Tragic Singapore couple hit by the bombing in Bangkok. Husband hopes to bring his wife’s body back when he returns this week

Ms Melisa Liu and her husband Ng Su Teck had travelled to Bangkok with some companions for a holiday. Ms Liu died on the spot when the bomb exploded some time around 7pm on Monday.PHOTO: FACEBOOK PAGE OF MARCUS NG

The husband of the Singaporean woman killed in the blast in Bangkok said on Wednesday (Aug 19) that he hoped to return to Singapore with her body. Mr Ng Su Teck, 35, told The Straits Times that he wanted to return home together with his wife Melisa Liu Rui Chun, who was killed in Monday night’s deadly bomb attack in the Thai capital. He was waiting for Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs to arrange for evacuation, he added.

Mr Ng was discharged in the afternoon on Wednesday. Speaking at Ramathibodi Hospital, Mr Ng said he would speak to the media when he is back in Singapore and feeling better. “Just let me rest and I do not want to talk about what happened,” he said. “I don’t want to make it a big thing.” Mr Ng sustained burns and his right leg was cut by shrapnel. His hearing was also affected by the blast. Ms Liu, 34, died on the spot when the bomb blast ripped through the evening crowd at the Ratchaprasong intersection in Bangkok on Monday. The area is where the popular Erawan Shrine is located.