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    Default In other countries, people love their trains



    While in sg the train service is the subject of derision and a source of frustration.
    Why can't we be like the guy jizzing in the video?

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    Default Re: In other countries, people love their trains

    you are not even in Singapore nor live in Singapore Sion....
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    Default Re: In other countries, people love their trains

    Quote Originally Posted by ed9119 View Post
    you are not even in Singapore nor live in Singapore Sion....
    Here's the proof. I'm eating cendol in a hawker stall in Little India this moment:

    Last edited by Sion; 17th August 2014 at 02:36 AM.

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    Default Re: In other countries, people love their trains

    You are in Singapore... where everyone complaints about EVERYTHING... and its always somebody's elses fault and never their own... what do you expect...

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    Default Re: In other countries, people love their trains

    When I go to Singapore, I have the same reaction at the MRT station, but it escalates much more when I get inside.
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    Default Re: In other countries, people love their trains

    Old trains have individual character. People recognize them bcos they have names. "Flying Scotman" etc

    http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0855836.html

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lists_o...ssenger_trains

    Modern trains all look the same and, like cars, each is noted by just a registration number.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adamadam View Post
    When I go to Singapore, I have the same reaction at the MRT station, but it escalates much more when I get inside.
    Even a foreign visitor has caught the complain virus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shierwin View Post
    Modern trains all look the same and, like cars, each is noted by just a registration number.
    Even so it's so sexciting!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by shierwin View Post
    Old trains have individual character. People recognize them bcos they have names. "Flying Scotman" etc

    Modern trains all look the same and, like cars, each is noted by just a registration number.
    I sincerely beg to differ, I feel that it has more to do with the historical heritage that also goes along with the more pioneering mass transit systems of the world (London Underground, Moscow Metro, Paris Metro etc. etc.) despite their less than ideal rundown state.

    We were given an official tour once of the NYC Subway network by a rather senior management MTA superintendent officer from one of the Rail Control Center (RCC) / Operations Control Center (OCC) and through it we'll rather surprised to learned that he started off employed only as a Train Operator (TO) "motorman" decades ago and so did his father and his paternal grandparent. Three complete generations of dedicated and professional "tradesman" from father to son!
    Last edited by 9V-Orion Images; 15th September 2014 at 12:38 AM. Reason: Craftsman --> Tradesman
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