Jump to content


SEARCH

1

A little bit more graciousness

By Regan_ong on 11 Oct 2013

Attached Image

I returned to Singapore from an overseas trip recently, realising that our public transport system still lacked that little something - courtesy.
 
Although the Public Transport Council and Singapore Kindness Movement have launched countless campaigns, the message still fails to get across to most of us.
 
While our trains may be slightly more efficient in terms of trip frequencies and arrival timings (assuming no track faults or other issues), there is a culture in the trains over there that many of us can learn from.

The 'reserved' seat/seats on the trains there are so sacred, the non-needy do not place their bums on them at all, not even when the train is packed full like sardines during peak hours.
 
More impressively, these seats were left vacant for the needy even on trips that may take twice the journey time from Pasir Ris to Joo Koon. Even on public buses there, 'reserved' seats were barely taken by the non-prioritised.
 
On the other hand, the 'reserved' seat/seats on our trains here are seldom left untouched. And even when the more needy appear, there are bound to be some qualms about giving up the seat. Is it really our culture? Do we lack discipline? Or do people just don't care?
 
Perhaps this is one of the reasons why Singa the Lion resigned in May 2013, and it also leaves me wondering if it is really possible to take the meaning of 'reserved' to the next level.

discussions, local, gossip and 7 more...

Viewed: 2,843 times

Related Blog Posts
Regan_ong
Written by Regan_ong
Regan's interest in cars started since the time when 'Hot Wheels' was leading the way. Oh yeah.



  • 1
Knoobie Oct 11 2013 09:36 AM

I see no problem in giving up the seat when the needy comes in. Why not make use of the seat when there is no needy around? Gracious it may be but not efficient at all.

  • 1
 
Car Makes

Please select a car make

Facebook Likes
   Featured Blog Post
Photo
Driving an old car with almost no modern features in it? Or just love adding new accessories for...
POPULAR BLOG POSTS
Photo
A journalist in Taiwan is said to have crashed a Honda NSX during a test drive. The driver blames...
Photo
In order to raise funds, Proton might be selling the British brand to save itself. Almost 20 othe...
Photo
The all new Honda Freed has gone on sale in Japan and comes with hybrid and normal petrol variant...
Photo
More photos of the BMW 1 Series sedan have already trickled out on the internet ahead of a report...
Photo
Kah Chuan Hoong claims to be the first person in the world to drive any kind of supercar to the b...
   Lifestyle Articles