Singapore concerned very much for the commuters taking the public train which we call Mass Rapid Transit, in short MRT. It has been long established in the past that No smoking was allowed while in the train station or platform (no smoking undercover shelters) and while on the train.
There is also no flammable goods allowed on board as well but there wasn’t any security device used to screen passengers but it is advised not to bring it on board as commuters might think you are a terrorist and tries burning down the train with the kerosene or petrol.
Unfortunately, although Durian is considered the king of fruits it is permanently banned from taking public trains. This is because the big shot carries a strong pungent smell which some thinks is an aroma while others think it is rotten junk. Anyway, not to dispute too much over a fruit, I think that was the reason why it was being banned from boarding the train. The fine for carrying durian on board was used to be $500, but maybe there are some changes?
Last, but not least, no eating or drinking at the platform or onboard. This law passed sparked some commotions in the past where drinking bottled water was prohibited and a case that a mother was breastfeeding her child while she was on board. So who are you going to find? The mother or child?
In general, below are the fines for breaking the law imposed on Singapore’s MRT train;
No smoking – S$ 1000
No eating or drinking – S$ 500
No flammable goods – S$ 5,000
No animals or pets – S$ 500
No durian – no fine indicated