Rather, he made a wrong turn and wound up in that open field near Block 256 Kim Keat Avenue, then got stunned when he tried to gostan (make a u-turn) and got stuck even deeper in the mud.
That took place at about midnight, and the bus was finally towed away (and the driver put out of his misery) 10 hours later at 10.15am today.
The tow truck operator had to fix a chain to the rear of the bus and drag it out of the field.
Eyewitness Terence Low perhaps summed up the incident best, saying:
“Witching hour of midnight and bendy bus gets stuck here on this patch of green near our block. Driver is trying ever so hard to move it with engine going on overdrive! Possibly creating more air and noise pollution than going anywhere fast. There’re no bus depots in this area. LTA trying out a new transport route or SMRT lost a bus taken by a driver gone rogue? Moment of not sure to laugh or cry.”