Having been in Japan for almost 2 years now, my sole source of news from back home has been the Internet (and of course Facebook statuses).
In the limelight this past week has been SMRT and its constant delays and breakdowns. Not unexpectedly, people have been complaining and making comparisons. Among those comments, one in particular suggested a comparison with Japan. The exact quote is as follows:
If we are going to compare, do it with countries like Japan..
Their overcrowding is much worse, but their schedule is faultless, staff take pride in running on time and delivering a service to passengers*
Commuters are also well behaved and self conscious of proper ‘transit decorum’.