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Child breastfed in full view of public fined S$50 for eating on MRT

Posted on 16 March 2017

No eating on board stations and trains.


A child who was breastfed in full view of the public has been fined S$50 for eating on the MRT train.

This after a photo of the child who was nursing on his mother was taken and shared on numerous online forums, providing photographic evidence of the consumption of a food on the public transport system, even though signs on the train clearly warned that eating and drinking is not allowed and constitutes a violation.

An authority spokesperson said: “We had to impose a partial fine instead of the usual S$500 fine as a deterrence because the child was clearly eating a tit but not eating a fuller meal, like curry puff or noodles.”

“Commuters are reminded that eating and drinking on board trains are not allowed at all times.”

“If not will have ants.”

Singaporeans from all walks of life, who have no qualms looking at mothers nursing, are split about this sort of strict sanctions.

He Nai Nai, a local, said: “If no action was taken, Singaporeans from all walks of life will construe this as an approval to start eating and drinking on board stations and trains.”

“If action is taken, it would clearly deter others from doing the same, which is a detriment to society as a whole.”

“If a child is hungry, just let the child eat. Children are innocent. They mustn’t be allowed to pay the price.”

“Go ahead, let them eat.”







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  • johnnie lim

    father also hungry wants to eat how?


      Eat your own banana

      • Papa Syed


  • Shan Kissdani

    The baby should stop eating for a few seconds so we can have a better view of what she is eating.

  • William Bantry

    Don’t mind dining out at that titty bar!