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Are MRT trains foreign territory?

modernburrow on 12. Jun, 2013 — Lang: English

Are MRT trains foreign territory?
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    I don't feel like I am in my own country when I board the MRT during rush hour.

    Do you know why?

    Because the Gahmen allow in so many foreigners!

    Nope.

    Because so many Singaporeans drive cars!

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    Ed

    According to LTA Vehicle ownership statistics there were 535, 233 private cars in 2012 (excl. rentals, company cars and taxis). According to MOM statistics there were about 2 million residents (SIngapore and PR) working. The total labour force is about 3 million. Which means 1 million foreigners are in our labour force.

    Assuming that all private cars are owned by Singaporeans and take only 1 person to work during rush hour. Assuming that all of the labour force takes the MRT during rush hour; no bus, no taxi, no walking, no cycling, no company lorry/ bus.

    That means there will be 1.5 Singaporean workers to 1 Foreign worker, instead of 2 SIngaporean workers to 1 Foreign worker. Perhaps the extra half Singaporean makes a difference.

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    Tags:
    Singapore, MRT, Cars
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