Kind Singapore policeman finds lost child at shopping mall, gifts him a toy
A missing child in Singapore was found at NEX shopping mall, thanks to the efforts of the Singapore Police Force...
On 16 January 2019, mummy Siti Shahira posted on Facebook about her missing child in Singapore. The 7-year-old boy, Danish Farazqi bin Md Fazlee, who has autism, had gone missing while Shahira was sending his other two siblings to school.
He was apparently, last seen at around 10 am at Blk 61 Geylang Bahru, wearing a white and orange shirt, and orange shorts.
Later on, the Singapore Police Force (SPF) had also put up an appeal for the missing child.
Missing child in Singapore found at shopping mall
Thankfully, 3 hours after the appeal, officers from Serangoon Neighbourhood Police Centre found the child at NEX shopping mall. It seems the boy had taken many buses before arriving at the mall.
What is truly heartwarming is that, the police even gifted the child a toy! Look at the child’s happy face!
We are so glad that this story had a happy ending. Kudos to SPF yet again for their efficiency!
Missing child in Singapore: How to prepare for emergencies
It is important to prepare our children for emergencies. Here is some important information that every parent should teach her child:
His first and last name.
That’s the first thing your child will be asked for when he’s lost.
For younger kids, before you go outside (especially to crowded places), it is good to prepare a name card ready with the child’s and parent’s details. This particularly holds true for children with autism / special needs.
Some parents are known to opt for wearable tracking devices, like smart watches, which can be tracked by a mobile app.
Your full name and mobile number (For younger kids, write it down and put it somewhere easily accessible).
Even if your child can recite your phone number, it is always a good idea to write it where he can keep it, in case he forgets.
- The child should be taught not to go anywhere, accept anything from, or get into a car with anyone. Tell your child to yell loudly if anyone tries to make him go somewhere.
- The child should also be wary of of grown-ups asking for help. If grown ups really want help, they’ll approach adults, not kids.
- Teach your child about safe strangers, or people he can approach in case he is in trouble.