Other Singaporeans who got lost in mountains

MAY 2011

Two women were lost in the Malaysian jungle for more than 48 hours.

The women, both 26, had ventured - unguided - into the Taman Negara National Park. When they did not return a day later, the hostel reported them missing.

They were found 7km from where they started their trek.

JUNE 2005

A nine-year-old Singaporean boy and his three Malaysian cousins, aged 10, 14 and 16, were lost around Fraser's Hill in Pahang, Malaysia.

They did not return after six hours from the 1.5km long Bishop's Trail, sparking a huge search and rescue.

They were found 7km away, three days later by aboriginal villagers.

JULY 1997

Five Singaporeans were lost for two days on a hiking trip to Mount Ophir.

They got lost after taking the wrong path halfway up the moutain.

The group went without sleep and water for nearly 24 hours before following a stream downhill and emerging from the jungle to a dirt track where a lorry picked them up.