Last Saturday, at around noon, I was making my way down the escalator at Jurong East MRT station when I saw four students at the bottom, two on each side of the escalator, with tin cans to collect money for charity.
I pointed out to them the danger of soliciting funds in this area: Should a commuter stop to make a donation, it could cause a "chain collision" among commuters coming down the escalator.
But they did not move until MRT staff intervened.
Flag day organisers should brief volunteers on the dos and don'ts of fund raising, such as the places where soliciting donations are forbidden.
Fund raising is a noble act, but proper guidance should be the order of the day.
This article was first published on June 05, 2014.
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