Last night I went through one of the most terrifying experiences of my life. I was the only passenger on a bus from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore. The trip lasted around 5 hours and I was sitting about 10 rows back. The bus had the lights switched off since it was night time
Towards the end of the trip, when we had reached Singapore (around 2am), the driver asked where I wanted to be dropped off so I went toward the front to let him know. He then stopped the bus, and asked if I was alone, if I didn’t have any friends, got up and followed me to the back where I was sitting and said to me “You sleep here, in bus with me”, at the beginning I thought it was an innocent old man trying to be funny or sweet. but he kept on insisting. And i naively just smiled and simply said “no, I need to be dropped off at x place.”
He then started telling me “you’re cute, you sleep here, you’re cute, you sleep here with me” “kiss me, kiss me” repeatedly. At this point the bus was still dark, the door was closed and he was sitting next to me trying to force himself on me, trying to kiss me and touching my body everywhere. I was terrified and wrestled with him as much as I could, but I was so fearful, I had no idea what he was capable of and was afraid of more aggression from him. I pushed him away as hard as my fear let me and said NO.
I know I felt violated to have my body touched in such a forceful and unwanted way, but I feel lucky that he left me alone and I believe it was only because of God’s grace he gave up, went back to his seat and nothing else happened to me.
He then, kept driving. I asked him to let me out and he wouldn’t so I asked a bit more sternly to let me off the bus and said “let me out!” as he continued to say “you sleep here, you sleep here with me” and asking me to sit closer to him.
Finally, after a while, he did, he dropped me off at some random apparently not so safe neighborhood where hookers hang out.
Thank God I was able to get a cab and get home safe and was able to take a picture of his face and of his bus. So wherever you are traveling alone, beware of this man and of this bus company.
I was lucky, but perhaps others haven’t been or won’t be in the future if they find this man along their way, so please share this so no one is ever put in this horrible and terrifying situation ever again. KKKL Travel & Tours Delima Singapore Pte Ltd