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S’poreans apologise to Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew for causing public transport fares to increase

Posted on 22 January 2015

They say they are very sorry.

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Singaporeans from all walks of life, who enjoy taking public transport because cars are for rich people, have come out to publicly apologise to Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew.

This after it was announced by the Public Transport Council (PTC) that bus and train fares will increase by 2 to 5 cents from April 2015 to provide more crowded bus and train services for the masses.

Singaporeans who heard the news expressed their sincerest apologies for pushing prices upwards again for the umpteenth year running, and accepting responsibility for their careless usage of buses and trains all the time.

One Singaporean, Didi Heng Lui, said she is feeling guilty for not being rich enough to afford to buy a car to drive: “I am so sorry. If only I can make more money and buy my own car, I would not be so reliant on public transport all the time and cause it’s operation costs to increase because of my constant usage.”

Other locals said they feel it is all their fault as they could have done more to coordinate with fellow public transport-commuting Singaporeans before leaving the house each day to avoid congestion.

Jin Juey Lang, said: “I am sorry for causing overcrowding on train platforms by not coordinating with other commuters on the appropriate time to go out so as not to clash with them.”

However, other Singaporeans said they can totally understand the logic of the fare hike.

Tan Dua Lui, another local, said: “They always say 2 to 5 cents is a minimal increase and Singaporeans won’t feel the pinch.”

“Then why not don’t increase at all? The public transport companies will also not feel the benefits since it is such a small increase.”

“And why is it that the guy who doesn’t take public transport dictate how much the rest of us who take public transport have to pay?”

 

 

 

 

 





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  • Douglas Tay

    Sarcasm flew over this one