I sat down on a window seat and realized that something was blocking my feet. I looked down and saw this grey box, which is part of the bus interior fixture. I guess it could house some electronic components. I had to shift my bottom sideways so that I could place both of my feet on the ground. If not, my left foot would have to be placed on top of the box, which is really uncomfortable. It doesn’t help that the top of the box was sloping. Luckily, the bus was not crowded and the seat to my right was empty, and therefore I could shift my bottom to the right without affecting another passenger.
I hope that SBS could look into the issue and work with the bus manufacturer to see if the fixture can be relocated. The number of seats in the new buses has been reduced as compared to the older versions. Please make sure that the available seats are comfortable at least.