S’porean Who Died in Bike Accident in Phuket Didn’t Have a Motorbike License in S’pore


A 29-year-old Singaporean was killed in a recent accident in Phuket, Thailand.

Apparently, he didn’t have a motorbike license.

Here’s what happened.

A motorcycle and truck collision

The accident had occurred on Thursday (3 Nov) at a curve in Tambon Kamala, in the Kathu district of Thailand.

Image: Thai Rath

Mr Cai Man Zong, the 29-year-old Singaporean, had lost control of his motorcycle on the curve, ramming into a six-wheel truck in the opposite lane.

Image: Tambon Kamala Administration Organisation

The 29-year-old driver was pronounced dead at the scene, while his girlfriend riding pillion, 29-year-old Singaporean Ms Natalie Sng Hui Yi, suffered internal bleeding.

Families of both victims are receiving consular assistance from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA).

Driver did not have a motorbike license

Man Zong’s father, 60-year-old Mr Cai You He, said that his son’s body arrived in Singapore on Sunday (6 Nov) morning.

Mr Cai shared that his family was devastated upon receiving news of the tragic accident, adding that Man Zong was a well-behaved and filial son.

Mr Cai also noted that his son had always loved motorbikes.

Apparently, the deceased had originally wanted to obtain a motorbike license in Singapore. However, Mr Cai had stopped him out of concern for his son’s safety.

Image: Shin Min Daily News

On the couple’s first day of arrival in Phuket, they wanted to rent a bicycle, but only motorbikes were available.

As a result, the pair rented a motorbike instead.

The deceased’s family urges the public not to ride motorbikes without a license, especially if one is unfamiliar with the road conditions.

Mr Cai also hopes that Singaporeans to be careful when travelling in Thailand, or to take a cab which is equally convenient as well.

Deceased was Planning to Propose on Christmas

Prior to the unfortunate accident, the deceased apparently intended to propose to his girlfriend, Ms Sng, on Christmas.


The ring was already bought as well.

Unfortunately, all the ring amounts to now is a memento.

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Mr Cai shared that the day after the accident, Ms Sng had called him and his wife in tears.

All they could do was to comfort her.

The pair made each other’s acquaintance while working at the same job.


Something to Remember Him By

Mr Cai shared that his son’s friends have been accompanying the family through these tough times.

Ms Sng is also reaching out to friends in an effort to retrieve the proposal ring, hoping to keep it as a remembrance of Man Zong.

Man Zong’s funeral is being held at Block 441 Fajar Rd.

He will be laid to rest on Wednesday (9 Nov) at Choa Chu Kang Columbarium.

Mr Cai noted that he and his wife had also bought spaces in the same columbarium.

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Featured Image: Shin Min Daily News + Tambon Kamala Administration Organisation