Sunday, January 26, 2014

Transport Fare Hike Draws Protest in Singapore - #我跳?

WSJ: "Protesters gathered at Hong Lim Park in central Singapore, the only place where demonstrations are allowed here, to criticize a state-appointed panel’s decision last week to approve a 3.2% increase to public bus and rail fares that will take effect in April. Their rally comes amid growing public disquiet over perceived inadequacies in public transport, and follows a series of disruptions to subway services in recent weeks."

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Thursday, January 23, 2014

British expat's 'poor people' remark sparks outrage

rappler : "SINGAPORE – A Porsche-driving British wealth manager in Singapore who referred to public transport commuters as "poor people" has apologized after his Facebook posts sparked an online furor.

Anton Casey, a 39-year-old who is married to a former Singapore beauty queen, had also referred to washing "the stench of public transport off me" in one of his posts on the social network."

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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Basuki Slammed After Taking Car, Not Public Transport, to Work

The Jakarta Globe: "Jakarta’s deputy governor has found himself in hot water following his decision to ignore a newly implemented regulation for local government workers to commute to work using public transport or by bicycle on the first Friday of every month."

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Friday, January 3, 2014

More commuters opt for public transportation

The Star Online: "SPAD said the results were encouraging, and showed that the public would use public transport if the system was good, efficient and reliable."

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