A girl from Singapore, Fenna, posted on her TikTok account @ehpochita asking why are old people in Singapore so desperate for seats inside the MRTs.
Here is what she said
I’m not talking about those like old people, like very fragile, like can break that kind. I’m talking about those like maybe Merdeka or Pioneer Generation. They still can stand because frankly, I’ve never seen a standing old person fall down on the train.
Our trains are very stable. It’s not like the train got earthquake or what. The train will still slow down to a stop.
Yesterday, I was sitting on the train with my friend. I was sitting down because my period cramps damn painful.
It was not even like a priority seat, just a normal seat
This auntie, who was sitting next to the old man, wanted to leave as her stop was here.
So rather than letting my friend sit down, this old woman like grabbed onto her dear life onto the pole right next to the seat. And then her other arm went and dragged this other old woman from across the carriage, like dragged her all the way and told her to come, please sit down on this seat, just so my friend who was standing in front of the seat couldn’t sit down.
It’s not like their journey was damn long. Their journey was shorter than ours. They got on after we got on and got off before we got off.
We were travelling all the way from Aljunied all the way to Boon Lay. That’s like the entire green line already. And then my friend had to like stand up for more than half the way because they had to sit down for a few stops otherwise they would fall down and die.
Next time on National Day, all these aunties and uncles, you better don’t let me catch you all singing Stand Up For Singapore.
You don’t stand up for Singapore. We are the next generation of Singapore. You don’t stand up for us, OK? We are the ones standing up for you. You all better don’t stand up, OK?