Escalator Courtesy!!~~ Singaporeans need that!

February 11, 2009 11:42pm CST
Ok, this happens in my country, and i understand it may not happen in all other countries.. I'm staying in Singapore, have a 8.30am - 5.30pm desk job.. I don't own a car, so i'm basically taking public transport to work, as well as home after work. What irks me so much is that in order to take the train, i have to go through 3 escalators each time. There are posters, public awareness that shows, if you prefer to stand and wait on the escalator, keep left, and if you are in a rush, keep right and move your LEGS even when the escalator is moving! Even if there isn't such public awareness, its common sense, right? But everytime when i'm in a rush to work.. i cant basically move through the escalator, due to inconsiderate people just standing on the right side.. Worst, there is even people standing in the middle as if they own the whole escalator!! This is one of the ugly side in Singapore.. They don't really care, even if there is ample awareness around.. Does it happen to your country? Singapore government have done the step in creating public awareness for people to change, but the citizen just don't bother.. What do you think? I believe it will take a long long time before such a habit will developed in Singapore.. Guess i have to continue to endure such habits for now....
2 responses
@tudors (1556)
• China
12 Feb 09
hey, if you take a look at lifts, escalators, any public places, you will not complain at all. things are worse beyond your imagination though i know singapore is a relatively orderly place.
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• Singapore
16 Feb 09
Yeah, Singapore is a relatively orderly place, but if you compare to Japan for example, you can see a wide difference in the culture. Lets just say that do you clear your plates in a Macdonald after eating? i know that the Americans and Europeans do.. well, singaporeans dont, cultural difference..
@nanayangel (7694)
• Philippines
12 Feb 09
Hi there Allen! there's no such rule here in our country and I think that's a pretty neat rule to have because it will save time for those people who are in a hurry. However, if not everyone follow that rule, then I guess you'll have to just excuse yourself so that they can move and give way. Just like what we do here whenever we are in a hurry.
• Singapore
16 Feb 09
Yeah, what can one person effort makes? seems like the only way is to heed your advice.. =S