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Man tried to shave woman at Tampines East MRT station, Singapore News

A man was leaving Tampines East MRT station and shaving his chin with a disposable razor. When he later walked past a 19-year-old woman at about midnight on Nov 26 last year, he tried to shave her chin, causing a cut of about 1cm. The woman sought medical treatment at Changi General Hospital two days later. Clement Sng Tze Min, 39, was yesterday convicted of five charges of mischief and two charges of voluntarily causing hurt. The court heard that on several occasions in 2017, Sng removed five PIN (personal…

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MRT delay on North East Line due to track fault, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Commuters on the North East Line (NEL) faced delays on Friday morning (July 19) due to a track fault at HarbourFront MRT station. Transport operator SBS Transit first announced the delay in a tweet at about 8.10am, when it told commuters to expect an additional travel time of 5 minutes in both directions. In subsequent updates, commuters were told to add about 10 minutes, and later 15 minutes, to their travel time. Twitter user Rinaldi Widyanto noted at about 8am that his commute was slower than usual. He…

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Police say allegations that MRT station checks target Malays are ‘baseless, irresponsible’, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Allegations that police officers conducting checks at MRT stations target Malays are untrue and irresponsible, the police said in a Facebook post on Wednesday (July 10). A video showing police officers conducting checks on a man at Bishan MRT station has been circulating online. The man in the video, who speaks to the officers in Malay, asks them why they “always scan Malays”. Police said there have been several comments online stating such checks were targeted at Malays. “Such allegations are untrue, baseless, irresponsible, and may stir up…

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Expect higher MRT fares: Khaw Boon Wan, Singapore News

The recent improvement in rail reliability has come at “substantial expense” to the operators and the Government, Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan told Parliament yesterday as he signalled that commuters will soon need to pay higher fares to foot the bill. With the rail operators posting losses and the Government subsidising more than 30 per cent of public transport operations, Mr Khaw said that the next fare formula, due for a review in four years, needs to reflect the increased costs of operating the MRT system. Mr Khaw said the…

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Auntie aims toothpick at sleepy child on MRT, netizens defend her, Singapore News

How far would you go to protect your personal space? An auntie in Singapore presented a moral dilemma that divided netizens when she was photographed extending a toothpick towards a child who was falling asleep on her. The image in question was posted on r/trashy, a community on reddit with over 1.4 million members internationally, three days ago. The community describes itself as a place to share “trashy stories” and content that is “downright trashy, low-class, no-class”. The original poster, maxdilbe, confirmed that the photo was taken in an MRT…

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Double-decker bus crashes into taxi stand shelter at Bishan MRT Station, no injuries reported, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A SBS Transit double-decker bus crashed into the shelter of a taxi stand at Bishan MRT Station during the morning rush hour on Wednesday (June 26), damaging it. A witness by the name of Kelvin who was in the vehicle behind the bus shared the in-car camera recording of the incident, which took place at at about 8.50am, with citizen journalism website Stomp. There were 91 commuters on the bus at the time of the incident, SBS Transit told The Straits Times. “A Service 13A bus hit the…

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Man takes photo of commuter on MRT hogging seat with bag, gets flamed instead, Singapore News

A man who tried to “name and shame” a fellow commuter got a taste of his own medicine when he was attacked online instead. A photo posted by All Singapore Stuff on June 24 showed a man in the MRT with his bag placed on the seat beside him. The photo, which was submitted by a reader known only as Eddy, was captioned, “Another person whose bag needs its own seat.” While the faces of the other people in the frame had been censored, the subject of Eddy’s photo had…

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Trial of priority MRT cabins for wheelchair users, elderly and expectant mums to start 2020, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A trial of priority cabins on trains here will begin in 2020 on one of Singapore’s MRT lines, the Land Transport Authority announced on Saturday (May 25). These cabins are meant for people such as senior citizens, expectant mothers and wheelchair users, though other commuters will not be excluded from these cabins. The LTA has not said which of the five current MRT lines the trial will be conducted on. “To further help people who need seats when none are available, we will introduce a new ‘please offer…

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Man seen tapping in and out of MRT gantries was part of SimplyGo trial; Nets gets LTA warning, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Payment service provider Nets has been warned by the Land Transport Authority (LTA) following investigations of an incident where a man was seen tapping in and out of several gantries at an MRT station. A video of the incident, which reportedly took place at the Outram Park station on May 17, was uploaded on Facebook on May 18. In a statement on Friday (May 24), LTA said that it has investigated the incident and confirmed that the incident arose from testing conducted by Nets as part of its…

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Old Mercedes car goes up in flames near Joo Koon MRT, Singapore News

An old Mercedes-Benz car went up in flames near Joo Koon MRT station on Saturday morning (May 18). The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said it was alerted to the incident in Benoi Road near 1 Joo Koon Circle at 10.06am. There were no reported injuries. SCDF used a water jet to put out the fire which involved the boot of the car. The Straits Times understands that the driver had exited the vehicle before SCDF arrived. Photos and video posted on Facebook show the rear of the vehicle on…

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