Mind Your Own Seat in Singapore

The other day, it was a morning rush hour when I boarded SMRT bus service 900 from the bus stop near our place. It’s a feeder bus, connecting to Woodlands MRT. As usual, it was jam packed scenario as it was early in the morning where commuters, both workers and students are rushing to go to their respective destination. I was standing near the middle of the bus holding the hand grip on top.

On the next stop, a man with a baby in his hand boarded the bus. I assume the baby is around 2 to 3 months old, base on it’s look. Just a wild guess since I’m not an expert. What surprise me is that throughout the whole trip going to our destination, no one even bother to give up their seat for them.

On the left side is man on this 30’s who seems not bothered on the situation. While on the right side is a woman who just cared to give them a look and pretend that everything is fine.

What will happen if the bus driver suddenly apply his break? What will happen if the father accidentally loose his grip and fall down?

Well, it didn’t happen luckily. We all reached Woodlands interchange safely.

This is how gracious and kind some people here are. This is something that is happening everyday especially in public transport.

I always remember our Filipino culture for respect for women, elderly and child. As a man, most of the time we gave up our seat for them to sit down.

But then again, I am in Singapore. This is the culture here.

singaporeans not giving seat in bus

singaporean not giving seat in mrt

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Hi my name is Richard. I am a Registered Financial Services Consultant in Singapore. If you have any queries or you need help on your insurance policies and investment linked products, feel free to message me :-) We can have a cup of coffee while I do financial review and give advice with regards to your finances :-) Contact me thru email rlmacalintal(at)yahoo.com or SMS me +65 82235186. Disclosure: I am a Financial Consultant of AIA. The statements or opinions expressed on this site are my own and do not necessarily represent those of AIA.

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