Local actor Desmond Tan, who is on holiday in Italy, posted on Instagram that he was recently robbed on a train.
“My backpack just got stolen from me in a train in Italy. Just want to send a reminder to folks who are travelling during this period to be extremely careful,” Tan, 36, wrote on Instagram Stories on Monday.
He added that he had lost his laptop, all his cash for the trip, and miscellaneous replaceable items.
Just hours earlier, he had posted a series of photos at the Milan Cathedral. It is his first time in the city and he is travelling with his wife. They had tied the knot in France in December 2021.
On Wednesday, Tan updated his Instagram Stories with a note to thank his followers for sending him encouragement, advice and prayers.
He said he and his wife were safe and unharmed, adding: “We are trying our best to put this incident behind us and focus on the rest of our vacation. We live to learn, that’s life.”