On 31 Dec 2011, after my breakfast at Lam Soon Building along Hillview Avenue, as I was walking home, I saw a big private bus and a taxi both stopped along the road outside Lam Soon Building. When I walked past the taxi, I saw a Chinese man waving at me for help.
The taxi and the big private bus just had a slide collision outside Lam Soon Building. The driver of the private bus is from China and the taxi driver is a Malay man. So one cannot speak English and the other cannot speak Mandarin.
Both drivers asked me for help. After some checking, the taxi driver admitted it is his fault and he is willing to compensate the bus driver. Both have agreed to settle the repair privately. The taxi driver initially agreed to pay the bus driver S$50 but the bus driver demanded S$80 instead. In the end, the taxi driver only got S$70 with him so the bus driver agreed to settle for S$70.
I also helped them to write a note for both to sign to protect both parties. All of us shacked hand and left the place without any argument.