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Post by Tony_Melb » Mon, 10 Nov 2008 6:11 pm

Yeah, I have to say, Singaporeans are shocking on the roads. Changing lanes without indicating. Talking with a mobile phone stuck next to their ear. And hesitate for a second and you get blasted with their horns.

I've noticed a trend. Selfishness and lack of consideration for others. Racing for the 'priority' seats first on an MRT while plenty of other seats are available. Barging into the train doors while others are yet to exit. Standing two abreast on escalators not letting others through. And some of them have some absolutely disgusting habits. Two of my colleagues just sit in front of their computers and belch openly without trying to muffle it or so much as a "pardon me". Makes me wonder how parents raise children around here.

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Post by Saint » Mon, 10 Nov 2008 11:05 pm

Tony_Melb wrote:Yeah, I have to say, Singaporeans are shocking on the roads. Changing lanes without indicating. Talking with a mobile phone stuck next to their ear. And hesitate for a second and you get blasted with their horns.

I've noticed a trend. Selfishness and lack of consideration for others. Racing for the 'priority' seats first on an MRT while plenty of other seats are available. Barging into the train doors while others are yet to exit. Standing two abreast on escalators not letting others through. And some of them have some absolutely disgusting habits. Two of my colleagues just sit in front of their computers and belch openly without trying to muffle it or so much as a "pardon me". Makes me wonder how parents raise children around here.
:roll: And?

Don't to death so many times on here, just live with it. You should hear what they say about Westerners!

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Post by Jeppo » Tue, 11 Nov 2008 8:37 am

Tony_Melb wrote:Makes me wonder how parents raise children around here.
Don't be ridiculous, that's the maid's job.

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Post by Tony_Melb » Tue, 11 Nov 2008 9:28 am

Saint wrote::roll: And?

Don't to death so many times on here, just live with it. You should hear what they say about Westerners!
Pot calling the kettle black. Maybe they should have a good hard look at themselves first. Hypocrites :P

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Post by Saint » Tue, 11 Nov 2008 9:57 am

Tony_Melb wrote:
Saint wrote::roll: And?

Don't to death so many times on here, just live with it. You should hear what they say about Westerners!
Pot calling the kettle black. Maybe they should have a good hard look at themselves first. Hypocrites :P
They've been here a lot longer than you and will be a lot longer after you leave 8-)

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Post by Left Wing » Fri, 21 Nov 2008 2:53 pm

so inevitable happened ! my colleague got rear ended while he was stationary by a car at 80kmh...lucky my colleague drives a BMW 5 series or else...the lady driver..( no offense to lady drivers) was sending sms while at 80kmh HOLY .#@!%... my mates ok...cops say they going to press negligent driving charge = 6 mths jail...the nurse at the emergency says local girl will be fired by her company too....

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Post by danialgoh » Sat, 03 Jan 2009 2:07 pm

I know the reason for this. Singapore Citizens is brought up in such a way that time is money, money is time. Most accidents on the roads are caused by taxi drivers. Taxi rental expensive, hence the need to speed to get more passengers.

I have my own run-ins with bad drivers. Some gave me the middle finger (even though its their fault). Some pretended nothing happened. Ahh...the comical side of Singaporeans.

Nevertheless, our transport system, the buses and trains are good. Just that you need to get used to squeezing in with the rest.

Cheers...

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Post by mamaliki » Sat, 03 Jan 2009 2:30 pm

just remember that we are visitors here and singapore claim that they have the best Zoo in the world,NO, i do agree that Singapore is the best ZOO of the world.

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Post by danialgoh » Sat, 03 Jan 2009 2:42 pm

There are many other "Best" in Singapore and one of them is we have the "Best" drivers in SIngapore.

Tongue-in-cheek

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 03 Jan 2009 6:25 pm

I think you have a spelling error there. Don't you mean "beast" drivers? :P

Anyway, the term is wrong as well, Singaporeans don't actually know how to "drive", they only know how to "aim". :(

(EXCEPT WHEN THEY ARE IN THE TOILET THAT IS! ) :o
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

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Post by danialgoh » Sat, 03 Jan 2009 10:01 pm

Nope...to use the word "Best" is what I have intended. That is why I used the open and closed inverted commas.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 03 Jan 2009 10:20 pm

No comment on the toilet habits so I guess I must have been spot on there! :lol:
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

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Post by danialgoh » Sat, 03 Jan 2009 10:44 pm

Oh dear. If you really must know, I couldn't be bothered with commenting on the toilet habits. The thread is about "Death by Singapore drivers". The original message is not even about toilets. Don't stray away from the real topic. No wonder you came here to Singapore. Straying about.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 04 Jan 2009 6:26 pm

danialgoh wrote:The original message is not even about toilets. Don't stray away from the real topic. No wonder you came here to Singapore. Straying about.
I didn't stray, Singapore Drivers give me the S**ts! Especially taxi drivers and drivers for hire! Definitely related to toilets! :P
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