Frightened ethnic Chinese, expatriates and tourists streamed into Singapore yesterday from Indonesia. 'I've come here to hide. I'm running for my life,' said 17-year-old Frances Tas Lim, who had to leave behind her parents and two younger brothers in Medan, Sumatra, because they could not get tickets. 'I didn't want to leave them, but my mother told me I had to go. 'Men are safer than women. My auntie told me about a girl she knew who went to school and came back naked.' John Zuanic Liem said: 'My child is very young so I came here fast.' Australian engineer Bob Fifield, who tried to leave on Wednesday but turned back when his vehicle was stoned halfway to the airport, said: 'There are no cabs, no buses, no nothing - it's what you can organise.' Singapore Airlines sent in larger aircraft to help with the evacuation. The Widjajas, an Indonesian Chinese family of bankers from Jakarta, managed to get 60 seats aboard one Singapore Airlines flight yesterday. Others were not so lucky. Many camped out overnight at Jakarta's airport. The Sheraton airport hotel sold sleeping space on its ballroom floor for US$10 a head. Foreign guests at the top hotels in Jakarta were woken before dawn to be ferried to the airport along a toll road strewn with rubble and burned-out vehicles before trouble flared again. Ethnic Chinese investment banker William Winata said: 'Most of the Indonesian Chinese community is at the airport trying to get out.'