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    Default Condolences... and please, no photo is worth losing your life for.

    sigh... read this today.

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    RIP, condolences to his family.

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    It could have been due to the heavy photography equipment he was carrying or the slippery trek.
    RIP

    This is also a warning to other photographers not to carry too much equipment when going up a cliff.
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    RIP. Condolences to the family.

    A reminder to be very careful when traveling. Please also make sure your carrying solution is well balanced. It is good to move some weight to the hip level. That is why I always advocate the use of belt system together with a backpack to move some of the weight to the hip level to lower the center of gravity.

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    In such situation, wonder if our Singapore Embassy officials under Foreign Ministry will assist to help fly the body back to Singapore.
    They should.
    It must be a complicated process.
    MCD also needs to liaise with the family.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricohflex View Post
    In such situation, wonder if our Singapore Embassy officials under Foreign Ministry will assist to help fly the body back to Singapore.
    They should.
    It must be a complicated process.
    MCD also needs to liaise with the family.
    Yes, his brother Dave went there to repatriate his body back to Singapore. Back in SG now, the wake is today and tomorrow in SG.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post
    Yes, his brother Dave went there to repatriate his body back to Singapore. Back in SG now, the wake is today and tomorrow in SG.
    Do you know where they went?

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    RIP. A tragic accident, condolences to his family.
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    Quote Originally Posted by An drew View Post
    Do you know where they went?
    From the article that nightwolf linked:

    Singaporean Tan Keng Chuan (above), 37, fell off a cliff and plunged 40m to his death on Tuesday during a trip to the small highland town of Xin Du Qiao in Kangding County of China's Sichuan province.
    RIP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by edutilos- View Post
    From the article that nightwolf linked:
    RIP.
    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricohflex View Post
    In such situation, wonder if our Singapore Embassy officials under Foreign Ministry will assist to help fly the body back to Singapore.
    They should.
    It must be a complicated process.
    MCD also needs to liaise with the family.
    RIP condolences

    for embassies, that is SoP when things like this happen
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    Rest in peace.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ed9119 View Post
    RIP condolences

    for embassies, that is SoP when things like this happen
    Condolences to the family. This is really so tragic.

    MFA has listed out on their website on how they will assist the deceased's family.

    What can our Consular Officer assist in?
    - Notify the deceased's next-of-kin of the incident.
    - Provide a list of local undertakers, if available.
    - Advise on the cost of local burial, local cremation and transport of remains and personal property back to Singapore.
    - Help transfer money from family members and relatives in Singapore to pay for any costs; if necessary.

    What can our Consular Officer not assist in?
    - Investigate the cause of death or a possible crime.
    - Make an insurance claim on behalf the family of the deceased.
    - Pay for burial or cremation expenses.
    - Pay for the return of the deceased's remains to Singapore.
    - Pay for any bills or debts that may be outstanding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by An drew View Post
    Do you know where they went?
    Kangding, Sichuan. They were on a self planned trip with some Malaysian and Singaporean photographers. From what I heard, the others in the party were all blurred out, after Mr Tan disappear right in front of them... They suspected he lost his balance due to the huge and heavy load he was carrying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post
    Kangding, Sichuan. They were on a self planned trip with some Malaysian and Singaporean photographers. From what I heard, the others in the party were all blurred out, after Mr Tan disappear right in front of them... They suspected he lost his balance due to the huge and heavy load he was carrying.
    Thanks for the info. Must have been traumatic for the other photographers too.

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    He died because of his passion so sad RIP
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    RIP and a sad reminder for all.

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    It is a sad day for all photographers. And as some here have so aptly put, it's a gentle reminder to manage one's heavy load when shooting. Need to balance the desire to have great IQ and portability of our kit.

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