I sent my car for servicing recently and tried taking a bus from Ubi to Geylang market... read the bus guide at the bus stop and wasn't completely sure of the direction...
Bus came.. asked driver Geylang market? he nodded his head. I took it to mean yes. It went the other way, approached the driver and asked him again is this bus going to Geylang market? only then I realised he is Chinaman.
Got down and took cab to Geylang market, my wife and I laughed about the incident... Wah is it that bad that we cannot get locals to drive the bus that we need to import from OS?