FREE Public Transport Rides During Singapore National Day (9 August 2015)


Last Updated on 2016-05-19 , 1:34 pm

Who says there’s no free ride in Singapore?

In an effort to keep residents of Singapore in the city-state during the super-long weekend so that our economy will grow celebrate Singapore’s 50th birthday and to encourage people to celebrate National Day island-wide, both public buses and trains will be free on 9 August 2015. According to media reports, these even include special services like Night Rider, Parks, Chinatown Direct and Night Owl buses.

Passengers would not need to tap their Ez-link card when they board or alight, and the gates in all train stations will be opened.  According to the transport minister, he anticipates that “more Singaporeans will move around using public transport than usual, as it will allow them to get to the different venues without having to worry about car parking or congestion. LTA will work with SBST and SMRT to make necessary adjustments to cater for increased travel demand.LTA will work with SBST and SMRT to make necessary adjustments to cater for increased travel demand.”

In other words, the good news for drivers is that there won’t be any parking woes. Or so we thought. This could well be the first time that public transport is free—would we get to see hordes of people crowding the train just for the free air-con?

Or would Singapore still travel?

We’re not sure about you, but we’re more interested to just walk past the gates in MRT with style freely (look, everyone, I don’t need tap card leh!), because it’s an once-in-a-lifetime experience.


And one more question: how about 170? Still free? =X

Worker’s Party just agree with PAP on something, but there’s another reason why they did that. Watch this to the end and you’ll understand:

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