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Khaw Boon Wan completes ICT high-key cycle after he took Circle Line MRT in morning

Posted on 09 March 2016

Staying in HDB is like going for National Service, Khaw previously said.

Top photo stolen from here

Top photo stolen from here

Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan has completed one ICT high-key cycle this morning.

This after he received his National Service call-up notification to take the MRT Circle Line with regular Singaporeans from all walks of life.

Khaw had said on MediaCorp’s Chinese-language station Capital 95.8FM live radio talk show in June 2015 that staying in a HDB flat for five years is like males serving NS for two years, which will help nation-building and interaction with the community.

Singaporeans from all walks of life, particularly those who have served NS for two years and who are staying in HDB flats all their lives, said they are excited to see Khaw on an MRT train.

One Singaporean, Cheng Hu Chu, said: “I have been serving NS my whole life. In fact, I have served NS twice: Once when I enlisted when I was 18 years old and I have been staying in a HDB flat ever since.”

“So that means I’ve done my reservist training twice also, in this case.”

“It is great to see ministers move into HDB flats, take MRT and serve NS with regular Singaporeans side-by-side and interact with the community.”

“Or else, ministers will not understand what commoners go through in their daily lives.”

“Because Bukit Timah bungalows don’t offer this kind of perspectives.”






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