THE M3: S'PORE BUSES UNDER INVESTIGATION

The Macau Metro Monitor, September 9th 2010

GOVERNMENT INVESTIGATING IR SHUTTLES TODAYonline, Strait Times

A spokesperson for the Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports (MCYS) said, "We're investigating the provision of free transport by the IR operators. The IR operators will not be allowed to target the local market or provide incentives in any form for Singaporeans to patronise the casinos."  But RWS spokesman Robin Goh said the free services are the result of feedback and "the age-old perception that Sentosa was too far and inaccessible ... " The shuttle buses deliver about 2,500 people per day to the resort, and in surveys of passengers, more than 60% of them indicate they are not going to the casino, but to Universal Studios or "others", said Mr Goh.

The free shuttle of RWS are available at two spots in the Central Business District as well as 12 HDB town centres, including Ang Mo Kio, Jurong East, Tampines and Bedok.  MBS's free shuttle runs between the resort and Changi Airport and hotels in the Marina Bay area.  MBS recently introduced premium bus services to Orchard Road, the Central Business District and Chinatown.