66-year-old man found dead at foot of Fairmont Singapore, police investigating unnatural death

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A 66-year-old Singaporean man was found dead at the foot of Fairmont Singapore at 80 Bras Bash Road on Sunday morning (Jan 7).

Stomper Ah Boy and Eddie received photos of the incident on WhatsApp and forwarded them to Stomp. 

Some of the photos show the body of the man at the foot of the hotel, but Stomp will not be using them due to their graphic nature. 

A witness, Ms Samantha Tan, 25, told The Straits Times that she was just about to enter Raffles City Shopping Centre through a side entrance close to the hotel when she heard a loud crash.

She said:

“It happened about 15m away from me. When I heard the crash, I initially thought there was some construction going on. But I saw some people going towards the area. 

“I walked a bit closer and there was a body.”

Ms Tan quickly ran over to a taxi stand nearby and alerted a hotel employee. 

She added that the man had landed face down on the ground, and was bleeding severely from his head. 

In response to media queries, Fairmont Singapore director of marketing communications Vivian Tung said:

“At this time, we are cooperating fully with the authorities as a police investigation into this matter is still ongoing.”

A police spokesman told Stomp that they were alerted at 11.09am to the incident in an official statement that read:

“On Jan 7, 2018,  at 11.09am, the police were alerted to a case of unnatural death at 80 Bras Basah Road.

“A 66-year-old man was found lying motionless at the foot of said location and was pronounced dead by paramedics at scene. 

“Police investigations are ongoing. “

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said that an ambulance and fire bike were dispatched to the scene.