Singapore is blessed as we’re sheltered from pure disasters. Taiwan, nonetheless, isn’t so lucky as Yvonne Lim found herself when she lived by a 6.7 magnitude earthquake on December 2020.
“All people [I talked to] agreed that it was fairly dangerous. [A friend] was saying that the constructing shook for round 50 seconds final evening. It would sound actually quick, however after we going by it, it felt very lengthy. It’s scary for me ‘cos I’m afraid of earthquakes all alongside, and we keep on the very best degree of our condominium constructing too, so the tremors felt worse for us.”
“It occurred very instantly, my youngsters had been going to mattress, so whereas the earthquake was taking place, I needed to sprint to their rooms. [My husband] Alex picked up AJ, and I picked up Alexa, and we went to the lounge. The youngsters hid below the eating desk ‘cos that’s what they learnt at school. We had been all simply squatting there and praying, hoping for the earthquake to go away.”
“I felt dizzy all the evening, as if the constructing was nonetheless transferring “There was one other [aftershock] round 2 within the morning. It was a shorter one and the children and Alex had been all asleep. I used to be the one one awake ‘cos I used to be actually freaked out, I didn’t dare to sleep, and stayed awake in case the rest occurred.”
“I believe us Singaporeans are fortunate ‘cos we don’t have any earthquakes and tsunamis, I’m unsure about different [overseas Singaporeans], however personally, I’m actually not used it. [Times like these] are once I actually wish to go residence… again to Singapore.”
Supply: Her World