Tag: Khaw Boon Wan

Netizens lash out against possible transport fare hike

Following the announcement of the possibility of bus and train fares increasing by up to 7 per cent next year, many Singaporeans have lashed out. Another reason for their gripe is that the two fare hikes come in tandem with announcements that record amounts of...

Khaw Boon Wan: Commuters may have to wait longer for trains during off-peak periods

Minister for Transport Khaw Boon Wan has announced the possibility of extending the intervals between trains during off-peak hours of the day. The longer wait times are part of efforts to better match demand and supply, and also help to reduce unnecessary wear and tear...

Lee Bee Wah wants the Government to temporarily ban PMDs like e-scooters

Parliament is set to debate the use of Personal Mobility Devices (PMDs) and the laws governing the use of PMDs when it sits on Monday (5 Aug). The Senior Minister of State is set to deliver a ministerial statement on PMDs, on behalf of Transport Minister...

Netizens fume as Khaw Boon Wan claims higher public transport fares are necessary to combat rising subsidies

Netizens on social media are fuming after Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan asserted in Parliament on Monday (8 July) that higher public transport fares are necessary to combat rising subsidies for the young, elderly and underprivileged. The ruling People's Action Party (PAP) politician said that...

Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan says transport operators need regular fare adjustments

Singapore – According to Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan, the current transport fares are not able to meet the high costs of operating and maintaining Singapore's rail networks. The minister, who was responding to a parliamentary question made by Member of Parliament Sitoh Yih Pin...

Photo of Khaw Boon Wan lookalike on the train goes viral

Much to the amusement of many netizens, a photo of someone who looked like Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan sleeping on the MRT has gone viral. The photo, which received 1,100 reactions and almost 400 comments in a few hours showed a man who resembled...

Malaysian Transport Minister said he understands the RTS project better after Khaw Boon Wan took him on a tour of Woodlands North MRT

Singapore— After the suspension of the Singapore-Johor Bahru Rapid Transit System (RTS) Link had been announced, Singapore Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan took his Malaysian counterpart, Anthony Loke, on a tour of Woodlands North MRT station on the upcoming Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL). When the...

Khaw Boon Wan — Singapore will spend billions of dollars in the coming decades on air traffic services

Singapore— The country’s Transport Minister said on May 16, Thursday, that the price of maintaining air traffic services will cost Singapore a few billions of dollars in the coming decades. This is needful, he said, considering that we have one of the most heavily-used...

New centre will allow LTA to test trains without affecting MRT hours and services

Singapore – Daily passenger services will no longer be halted when the Land Transport Authority (LTA) builds its new testing centre that can check trains and railway systems. On April 24 (Wednesday), the LTA released details on its new Integrated Train Testing Centre (ITTC) which...

Khaw Boon Wan on bilateral relations: you can always forge some win-win solutions

Kuala Lumpur—On the eve of the ninth annual Singapore-Malaysia Leaders’ Retreat, Singapore’s Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan announced that the country is adopting a "prosper thy neighbour” perspective so that there will be a “win-win” on all sides. In a joint press conference with Anthony...