A Singaporean man and woman have not been found since they were reported missing on Monday.
UPDATE (8 Feb 2018): The missing Singaporeans in Gunung Pulai have been found by Johor police. A helicopter had spotted them in Ulu Choh Pontian, near a lake. A boat was sent to pick them up. They have suffered minor injuries and are now being treated in a hospital.
Source: Channel News Asia
27-year-old Singaporean woman and her male companion have been reported missing on a Johor mountain in Malaysia. The two have been missing since Monday evening (Feb 5).
Authorities believe that they went missing at Gunung Pulai, a mountain in Malaysia's Kulai district in Johor.
The woman's friends have taken to Facebook to plead for people to spread the word about her. They have identified her as Clarice or Lum Jie, and one friend posted that her companion was a man named Dominick Tan.
The police confirmed the pair's identities in a press conference on Tuesday.
"She was last seen leaving her home at 8 am, 5 Feb, in a light green top, tights, running shoes and carrying a small backpack," wrote one friend on Facebook. "She’s about 160cm and slim build."
The Straits Times reports that the two had gone hiking on a trail that had been closed off to the public due to the rainy weather. The couple made a call to the police on Monday after getting lost in the mountains.
"We detected their location from the last phone call made and had asked them not to move, to remain in the area," Kulai district police chief Superintendent Dzulkhairi Mokhtar told The Strait Times.
The initial search and rescue operation involved 60 people on Tuesday (Feb 6) to almost 100 today. The current search area is 36 square kilometres.
"The team is finding traces but have not located Lum Jie and friend," one of the woman's friends wrote on Facebook. She then called out for experienced hikers to help in the search and rescue operations.
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Hi all, the team is finding traces but have not located Lum Jie and friend. We...
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