What is this massive monitor lizard doing in Toa Payoh?

Submitted by Stomper Noah

Stomper Noah was surprised when he found a monitor lizard basking in the sun beside a drain along Jalan Toa Payoh yesterday (Jan 17).

The lizard looked to be almost 2 metres long and was spotted near a bus stop.

"I've never seen a monitor lizard in this area in my 14 years living here," said the Stomper.

"It was very near the housing estate."