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    Pay for goods over MRT fare gate and get fined $2,000

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    Re: Pay for goods over MRT fare gate and get fined $2,000

    Quote Originally Posted by dnsfpl View Post
    wow. i didnt know about that till now. scary


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    I also didn't know
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    Re: Pay for goods over MRT fare gate and get fined $2,000

    Wow. I'll sticky this in the marketplace, since many of AQ members do transact at the MRT stations.

    Now, I'm curious... what if it's just passing things. Like I meet a friend to lend him my luggage for his overseas trip.
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    Re: Pay for goods over MRT fare gate and get fined $2,000

    I believe common sense dictate that doing so might cause a bottleneck to occur at the gate. Sometimes, people might hang around that area after doing their transaction while waiting to see who else or how many other are buying the stuff they just bought. I don't know why they do that. So it is better to do their transaction somewhere else away from the ticket gate and also away from the area around the escalator too as this might be another area to get congested with human traffic.

    It is better to have your transaction done somewhere else away from the ticket gate or the mouth of the escalator. Preventing congestion is one thing but for safety is another. You do not want to lose your cash to a snatch thief in this area. The thief could just snatch your cash while he is travelling on the escalator and it will difficult for you to go against the traffic flow to get to the thief just as a bottleneck is occuring.


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    Re: Pay for goods over MRT fare gate and get fined $2,000

    Maybe next time you will get tax for passing things. You never know! 1kg $1 with GST. Ha ha

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    Re: Pay for goods over MRT fare gate and get fined $2,000

    They said transaction over the fare gate. What about over the barrier dividing the paid/unpaid areas?

    I can understand their rationale. As a passenger, I would not be very happy if the stations/gates are choked by the people who are not traveling. It's also a matter of public safety. If there is a fire, the have more people to evacuate. Crowded places like these tend to be prime terrorists targets too.

    They are caught in a tough spot... if they have this rule, people complain. If the place got choked up by such transactions, other people complain. I guess they try to strike a balance... have the rule, so it can be enforced, but just chase away offenders instead of aggressively persecuting them.
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    Re: Pay for goods over MRT fare gate and get fined $2,000

    Wow I just did that the other day while buying something from a bro in AQ.

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    Talking Re: Pay for goods over MRT fare gate and get fined $2,000

    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow View Post
    I also didn't know

    lol. i guess no more transactions around mrt area. never mind. time to go town!


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    Re: Pay for goods over MRT fare gate and get fined $2,000

    Wow thanks alot for the info.
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    Re: Pay for goods over MRT fare gate and get fined $2,000

    think passing of goods and leave once the deal is done should be ok..
    but if you are selling a lot and wait at the gate there, I think it will not be good..
    what if I buy a packet of rice for my friend and passed it to him at the gate with one person in the paid area and the other not, and my friend passed me the money.. like that also fine?

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    Re: Pay for goods over MRT fare gate and get fined $2,000

    yup that according to the article, if I understand it correctly.
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    Re: Pay for goods over MRT fare gate and get fined $2,000

    wow.. i did that so often...

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    Re: Pay for goods over MRT fare gate and get fined $2,000

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    Anyoneone has the full new?

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    Re: Pay for goods over MRT fare gate and get fined $2,000

    this is amazing! LOL! It's for all the people that don't wanna pay for the journey by tapping out and tapping back in again.

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    Re: Pay for goods over MRT fare gate and get fined $2,000

    LOL.. just did that around 3 days ago!

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    Re: Pay for goods over MRT fare gate and get fined $2,000

    Just now tapped out to meet a nice bro to adopt his cute snails because an MRT staff was standing nearby. I think it's better not to take chances. Frankly, most people do not know of this MRT regulation, and if anyone was to be fined... it would be really sad and unfair.
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    Re: Pay for goods over MRT fare gate and get fined $2,000

    Quote Originally Posted by HappyGuppies View Post
    Just now tapped out to meet a nice bro to adopt his cute snails because an MRT staff was standing nearby. I think it's better not to take chances. Frankly, most people do not know of this MRT regulation, and if anyone was to be fined... it would be really sad and unfair.
    actually think that MRT staff will not fine you if there is not much traffic and that you meet with the other party at some ulu(not sure which word to use to replace, my apologies) corner of the gantry and not block the way a few MRT staff used to come look see what i'm doing but they are fine with it so i guess its still up to oneself to take chances accordingly...
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    Re: Pay for goods over MRT fare gate and get fined $2,000

    Quote Originally Posted by icefire View Post
    actually think that MRT staff will not fine you if there is not much traffic and that you meet with the other party at some ulu(not sure which word to use to replace, my apologies) corner of the gantry and not block the way a few MRT staff used to come look see what i'm doing but they are fine with it so i guess its still up to oneself to take chances accordingly...
    It is called close 1 eye...they do not strictly enforce it and patrol just to catch that. It's not their main job scope....
    But if some bro bad luck and meet a staff who wants to die die enforce ?
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