Tag: Khaw Boon Wan

They call it “a joke” — The reminder for candidate-public safe distancing

Singapore – The recent Government reminder to observe Covid-19 safe distancing measures when interacting with election candidates has been described as "a joke" because the same cannot apply on public transport. The Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources said on Friday (June 26) that...

Netizens question the purpose of removing safe distancing stickers from public transport

Yesterday (June 1), Minister for Transport Khaw Boon Wan shared a photo on social media of him removing a safe-distancing sticker from an MRT seat. As Singapore gradually reopens, the authorities said it would be challenging to maintain safe distancing, especially during peak hours. As...

Khaw Boon Wan: “The risk to commuters is low,” netizens raise concerns

In a recent Facebook post, Singapore Minister for Transport and Minister for Infrastructure Khaw Boon Wan discussed the new safety measures that will be taken within public transportation vehicles in order to limit the spread of Covid-19. "Fortunately, with low community spread in Singapore, the...

The new normal: Masks may be required even after circuit breaker measures end

SINGAPORE – On Saturday (Apr 11) Minister for Transport Khaw Boon Wan put up a post on Facebook explaining that ‘wearing of masks will be compulsory’ even after the end of the circuit breaker measures, which are set to be lifted by May 4. In...

Khaw Boon Wan commends airline workers who volunteer to help in healthcare and transport sectors

Singaporean Minister for Transport Khaw Boon Wan has commended Singaporean cabin crew members who have volunteered to serve on the front lines of Singapore's war against  Covid-19. Mr Khaw on Wednesday (April 15) took to Facebook to publicly commend the cabin crew from different airlines...

Circuit Breaker Day 6: Netizens approve stricter measures in MRT, masks now compulsory

Singapore – As the country eases into the circuit breaker period and heightened punishments are imposed on violators, photos and videos of a less crowded public transport, with commuters following safety measures are circulating on social media, receiving praise from the online community. On Sunday...

No place for meal, so elderly cabby eats on taxi boot

A photo of an elderly taxi driver having a meal on the boot of the vehicle, which was posted recently on the Reddit online news forum, has led to expressions of sympathy for those affected by the circuit breaker measures to prevent the spread...

Covid-19: Khaw Boon Wan: Changi Airport Terminal 2 to close for 18 months

Singapore – Changi Airport’s Terminal 2 will close for 18 months as an added cost-cutting measure amid the Covid-19 pandemic, says Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan. On Monday (April 6), Mr Khaw announced in Facebook that the Covid-19 situation is “forcing us to rethink policies...

Khaw Boon Wan: Taxi, private-hire drivers can now do online food deliveries to help with Covid-19 losses

Singapore – Minister for Transport (MOT), Khaw Boon Wan, “temporarily liberalised” point-to-point transport (P2P) regulations and announced that taxi and private-hire drivers would be allowed to participate in delivery services amid the Covid-19 crisis. Mr Khaw took to Facebook on Sunday (March 29) to announce...

Netizen to Khaw Boon Wan: Govt officials should show their solidarity with us by taking the MRT or buses

Singapore—Khaw Boon Wan, the country’s Transport Minister, proposed different ways that commuters can practice social distancing on trains and buses to prevent the spread of coronavirus infections, a concern that many citizens have expressed. TODAY reports Mr Khaw as saying that commuters need to change...