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S’poreans apologise to ACS boys for being able to only take public transport on their own now

S’poreans apologise to ACS boys for being able to only take public transport on their own now

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They regret they could not help them rely on themselves for so long.

Photo stolen from here

Photo stolen from here

Singaporeans from all walks of life, who like to take public transport because cars are for rich people, have extended their hands to students from Anglo-Chinese School (Barker) while offering their heartfelt apologies.

This after they saw a poster outside ACS celebrating the completion of the Downtown Line 2, which will allow the students to go to school by themselves.

The poster read: “We can get to school on our own! Yay!”

One Singaporean, Dui Bu Qi, who is very sorry, said: “We apologise that future bankers, parliamentarians, captains of industry and potential office holders have to navigate the complex world of Singapore’s public transportation network when they so young.”

“They did not have to man up to the realities of a non-chauffeured life at such a tender age.”

Other Singaporeans, who are also deeply sorry, said they regret not being able to personally help these students the last several years as they had to endure the daily commute riding in their parents’ cars to and fro from school, resulting in their household expenditure to increase substantially as they have to bid for COEs every few years.

One other local, Hao Hua Che, said: “If only we taught these ACS pupils the rudiments of Singapore’s public transport, their parents will not have to spend thousands of dollars each month driving.”

“And most certainly they would not have to endure countless of hours sitting in the solitude of private transport vehicles and not being able to imbibe in the communal bonding of taking public transportation with other regular Singaporeans.”

“But I swear the person who designed the banner was having a laugh writing the caption.”

 

 

 

 

 











S’poreans react to PM Lee saying new Downtown Line 2 is a step towards S’pore becoming car-lite city

S’poreans react to PM Lee saying new Downtown Line 2 is a step towards S’pore becoming car-lite city

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Three thoughts that must have went past your mind at some point.

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Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said the new Downtown Line 2 (DTL2) is a step towards Singapore becoming a “car-lite” city.

He made these comments at the opening ceremony of the new Downtown Line 2 (DTL2) on Saturday, Dec. 26, 2015, held at the Botanic Gardens station.

He said: “Ultimately, we aim to make Singapore a safe, green, car-lite city where all Singaporeans can get around the island conveniently, and connect with their friends and families seamlessly.”

“The DTL2 opening today, is a step in towards becoming that city.”

There are 12 stations on the Downtown Line, from Bukit Panjang to Rochor, which opens to the public on Sunday.

Travel time from Bukit Panjang to Bugis is expected to take 20 minutes less compared to previous methods.

Here are three thoughts Singaporeans have:

 

sian-half-auntie “Looking forward to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong taking the train from now on.”
Gong Jiao Wei, 44-year-old EZ-Link cardholder maker

 

sian-half-uncle “We’ve lost more Transport Ministers than cars from our roads.”
Jiak Che, 62-year-old taxi driver

 

happy-bird-girl “Friends and family don’t need to connect when the MRT breaks down.”
Che Yi Fu, 17-year-old seamstress

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 











S’poreans react to various religious leaders riding new Downtown Line 2 together

S’poreans react to various religious leaders riding new Downtown Line 2 together

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Three thoughts that must have went past your mind at some point.

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Various religious leaders took a private ride on the new Downtown Line 2 (DTL2) on Thursday morning, Dec. 17.

They were joined by Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan, who posted a photograph of the visit on his Facebook page.

The 12-station, 16.6km DTL2 will open officially on Dec. 27. It will start from Bukit Panjang towards Rochor, before connecting to the Downtown Line 1 at Bugis station.

Here are three thoughts Singaporeans have:

 

sian-half-auntie “Who needs engineering when you have religion?”
Qu Jiao Tang, 45-year-old ex-engineer

 

sian-half-uncle “If the Downtown Line 2 breaks down, that means there is no god.”
Shao Xiang, 63-year-old alms distributor

 

happy-bird-girl “These religious leaders have such packed schedules praying for different infrastructures in Singapore.”
Huai Liao, 17-year-old student

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 











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