I was trying to hail a taxi at Serangoon Gardens, near the roundabout, when I saw Mr Boi Sek Kiang stop his taxi illegally on double yellow lines at a carpark; there were no empty spaces available.
He then got out of the taxi to help his passenger, an old woman who had difficulty walking.
Not only did he help her out of the cab, but he also helped her up a flight of stairs at a nearby shophouse.
I had initially thought that he was helping a relative or a friend.
Only when I boarded his taxi later did I learn that the woman was a passenger, which meant that he had risked a parking fine to help his passenger.
Mr Boi is a rare gem with a heart of gold.
Jonathan Lim Yeow Siang