Yes, the #2030Effect. Are you experiencing it?
Understanding that the projected population of 6.9 million citizens is an important factor for sustaining Singapore’s economy, to ensure that there will be enough professionals to work by then and thus generate sufficient revenue for the government to continue to subsidise the elderly citizens (by then, there will be even more, due to aging population) of the country.
Well of course, please take the above with a pinch of salt, as they are my own humble opinion which is not exactly prove, and it is totally summarised.
Back to the topic, are you experiencing it already?
This morning, I was totally stuck at MRT station, and literally watched 4 trains pass by me (and each time, I did move closer to the entrance) before I could barely squeeze myself into the 5th train, without any extra space for my foot to adjust itself.
The entire trip was unpleasant. I see many people sweating, and quite a handful of them sighing (I assume that they might be late for work, or lost their extra buffer of time that they planned for breakfast). What can be worst for Monday blues?
This is the worst ever #2030Effect that I have seen. When I went up the escalator at my nearby MRT station, there were a number of SMRT staffs ushering us, the passengers, all the way to somewhere near the entrance of the last cabin. No joke.
I really hope that the transportation issue in Singapore can be improve. It’s only 2013, and I dare not imagine how things will be in 2030.
I’m sure most locals had already given up their thoughts about taking a walk at Chinatown during CNY period, due to the unbelievable crowd every year.
We can give up on shopping at Chinatown (unfortunately), but we can’t give up on taking MRT public transport. COE and ERP are implemented to make things better on the road, but THIS is not going to turn things any better.
Being an ordinary Singapore citizen, I don’t have a concrete solution to the matter, but I really wish that our government could improve the current situation. We can’t afford to let it turn any worst, it’s already bad enough.