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Singaporean Tourist Dies After Diving at Padang Bai, Bali

A Singaporean woman died after diving at Indonesia’s Bali island on Wednesday (Sept 6) morning.

Photo source: straitstimes.com

Dr Wong Yu Yi had been at Blue Lagoon – located in eastern Bali’s port town of Padangbai – with a group of divers, Indonesia’s BaliPost reported on Wednesday.

They were diving at a depth of about 20m at 9.12am when she gestured for help. The dive leader led her to the surface, but she was unconscious by then.

The 48-year-old was rushed to hospital but declared dead on arrival. Local police declined comment when asked about the cause of death.

Dr Wong had worked as an aesthetic doctor at a CSK Clinics branch at Novena Medical Centre, her colleague Alicia Lau told The Straits Times on Friday.

Ms Lau, an executive at CSK, said Ms Wong had worked there for about five years. “We just knew about it yesterday, my boss informed all of us,” she said.

A spokesman for ClearSK Healthcare Group, which runs the clinic chain, told ST that Dr Wong was one of its senior doctors and had worked at CSK Clinics for five years.

Wong was diving with dive-guide Nyoman Aristawan (29). The group of divers entered the water in front of the Candi Cottage Sengkidu shortly after 9:00 am and swam towards the area in front of the Bloo Lagoon Resort.

Dr Wong was married to a surgeon and had three children, the spokesman added. She was a lively and active person, and enjoyed scuba diving, photography and playing the guitar.

A spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) told ST that MFA and the Singapore Embassy in Jakarta rendered consular assistance to the deceased’s next-of-kin.

“We extend our condolences to the bereaved family,” said the spokesman.

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