For the first time in Singapore history…

For the first time in Singapore history, the public transport fare actually went down. Woohoo!!!
Starting 1st April 2009, bus and train fares will be reduced by 2 cents. And no, this is not an April fools joke. They are really going to reduce the fares. And if I’m not wrong, this is the first time in history that the public transport fare has been adjusted downwards. In the past, public transport fare only goes up and never comes down. In fact, they virtually increase the public transport fare every single year. They say its because of the savings they got from this year budget.
The public transport operator also said that they will not request for a fare hike in Oct 2009.
Wow. This is history in the making. Nevermind that the public transport fare was increased by 4 cents back in Oct 2008. Nevermind that the fare hike for 2010 has been brought forward to July instead of October. Enjoy this while you can.
PS: There are rumors that this is a sign that elections is coming. Well, I don’t think it will be this soon. But I guess it will be early 2010, before the July fare hike. 🙂


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