Let’s talk about MRT public transport in Singapore.
What goes to your mind first?
I guess it’s the recent accident that happened to a 14 years-old Thai student who accidentally felt onto the railway at Ang Mo Kio station and lost both of her legs. That’s another big saddening thing I have heard this month.
Let’s leave this here and pray for her and her family. If you want to donate any amount to them, please don’t waste your time going to Tan Tock Seng Hospital because they won’t allow you to. Go to Thai Embassy instead, they will collect your donation there.
So here is what I really want to talk about is…
The ANNOYING facts which I have to face ALMOST every time I take MRT.
Every other country I have been to, people have the decency to stand on the left so others people who are in a rush can walk on the right. Hardly in Singapore.
2) Blocking the door
There are obvious yellow lines drawn on the floor to tell us to stand at the side of the gates so that the arriving passengers inside wouldn’t have to squeeze through inconsiderate people who block them. What different does it make if they can just let people out first?
3) Rushing out of the train
Rushing out? No problem. I believe many of us did that sometimes too. But not when you are knocking everyone who is on your way without any ‘excuse me’ or ‘sorry’. That’s rude.
4) 1 person occupied 2 seats
I’ve seen quite a few of them, mostly woman, who carries few bags or more. Instead of putting her bag down on the floor, she just put them on the seat while the train is actually crowded. And the worst is, they don’t care how people stare or look at them. Selfish.
5) Not giving up the seat to the elderly or people who need it
Have you seen it in stomp recently about a boy with crutches and no one gave up their seats to him and thought that it was a prank? What rubbish! I’m sorry for being harsh here but I think it’s good to have a heart for others even just a little bit.
HAVE A HEART!
Let’s hope to see less of all these in the future.
P.S. No offend to anyone. I’m just speaking in general from my experience.
Love. – nira