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Singapore to Johor Baru MRT service to start by end-2024

Malaysia’s Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Abdul Rahman Dahlan with Coordinating Minister for Infrastructure Khaw Boon Wan, who is also Transport Minister, enjoying durian during a tea break at Afiniti Medini, after a site visit to the mixed-use development.ST PHOTO: JONATHAN CHOO  Rapid transit link will join Thomson-East Coast Line and is set to reduce congestion Royston Sim Assistant Political Editor In Iskandar Puteri (Johor) Passengers will be able to hop on an MRT train in Woodlands to cross the border to Johor Baru by Dec 31, 2024. The RapidRead More

Police investigating offensive graffiti at upcoming Marine Parade MRT station

SINGAPORE: Police are investigating an apparent act of vandalism after the word “terrorist” was found scrawled over an image of a woman wearing a hijab on the hoarding at the upcoming Marine Parade MRT station. Undergraduate Haikal Latiff, 26, tweeted about the vandalism and told Channel NewsAsia that he spotted the offensive graffiti on Thursday (Jun 1) at about 10pm while walking past Parc Seabreeze condominium along Joo Chiat Road. That is where the Marine Parade MRT station is under construction for the upcoming Thomson-East Coast MRT line, and not theRead More

Engineer who took 38 upskirt videos of women at MRT stations jailed 16 weeks

An engineer who took 38 upskirt videos of women at MRT stations last August was jailed for 16 weeks yesterday. Jan Benedict Mendoza Fuellas, 36, a Philippine national, admitted to one charge of intending to insult the modesty of a 26-year- old woman at Bukit Panjang MRT station, and seven counts of intruding into the privacy of unknown women. The court heard that a witness, a Singaporean, 24, was on an escalator at Bukit Panjang MRT station at about 7.20pm on Aug 19 last year when he saw Fuellas standingRead More

Temporary closure of Hougang MRT station due to unattended bag; man arrested

SINGAPORE: An unattended piece of luggage sparked a temporary shutdown of Hougang MRT station on Sunday (Apr 2). A 39-year-old man was subsequently arrested for causing public nuisance after preliminary investigations show he intentionally left the bag inside the station while running an errand. SBS Transit announced that all trains on the North-East Line were skipping Hougang MRT station due to a “security incident” in a tweet at 2.55pm. No other details were provided. Follow SBS Transit @SBSTransit_Ltd 02/04, 3.06pm: All trains on the NEL will skip NE14 HGN StationRead More

Need to strike balance in transport cost burden: Khaw Boon Wan

Over the years, taxpayers have had to subsidise more of the rising operating costs as public transport fares in Singapore have not kept up, according to Minister Khaw Boon Wan. SINGAPORE: While the Government will continue to inject heavy subsidies into the public transport system, the current model of taxpayers bearing more of the fiscal burden is not sustainable, said Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan in Parliament on Wednesday (Mar 8). Speaking at his ministry’s Committee of Supply debate, Mr Khaw stressed on the need to strike a “fair balance”Read More

Singapore Upper Thomson Road hit by flash flood again

When it poured at around 3.30pm yesterday, the parking area in front of several shops along Upper Thomson Road was submerged in shin-deep waters. Photos and videos posted on social media showed vehicles with up to half their tyres in water. Drivers were impatient to leave the area affected by rising water, Mr Ricky Gabriel, who was at the UOB Bank, told The Straits Times. But the handful of shops beside Thomson Plaza were fortunate they did not see a repeat of last year’s Christmas Eve flooding. Flood waters hadRead More