31 May '13, 2am

Teary farewell for young Singaporean man who died from dengue

Teary farewell for young Singaporean man who died from dengue

Teary-eyed, a group of 10 young men dressed in black emerged from the crematorium hall. They had just said their final farewell to their friend Mr Ang Yong Han, the first person here to die of dengue this year. Sniffling and wiping away their tears, they seemed in disbelief. Said Mr Philip Peh, 28, his secondary school friend and pool buddy: "I really can't accept it. He was like a younger brother to me. We used to have supper together every night." Apart from his former schoolmates and pool friends, the rest of the group of 30 at Mandai Crematorium were Mr Ang's relatives and family friends. He was cremated with his black "Poison" pool cue in the coffin. His parents were not at the cremation, and will also not be participating in the sea burial later today. Mr Ang's father, vegetable wholesaler Ang Lai Heng, 58, told The Straits Times: '"The white-haired shouldn't send th...

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