Aug 2017 | Issue 34


National Day Greeting

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will deliver his National Day Rally (NDR) Speech on Sunday, 20 August 2017.

REACH will begin our two-week Feedback Exercise on the same day (Sunday) – we will bring you face-to-face dialogues, island-wide Listening Points and Facebook ‘Live’ chats!

Here are some of our upcoming events:

Date/Time Event
Tuesday, 22 August
7.30 pm – 8.30 pm
REACH-Mendaki-Berita Harian ‘Live’ Facebook Chat

Chaired by Minister for Communications and Information, Minister-in-charge of Cyber Security and Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs, Dr Yaacob Ibrahim and REACH Supervisory Panel member and Member of Parliament (Jurong GRC), Mdm Rahayu Mahzam.
Wednesday, 23 August From 7.30 am REACH-938Live Radio Talkshow

With REACH Vice-Chairmen, Mr Amrin Amin, Parliamentary Secretary (Home Affairs & Health) and Mr Vikram Nair, Member of Parliament (Sembawang GRC).
Wednesday, 23 August From 8.15 am REACH-Capital 95.8FM Radio Talkshow

With REACH Supervisory Panel member and Member of Parliament (Holland-Bukit Timah GRC), Mr Liang Eng Hwa.
Friday, 25 August 9.00 pm - 10.00 pm Facebook ‘Live’ Chat

Chaired by Senior Minister of State (Communications and Information & Education), Dr Janil Puthucheary and Government Parliamentary Committee (GPC) Deputy Chairperson for Social and Family Development, GPC member for Health and Member of Parliament (MacPherson), Ms Tin Pei Ling.

Visit our REACH NDR 2017 microsite to find out more.

You can also tell us what you think of this year's NDR at our Discussion Forum.




Trial for On-Demand Bus Services
Trial for On-Demand Bus Services

Fancy being able to request for bus pick-ups and drop-offs at any bus stop through a mobile application? Taking the cue from ride-hailing apps, on-demand bus services are set to go on trial in the second half of next year. The Land Transport Authority aims to ascertain if customised bus services could better serve commuters.


Cashless Public Transport System by 2020
Cashless Public Transport System by 2020

Look forward to a smarter and more convenient commute on buses and trains when the public transport system goes cashless from 2020. Fares will be paid using travel cards and top-ups will be performed without physical cash. This move is part of Singapore’s drive towards becoming a Smart Nation.