Connect@Changi is a national resilience project to make sure that Singapore continues to keep business going and to rise again. As we move to Phase 3, steps will also be taken, to allow limited, safe, face-to-face international business meetings, Transport Minister Ong Ye Kung said. Zoom cannot replace some face-to-face business meetings such as signing […]
Travellers looking forward to their flights are deeply disappointed. The much-awaited Air Travel Bubble between Singapore and Hong Kong, due to be launched tomorrow, is now deferred for 2 weeks. This is due to a spike in COVID-19 cases in Hong Kong. This shows just how fluid the situation can be with COVID-19. Things don’t […]
Transport Minister Ong Ye Kung was happy to announce the launch of a reciprocal Air Travel Bubble with Hong Kong. The first flights will depart on 22 November with 200 ‘bubble travellers’ both ways. This Air Travel Bubble is the first of its kinds for a number of reasons. Between 2 Aviation Hubs It is […]
The COVID-19 pandemic is a bruising time for many countries. Singapore is not spared either. Our economy has taken a hit. But Singapore is making a comeback! At their 36th ordinary party conference on Sunday (8 Nov), PAP Secretary-General Lee Hsien Loong said that relative to other countries, Singapore has considerable strengths. Our workforce has […]
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 […]
When diversity is of the sort where politicians make suggestions without any grasp of reality, Singapore is weakened by it. This is the kind of diversity Singapore does not need.
Unilateral opening of borders signals to world that Singapore is open for business, says Ong Ye Kung
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.
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 […]
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 […]
Speaking off the cuff, Mr Lee Kuan Yew said in his National Day Message in 1971, “I am not here tonight to preach blood, sweat and tears or talk about the apocalypse. You have done well, six superb years, a magnificent performance against all the odds, so much so that everybody says, ‘But, of course, […]