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Emergency stairs in the high rise condos?

Post by standingroomonly » Sun, 29 Apr 2012 12:31 pm

If you live on the 20th floor in a high rise condo complex, and you have a private lift...in an emergency (if the elevator is not working) is there any other way to get down (i.e. stairs) and out of the building?

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Post by x9200 » Sun, 29 Apr 2012 12:58 pm

No, you have to call a helicopter.
Seriously, what do you think?

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Post by poodlek » Sun, 29 Apr 2012 1:29 pm

x9200 wrote:No, you have to call a helicopter.
Seriously, what do you think?
LOLLLLLLL Have you checked the hallway outside your service door?

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 29 Apr 2012 2:02 pm

standingroomonly, are you for real. I cannot believe someone from the US could even think, let alone say, something like that? :o :roll:
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Re: Emergency stairs in the high rise condos?

Post by curiousgeorge » Sun, 29 Apr 2012 4:16 pm

standingroomonly wrote:If you live on the 20th floor in a high rise condo complex, and you have a private lift...in an emergency (if the elevator is not working) is there any other way to get down (i.e. stairs) and out of the building?
Obvious - you use the maid's lift. :P :P :P

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Re: Emergency stairs in the high rise condos?

Post by carteki » Sun, 29 Apr 2012 8:02 pm

ask the management in the building - they'll know
curiousgeorge wrote: Obvious - you use the maid's lift. :P :P :P
You mean they actually give the maid a lift? I thought stairs would be more appropriate :P :P :P :P

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Post by JR8 » Sun, 29 Apr 2012 8:12 pm

carteki wrote:ask the management in the building - they'll know
curiousgeorge wrote: Obvious - you use the maid's lift. :P :P :P
You mean they actually give the maid a lift? I thought stairs would be more appropriate :P :P :P :P
Nah, in the posh blocks the maids have a dedicated mini helicopter pad on the roof :P

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Post by sensei_ » Sun, 29 Apr 2012 9:20 pm

alternatively you can do what people in new york do. jump from the building since you will die anyway

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Post by standingroomonly » Sun, 29 Apr 2012 10:48 pm

For someone who doesnt live in singapore yet, one would think there would be stairs, but having looked at condo layouts and plans online...didn't seem obvious where those stairs were located.

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Post by JR8 » Sun, 29 Apr 2012 11:03 pm

Strange lah, the private emergency stairs are usually shown next to the private lifts to each unit... :P

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Post by standingroomonly » Mon, 30 Apr 2012 12:40 am

good to know we won't have to jump off the balcony or out a window in case the building is on fire..or include a helicopter in our expat package

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Post by ecureilx » Mon, 30 Apr 2012 8:46 am

standingroomonly wrote:good to know we won't have to jump off the balcony or out a window in case the building is on fire..or include a helicopter in our expat package
You could include base jumping kit or Parachutes .. quicker to the ground too - right ?? :)

now did you check the bomb shelter in your prospective apartment ?? ;) ;) ;)

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Post by curiousgeorge » Mon, 30 Apr 2012 10:07 am

standingroomonly wrote:For someone who doesnt live in singapore yet, one would think there would be stairs, but having looked at condo layouts and plans online...didn't seem obvious where those stairs were located.
Ahh I there's the problem. Condo plans show the part you rent, and staircases are likely in the common areas.

But in reality, nobody ever uses stairs. In the event of an emergency you just go lock yourself in the bomb shelter.

Also, make sure you have a "Ready Bag" in the event of catastrophe:

http://www.scdf.gov.sg/content/dam/scdf ... nglish.pdf

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Post by nakatago » Mon, 30 Apr 2012 10:14 am

curiousgeorge wrote:But in reality, nobody ever uses stairs. In the event of an emergency you just go lock yourself in the bomb shelter.
Judging from how people in companies react to fire alarms, anecdotes from Singaporeans and observations of the local wildlife, they'll just completely ignore the alarm and would only move if someone tells them to.

:roll:

Ok, maybe the non-Southeast Asians would take the stairs.
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 30 Apr 2012 12:56 pm

nakatago wrote:
curiousgeorge wrote:But in reality, nobody ever uses stairs. In the event of an emergency you just go lock yourself in the bomb shelter.
Judging from how people in companies react to fire alarms, anecdotes from Singaporeans and observations of the local wildlife, they'll just completely ignore the alarm and would only move if someone tells them to.

:roll:

Ok, maybe the non-Southeast Asians would take the stairs.
It also depends on how long the non-Southeast Asians have been here as well! :cool:
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