Singaporean Woman Lives on Toilet for 932 Days

A 58-year-old Singaporean woman lived on the toilet for over two years, before she was forced to undergo treatment. She felt that someone was holding her down and preventing her from leaving the toilet.

Quite understandably, she had been suffering from depression for a long time. According to her 64-year-old husband, Ong Kean On, the woman hadn’t left the toilet since the 25th of May, 2009. She ate, drank and slept on the toilet since then. Her complaint was that there was someone throwing stones at her, and water was dripping on her from somewhere. A few days ago, Ong was successfully able to get his wife out of the toilet with the help of ambulance staff and the police. She was then sent to the Institute of Mental Health to receive treatment, after which she has returned home. Her condition is now reported to be stable and she hasn’t returned to the toilet ever since she came back.

Photo © Val Kula

I’m really glad she’s back to her senses, but what I can’t understand is how the husband put up with this. Never mind having to use the restroom and always bumping into his wife, but just allowing her to torture herself like this, knowing full well she was’t well. After all, we are talking about 932 days, not a week, or a month. Still, I guess all is well that ends well.

via The Star


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  • S.Emerald Posted on January 21, 2012

    I was thinking today, “What if people stayed on the loo for prolonged periods at a time?”

    Well, thank you for answering my question with post:)

    But, what I don’t get is why her husband waited so long to get her some treatment.