States Times Review posted an article on their FB page named State News Singapore on 23 June 2020, stating that public transport fares in Singapore had “jumped beyond 20% compared to the last election” in 2015.

It is misleading.

The fact is that since 2015, the average adult fares paid using cards has increased by only 4%, far from the “beyond 20%” figure cited in the article.

Only around 1% of daily bus and train journeys were paid for by cash or single trip tickets, which experienced higher fare increases. This impacts mainly tourists, who should not be subsidised to the same extent as local residents.