Ok. Not just the only thing that grinds my gear.
I was late for an appointment yesterday despite leaving 1.5hours earlier to travel from Boon Lay all the way back to Tampines.
The train was slow throughout and at certain part, I could see the cars below the road and we’re pretty much traveling on a same speed.
What really grind my gear is the state of public transport in Singapore. Can you imagine, what used to be a 1hour train ride from Boon Lay to Tampines got morphed into a 1.5hour snail crawl in a packed cattle car?
Having just returned from a week stay in Tokyo just makes me more worked up. Tokyo subway is world class. SMRT IS DEFINITELY NOT WORLD CLASS.
Tokyo runs on time table. All it’s train are listed the time they will arrive and they are accurate and the drivers are professional. They definitely don’t jerk and stop like how I experienced it yesterday going into Outram where the train jerk and stopped 4 times. Each time it stopped. The irritating announcement of “this train stops here for a short while…” crap just riles me up more.
What is worse? Train packed like a cattle car… Is it so hard to see the train and the system is not designed to handle so many people?
Seriously, how could Singaporeans accept this kind of rubbish services as world class transport?!
Tell me what is so world class about our public transport?! And mind you, our train ride are not exactly that cheap either. Taipei metro is so much more cheaper, on time and not as packed as a cattle car.
And to make matter worse, we’re seeing an impending train fare hike on Thursday. The transport
monster minister can come up with some long fb post about extending concession for low income and disabled. But we all know fare is increasing. Might as well cut the act about announcing it together with the rubber stamp council?
Btw, not to denigrate the disabled or what. But when the train is so packed, how can the disabled in wheel chair going to enter the train?
Singaporeans should travel to other country and they will know Singapore is downright fucked in the face. I have friends who have not traveled overseas before and all they say is Singapore is the best place to stay.
Seriously people? For $400,000, you can get a 4 room flat of 106sq m here.
For the same price, you can get a waterfront property just outside Christchurch, New Zealand with a size of 300 times the pathetic 4 room.
Like wise, the same price will get you the same deal in Napa Valley, California’s wine producing region.
See what I’m saying?