After a breakdown of the Circle Line on Thursday and the North-South line yesterday; SMRT scored a magnificent hat trick with another breakdown on the North-South line this morning. Check out the Twitter hashtag, #SMRTruinslivesto learn of the latest news development. SMRT is on a winning streak; there may be more breakdowns to come.
My friend and fellow blogger, Kevin, made this tribute video for SMRT to celebrate their victory in continuously ruining people’s lives for three days in a row. It is sung to the tune of the Christmas classic, “Jingle Bells” to go with the festive season. Enjoy:
Btw, do check out the fantastic double SMRT headline news this evening on both our Chinese evening papers:
If you are interested to find out more on how #SMRTruinslives, reports, videos and pictures are available via omy.sg below:
“Ms Saw is an ardent practitioner of taiji and sits on the Council of the Singapore Jian Chuan Tai Chi Chuan Physical Culture Association as President and as Vice President on the Executive Committee of the International Wu Style Tai Chi Chuan Federation. She is also appointed as Governor for Singapore and Malaysia for the international body of Wu’s Tai Chi Chuan Academy as well as 3rd Vice Chairman of Singapore Wushu Dragon & Lion Dance Federation.”
In today’s news, SMRT CEO Saw Phaik Hwa apologised to commuters for the five-hour long train disruption on yesterday evening.
Ms Saw promised that SMRT would spare no effort to prevent a recurrence of Thursday’s incident, and will look into the incident management plan and crowd management.
She also said that she would consider calls by some for resignation to take responsibility.
I am sure Ms Saw and her team at SMRT are going through a tough period now, working hard to improve our public transport system.
Nonetheless, a little humour won’t hurt to lighten the tension Ms Saw is facing (this blog post is obviously written tongue-in-cheek). I am sure she knows the right and fair things to do after a thorough investigation of the incident.
@danielweijie: Circle Line yest n North South Line today, Singapore Pools now accepting bets for East West Line to fail tmr.
Also, do check out this epic picture my colleague, Bill Loh took in a cab while on his way home today:
Now you know why Comfort Delgro and all the taxi companies were not afraid of falling revenues when they raise their fares a week ago. They just have to wait for opportunities like this when SMRT fail (TWICE, within a week right after the fare hike).
Remember the recent SingPost PR disaster whereby they engaged a few kids to go around vandalising their own post boxes? The public were alarmed by the horrific random spray painting masqueraded as graffiti art. The police were alerted, wasting much public resources, resulting in a publicity backlash for SingPost.
A MRT train was reported to have been vandalised by a swiss national today. Here’s a video recording of the the vandalised train:
AN MRT train parked in a depot was hit with garish graffiti in what amounted to a serious security breach in a restricted area here.
The vandal apparently sneaked into the sprawling depot at Changi, despite an array of barriers, including fences topped with barbed wire.
Once inside, he spray-painted elaborate graffiti on one side of a train, across one carriage. The Straits Times understands that the vandal, a 33-year-old Swiss national, cut through the fence of the depot along Xilin Avenue, in what is believed to be the first such case of vandalism here.
A middle-aged Swiss national cutting into a restricted area to beautify a train with graffiti art? This is a first in Singapore… no, wait, there was the infamous Michael Fay before this dude.
If you check out the video, the graffiti actually looks pretty decent, at least a thousand times better than the crap that SingPost PAID kids to spray on their post boxes. Could this be the Part 2 of their lame attempt at a creative campaign?
Michael Fay got his ass fried. This dude is likely to get the same unless he has some amazing mitigating factors or the President of Switzerland writes in to plead for him (which may not work cos Bill Clinton could not save Michael Fay either).
I have a stereotypical image of a “swiss national” as a rich banker in suit. fixated in my head. Hence I cannot fathom someone like this bending down in his Armani suit with a rusty can of paint, painstakingly spray painting on a MRT train. It has got to be a publicity stunt…. SingPost, is it you again? Please own up. 🙂