Sunday Sound of Singapore – Pedestrians Crossing
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This is the sound that started the whole series. It sounded familiar but not quite what I was used to. Same same but different as they say here.
The traffic light button, or PB/5 as it’s officially known, has been seen on the streets of Australia since 1984 and has been picked up by other countries such as Singapore, Ireland and the United States.
An ingenious built in microphone allows the button to detect the background noise surrounding the crossing, and then produce a beep based on how loud it is. This means pedestrians can always hear it over the traffic, but it’s not so loud that it disturbs neighbours.
Another notable feature is the braille arrow which tells sight-impaired pedestrians which direction they are travelling in. The button also vibrates and makes a beeping sound at different speeds which indicates when it’s safe to cross.
~~Every city has its own color, smell, sound, and vibe. While I can share the colors through photography and sometime the vibe too, I thought I would try to share with you the sounds that are so specific to Singapore. ~~