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SMRT’s lowest tender system is to blame for frequent train breakdowns: former presidential candidate contends

Former presidential candidate Tan Kin Lian has suggested that SMRT’s tender system may be to blame for the frequent breakdowns plaguing Singapore’s public transport system, in a Facebook post uploaded in the wake of the Joo Koon MRT collision earlier this week: “I met an engineer who has been in the contracting business for two decades. He also provide cable testing …

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MRT collision is branded a “blemish” in Singapore’s efficiency and infrastructure by international news outlets

What was once a source of national pride has now become a source of national embarrassment, with the MRT collision at Joo Koon station yesterday morning being the latest in a string of service breakdowns that have plagued Singapore’s public transport system and inconvenienced countless commuters in recent years. Yesterday’s train collision is especially notable since at least 29 people …

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Khaw: Not all MRT Maintenance Staff are “Black Sheep”, Some are “are Exemplary in their Diligence, Skills and Conscientiousness”

Transport Minister has urged commuters to be grateful to the “silent, every day heroes” who work to maintain our public transport system. Speaking at the first-ever “appreciation day” for public transport sector workers, Mr Khaw said the small group of SMRT staff responsible for Singapore’s first-ever tunnel flooding has “tarnished the reputation of Singapore and Singaporeans.” He told staff that …

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25 Injured after SMRT Train Hits Another Train at Joo Koon MRT Station

23 passengers and 2 staff were injured after a train an SMRT train hit a stationary one at the Joo Koon MRT station platform around 8am this morning. The crash took place during peak hour traffic when trains are usually packed. Said one of the affected commuters, Mei Anne: “So i’m on the train that hit another one in front! …

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Mumbai Police Tow Car With Woman Breastfeeding Her Baby Still Inside

An online video footage that surfaced this weekend created quite a turmoil in the state of Maharashtra, India. The video was that of a traffic police officer towing a car with a woman who was apparently breastfeeding her seven-month-old baby inside. The incident took place at SV (Swami Vivekananda) road, Malad. The woman in the video, Jyoti Male, with her …

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Robbers Tried to Rob a Hawker in JB But Got Off With BBQ Pork

Life can be a pretty fickle-minded asshole at times. It throws curve balls at you for no reason whatsoever, makes you slog for the most minor things and secretly hopes that you will suffer, mope and die. But sometimes, it can be a pretty cool dude too. Take for example, this case. A vendor who sells barbecue pork was prepping for …

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Back to the Gutter: Chee Hong Tat’s Below-the-Belt Attack on the WP’s Leon Perera in Parliament

ELSON: Let the casting of aspersions continue – for the PAP, unwarranted personal attacks are nothing new. Workers’ Party NCMP Leon Perera was the latest victim of the PAP’s below-the-belt tactics, courtesy of Senior Minister of State for Health, Chee Hong Tat. In parliament, Chee attacked Perera when the latter had asked to “allow confirmed smokers access to e-cigarettes, at …

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Suspected Knife-Carrying Druggie Arrested Outside Bishan MRT Station

A 25-year-old man was arrested outside Bishan MRT station yesterday for possession of a scheduled weapon. An eyewitness, Ms Lim, said that the man and 2 of his male friends were sitting along the pedestrian walkway outside the station. Police from the Community Policing Unit who happened to be on patrol found the 3 men suspicious and searched them. That’s …

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Government Awards China Construction Firm Contract to Build Cantonment MRT Station

Despite safety concerns over trains produced by Chinese firms, the Land Transport Authority has gone ahead anyway and awarded a S$205 million contract for the construction of Cantonment MRT Station to China State Construction Engineering Corporation. The building of the 3-level underground station along Keppel Road – part of the sixth stage of the Circle Line – will start by …

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MRT – No blame, no pain, no shame

As 2017 lurches to an end, three images are already stuck in our collective mind. One is, of course, 38 Oxley Road. The second is the MRT train stranded in flood water in the Bishan tunnel on October 7. The third is the glum faces of the five head honchos of Singapore’s rail transport system in Parliament on Tuesday. As …

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More Resale HDB Flats Selling for Over S$1 Million

Three 5-room resale HDB flats in Commonwealth Drive and Holland Village have been sold for over S$1 million. Two of the units are at Block 50 Commonwealth Drive. The flats sold for S$1.035m in October and S$1.028m in August respectively. The third unit is a 36th floor unit at Block 18D Holland Drive, which sold for S$1.03m in July. The …

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