It was just 7 am and the relentless rush hour had begun. Here and there, throngs of businessmen and businesswomen embark on the commute to their respective workplace and school children anxiously follow the crowd to enter the train. I knew I would be left behind, unable to keep up with this exodus. I decided to change my mode of travel to school. The bus was less crowded and I quickly grabbed a seat at the back. I looked around just to make sure that I was not seated on one of the reserved seats which are meant for the elderly, pregnant or physically challenged. I heaved a sigh of relief and put on my earphones.
Alongside with many other Singaporeans, I rely heavily on one of Singapore’s highly invested infrastructure, which is our transport system. Our transport system is well managed and maintained. Any breakdown is immediately looked into by the respective authorities and officers are also on duty for crowd control. The Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) and Singapore Bus Services (SBS) provide us with comfortable rides to our destination with a relatively low price.Singapore has one of the most cost-efficient public transport networks in the world, according to a study conducted by London consulting firm, Credo. Our transport system is highly accessible to all with most buses accommodating wheel-chair bound. Therefore, a feature of Singapore that I am proud of would be our efficient transport system.
I took off my earphones and dashed out of the bus as soon as the doors opened. I just had one more minute to my physics consultation with my teacher, Mr Yap Boon Chien. I cannot bear to look at his disappointed stare he would give if I were to be late. I ran as fast as my legs could carry me to the staffroom. I had arrived in the nick of time for the first lesson of my day.
Singapore’s education system is applauded worldwide for providing quality education to all students. The credit goes to our dedicated teachers who work beyond working …