BREAKING SINGAPOREAN NEWS: Tragic Mother and Daughter Shopping Moments before Accident

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SCDF officers carrying one of the victims from the scene of the accident. PHOTO: JOYCE FANG

SCDF officers carrying one of the victims from the scene of the accident. PHOTO: JOYCE FANG
SCDF officers carrying one of the victims from the scene of the accident. PHOTO: JOYCE FANG


The two women who died when their car plunged into Alexandra Canal on Sunday night have been identified as Madam Yep Lay Choo, 51, and her daughter, Ms Kimberly Poon, 22. Madam Yep’s husband, Mr Robin Poon, 50, who runs a car repair business, said he was at a loss about what to do after losing his wife and daughter. “They are my princesses,” he said.

Mr Poon said his wife was a very quiet woman. “But she was a workaholic,” he said. He described his daughter Kimberly, who was in a logistics course at the Singapore Institute of Management, as a very easygoing and bubbly person. He was at the morgue on Monday morning with relatives to collect the victims’ bodies.
Mr Poon said the family had gone for lunch in the afternoon at an Italian restaurant at Hotel Vagabond in Syed Alwi Road, followed by a foot massage.

They then went their separate ways for dinner as Mr Poon had an appointment. “That was the last I saw them,” he said. Madam Yep, a human resource manager, and Ms Poon, their only child, went for dinner at Valley Point Shopping Centre. The duo took the family car, a silver Mercedes E250. Madam Yep’s brother, Mr Yep Tai Sai, 54, said CCTV footage from the mall showed the two walking happily in the carpark carrying grocery bags.