Not a common sight anymore…. Here or anywhere in the world
6-May-2022: D-44 before departure
Most people look at their phone when they ride the MRT, and I don’t fault them since it might be their only downtime between home and the office in the morning and the office and home in the evening but I, on the other hand, like to observe the scene, it’s a microsome of Singapore population.
On the MRT lines I take the most (Yellow/Circle Line, Blue/Downtown Line and Green/East West Line) I can more or less tell you which stop I am at without looking up the name by the influx of riders. I also know that if I don’t have a seat when I get in during rush hour, a couple stops later there will be plenty because almost all passengers will disembark. I know where to stop when I go to my volunteer work once a month and if I keep on the same like I will be back in the business district.
One of the most common questions expat groups get from newcomers is “do I need a car in Singapore? While I appreciated having a car when I did, I still used public transport a lot and it was an easy transition when I didn’t have a car anymore. If there is a country where you don’t NEED a car it’s Singapore.
~~~Just a little FYI So for my last 200 days in Singapore I have decided to reblog, in no special order, a post from the 6 years I will have spent on the Little Red Dot. PS: you will then get 2 posts a day!!~~~