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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 22 Jan 2014 2:49 pm

I've been using the Bus & MRT daily since 1991! :-k Of course, I AM poor so it's okay. :?

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Postby Max Headroom » Wed, 22 Jan 2014 4:23 pm

I used the bus when they were still giving out little paper tickets, so there.

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Postby ecureilx » Wed, 22 Jan 2014 4:47 pm

Max Headroom wrote:I used the bus when they were still giving out little paper tickets, so there.


you mean, when the tickets / fare card used to go in through one hole and come out through the other .. and fly out of the exit hole sometimes .. !!!

And you choose how much you want to punch in as well !!

I once punched in 1$ for a ride, think Red hill to Normanton Park .. and a guy standing casually whispered - that he never punched in more than 60 cents -and if he sees a checker, he just alights at the next stop ..

Well, those were the days ....

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 22 Jan 2014 5:01 pm

Max, so was I, back before there was even a CTE and the buses were non-aircon and a lot still had conductors on board where they would punch little star, diamond, cloverleaf holes in the tickets. (1982~83 when I bought my 1st car. I sold the 3rd car in '91). You told the conductor where you were going, he'd tell you the price and you paid him (had a pouch full of coins around his waist) and he punched you a ticket. (Before the Orange machines)

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Postby JR8 » Wed, 22 Jan 2014 5:28 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Max, so was I, back before there was even a CTE and the buses were non-aircon and a lot still had conductors on board where they would punch little star, diamond, cloverleaf holes in the tickets. (1982~83 when I bought my 1st car. I sold the 3rd car in '91). You told the conductor where you were going, he'd tell you the price and you paid him (had a pouch full of coins around his waist) and he punched you a ticket. (Before the Orange machines)


Ah nostalgia. I recall my first experiences of a non-aircon bus commute, Shenton Way to Beach Road... even that was enough to drown me.

I remember conductors and their various punch-stamps too.

p.s. I'm getting flashbacks to some place, where the roving conductors give you a paper ticket, then in a blur punch all over it, date, month, year, fare, type, destination etc. 'clip clip clip clip!!'. Can't for the life of me recall where it is now...

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Postby Max Headroom » Wed, 22 Jan 2014 5:35 pm

Ecureilx, you passed your change to the driver, who'd then dispense a wee ticket.

Yeah SMS, every now and again, a stern-looking conductor chap would come aboard to check passengers' tickets. You didn't mess around with this dude eh.

Funny, it was the window seats that were in demand back then. No air-con, phew, how did we tahan?

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Postby Max Headroom » Wed, 22 Jan 2014 5:43 pm

Come to that, you're right, SMS, it was the conductor that you gave your change to.

Lofty, I once had a bus driver that barely made it to my stop. He kept coasting the bus to a standstill dozing off, only to suddenly jerk awake and hit the accelerator again. A few times, mid-slump, the bus rolled onto the curb at Marine Parade. Nobody said anything; I guess we were all hoping to at least make our bus stop, haha.

Awesome times.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 22 Jan 2014 6:01 pm

Max, when I first got married, we would be traveling on the non-aircon bus and if you will think back, they used to have two stainless steel (I assume) rails that ran along the windows like horizontal fence rails. I used to be absolutely amazed as my wife (local) would fall asleep with her head bouncing off the rails the whole way and it didn't seem to bother her a bit. People didn't take too long to get spoiled here, did they! I'd sit there, sweat just rolling off me. And we lived a long way out, Back in those days Seletar Camp was like telling a taxi driver you wanted to go the the Boon Lay Coast Guard station! :lol: Loved it out there (lived in the camp for 15 years in the old Black & Whites)

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 22 Jan 2014 6:03 pm

If the non-aircon buses weren't enough, when it rained during peak hours all the windows would steam up and if they think the MRT has a aroma during the evening peak hours, they don't know nothing!
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Postby Max Headroom » Wed, 22 Jan 2014 8:05 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Max, when I first got married, we would be traveling on the non-aircon bus and if you will think back, they used to have two stainless steel (I assume) rails that ran along the windows like horizontal fence rails.


LOL, yeah, I remember. They didn't half rattle eh. :lol:

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Postby movingtospore » Wed, 22 Jan 2014 8:28 pm

The guy is undoubtably a wanker and has embarrassed himself I'm sure...but...really are Singaporeans so very insecure that they react like this to someone shooting their mouth off? Lord. In they end they just come across as a bunch of whiny babies. Are you telling me the spoilt sons of the elite here haven't said worse?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 22 Jan 2014 8:34 pm

Max Headroom wrote:LOL, yeah, I remember. They didn't half rattle eh. :lol:



^^This! :lol:

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Postby nutnut » Wed, 22 Jan 2014 9:02 pm

I remember my old boss referring to the the bus in UK as the "slum-shuttle" due to those who were taking it were "slumming it".

Also, I saw a comment from a friend in the UK asking why people on buses stank of BO. To which there was no uproar or letters to the DailyMail, just agreement from the people taking the bus that he knew.

Similarly, I have seen people making remarks about kids today being soft and not coping with the kinda stuff they did when they were younger.

All of these things have been said repeatedly in the UK for many years by many people.

This is less a fact that this guy said it, more the fact that he owns a Porsche, married a beauty queen and has entered their world and said it! He is where they want to be in regards to wealth, he has a woman may men may want and he is mocking them from afar!

The guy has been here long enough to know that comments like this will never be taken in jest, he obviously a twat, but, threatening to kill him and abusing a 5 year old son? There is no excuse for that behaviour at all!
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Postby zzm9980 » Wed, 22 Jan 2014 9:15 pm

x9200 wrote:I am amazed how many regulars are concerned about what some douchebag did or had to say. I was not even aware of his existence before opening this thread.


+1

I think JR8's comment from the other thread is correct. The gahmen has a stash of hacked Facebook accounts owned by high profile and/or conspicuous foreigners. Whenever something happens they want to deflect attention from (Malaysian sneaking through Woodlands checkpoint, getting caught by the police but let go, then sneaking into MFA HQ...) they just stir up some online shit.

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Postby nutnut » Wed, 22 Jan 2014 9:21 pm

So you mean, this is Woodlands-gait?

That's one conspiracy theory
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