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01 Dec 2021
Meet Ms Ariane Quimno Bermoy, Ms Pillai Anju and Ms Tayag Lourdes Arlos, A Trio of Nurses, and Caring Commuter Award 2021 Outstanding Winners
Ms Anju, Ms Lourdes and Ms Bermoy had knocked off from work and were at NE17 Punggol Station, when they saw an elderly man who was bleeding and lying on the floor.
01 Dec 2021
Meet Mr Thirunavukkarasu Srinivasan, Healthcare Assistant and Caring Commuter Award 2021 Winner
On the morning of 10 August 2021, Mr Thirunavukkarasu (Mr Thiru) was on his way home when he assisted an elderly man whose wheelchair got stuck in the gap between the train and the platform.
01 Dec 2021
Meet Mr Tay Jun Jie, Accountant and Caring Commuter Award 2021 Winner
On 2 June 2021, Mr Tay Jun Jie was on the train towards Joo Koon MRT station when he assisted an elderly man with dementia to get home safely.
01 Dec 2021
Meet Mr Marcus Teo, Investment Manager and Caring Commuter Award 2021 Winner
On 25 March 2021, Mr Marcus Teo was on the train home when he assisted a male commuter who had fainted.
30 Sep 2021
Meet Mr Keane Phua, A Young Caring Commuter Champion
A strong believer in the importance and benefit of community service, Keane shares his experiences as a young volunteer giving back to the community.
20 Aug 2021
Meet Mike Goh, Retiree And Caring Commuter Champion
Mr Goh, who is passionate about giving back to the community, shares his experiences as a senior volunteer, and why he chooses to be a Caring Commuter Champion.
30 Jul 2021
Meet Sherry, A Caring Commuter Champion With Invisible Needs, Who Seeks To Help Others
Sherry is a Caring Commuter Champion to play her part in creating a more pleasant commuting experience for all.
30 Jun 2021
Caring Commuter Champion: Ram, 35, Shares Why We Should Spread Care
Ram attended the ‘Be That Special Someone Today’ webinar held in December 2020, and went on to become a Caring Commuter Champion, spreading kindness to fellow commuters.
17 May 2021
Meet Diana Ng, A Commuter With Invisible Needs
"Just because I look young and normal, it does not mean I am not suffering from any side effects of medications or any existing condition flare-ups that I have no control of."
30 Apr 2021
Meet the Designers Of The “May I Have A Seat Please?” Lanyard
We speak with five artists and/or their caregivers to find out their inspirations behind their artworks for the lanyard design competition.
29 Apr 2021
S'porean wheelchair user, 39, couriers items islandwide for S$10 or less via public transport
Stories of Us: Mohamed Zahid Bin Mohd Yassin tells us about why he started his own courier service and how he keeps his service so affordable.
28 Apr 2021
Experiencing a Truly Inclusive Public Bus Service
A small and simple step to making our public transport system more inclusive for all
23 Apr 2021
Hands-on As A Caring Commuter Champion
Senior Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Transport, Baey Yam Keng (third from right) and students from Republic Polytechnic learned first-hand how to help fellow commuters.
05 Mar 2021
Knowing When to Lend a Helping Hand
Between November 2020 and January 2021, Go-Ahead Singapore ran a trial with a small but impactful yellow card for commuters with physical and/or invisible mobility needs.
08 Feb 2021
Meet Mdm Loo, A Retiree Who Shares How Acts Of Care By Other Commuters Help Her In Her Daily Journeys
Madam Loo has been using a mobility device to get around for several years. She shares her experience of receiving acts of care from others during her daily commute.
01 Feb 2021
Children Learn About Showing Care On Public Transport In “Caring Hero Training Camp”
The “Caring Hero Training Camp” workshop is designed for students aged 7 to 10 to learn how to show care to vulnerable commuters when travelling on public transport.
27 Jan 2021
Meet Clement and Mu'tasim, A Financial Consultant and Undergraduate Pair, and Caring Commuter Award 2020 Outstanding Winners
On the morning of 15 September 2020, Mr Clement and Mr Mu'tasim were waiting at a bus stop when they noticed something was amiss, as the bus was stopped at the bus stop and did not move off.
27 Jan 2021
Meet Dr Lee, Doctor and Caring Commuter Award 2020 Winner
Dr Lee Jing Kun was on his way to work on the morning of 1 August 2020, when he saw a commuter who had lost consciousness and was displaying signs of a seizure.
27 Jan 2021
Meet Rafe'ah, Undergraduate and Caring Commuter Award 2020 Winner
On the morning of 20 December 2019, a woman in her late twenties approached Ms Rafe’ah and asked for directions to the nearest hospital.
27 Jan 2021
Meet Ryan, Undergraduate and Caring Commuter Award 2020 Winner
On the evening of 14 October 2020, Mr Ch’ng was heading out of the NUS campus when he received notifications that train services along the Circle Line was disrupted.
27 Jan 2021
Meet Uvarani, Full-Time Home Tutor and Caring Commuter Award 2020 Winner
On the morning of 19 June 2020, Ms Uvarani D/O Govindarajoo was heading towards Marymount MRT Station when she noticed a mother rushing towards the train with her pram at one-north MRT Station.
22 Jan 2021
Caring Commuting Culture Through The Eyes Of Public Transport Workers
Bus captain Then Arasu and customer service officer Dorothy Tay share about caring acts that they have encountered, and the importance of a caring commuting culture.
15 Jan 2021
Q&A from Be That Special Someone Today Webinar (Part 2): How do we know if someone needs help?
If your question was not answered during the final Q&A segment, fret not! Here is part 2 of 2 of the panelists' answers to your questions during the session.
11 Jan 2021
Q&A from Be That Special Someone Today Webinar (Part 1): How can we foster a caring commuting culture?
If your question was not answered during the final Q&A segment, fret not! Here is part 1 of 2 of the panelists' answers to your questions during the session.
17 Dec 2020
Heart To Heart: Understanding Vulnerable Commuters At 'Be That Special Someone Today' Webinar
On a journey to understand the public transport experiences of commuters with mobility needs.
04 Nov 2020
Think youths only scroll social media on public transport? NUSSU students are also ready to care for fellow commuters
What do our youths think about showing care for commuters while on public transport? We ask them to find out.
24 Sep 2020
Tower Transit’s first Inclusivity Officer is on a mission to foster a more caring commuting culture
Kishon Chong is changing perceptions on public transport as a wheelchair user and Tower Transit Singapore’s first Customer Experience and Inclusivity Officer
14 Sep 2020
NUSSU Students and Caring SG Commuters Committee Put Up Appreciation Wall At Kent Ridge
Find out more about the new appreciation wall at Kent Ridge MRT Station!
09 Sep 2020
A Wristband To Signal Your Willingness To Help
Read more about the Caring SG Commuters wristband!
07 Apr 2020
"COVID-19 Taught Me Singaporeans Are Already Generous": Wally Tham, Co-Founder Of Stand Up For Our Singapore
Wally Tham, co-founder of Stand Up For Our Singapore as well as lead organiser for Valentine's Day distribution event, shares his thoughts on showing care during the COVID-19 outbreak.
01 Apr 2020
"The Best Valentine's Day I've Had": Youth Corp Singapore Volunteer
To appreciate our frontliners, Youth Corps SG volunteers gave out care packs at Heart Zone @ Outram Park on Valentine's Day!
23 Feb 2020
Meet Lester Wong, Undergraduate and Caring Commuter Award 2019 Outstanding Winner
On the evening of 10 July 2019, Mr Lester Wong was taking the train home from work when an elderly commuter fell on the train.
23 Jan 2020
Meet Constance Wong, Bank Executive and Caring Commuter Award 2019 Winner
Ms Constance Wong was on the train to work in the morning when a pregnant lady suddenly held her hand and told her that she was feeling unwell and needed help.
23 Dec 2019
Meet Noor Azman Rosdi, Technician and Caring Commuter Award 2019 Winner
Mr Noor Azman Rosdi was taking a bus to work at Changi Airport on 25 July 2019 when he spotted a young boy asleep on the same bus and appeared to be alone.
07 Dec 2019
What Does It Mean To Be A Caring Commuter? Mr Melvin Yong Visits Heart Zone @ Jurong East To Find Out
"It is not just about getting to our destination on time, but also about looking out for others who may be in need while on our daily commute."
23 Nov 2019
Meet Parvitar Singh, National Serviceman and Caring Commuter Award 2019 Winner
On the evening of 29 July 2019, Mr Parvitar Singh spotted a crowd and saw a lady sitting on the floor at the Yishun Temporary Bus Interchange.
23 Oct 2019
Meet Za'im Akmal Bin Zaini, Secondary School Student and Caring Commuter Award 2019 Winner
On 22 July 2019, Mr Za'im Akmal Bin Zaini was waiting for a bus home from the bus stop near West Mall when he was approached by a primary school student, who was crying.
07 Oct 2019
Is The Priority Seat An Entitlement?
Last week, I took the MRT and it was quite packed. I am a senior citizen and I had hoped that someone would be kind enough to offer me a seat, as has happened before. But not this time.
28 Aug 2019
CARE by Hillgrove: Students join the Caring SG Commuters movement with Tower Transit Singapore
Watch Hillgrove Secondary School students show they care at Bukit Batok MRT Station and bus interchange.
30 May 2019
Meet Jason Setok, A Visually-Impaired Commuter
"You might be surprised to know that I do rock climbing!"
03 Apr 2019
CARE by Chung Cheng: Students share why it's still important to offer assistance despite potential rejection
Some 1,200 students from Chung Cheng High School (Yishun) went around the Yishun estate to help elderly commuters at MRT stations and bus interchanges on 6 March.
28 Feb 2019
Meet Mr Tan, A Wheelchair-Bound Commuter
Find out more about what it's like to commute on a wheelchair through Mr Tan's personal account.
07 Dec 2018
CARE Ride @ South West: How An "Auntie, Do You Need Help" Goes A Long Way
A bus ride across generations to foster a caring commuting experience.
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