How Singaporeans reacted to SMRT train disruption nicely…

By now, Singaporean commuters would still be feeling the angst from the widespread train disruption on the SMRT North-South and East-West MRT lines which happened on Tuesday evening.


Understandably, commuters would be irate by the disruption that took place during the evening peak hours, apparently caused by a series of power trips at various points in the system.

However, rather than blaming SMRT or the transport system, some companies and individuals went all out to ease tensions and aid commuters who were stranded by the disruption.



(McDonald’s staff serving drinks to stranded commuters. Picture Credit: @lilyjamesgrey)


(Uber disabled its surge surcharges to help commuters. Picture Credit: @Uber_Sing)


(Changi Airport gave out free water bottles to stranded commuters. Picture Credit: @TODAYonline)

According to sources, several car owners and taxi drivers have offered car pooling to commuters stuck at MRT stations as well.

Instead of blaming transport operators and the train system, how about offering help and kind gestures to help ease the situation and calm nerves when such disruption happen in future again?



Find out more about FiveStarsAndAMoon here


This is not a site that has an agenda of supporting any political party, nor organisation. By being pro- this or anti- that, is just missing the point.

The only establishment we support is the establishment of journalism and free speech. Free speech also means writing about things you may not like or disagree with. By default, every piece of writing on this site does not represent the collective agreement of the editorial team or the editor.

We want to continue writing about problems, solutions and facts in simple language (too simple perhaps for our main stream media friends to publish). The only boundary that we will not cross, is the boundary of honesty – what we write has to reflect our beliefs of rational thinking, diplomacy and sound policy making.

Share your thoughts!

Zeen is a next generation WordPress theme. It’s powerful, beautifully designed and comes with everything you need to engage your visitors and increase conversions.