The man who became a meal

The man who became a meal

We may be familiar with the sight of the famous rare white tigers lounging in their enclosure.

But on a fateful day in November 2008, the majestic nine-year-old beasts showed the world their natural killer instincts.

Malaysian contract worker Nordin Montong died after climbing into the white tiger exhibit and was attacked by its three inhabitants, a male named Omar and two females, Jippie and Winnie.

The 32-year-old cleaner had deliberately jumped into the moat that separated the tigers from visitors, waded towards the creatures and was subsequently mauled to death - all in full view of shocked onlookers who at White tigers went from being star attractions at the Singapore Zoo to fatal attractions in under five minutes, attacking a cleaner who inexplicably leapt into their enclosure We may be familiar with the sight of the famous rare white tigers lounging in their enclosure.

But on a fateful day in November 2008, the majestic nine-year-old beasts showed the world their natural killer instincts.

Malaysian contract worker Nordin Montong died after climbing into the white tiger exhibit and was attacked by its three inhabitants, a male named Omar and two females, Jippie and Winnie.

The 32-year-old cleaner had deliberately jumped into the moat that separated the tigers from visitors, waded towards the creatures and was subsequently mauled to death - all in full view of shocked onlookers who at first thought it was all a show.

It became a talking point for weeks.

The New Paper got right on top of the horrific incident and stayed ahead of the competition, to the extent of winning a Society of Publishers in Asia (Sopa) award for Excellence in the Reporting, Breaking News Category in 2009.

Our coverage included gripping details from scores of witnesses, as well as exclusive pictures and video footage of the entire incident.

More about

zoo
Purchase this article for republication.

BRANDINSIDER

SPONSORED

Most Read

Your daily good stuff - AsiaOne stories delivered straight to your inbox
By signing up, you agree to our Privacy policy and Terms and Conditions.