School, for this timid nine-year-old, has come to mean nothing but torment.
In less than a year, he has been punched in the face and stomach, and tripped so badly that he fell and fractured his arm.
Last year, he returned home with a bloody nose after being punched by a classroom bully.
A few months later, Alan (not his real name) returned from school complaining of abdominal pains. He later told his mother that he had been punched in the stomach by the same classmate.
In the latest incident, last week, he suffered a fractured forearm when he was tripped by the same bully at school.
It was the last straw for Alan's mother, Madam Tira Natalia.
The 28-year-old housewife was at home when she received a phone call from her son's primary school, which is in the western part of Singapore.
"The school called me at around 11.30am to say that my son fractured his arm after a fall," said Madam Tira, speaking in Bahasa Indonesia.
She called The New Paper hotline to alert us to her son's injuries.
Madam Tira later learnt that the culprit was the same classmate, who is also nine years old.
When The New Paper met the family at their Ho Ching Road flat on Wednesday, she produced a medical certificate from National University Hospital, confirming that her son had fractured his forearm.
She made a police report on the same day.
Alan was given 12 days of medical leave.
The boy's father, who is in his 40s and is a cook, was not at home at the time. The couple have another son, who is five.