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16 Jan 2024

Seniors on the Go: Caring for our Senior Commuters


How can we support and care for senior commuters? Let’s hear from three seniors who regularly travel by public transport.
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13 Nov 2023

Man Helps Bleeding Teen Experiencing Fit On S’pore MRT, Among 8 Caring Commuter Award Recipients


One small act of kindness can go a long, long way indeed.
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10 Nov 2023

Caring Carnival 2023: Can I Care More?


A commuter shared his thoughts on the Caring Carnival, and his views after speaking with winners of the Caring Commuter Award 2023 and the “I Can Be Caring Commuter Hero” children’s art competition.
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06 Nov 2023

Commuter Collapses At Canberra MRT Station, 2 Strangers Help Save His Life


The two men were awarded for their caring acts and hope to inspire others.
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20 Oct 2023

North Vista Primary School Students Pledge to be Caring Commuters!


Never too young to care! Find out how the students from North Vista Primary School pledge to be part of Singapore’s caring commuting culture.
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06 Oct 2023

A Journey with Cassandra and Her Seeing-Eye Dog, Elke


Read all about Cassandra Chiu and her seeing-eye dog, Elke, as they navigate Singapore on public transport on the daily basis.
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18 Aug 2023

Commuting with Allan Cai


We followed Allan on his commute and learnt about his experience on public transport. Read more about his journey now.
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14 Jul 2023

Roel Malcon's Path to Becoming a Caring Commuter Champion


Roel Malcon shares his story on using what he learnt from the Caring Commuter Champion e-learning Course to help a fellow commuter.
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23 May 2023

Two New Identifiers Introduced for the “Helping Hand” Scheme To Assist More Commuters


The “Helping Hand” scheme has been expanded to cater to the needs of more commuters!
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16 May 2023

A Look Back on Our Incredible Journey: 5 Years of Caring Commuter Award


Discover how the Caring Commuter Award has evolved over the years and the milestones we have achieved together.
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27 Apr 2023

Mr Gohpi shares how to Give Care to deaf commuters like him


Learn more about Gohpi Nathan’s journeys on public transport as a member of the deaf community.
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24 Apr 2023

Fieldtrip to Singapore Rail Discovery Centre


Swiss Cottage Secondary School students' visit to Singapore Rail Discovery Centre and their takeaways
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18 Apr 2023

‘Why Should I Care’ Dialogue Session with Republic Polytechnic


Winner and First Runners-up of the Caring Commuting WhatsApp Sticker Design Contest shared their experiences and thoughts about the contest and on creating a caring commuting culture.
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14 Apr 2023

Singapore Kindness Movement The Pride: Caring Commuter Award 2023


A feature about Caring Commuter Award on Singapore Kindness Movement The Pride
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31 Mar 2023

Spotting Caring Commuters Among Us


Caring commuters – the heroes among us. How can we spot them on our commute?
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20 Feb 2023

Taking the Public Transport with Lydiawati and Muaz


Learn about Muaz’s experience on public transport as a commuter with autism and how the “May I Have A Seat” lanyard and card have made his commutes smoother.
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20 Jan 2023

Start 2023 by Giving Care


Is ‘Giving Care’ one of your new year's resolutions? Find out the many ways you can Give Care to fellow commuters in Singapore.
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22 Dec 2022

4 Ways to Give Back During the Season of Giving


Find out how you can Give Time, Give Care, Give a Hand and Give Thanks this holiday season.
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08 Dec 2022

Champions in Action: Learning Day at the SG Mobility Gallery with Students from Pathlight School


Our Caring Commuter Champions introduced Singapore’s land transport system to students from Pathlight School.
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22 Nov 2022

How You Can Give a Hand to Wheelchair Users While Commuting


Learn how you can assist wheelchair users like Whee Boon on your daily commute.
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11 Nov 2022

Caring Commuter Week 2022 – What You Missed


Find out all about the exciting activities that took place during this year’s Caring Commuter Week
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10 Nov 2022

5 S’pore Heroes Share How They’ve Made A Difference In Other Commuters’ Lives


One of them helped stop a molester from escaping.
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08 Nov 2022

2 S'poreans Help Save Man Who Collapsed On MRT, Receive Award For Heroic Deed


Heroes don’t just fly or teleport — they take public transport too.
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19 Oct 2022

Corie and Friends: A Design Collaboration with NTU School of Art, Design and Media


Meet Corie and friends, characters representing various commuters whom we may come across during our daily commute on public transport.
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30 Sep 2022

Photo Story: Journey of Cheryl and May


See from the perspective of a person with autism, Cheryl, and her caregiver, May, on travelling on the public transport.
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27 Sep 2022

Photo Story: Journey of Esther and Sean


From the point of view of Esther, caregiver of a person with autism, Sean, on travelling on public transport.
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15 Sep 2022

CARE Ride @ South West 2022


Intergenerational bonding among commuters while learning how to cultivate a caring commuting culture together.
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08 Aug 2022

Champions in Action: NDP Preview with Beneficiaries from Heartware Network


15 Caring Commuter Champions shared about the various features on our public transport during a NDP Preview Learning Journey.
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19 Jul 2022

Love in Action: Spreading of Caring Norms by Champions from St Patrick's School


More than 250 students from St Patrick’s School became ambassadors to encourage Caring Commuting Culture on public transport
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28 Jun 2022

Caregiver Shares 3 Ways to Show Care to Persons with Autism on Public Transport


Showing care for a person with autism on public transport can be simple — treat them as you would like to be treated.
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22 Jun 2022

Richard Magnus Award for the Outstanding Caring Commuter


The Outstanding Caring Commuter Award has been renamed as Richard Magnus Award for the Outstanding Caring Commuter.
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10 Jun 2022

Equip Yourself to Be a Caring Commuter


Find out more about the initiatives that can aid you in your caring journey!
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03 Jun 2022

Nominate a Caring Commuter Today


Let’s shine the spotlight on the caring commuters amongst us. Celebrate our everyday heroes on public transport.
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29 Apr 2022

Champions in Action: Our Educational Outing with Seniors to Springleaf


Our learning journey was held on 2 April, in collaboration with Heartware Network.
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09 Mar 2022

3 Nuggets About Guide Dog Teams For Commuters Who Want To Help


Seen a guide dog on public transport? A handler shares more about guide dog team and how to help.
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25 Feb 2022

What Does It Take To Be A Caring Commuter?


Senior Parliamentary Secretary Baey Yam Keng finds out what makes a Caring Commuter.
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20 Jan 2022

Meet Ryzqy, A Commuter with Cerebral Palsy


Some conditions might not be readily apparent, but we can learn to be more aware and understanding of commuters in need.
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03 Jan 2022

My Journey To Becoming A Caring Commuter Champion


Find out the journey one commuter took to become a Caring Commuter Champion through the newly launched online course!
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30 Dec 2021

Meet Chwee Kim (Jack) And Angeline, A Couple Who Frequently Travels By Public Transport


Look out for fellow commuters who may seem lost travelling on public transport.
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03 Dec 2021

Caring Commuter Week 2021: Give Time, Give Care, Give a Hand and Give Thanks on Your Commute


Happening from 27 Nov to 5 Dec 2021, the inaugural Caring Commuter Week 2021 is an activity-filled week to promote care and inclusivity on public transport.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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."
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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!
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09 Sep 2020

A Wristband To Signal Your Willingness To Help


Read more about the Caring SG Commuters wristband!
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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.
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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."
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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30 May 2019

Meet Jason Setok, A Visually-Impaired Commuter


"You might be surprised to know that I do rock climbing!"
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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.
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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.
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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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