No international flights to and from Singapore and India since March 2020

Singapore to India Flights Banned Since March 2020

There are no international flights from India to Singapore, nor from Singapore to India. In a joint statement, MOT, MOM and MFA said that India has banned all international flights to and from Singapore since March 2020. Singapore Airlines can only operate cargo flights to India. Currently, the only passenger flights between Singapore and India […]

HSR project terminated; Malaysia to compensate Singapore

HSR Project

The HSR (High-Speed Rail) project between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur has been terminated after both sides failed to reach an agreement on the changes proposed by Malaysia. Singapore and Malaysia signed the Kuala Lumpur – Singapore High-Speed Rail Bilateral Agreement (BA) in 2016. Construction of the HSR Project was subsequently suspended, from September 2018 to […]

Ong Ye Kung on steps to climb out of deep abyss in landmark speech in Parliament

Ong Ye Kung Air Hub

As the COVID-19 virus spread around the world earlier this year, many countries closed their borders to stave off a viral invasion from an as-yet-unknown and dangerous virus. Singapore did the same on 24 March 2020. COVID-19 has decimated air travel and set us back by more than 40 years. It has also affected many […]

Unilateral opening of borders signals to world that Singapore is open for business, says Ong Ye Kung

Ong Ye Kung - aviation

It is a small, cautious step to start to reopen aviation and resuscitate Changi Airport, as well as (Singapore Airlines). The aviation sector, Changi Airport and SIA (Singapore Airlines) do not concern just the aviation sector. It is linked to the whole economy.

“We need to start to take steps to open up in a safe manner that can revive Changi Airport, resuscitate the aviation sector,” Mr Ong said.

Reviving our Air Hub; COVID-19 set us back by at least 40 years

Reviving our Air Hub - Changi Airport

The airport, together with the seaport, are our lifelines, the two lungs of Singapore. COVID-19 has incapacitated one of our lungs, the airport. We used to register around 1000 flights a day but now it is reduced to just about 150 a day. Compared to the pre-COVID-19 volume of 20 million a year, today Changi […]

$2 billion every year to subsidise the running of the public transport system

Public Transport Singapore

Public transport is heavily subsidised. MRT lines are expensive to build. They also cost a lot to operate, to maintain and to renew ageing assets. The Government does not recover the infrastructure costs through fares, Transport Minister Ong Ye Kung said in his National Day Message to MOT. “Fare revenue is insufficient to cover these […]