I think they should also ban people from talking into their phones in the trains.
We can't sleep with them talking so loudly.
I sleep only 4 hours in the bed. The other 2 hours are in the trains.
A draconian ban and enforcement on people consuming plain water is likely to be a strategic failure, in every sense of good ol CRM.
We live in an age when unnecessary things are our only necessities. - Oscar Wilde
well, if you can't even have a sip of water... that's just ridiculous. i reckon, im gonna fake an inspector one day by pretending to drink from an empty bottle when he's around and say 'gotcha', when he comes up to me. wonder if they'll fine me.
im not against the eating&drinking fine (conversely, i am very supportive of it), but i seriously hope they reconsider the part about plain water.
as much as some people here have mentioned about how SMRT has been lenient and all in the past, i think we should take away the focus from those who always go against the no-eating sign, and instead consider the other extreme: the no-choice situation. Like some members have mentioned - how about children who needs water? elderly who needs water? sick people who needs water? Will SMRT people be considerate enough to understand these special needs and not blindly follow the law because it's their job?
In the public areas where food & drinks are not permitted, eg public library, clear water bottles with plain water are allowed (if i'm not wrong). why not on public transport? Some people do travel from one end to another and hence the journey can be pretty long. Plus our MRTs travel at a pace that is hard for spillage to occur so the probablity of spillage occurring should be quite low.
trust me..."these institutions/companies" are only good for FIRE FIGHTING. When the fire is out, it will be back to normal....just give it a week or so all this so call "enforcers" will be hidden from sight, again
While I agree with the fine for most eating and drinking. I can't find agreement with the banning of drinking water.
Plain water spillage a problem? Total nonsense
Whats the diff when ppls shoes are wet and get on the MRT?
Rain water from umbrella and wet shoes?
We are not talking about having a Sonkran festival inside the train. Just a bottle of water.
Don't underestimate the need for immediate use of medication as well.
There are many cases of illness that would be better to take medication ASAP.
Dizzy spells; Potential stroke; Headache; Stomach ache (esp. food poisoning); Heart attack
some spillage of whatever liquid/solids is better than seeing someone in pain/discomfort/life threatened, right??
Those who say, can tahan one, obviously never had to due with such problems/illness.
Informing the MRT staff, can be useful or can be damn irritating and inconvenient. Lets say you are already unwell and after visiting the doc, make your way back via MRT. You become worse while waiting for the MRT and need to take the medicine. Do you proceed down to the ctrl room and inform the staff , after which they (being typical S'poreans with no u-turn syndrome) stop you from continuing your journey (die on their train and on their watch, how??). Or you board the train, take the medicine while on it and be on your way home where you can rest in the comfort of your bed?
Anyway, looks like it going to be 'do anything don't get caught' and hope 'some officers close one eye' for the moment.
Last edited by pinholecam; 17th July 2009 at 03:41 PM.
What is so wrong with having a sip of water in the train? Passengers becoming a nuisance from "water intoxication"
Maybe another lame excuse to cut cost of cleaning service eventhough we are paying alot for their services...
oooh gosh, SMRT are earning TONS of money from the commuters every single day! they are even expanding their services in the massive market of China, so whats the cleaning fee compared ? poor aunties and uncles who are working as cleaning agent for them now, gonna job loss soon.