One of the bad thing about in insurance sector is that we get heartbroken constantly seeing news of bad incidents that leave the owners with bad financial disasters. And we face the difficult decisions on whether to show these events as a reminder to our clients.
Some Singaporeans will feel we are pushing these news to sell insurance. The truth is, they happen on a daily scale, whether we sell ice cream or insurance.
Its very sad that these happen, and there is not much we can do on our side. We only hope to showcase these examples and hope more Singaporeans can do more to reduce accidents, buying fire extinguishers, fire blanket, smoke detectors, CCTV, routine checks etc.
And of course, insurance is a way of pooling risks, so that overall, we are better off in the long run.
Trust me, if there is a national insurance scheme for all type of general insurance that will make us jobless, I will be extremely happy selling ice-cream in a cafe.
Sincerely, Chee Wee General Manager
Tiong Bahru HDB unit destroyed by fire, cause unknown.