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SMRT East West Line shut down for 30 minutes on Friday evening as mark of respect for LKY

SMRT East West Line shut down for 30 minutes on Friday evening as mark of respect for LKY

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Lines between Bugis and Aljunied were quiet for a while.

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To join in with the mass display of solidarity by Singaporeans from all walks of life, SMRT East West Line trains observed 30 minutes of silence on Friday evening peak hour in honour of Lee Kuan Yew.

This after SMRT announced at around 6pm on Friday, March 27, 2015, that eastbound trains from Bugis to Aljunied stations stopped working as a mark of respect for the founding prime minister of Singapore.

Eyewitnesses who were present when the trains observed many moments of silence suddenly, said it affected them emotionally as the silence intensified the already sombre mood that evening, with tens of thousands of Singaporeans descending upon the Parliament House to pay their last respects.

One commuter, Hen Shang Xing, said he was sad that day and the train’s observation of silence for 30 minutes made him even sadder: “I took it as a sign of respect to observe a moment of silence. But observing several moments of silence while we were on the platform made us all sadder.”

“And it is definitely much sadder considering that SMRT trains along East West Line observed 20 minutes of silence on March 23, like just two days earlier.”

Another commuter Zho Hao Lam, said: “Every time the MRT train observe many moments of silence, we will automatically become sad.”

 

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Little India alcohol restriction so effective, drunk guy ends up in Bugis

Little India alcohol restriction so effective, drunk guy ends up in Bugis

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Singaporeans impressed restrictions are working out so well.

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Singaporeans from all walks of life with varying levels of alcohol tolerance are applauding the latest efforts to restrict the sale of alcohol in Little India in the aftermath of the Dec. 8 riot that occurred there.

They are in celebratory mood as they saw New Year’s Day pictures circulated online showing a passed out guy lying in the Bugis MRT station, which is not exactly nearby to Little India.

Lim Kah Tor, a local said: “This is proof that the alcohol restriction in Little India is effective. Now people get drunk in Bugis and elsewhere only.”

Other Singaporeans also said the the authorities deserve credit for implementing the alcohol sale curbs in specific areas, with the aim of targeting only certain communities.

Gan Xie Ni, another Singaporean said: “I would like to thank the authorities for their effective rules and policies. There is nothing racist or discriminatory about it. As long as nothing disorderly happens in Little India, everything is considered okay.”

“The authorities also make very precise rules to tackle very precise problems. If this causes other problems, then they will come up with more precise rules to tackle those problems. It’s great.”