This is a real story spread among Singapore taxi drivers. It was about 7.30 pm in Chinese New Year's eve. Taxi driver Ah Tan, a 60-year-old man, lived in Bedok Reservoir Rd, was rushing back home to celebrate the family dinner.
He happened to pass by a remote path somewhere near Punggol. That used to be a
farm village but has been deserted for a few years. There were altogether four
bus-stops along the roadside.
While he was driving along the path, he saw a young lady at the bus-stop
flagging for his taxi. At first, he wanted to take the lady but he was going to
be late for his dinner. Being a person particular for punctuality, he decided
not to take this customer. Then he carried on driving. To his surprise, there
was another lady flagging him down. This time he felt familiar because she was
wearing a red T-shirt and black skirt but due to fading light, he could not see
When he passed by the third bus-stop, he felt a bit of horror as another lady
was flagging him again, in the same red and black clothes! How would a lady
moves faster than the wheels? The distance between two stops is about 0.8 KM
away! This time, he really felt horrible and stepped the accelerator harder.When
passing the fourth one, a lady charged at his car!
He was driving at least at the speed of 100 KM/H! The lady flew over his vehicle
and dropped inside a drain next to the bus-stop. Ah Tan cried out due to
extremely horror! The victim once again in red and black clothes. Ah Tan felt so
bad and had no mood celebrating New Year.
Finally, he decided to report to the police. The body in red and black skirt was
found, it was a young Chinese lady aged between 20 to 25 year old. Ah Tan's
horror got attested. The lady's cause of death is not by car accident but
stabbed by sharp object! She had been dead for about three days, the body
already started to decay.
After the police statement, Ah Tan thought of the whole things had been over. Of
course the police snickered at his initial statement and made him do another
One week later, Ah Tan's horrible feeling had lessen. What a coincidence, he
striked first prize 4-D for his taxi number plate. He won a big sum of money, he
was so delighted in this, but unfortunately he fell down in the bath room and
fractured his right arm. He was admitted to Changi hospital.
In the hospital, he started to have nightmare night after night. A young lady,
in red and black skirt, kept calling him "Ah Peh, li di si lo lai?"(Uncle, when
are you coming down?). He really cannot tolerate to it anymore.
Moreover, the inflammation started on his wound. Luckily, one of his friend who
is a Taoist priest suggested to give up his stake's money instead of plead for
'safety'. He told Ah Tan that the lady ghost is gnawed by serious grievances and
has become a ferocious spirit.
Since she could not avenge the murderer due to some reasons, Ah Tan chosen to be
the 'scapegoat' for her rebirth'. The 4D winning stake is to exchange for his
After a battle of mind, the lady still disturbed him in the meanwhile, with a
shattered nerves he decided to give up his $100,000 to The Charity Community
Chest. Strange enough, he recovered from the illness rapidly.
Everything seemed to be over, but a short period after his discharged, his wife
striked 4-D again, the stake amount is also $100,000! This is because, one day,
his wife went market and bought some vegetable, she saw the wrapper was the used
newspaper which reported the young lady's murder case. Strangely, there was four
numbers on it, and his wife bet on and striked. After a fierce argument between
them, Ah Tan failed to convince his wife to donate the money. A deep worry began
to burden Ah Tan when his wife started puzzle head and like to put on red
T-shirt and black skirt. She seemed to go mad and the temper got hotter and
hotter. One morning, she suddenly told Ah Tan that the life is meaningless'.
This time Ah Tan was decisive, he gave up all the money immediately. He brought
his wife to the temple and asked the monks to release the young lady's souls
After this incident, he stop buying 4-D or involves in all kinds of gambling.
Not long ago, he'd also gave up his taxi-license.