Mr Ma Chi, 31, who passed away after his red Ferrari crashed into a taxi told his ex-colleague in 2009 that he had no intention of staying in Singapore as it lacked roads for driving at high speed.
In the wee hours of Saturday (May 12) morning, a Ferrari hit a taxi which in turn hit a motorcycle at Rochor Road. The tragic accident resulted in three deaths. Ma Chi died at the scene on May 12 while cabby Cheng Teck Hock and passenger Shigemi Ito died in hospital. Biker Muhammad Najib Ghazali and the mystery woman in the passenger seat of the Ferrari were the only survivors.
According to AsiaOne, Ma Chi reportedly told an ex-colleague that he had no intention to stay in Singapore as there was no place to drive his car at high speeds.
He said to former colleague Zhong Yi, in 2009:
"The Lion City's too small, with no roads for driving at high speed."
According to The Beijing News, friends had mentioned that Mr Ma liked to drive in the middle of the night because there were less cars on the road.
Mr Zhong said he had been in a car accident himself back in 2003. He was driving too fast and suffered a concussion from the accident.
He told Beijing News that he regretted not telling Mr Ma about, and sharing lessons learnt from the unfortunate experience.