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Joo Koon station collision a 624% improvement from SMRT’s 1993 safety record

Joo Koon station collision a 624% improvement from SMRT’s 1993 safety record

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Number of injured people fell from 156 to 25.


Singaporeans from all walks of life, who can only hear the good news because bad news is created by people from the opposition, are clapping their hands and praising SMRT.

This after the Joo Koon MRT station collision resulted in 25 people being injured, demonstrating that SMRT’s safety record has vastly improved since 1993, when the last train collision occurred and 156 people were hurt.

One Singaporean, Lang Gah, said: “Cutting the injury rate from 156 to 25 is not easy for such a large corporation.”

“This shows a 624 percent decrease in injury rate. This is proof of SMRT’s commitment to improving safety standards.”

“Even though it took 24 years to reduce the number of injuries from 156 to 25, SMRT will continue to try over the next 24 years to reduce the number of injuries through collisions to four.”

Despite SMRT’s obvious success, more measures will be in place to cut down the number of injuries.

One commuter, Jin Zhuay Lang, said: “I have noticed new measures put in place to ensure fewer injuries from train collisions.”

“These days when I take the train during peak hours, I notice there is no room to move about as the cabins are packed to the brim.”

“This is a good safety measure as packed trains ensure commuters there is no open spaces to fall down on in the event the train crashes.”

“Very forward looking.”



Foreigners help S’poreans again, S’poreans never say ‘thank you’

Foreigners help S’poreans again, S’poreans never say ‘thank you’

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Singaporeans want to complain about foreigners then must also be courteous when the time comes, right?


Singaporeans from all walks of life with varying courtesy levels, have forgotten to say “thank you” to foreigners — again.

One week ago, a group of Bangladeshi workers saved two elderly folk from their burning flat in Ang Mo Kio by coaxing them out of their second-storey apartment using a ladder.

This week, two Chinese nationals stopped the lorries they were driving at the site of a five-vehicle collision on the Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE), and helped use their cranes attached to their vehicles to lift a tipper truck that had crashed on top of a taxi.

They were flagged by SCDF personnel while driving along the AYE due to the urgency of the situation.

One of the Chinese national lorry drivers said he couldn’t stop but think what would have happened if someone died, because his mother had died in a car accident seven years ago.

Together with three others who stopped to help, such as shovel out the wet cement that had fallen into the taxi with their hands, they were awarded the Public Spiritedness Awards from the SCDF.

One Singaporean, Wa Tng Lang, said: “When stupid ang mohs anyhow cycle bicycle on the road, everybody will suffer from righteous indignation, go online kao peh kao bu.”

“When foreigners help then must also highlight, right? Then fair, right?”


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