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Mass Rapid Transit

Jakarta faces lengthy wait for metro fix to gridlock

Ajeng Dewanti wakes up every weekday before sunrise, squeezes into an overcrowded car, and spends the next two hours making the 17-kilometre journey through the Jakarta gridlock to her work.

Monday, 6 May, 2013, 4:47am

Milking the market

The Chinese may not be too keen on dairy products in the kitchen, but when it comes down to decorations it's 'cows a go-go' in Singapore. Advertisers have been having fun lately, filling the roofs of buses with giant fibreglass cow heads coiffed with a bunch of bananas, to advertise a flavoured milk brand.

16 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Running late

Don't say it too loud, but the opening of the North-East MRT underground line has been delayed again, until late next month or June. Local media has headlined it 'N-E Line back on track', but the 16-station line was first scheduled to open in December.

8 Apr 2003 - 12:00am

MTRC takes hard road

Two cities, two world-class urban rail networks and two very different ways of privatising them.

Singapore looks set to win investor approval with the partial privatisation of its network. Hong Kong will later this year present a far more complicated offering.

19 Jul 2000 - 12:00am


I refer to Betty Chan's reply (for Creative Star Limited) in these columns on February 9, to your editorial of February 6 on the Octopus Card.

Obviously she is not aware that Singapore has had a similar smart card for a few years which is used on the MRT as well as on all public transport buses and its deposit is a reasonable $23.


12 Feb 1998 - 12:00am

Busy stations need barriers

I WISH we all spoke English as well as Ms Cheri Chan and, as a semi-articulate Tynesider, I include myself in that comment.

28 Apr 1994 - 12:00am

Mind the door please

UNSEEMLY graffiti and illegal bill-posting is not a problem for the MTR - but it is a matter that the caring authorities over at Singapore's MRT are not going to tolerate.

Notices have been put up at stations informing commuters that ''Offensive erections are not allowed''..

Guilty parties are bound to receive stiff punishment.

11 Mar 1993 - 12:00am