Jungle trekking trip turns tragic for Singaporean family


JOHOR BARU: A jungle trekking outing for three members of a family from Singapore turned tragic when one of them died after slipping and falling down the Gunung Pulai recreational forest in Kulai, today.

Kulai police chief Supt Razak Md Said when contacted said the victim, David Cho Kah Loong, 49, his wife Chua Soo Hooi, 46, and their daughter Rachel Chooi Chen Xin, 7, had started their jungle trekking at 7.45am with two others.

According to Razak the incident happened at 12.45pm when the group was taking a break at a slope of the mountain.

Cho was said to have fallen from the mountain and died of serious head injuries while trying to save his daughter Chooi who had slipped on the slope.

The victim and his wife had tried to save Chooi who slipped on the slope but while attempting to grab Chooi, Cho slipped and fell instead.

“Realising that her husband had fallen off the mountain, Chua scaled down the mountain to seek help from the villagers and by 2.15pm, the Fire and Rescue Department, Civil Defence Force and paramedics from the Kulai Hospital arrived at the scene,” he said.

Cho’s body was later sent to the Kulai Hospital while Chua and Chooi who had suffered injuries received treatment at the same hospital, he said.