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Who was the hero who smashed SMRT train window yesterday during the breakdown?

Was it an Alien?

The new, upcoming Alien movie was shot in Singapore, set in a SMRT train (image via EDMW)
The new Alien movie was shot in Singapore, set in a SMRT train (image via EDMW)

Or was it an Angry Bird?

Angry Bird LIVE! Only on SMRT trains!
Angry Bird LIVE! Only on SMRT trains! (image via EDMW)

Or was it the Incredible Hulk?

Bruce Banner transformed into the Incredible Hulk to rescue SMRT passengers (image via EDMW)
Bruce Banner was so angry he turned into the Incredible Hulk (image via EDMW)

Answer:

Local hero on Lianhe Wanbao headline today
Local hero on Lianhe Wanbao headline today
The same hero was also featured in Shin Min Daily headline today
The same hero was also featured in Shin Min Daily headline today

It was a 31 year-old Singaporean insurance agent. Well done dude. I sewriously hope SMRT would not slap him with a fine for vandalism as the act was committed under extreme circumstances.

SMRT FAIL: Commuters forced to break window for ventilation after train broke down underground

Picture via existentialsoup on Twitter:

Oh boy oh boy oh boy...
Oh boy oh boy oh boy...

After the Circle Line breakdown during rush hours yesterday morning, SMRT failed Singapore again with a seemingly even more severe North-South line breakdown this evening, again during rush hours.

Here’s compilation of some of the best Twitter updates on #smrtruinslives over the past few hours:

@joeljoshuagoh: Yes, commuters stuck in the trains really are being forced to break the windows for ventilation: http://yfrog.com/nu5z99j

@rotoira: We dont even need terrorists to cause widespread chaos. We have SMRT.

@ah_ting_ah: People run from village to school everyday for 2 hours. We need to learn from them

@jacksng: 越想越氣!爛透了SMRT!乘客都缺氧破窗了,反省反省吧!

@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:

Comfort Delgro to SMRT: "Bro, pass some passengers over? I need some business."
Comfort Delgro to SMRT: "Bro, pass some passengers over? I need some business."

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).

SBS Transit: Most Customer Centric Service Provider

Well done SBS Transit
Well done SBS Transit

I saw this self-congratulatory outdoor billboard ad at one of the NEL stations operated by SBS Transit a few days ago.

My congratulations to SBS Transit on being awarded the  “Most Customer Centric Service Provider” at the “Land Transport Excellence Awards 2010”, organised by the Singapore Land Transport Authority.

Well done. 🙂 I am so proud of our customer centric public transport service provider,  SBS Transit, one of two public transport provider in Singapore. I am sure most Singaporeans think the same way too and will like to give more awards to both SBS Transit and the other  public transport provider, SMRT (which by the way, won the “Most Eco-Friendly Transport Partner” title at the same award).

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MRT Train vandalised by Swiss National – Is this another publicity stunt by SingPost?

Made in Switzerland.
Made in Switzerland.

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:

Via Straits Times.com:

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?

Or is this swiss national just another retard like the recent 7 Kallang Sarawakian Monsters who do not know how harsh the Singapore laws are?

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. 🙂

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SMRT’s Real Mission Statement

SMRT advertising fail
SMRT advertising fail

I saw this SMRT signboard today at a MRT station. It suddenly became crystal clear to me why my buses and trains are always late and crowded.

We had it wrong all these while. It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop”.

No wonder.

I always thought there was more to their “Moving People, Enhancing Lives”. Now we know speed does not really matter…

What a befitting quote from our dear old Confucius for SMRT to endorse. 🙂

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