Death by killer escalators has always been spoken about, especially after it has been incorporated into one of the scenes of Final Destination 4. To me, it's one of the most gruesome deaths ever and it would be likened to a meat grinder. No, seriously. You know how sharp the edges of an escalator platforms are?
Just like bloody blades of cold hard steel
Okay so this was what happened. I'm writing this with rage so I can't exactly be responsible towards my language. You have been forewarned!
As I was visiting my fockers back in the hometown, we decided to head down to Yik Foong Complex, Ipoh today to get my laptop fixed and to buy my CF card for my DSLR. We hardly ever go to that dodgy place but since it was dubbed the Low Yat Plaza of Ipoh where all the digital and photography stuff are, we decided to pay it a visit.
Uncle Mike and Mum accompanied me while I was searching for my DSLR's CF Card and extra Blackberry charger. Godmom and popoh (granny) went upstairs towards the computer store. After I was done, I called Godmom to find where she was so that we could meet up with her and Popoh.
She didn't pick up the phone even after so many rings, but we didn't suspect anything amiss.
In the end, we decided to go upstairs to look for them, but the escalator wasn't working! Goddamn it. -___- We had to walk up the escalator to get there. And when we arrived the 2nd floor, we found them standing directly beside the offending escalator looking rather flushed, quite alarmed and disturbed.
Godmom then told us the tragedy that befell them 5 minutes ago.
She was standing in fronta Popoh on that rusty, old and creaking escalator as they were going up to the 2nd floor. Heck, it was the only miserable escalator accessible to that level. All of a sudden, that motherfucking escalator halted to a stop and BEGAN TO ACCELERATE BACKWARDS FOR FUCKS SAKE!
Being a 75 year old woman, Popoh lost her balance and was almost flung backwards due to the sudden inertia. Godmom also toppled backwards but managed to stretch out her hand towards Popoh in dire attempts to prevent her from following headfirst towards the ground 20 feet below.
Which totally reminded me of the scene in Final Destination 4
But gravity and inertia had the upper hand in this near-death situation. Godmom also tried to save herself by holding onto the escalator railing for dear life with one hand and trying her best to hold on to Popoh with the other hand. My poor granny was shaken and couldn't support herself up when she slipped on that accelerating escalator.
They were going down in breakneck speed.
And that's when Godmum yelled "TOLONG!!" (Malay Language for 'HELPP!!')
Luck must be on our side when a Malay man dangerously ran up towards them and stopped Popoh before she fell down entirely – saving her life. Thankfully enough, the broken escalator stopped immediately before they ended up hitting rock-bottom
I could understand the immense fear that was going through their minds at that very point on the killer escalator
Thank God that my both my loved ones were saved. The irresponsible management better have some bloody good explanation for this lack of safety & maintainance. What if the Malay man didn't come rushing to save them? Popoh would have already tumbled down the escalator 20 feet below, either breaking her spine or cracking her skull (if not both) from the impact of the fatal fall.
And even if she didn't, a nasty fall that bad would have already robbed the life of a 75 year old woman with Arthritis. But Godmom would certainly not let that happen – she would have already sacrificed to the very maximum to pull Popoh back up. But what if Popoh's weight was more than Godmum could take? In that state of shock, panic and immense fear, your mind gets cockscrewed and you won't know what to do.
And Godmum would have succumbed to the force of gravity and the mass of my falling grandmother.
Enough for me to lose BOTH my loved ones if not landing them in hospital for serious injuries or profuse bleeding
If that happens, you motherfucking slackers of a management better pay for this. Do something to your faulty and murderous escalators for fucks sake! Get that into your puny lackadaisical minds – YOU. ALMOST. HAD. MY GRANDMOTHER.KILLED.
Remember loves, if this near-death incident can happen to us.. if can happen anywhere to you too. So please be careful and hold on to the railings should there be a mechanical error like our case.
Thank you Lord for protecting my granny and my Godmum today.
I simply cannot take another death in the family.
That’s seriously screw up for the management there. How can they not replace that rusty escalator? Safety is the main priority anytime anywhere. Sue them!
yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhh crazy shit man.we were all so furious omg!!!! AAAAAAAARGHH still cant get over it. popoh was still like, so traumatized even after the incident T_T
That’s just wrong on so many levels. How could they even let such crappy machinery service the public? D: Even if they weren’t concerned about people’s safety, aren’t they even worried about the possibility of a lawsuit? D:
Fwah, seriouly dangerous!
Thanks god both your parents are save! Screw the management.
yeahhhh T___T very very very. thanks! and yes… management sucks 2d max
yup! in total agreement wif josh n tianchad, i know dat rundown place wif d dangerous xcalator in ipo, i happned 2 use it once n sumthin like dat happned too, luckily me bein strong n firm could stand erect (dun thnk dirty!!!) throuout d ordeal. @#*^ d management big time!
yeahhhh… its like all rusty and making so much noise when ppl stand on it!! >__< actually very very scary come to think of it. and LOL @ stand errect -__- funny shit! lets hope d management do sumthin abt it
Wow, that’s a crazy story. Is the pic no 1 the escalator you’re talking about? It looks ancient. Happy to hear your grandma and god mom are safe and sound.
its not the exact same one, but it’s the CLOSEST escalator that resembles it. I tried to find one that would best illustrate the killer escalator that they experienced. thanks alot 🙂 im so glad n thankful too!
ahh..the famous lepak place Yik Foong. it used to be so new back then. sigh.
wahh.. fehmes lepak place? gosh i didnt know it could be THAT popular back then. but its like low yat now hehe 🙂 yeah new but now its horribly unmaintained!
fehmes lepak place to ponteng school, if you get what i mean. haha!
oh u naughty naughty boy. hahhaha
EH SUE THEM, IM SURE U WILL WIN! GET JUSTICE!!!
wtf!!! EVEN IM PISSED AFTER READING THIS!!!
yaaaaaaaaaaaa! imagine if u were going forward then suddenly the thing sped backwards! summore so high. goodness me, i think if it was me i’ll be stunned dunno wot to do perhaps i’ll scream fall lol. okay 🙂 we plan to sue them edi hehe
this looks antique , fortunately no kids there.
hahahaha yeah. lol if there were, i think they’d be too short to hold to the railings nor have the strength to hold on tight. they wud just go flying down since they’re so light!
Goodness…thank goodness your godmom managed to stretched out for popoh right? 🙂
can u imagine if she didnt manage to turn around to stretch out for popoh? -___- *gulps*
Wah, Yik Fung is damn old already. They should have close if for renovation and upgrade the the facilities inside.
oh u know the place too? yeahhh frigging old, u can tell by the architecture too. gosh!
Thank gawd they’re alright.
Btw, did u leave me a msg on msn?
Sorry, I’m too inactive when it comes to msn-related stuffs.
Send me an e-mail?
phew yeah! saved by the guy thank god 🙂 yeah i did. we’ll chat soon!
Wahlau eh must complain them kau kau!!
definitely. it could have caused another death T_T
What an experience!!1 Thank god for keeping an eye on yr 2 loved ones. Yr godmom is the heroine for being able to hold on to yr grandma for dear life. Bravo, godmom!!
hehe yeah imagine if she didnt hold on to popoh quickly. even the malay man wudnt be able to save popoh in time!
Echo what someone else said here… that was damn lucky your godma had the reflexes & strength to support your grandma. Hope grandma is ok. Was surely traumatic. I would have been too.
The malay dude was oso commendable. BTW, luckily he didnt see ur twitter comments about you cheering the p*ghead mosque attack a month ago before he went to help. Hihihhi.
You said: “its not the exact same one, but it’s the CLOSEST escalator that resembles it.”
Errmm, why dint you just take a pic from the phone you rang your godma, and post the pic? Non camera phone?
yeah she only suffered shock (for an old lady her age, its not good) and slight trauma. she’s okay now thank god 🙂 hehe yup, he’s a saviour indeed. and AHAHAHAAHA yeah luckily he didnt see eh. perhaps i was too enraged about the church burning incident so i cheered on the babihead attack haha 😛 😛 my bad!
and yeah well i could have taken the picture, but didnt know why i didnt. was occupied with calming granny down n we immediately left. but suffice to say, that escalator photo i put was extremely similar that it’s not funny! who knows! it might be the one haahahah
I probly b the same and wouldnt have had the sense to take pic then too… understand.
Am v glad grandma is ok now. Escalators 4 no joke, they can get caught on all sorts of stuff (not even thinkin FD4)
And re: “b***head attack” as u say…. understand too. 🙂
BTW, good luck in your postgrad, good on ya.
thanks 🙂 and yaya true.. heard some stories about a kid’s slipper being stuck between the blades of the escalator platform and gawd knows wot happened. also, a newspaper cutting on my condo notice board was about a boy whose arm got caught too on the escalator. his whole arm was severed n the family sued the mall.
😀 am gettin used to life in uni. so diff! >_<
Wah celaka shopping complex. now i know better than to trust them escalators!
yup. couldnt agree more with ya! they rob lives T__T
You know what?You just make me feel even more scared with the escalator. I was scared of the escalator since young because of some horror, action movie I watched when I was younger, and is still scared of the damn escalator. Besides, I used to dream of the scene just the same as what your godmom and grandma encountered (exact same dream a few times). And now, you just convinced me that, this kind of incident could happen. Now, I am more scared of the escalator. T.T huhuhuh
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OMG.. Can’t believe this happen? Did you ask if this is the first time anot? Yik Foong is such an old complex. They should have more maintenance done.
no idea. we didint even ask anyone anything. apparently there was no one on duty there or as representative of the management when it happened. sigh
Yik Foong’s escalators are really OLD. I was too hesitate to use them but it’s the only way to head up to upper level.
Anyway, I felt glad that they are safe and sound although I don’t know you and them. God bless ya’all.
yeahhhh they’re ancient! >_< goodness gracious. there's a stairs nearby too, but it's a spiral staircase - probably more freaky and deserted than the escalators!
woah! I have not been (yik foong) there since 21 st century start. That place freak me out beside being Rusty . Glad your godmon + grandmother is safe . I highly recommanded u stick to tesco,giant,kinta city,ipoh parade.Yik foong is no no for me
yeahhh haha its pretty long ago. but ppl go there becos of the digital stuff. its like low yat haha 😀 dont worry! we dont go there at all one.
wow thank God your godmom and popoh is safe. This reminds me of a video my friend uploaded to her blog, it was the escalator in The Gardens also moving backwards.
goodness gracious u gotta be kidding me! even a mall as prestigious as The Gardens? gosh i hope no one was hurt 🙁
lol not kidding. And dun worry, no one’s hurt, but it was rather funny XD found the video http://vimeo.com/7864819
nyahaha. Video is loading. dunno whether to prepare to laugh or grimace in fear O_O
wow! so scary! I hope the management do something with the escalator.
Scary… I saw one at Bandar utama where the Kid leg really got stuck in the Escalator…Scary….See the pic and believe it… ><
a eight Year old boy got his leg stuck!
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What a small world, and i am glad your popoh and Ah lai jea jea is fine, i knew your Popoh and lai jeh jeh, she is my ex tuition teacher and my mum great friend. God bless xx
oh! Great. I’ll tell them that you said hi 🙂
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You silly dude leaving an old folk walking alone and somewhat she is your grandmother .
It was your fault not being caution and lack of responsibilities but being idiot assume a grandmother could run and walk like a young man?
YET! you wanted to blame others …. Shut the fuck up!!
Leaving an old folk walking alone? We didn’t leave her alone. My godmother and aunty was walking with her.
OMG so scary,luckily there’s a malay man came rushing to help your grandmother :O And your grandmother wears contact lens??Cause i look at the pic your grandmother has a blue eyes 🙂