An attempt to take a selfie in Bali proved fatal for a 21-year-old Singaporean who was on holiday with eight friends.
According to Indonesian media reports, Mohamed Aslam tried to take a selfie on a cliff at Sandi Bay Beach on Nusa Lembongan Island on Thursday (May 21). He lost his footing after he was hit by a wave, the Nusa Penida Police chief was quoted as saying by the Jakarta Post.
He fell off the two-metre high cliff into the sea, and apparently could not swim, the police chief added. His body was found at a depth of five metres.
A spokesperson for Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said the Singapore embassy in Jakarta rendered consular assistance to Mr Aslam’s family and facilitated the repatriation of his body back to Singapore on Friday. MFA said it extends its condolences to the family.