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Postby Plavt » Wed, 15 Sep 2010 10:56 pm

painkillerPink wrote:The worst I've ever witnessed myself was during off-peak when a female passenger was cutting her nails and leaving the debris on the seat in the train.

GROSS! :o[/color]


......wait till you see the 'antics' of some of the commuters (if that's what they are) on the London Underground by day and by night.

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Postby nakatago » Thu, 16 Sep 2010 12:06 am

Plavt wrote:
nakatago wrote:have you tried our very efficient metro rail transit systems? beats any country's MRT system anytime! :roll:


That's no big surprise, it's only one line if I remember correctly? :o


Three, actually.

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Postby ksl » Thu, 16 Sep 2010 12:59 am

durain wrote:could be someone bringing durian into MRT :D :P .
You should try walking past stinky Tofu, if you have time go to the Taiwan Food Fair at Clark Quay and get a whiff, durian is wonderful in comparison

OMG the smell of stinky, though it taste is good!

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Postby revhappy » Thu, 16 Sep 2010 10:18 am

Splatted wrote:
revhappy wrote:Thats easy to answer. Imagine you are working in Changi Business park and you stay in Ang Mo Kio. Now tell me what public transport option are you going to use? And how agonising is it going to be? Compare that to a 20 min drive over the TPE. :)


Is Changi Business Park anywhere near Simei station? It only took me 30-ish minutes from Bishan to Simei, via circle line. Not a huge difference.


CBP is near Expo station. So on your way to simei you need to get down at Tanah Merah wait for 10 minutes and then board the train to Expo/Changi and then walk another min 10 mins to your office.

Plus if you are at AMK you need to change from the Red line to the Yellow line at Bishan. And not to mention the wait for the bus and the ride to AMK station from your home. So easily can take 1 and half hours plus think of the no of times you have changed trains and the monotonous "Please stand behind the yellow line", "Doors are closing" in 4 different languages :x If cost of owning a car wasn't a factor anybody would have chosen to drive. So bottomline public transport is excellent but not necessarily convinient enough to replace a car.

Recently I had been on a holiday to Phuket and what a treat my eyes had, about 8 out 10 cars there were pickup trucks mostly Toyota Hilux. I definitely envyed them. Here we cant even dream of a Cherry QQ.Guess you cant have everything in life :(

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 16 Sep 2010 12:36 pm

When I quit driving here, cost wasn't the factor. Aggravation was. I don't like driving with idiots in cages who don't know what direction indicators are and bikkies who tear along the dotted lines or ride in your blind spot. I quit driving before somebody became a victim of road rage.

And I actually owned two cars, one for transport and one just for fun (a restored '66 mini cooper). I find that the little inconvenience is a no brainer as I'm saving between 1200-1500/mo and that goes a long way towards easing the loss. Waiting 10 minutes for a train/bus? Waiting 20 minutes to 2 hours trying to get your petrol tank filled? Stuck at traffic lights, ERP, Road Tax, Parking Fees (if you can find a parking spot). Nah, you can have it.

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Postby JR8 » Thu, 16 Sep 2010 2:46 pm

I saw a similar discussion re: 'Why do people bother paying to commute by car in London' a few years ago. Rather than just convenience, other reasons mentioned (IIRC) were:-

- A car is my own 'personal space'
- I can smoke
- I can play music loud
- I can sing
- I go door-to-door

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Postby carteki » Thu, 16 Sep 2010 4:04 pm

JR8 wrote:I saw a similar discussion re: 'Why do people bother paying to commute by car in London' a few years ago. Rather than just convenience, other reasons mentioned (IIRC) were:-

- A car is my own 'personal space'
- I can smoke
- I can play music loud
- I can sing
- I go door-to-door


Agree. I can eat; I can "store" multiple bags without having to carry them all the time; I know that it will take me x mins to start my journey (rather than wondering how long the cab will take to arrive); I can "move" large amounts of stuff without worrying and a day trip to MY would be possible to do at the last minute.

My best would be to have a cheap car that I use mainly after hours. Even when I had a car I used public transport to commute if it went near where I was going...

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Postby JR8 » Thu, 16 Sep 2010 4:39 pm

Plavt wrote:
painkillerPink wrote:The worst I've ever witnessed myself was during off-peak when a female passenger was cutting her nails and leaving the debris on the seat in the train.

GROSS! :o[/color]


......wait till you see the 'antics' of some of the commuters (if that's what they are) on the London Underground by day and by night.



Still don't think I've seen a guy in London go to an empty seat and scoop up a blob of gelatinous menstrual blood on his finger, and sit back down and inspect it :-|

The loonies, stoners and about-to-pukers... yeah granted you don't really get those in SG

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Postby Plavt » Thu, 16 Sep 2010 4:44 pm

JR8 wrote:Still don't think I've seen a guy in London go to an empty seat and scoop up a blob of gelatinous menstrual blood on his finger, and sit back down and inspect it :-|


:shock: :shock: :shock: Image


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Postby JR8 » Thu, 16 Sep 2010 5:00 pm

Plavt wrote:
JR8 wrote:Still don't think I've seen a guy in London go to an empty seat and scoop up a blob of gelatinous menstrual blood on his finger, and sit back down and inspect it :-|


:shock: :shock: :shock: Image


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Hehehe.... well you know! :)

I tried to not have to totally spell it out in my original observation.... but that was the fact. Uniquely Singapore? 8-)

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Postby carlsum1986 » Thu, 16 Sep 2010 9:23 pm

JR8 wrote:
Still don't think I've seen a guy in London go to an empty seat and scoop up a blob of gelatinous menstrual blood on his finger, and sit back down and inspect it :-|


:o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o

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Postby EADG » Thu, 16 Sep 2010 10:00 pm

Unfortunately I've seen all of these in Singapore

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 16 Sep 2010 11:01 pm

Yep, twice a day 6 days a week! :mad: Especially Indians with handphones! and all people who don't shower or use a deodorant or toothpaste. And all with the inate ability to instantly fall asleep as soon as they sit in the priority seats. (Till I whack 'em on the shoulder and tell 'em to get up for the old/pregnant/crippled lady/man).

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Postby nakatago » Thu, 16 Sep 2010 11:32 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Yep, twice a day 6 days a week! :mad: Especially Indians with handphones! and all people who don't shower or use a deodorant or toothpaste. And all with the inate ability to instantly fall asleep as soon as they sit in the priority seats. (Till I whack 'em on the shoulder and tell 'em to get up for the old/pregnant/crippled lady/man).


how about them youngins blabbering with all those whippersnappers?

DAMN YOU NOISY KIDS! GET OFF MY LAWN!!!

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 16 Sep 2010 11:54 pm

nakatago wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:Yep, twice a day 6 days a week! :mad: Especially Indians with handphones! and all people who don't shower or use a deodorant or toothpaste. And all with the inate ability to instantly fall asleep as soon as they sit in the priority seats. (Till I whack 'em on the shoulder and tell 'em to get up for the old/pregnant/crippled lady/man).


how about them youngins blabbering with all those whippersnappers?

DAMN YOU NOISY KIDS! GET OFF MY LAWN!!!


Can't say anything about them cause I can't hear 'em due to the Indians from India with handphones drown out everything else! :mad:


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