<Facebook post by Robert Loh>
I had chanced upon a snake beside Lakeside MRT station around 7.15 am. From the bulge under its belly, I presumed that it has just eaten its meal and was too large to fit into the smaller drain opening.
As a concerned passer-by, I warned the two SMRT staff not to open the drain cover and wait for the authorities to arrive at the scene. However, they explicitly ignored my warning and lifted up the cover, allowing the snake to slither inside.
By the time the authorities took note of the situation and arrived, the snake was nowhere to be found, lost in the multitude of tunnels which the drain led to. I sincerely hope that no harm will come to anyone.