The lower bench seemed to be more popular as it was fully occupied and I have to make do with the taller one. Upon sitting on it, I understand why it was not the preferred choice. As a result of the tilted top, one’s bottom has the tendency to slide off the surface. To overcome this, some people would move their bottom backwards to achieve better balance. However, those without the blessing of Yao Ming’s genes would have their feet hanging in the air unsupported. This is illustrated in the image above. In addition, the bench seemed too high for the average Singaporean, as shown by the auntie who has to point her toes to touch the ground. (Refer to image below).
I am puzzled by the rationale for making the bench seat tilted. If it is done for ergonomics reason, the designer has made a big mistake.