23 May '11, 12pm

Our reader salutes this considerate SJI boy (and we do too).

I AM a 60-year-old retiree in frail health who takes public transport whenever my physical condition permits. Occasionally, I come across reports in the media about how some inconsiderate passengers failed to give up their seats to senior citizens or pregnant women. My personal experience so far has been to the contrary. Whether on the train or on the bus, passengers have offered their seats to me once I was within their sight. Last Thursday, I was witness to an even more sterling example of public-spiritedness from a young Singaporean. After a medical appointment, I boarded the train at Outram Park MRT station to head towards Kovan station. The seat on my immediate left was vacant. The one next to it was occupied by a student from St Joseph's Institution, probably from the lower secondary level given the fact that he was in shorts. A couple of stops later, a student, like...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/STForum/OnlineStory/STIStory_...

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