17 Dec '11, 1am

MRT breakdown: Instant tweets, posts play key role (via ST iPhone App)

MRT breakdown: Instant tweets, posts play key role (via ST iPhone App)

A photo of passengers on a train that stalled between City Hall and Dhoby Ghaut stations on Thursday evening, taken by bank manager Chen Ying Kai, 29, who was stranded in the train. -- PHOTO: CHEN YING KAI By Ng Kai Ling & Poon Chian Hui It may not have been a national disaster, but experts say the massive online buzz generated by Thursday night's MRT train breakdown shows the key role social media will play in such a scenario. This underlines how important it is for government and corporate organisations to establish a presence on platforms like Twitter and Facebook, they added. In fact, two of the pictures that have come to define the crisis - one of a smashed train door window and another of a message sent out by SMRT to its taxi drivers of an 'income opportunity' created by the breakdown - were sourced from Twitter. And Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew's first comments ...

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Tweets

SMRT breakdown again?

SMRT breakdown again?

channelnewsasia.com 16 Dec '11, 11pm

SINGAPORE: SMRT said southbound train services from Toa Payoh to Marina Bay stations were disrupted Saturday morning -- tw...

MRT breakdown: Don't break the windows, says SMRT

MRT breakdown: Don't break the windows, says SMRT

straitstimes.com 17 Dec '11, 1am

If you are stuck inside a train, never smash the windows or force the doors open. -- PHOTO: TWITTER If you are stuck insid...

so #smrt is saying that the whole train of people are liars???

so #smrt is saying that the whole train of peop...

straitstimes.com 17 Dec '11, 1am

Passengers affected by Thursday's train breakdown should not have been gasping for air or been plunged into darkness even ...

MRT train breakdown - passing the buck

tankinlian.blogspot.com 18 Dec '11, 7am

At Woodland Station, building contrators are very busy to convert empty space into shop/vendor units. Rental income is mor...

MRT breakdown: Man who smashed window 'a hero'

MRT breakdown: Man who smashed window 'a hero'

straitstimes.com 17 Dec '11, 1am

It is believed that the man broke the window as his wife was ill and had difficulty breathing. -- PHOTO: STOMP By Shuli Su...

SMRT CEO apologises for 5-hour MRT train breakd...

straitstimes.com 16 Dec '11, 9am

SMRT chief executive Saw Phaik Hwa apologised to commuters affected by Thursday's five-hour long disruption on the North S...

(ST) MRT breakdown: Lui Tuck Yew disappointed w...

straitstimes.com 16 Dec '11, 4pm

Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew (above) expressed disappointment with how SMRT handled Thursday's massive shutdown, callin...

SMRT admits it could've done much better communicating with passengers during Thursday's 5-hour breakdown

SMRT admits it could've done much better commun...

straitstimes.com 17 Dec '11, 1am

An SMRT staff member at City Hall station directing commuters to alternative transport to get to their destinations on Thu...

SMRT CEO apologises for 5-hour MRT train breakdown

straitstimes.com 16 Dec '11, 7am

SMRT chief executive Saw Phaik Hwa apologised to commuters affected by Thursday's five-hour long disruption on the North S...

Recommended read. MRT Breakdown and what is wro...

singaporemind.blogspot.com 17 Dec '11, 5am

I was once stuck in a train on the Circle Line for 15 minutes before a technical problem was rectified. The train was very...

MRT breakdown: Oh no, not again

MRT breakdown: Oh no, not again

tnp.sg 18 Dec '11, 1am

Ironically, retail manager Timothy Tang was reading The New Paper headline “SMRT: No effort spared to make sure it doesn’t...

Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew at Newton MRT station to assess the situation #SMRT

Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew at Newton MRT s...

straitstimes.com 17 Dec '11, 5am

Mr Lui was at Newton MRT station to assess the situation. --ST PHOTO: STACEY CHIA By Stacey Chia Were you one of the passe...

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MRT breakdown: Lui Tuck Yew disappointed with SMRT

straitstimes.com 16 Dec '11, 2pm

Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew (above) expressed disappointment with how SMRT handled Thursday's massive shutdown, callin...

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alvinology.com 16 Dec '11, 11am

Smooth ride home today on bus 13. :) happiness. #thingssingaporeanstakeforgranted Alvinologist18 hours ago Caught on Video...