29 Oct '13, 12pm

HongKong’s MRT the envy of the world

‘Hong Kong's MRT is the envy of the world, and many other cities are trying to emulate its efficiency and reliability. Better still, their MRT officers and their Minister-in-Charge are earning less than 10% of what we are paying our own counterparts. This is translated into very much reduced cost per ride for the Hongkies. For example, as a senior in HK, I pay only HK$2 (=S$0.35) per trip regardless of the distance travelled. I think we should also get the HK team to come and run our MRT at a small fraction of our current salaries. Hopefully this will also mean much reduced cost per ride in Singapore.’ I received the above in an email. The Hongkies are very highly regarded for competitiveness and their entrepreneurial spirit. They have not been called daft. They know they are good. I would suggest we send a study or fact finding team to learn from them and maybe we can imp...

Full article: http://mysingaporenews.blogspot.com/2013/10/hongkongs-mrt...

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