SBS Transit's Senior Bus Captain Teh Leong Sai has made history by becoming the first SBS Transit Bus Captain to be honoured by the people he serves.
The 42-year-old was invited to Anchorvale Community Club's Active Ageing Festival Luncheon Celebration cum Senior Outreach Day 2007 yesterday to receive an appreciation plaque from Dr Lam Pin Min, Member of Parliament for Ang Mo Kio GRC, for the excellent service he has provided to the residents of Sengkang. The honour was accorded to Senior BC Teh after Anchorvale Community Club received three commendation letters from residents praising Senior BC Teh.
Senior BC Teh operates Service 163, which plies between Sengkang and Toa Payoh. When he found out he was to receive this award, he said, "It is such a lovely thing they have done. I am just happy doing my job and I get a lot of joy knowing I have made my commuters happy. It is certainly a very pleasant surprise."
The Anchorvale award is not the first that Senior BC Teh has won. Having been with SBS Transit for seven years now, Senior BC Teh received many other accolades including the Excellent Service Award (STAR) 2005, NTUC Model Award 2004 and the National Courtesy Award - Transport Gold 2003.
Known for his ever-ready smile, cheerful demeanor and his crisply-ironed shirts, Senior BC Teh is also a Service Mentor for new Bus Captains. "I don't preach to my fellow colleagues what they should do. I just share with them what I do and how I think I can make my passengers happy. Hopefully they will do the same."
SBS Transit Chief Operating Officer, Mr Gan Juay Kiat, said: "We are very proud of Senior BC Teh and are very grateful to the residents of Anchorvale for acknowledging his good performance. It is heartwarming indeed."
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