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    Quote Originally Posted by mojims View Post
    This time around, I totally agree with you. So why Singapore should be an exception?
    Singapore is not an exception, we are always the world's leading when i comes to applying laws to curb such people

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    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.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ninelives View Post
    very good, i saw lot of students eating and drink on the buses or trains.

    school dont have social studies nowaday??
    Hmm... actually I like your siggy...

    Common citizens have common sense. Common sense is not restricted by the law
    Lemme add to that:

    In Singapore, some people lack common sense, that why the laws are beyond common sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mojims View Post

    In Singapore, some people lack common sense, that why the laws are beyond common sense.
    I agree that we have uncommon sense.

    And the laws are to be legislated and enforced with uncommon sense.


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    In Singapore, some people lack common sense, that why the laws are beyond common sense.
    Seems like you're pretty pissed with Singaporeans being a non-local resident. Rejected by a local gal recently?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mojims View Post
    And what if I am?
    Let's just say that there are rules, and then there are potential additions to said organisation's KM/LO archives with respect to public relations.

    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

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    Eating maybe a bit much to tolerate, but taking a sip of water? I wonder, who will they deal with Caucasian tourists? Singapore is generally bit too hot for them. Taking a sip of water or a cold drink is one way they can tolerate the heat, and the humidity. Wonder, will the SMRT staff start scolding them and issuing fines? And then, how will SMRT ensure the fines are collected.

    This is going to be a farce.
    Most of us here have flickrs, but some chaps like Rags, William Cho or Artie have some 300 daily views on their uploads, all it takes is for one of them to upload a tongue-in-cheek image and the reputation of Singapore as a tourist destination will drop, and instead be viewed as a backward, draconian and communist state.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkNKL View Post
    Most of us here have flickrs, but some chaps like Rags, William Cho or Artie have some 300 daily views on their uploads, all it takes is for one of them to upload a tongue-in-cheek image and the reputation of Singapore as a tourist destination will drop, and instead be viewed as a backward, draconian and communist state.
    Nothing is more powerful than YOUTUBE now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HeiPiGu View Post
    Seems like you're pretty pissed with Singaporeans being a non-local resident. Rejected by a local gal recently?
    OT liao I fine u...
    Last edited by mojims; 17th July 2009 at 11:21 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HeiPiGu View Post
    Nothing is more powerful than YOUTUBE now.
    and STOMP

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moonstone View Post
    Remember a while back we have people who ignored their condition of their windows and a few cases of accident happened. After that every households in Singapore have to engage a qualified window contractor to check and approve the safety of their windows. Now the MRT fines. Why?

    Well, all because of a few rebellious and selfish people who take things too far who think that they own their right to eat on the public transport. If everybody has respected the printed notices or rules on the train, this "fine" thing may not have happen.
    i personally thinks that its a inbuild immune system to most of the singaporean i think. cause Singapore is a "fine" country, everywhere we go will see fine signage and notices, over the years, we are so used to it and it just got blanked out whenever we see it.


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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xeathor View Post
    i personally thinks that its a inbuild immune system to most of the singaporean i think. cause Singapore is a "fine" country, everywhere we go will see fine signage and notices, over the years, we are so used to it and it just got blanked out whenever we see it.

    Add to that the lack of enforcement.

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    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by FireHouse View Post
    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
    The spitting, passenger seat belts, flower pots, underage smoking, kopitiam smoking....the list goes on

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    Quote Originally Posted by FireHouse View Post
    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
    MUAHAHAHA~ TOTALLY AGREE !

    though on and off there are still people going around doing spot check then it depends on your luck then.

    SAF No. 8 Golden Rule :

    Do but don get caught.

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    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.

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    Default Re: Outright fines for commuters caught eating and drinking in MRT trains, stations

    Quote Originally Posted by Xeathor View Post
    MUAHAHAHA~ TOTALLY AGREE !

    though on and off there are still people going around doing spot check then it depends on your luck then.

    SAF No. 8 Golden Rule :

    Do but don get caught.
    This SAF No. 8 Golden Rule is true.....I tot my son B***S**T me when he mentioned it on his first book out.
    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...

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    This SAF No. 8 Golden Rule is true.....I tot my son B***S**T me when he mentioned it on his first book out.
    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...
    HOHOHO~ sharkspin, its an unofficial rule though, you can never find this rule anywhere in the publishment of SAF xD

    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.

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