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    Sorry... I'm the Pre-Color TV generation... where we are taught that no one owe you anything and its your own hardwork that will provide for you... that you are only entitled to as much as you are contributing in return...
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    Singapore need more old people like you
    Pre-Color TV generation is not old, OK?

    Colour TV was introduced in Singapore only in 1974 and very few people then have access to them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ed9119 View Post
    amazing..... got free train rides still got people suspicious, conspiracy-theory , whining and complaining
    Because there is no trust.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hanzohattori View Post
    Singapore need more old people like you

    Its a losing battle lah... when I was in my 20s... I also think that I know everything, all the 'Wisdom' of those older than me is treated as old fashion thinking and needed to be thrown aside... only when I 'Hit' that age, then I understand why.

    As the saying goes... "You'll missed it... when you lose it"

    Anyway... we got one year to treat ourselves for free ride before 7:45am... suggest we make good use of it... and incase no one noticed, after that one year... new Trains will supposed to have arrived, (hopefully) easing current overcrowding issue... don't think the 'Free' ride will last FOREVER... but again, that's just me...

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    sounds good, I can take free MRT ride to go photo outing.
    and I can sit on reserve seats too.
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    free? someone's got to pay...not you not me sure will be somebody...
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    free? someone's got to pay...not you not me sure will be somebody...
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    Haven't we seen over the years? Whatever given will be taken back and more. Given a choice, I rather not have the free rides.

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    It's already very packed from 6.30am onwards... I doubt it's any useful... And i think people that usually travels before the 7.45am will start to complain about overcrowding when this project starts...

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    As I stay in chinatown, I will not be able to benefit from this since I can't get free rides if i enter from any of the 16 free exit stations. Wonder how the old folks at my area will feel about this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iguanavon View Post
    It's already very packed from 6.30am onwards... I doubt it's any useful... And i think people that usually travels before the 7.45am will start to complain about overcrowding when this project starts...
    This is related to the old concept of stagger time so that workers have a choice to travel later.

    If they have no choice, then it is pointless to use MRT fares to try to even out the peaks.

    The current 1 year trial of free rides is to reduce the peak after 7.45am to about 9am; by enticing people to travel before 7.45am.
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    This clearly shows their disconnection from reality, trains are already packed from 6.45am.
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    In short, the infrastructure just does not have the capacity to support more people. Have anyone seen how crowded the platforms are during peak hours. If something breakdowns such as escalators, the entire stati8n will be in chaos with station controllers shouting all over the place.

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    I think it helps in a way it distributes the amount of people on the trains

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    Pre-Color TV generation is not old, OK?

    Colour TV was introduced in Singapore only in 1974 and very few people then have access to them.
    I'm a color tv gen but I feel old already

    Quote Originally Posted by diver-hloc View Post
    Its a losing battle lah... when I was in my 20s... I also think that I know everything, all the 'Wisdom' of those older than me is treated as old fashion thinking and needed to be thrown aside... only when I 'Hit' that age, then I understand why.
    Yeah, some things in life cannot be learned to understand.. it has to be experienced

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjackal View Post
    This clearly shows their disconnection from reality, trains are already packed from 6.45am.
    I sometimes go out late for sunrise timing to catch the light of the sun as opposed to sunrise itself and have no issues with the amount of people on the train. Your definition of packed is? Of course no seat la.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dreaming View Post
    it is likr using the people's money to solve a private company problem
    I agree. Government shouldn't be using tax payers money on SMRT/SBS. They shouldn't be private companies in the first place.

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    Here we go again...

    There will always be the benefits, whether public or private.

    And if it's private, it's usually easier to get financing for upgrading.

    But look at it this way...

    If the government doesn't use our taxpayer monies for the benefit of the people, the people complain. If they do, the people still complain.

    Hey, at least now we're benefiting right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kei1309 View Post
    If the government doesn't use our taxpayer monies for the benefit of the people, the people complain. If they do, the people still complain.

    Hey, at least now we're benefiting right?

    Well... they have taken away one of the best topic for S'poreans to complain... which in itself, makes some people wants to complain that they NOW can't complain... a never ending twist of circle...

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