police report on the case was lodged.