Fri, Apr 10, 2009
Nude woman identifed as Singaporean A*STAR scholar

The couple who treated open air diners in Holland Village to a 15-minute naked parade earlier this year have been identified.

The woman is Singaporean Eng Kai Er, 24, who is studying at a Swedish university, and the man, a Swedish student on exchange here in Singapore, is Jan Philip, 21.

Eng, described as a petite woman with short hair, is an A*Star (Agency for Science, Technology and Research) scholarship holder.

She was also a member of Mensa, an association whose members are defined by their high IQs.
According to the A*Star website, she is pursuing a PhD in infection biology at Karolinska Institutet, Sweden.

During her teen years, Eng represented Singapore as a competitive ice skater in Skate Asia, the largest ice-skating competition outside the United States.

Her father was quoted by a local free sheet as saying that his daughter is a nice and lovely girl, and the family is standing by her.

Both Eng Kai Er and Jan Philip were charged on Friday of walking naked in public at Holland Village on Jan 24 at about 11pm under the Miscellaneous Offences (Public Order and Nuisance) Act.

If convicted, they may be fined up to $2,000 and/or jailed for up to three months.

Their lawyer asked for an adjournment to write in to the Attorney-General's Chambers.

The case has been adjourned to April 30.

Lianhe Wanbao reported that for Singaporeans, bail need not be posted in this case, but as Jan Philip is a foreigner, bail of $5,000 was required.

The Chinese daily also reported that the female accused was willing to post bail on his behalf.

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