Melvin Yong: Transport Workers – Is Technology Going to Replace You?

Two years into his job as the Executive Secretary of National Transport Workers' Union (NTWU), Melvin Yong shares what the union achieved, the challenges transport workers face going forward and the role the Land Transport ITM will play.

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Beyond Borders on Service 170X

Many of us might be familiar with the public transport options to get you across the Causeway, i.e. the KTM shuttle, taxis or public buses. However, few would know how the day is like for a bus captain who operates the cross-border bus service that transports commuters between Singapore ...

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Mohd Jonid: 35 Years a Trucker

By no stretch of anyone’s imagination, driving a truck that’s some 3.0 metres tall and 2.6 metres wide is no easy task. Pair it with a trailer spanning between 20 to 45 feet and weighing approximately four tonnes and said task literally becomes gargantuan.

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Melvin Yong: The Men Behind Optimus Prime

Melvin Yong: The Men Behind Optimus Prime

As a young boy, I was fascinated with Optimus Prime, the leader of the Autobots in the widely popular cartoon “Transformers”. I was intrigued by the sheer size of this container truck, and how it towered over the smaller cars. As the Executive Secretary of National Transport Workers’ Union ...

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Melvin Yong: The Real (Rail) Unseen Heroes

While the city sleeps, many of us may not be aware of the hard work put in by our rail maintenance crew (behind the scenes) to keep our public rail transportation running smoothly in Singapore.

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