I was feeling quite cold with the air-con vent blowing cold air side way onto my face, together with the fact that a heavy downpour occurred during the pre-dawn hours. I was hoping that I could turn off the air-con vent but after close examination, I realized that there was no avenue which I could do so.
I looked at the air-con vent of the seat in front and noticed that it was slightly different from mine Ė it has a nob in which the passenger could turn to cut off or reduce the air flow (see photo below). I thought that my air-con vent was faulty but on further examination, the nob is available on alternate air-con vents.
I think it is quite strange for SMRT to adopt such configuration on their new buses. They should either allow all seated passengers to adjust the air-con vent or none at all. After all, all passengers paid the same fare, why allow some passengers to have more privileges than others?