Reminders to 'hold on to the handrail' in Chinese dialects at some MRT stations

Broadcasts in dialect advised elderly commuters in some stations to hold on to the handrail when using the escalators. ST PHOTO: JASON QUAH
An escalator safety notice at Bishan MRT station on Sept 29, 2022. ST PHOTO: JASON QUAH
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SINGAPORE - Retiree Martin Gregory always makes it a point to hold on to the handrail when using the escalators at MRT stations.

The 73-year-old Bishan resident, who is of Indian-Chinese heritage, noticed that there have been broadcasts in the Hokkien and Cantonese dialects lately, reminding commuters to hold on to the rail for their safety.

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