31 Dec '11, 3am

Did Singaporeans over-react to MRT breakdowns?

Did Singaporeans over-react to MRT breakdowns?

Many complained about the way SMRT handled the situation with some even calling for SMRT chief Saw Phaik Hwa to resign. -- PHOTO: RAZORTV By Shawn Lee Miller, Multimedia Journalist The recent MRT breakdowns have cast a shadow over Singapore's train system. Many complained about the way SMRT handled the situation with some even calling for SMRT chief Saw Phaik Hwa to resign. But what do foreigners staying in Singapore feel about the public sentiment to the breakdowns? Sidrah Arif, who was working in London before moving to Singapore three years ago, is used to train delays on the London tube and was surprised at the reaction. 'I do feel that peoples' reaction was over-the-top especially when there are other means to getting to places in Singapore. It's a geographically small place not like in a huge city where there's no other option. ' said Ms Arif. For more views about th...

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