Tag Archives: courtesy

Uniquely Singapore Mascots

We all know that mascots are one of the greatest marketing tools around. But they have to be done right. They can’t be creepy. When I was a kid in the 70’s and 80’s, I used to have a Singa … Continue reading

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Singapore Then and Now: Taking the Bus

When I was in school, back in the early 80’s, I remember waiting for up to 25 minutes for a bus. Even if one came along they didn’t stop as it was already bursting at the seams. We were afraid … Continue reading

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Does the Ugly Singaporean Still Exist?

Although expats are criticized for remaining in their own circles, sometimes I can’t blame them because it is hard to meet locals who are willing to be as open to new friendships.  It is much easier for expats to connect … Continue reading

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Cyclists on a Pedestrian Pass

My family and friends have a common pet peeve – cyclists who zoom by on pedestrian paths and yell at you to move aside when they are coming from the back (the pedestrian’s blind spot).  I didn’t realize that it … Continue reading

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Singapore Daily Photo: Please Q

Still don’t quite see this happening. They queue, but when the train comes and the doors opens, everyone rushes in and your path is blocked as you try to make your way out.

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Why Singapore Bookstores Don’t have Chairs

Instead they have signs like the one below.  I captured a shot of this at the Times Bookstore at Centrepoint.  But you can’t stop the kiasu Singaporean.  When there are no chairs they improvise and sit on the floor.  They … Continue reading

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Good and Bad Service in Singapore: Smiles with that Ice Cream Please

Shouldn’t ice cream come with only smiles?  I think so but the servers that I encountered here don’t.  This is at the ice cream outlet located just in front of the Central – Azabu Sabo Hokkaido Ice Cream. This is … Continue reading

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