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Hock Lee Bus Riots

A driver’s badge belonging to the Hock Lee Amalgamated Bus Company Ltd (Image from National Museum of Singapore) Hock Lee Bus Strike On 12 May 1955, a strike broke out at the Hock Lee Bus Company along Alexandra Road after 229 members of the Singapore Bus Workers’ Union (SBWU) felt that they were unfairly dismissed.…

Hock Lee bus strike and riot Infopedia

Dismissed workers of the Hock Lee Amalgamated Bus Company went on strike from 25 April 1955. Joined by supporters and Chinese middle school students, these strikers picketed the bus depot and disrupted bus services. Police were called in to disperse the crowds and resorted to using water jets when warnings failed. The strike escalated into a riot on 12 May 1955 resulting in four deaths and 31 ...…

Bus transport in Singapore - Wikipedia

In April 1971, the 10 Chinese bus companies were merged to form three larger regional bus companies, namely Amalgamated Bus Company in the west, Associated Bus Services in the east and United Bus Company in the north. The STC retained their presence in central Singapore but lost their privileges previously granted by the 1925 STC Ordinance.Depots: 12…

Hock Lee Bus Strike Remember Singapore

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Hock Lee bus riots – fact or fiction by CNA? (Part 1 ...

Feb 10, 2014 · The Hock Lee bus riots, which occurred on the 12 th of May 1955, stemmed from a strike in which underpaid and overworked workers, with the support of middle school students from Chinese schools and labour unions, sought redress from the Hock Lee Amalgamated Bus Company. The strike turned ugly (claiming the lives of two police officers, an ...…

About Us

Originally part of the Hock Lee Bus Company in Singapore, HLT International spun out in 1959 as the sole distributor of Toyo tyres, working closely with private bus companies in Singapore. Under the astute guidance of our former Chairman, Mr. Tan Kwang Hui, we grew from strength to strength achieving an impressive list of clients whom included ...…

HLT International Pte Ltd

HLT International Pte Ltd formerly known as Hock Lee is recognized as one of the fore-runners in the Automotive, Tyre Servicing and Tyre Retreading Industry in South East Asia. Founded in year 1959 as the sole distributor of Toyo tyres, it worked closely with private bus companies in Singapore. Read more…