Saturday, November 29, 2014

Bus stops quiz


I like to take pictures of bus stops in Singapore. Here are 5 from my collection. Nos. 1, 2, and 3 are fairly common. But how about 4 and 5? Have you seen them before? Do you know where I took them?
No. 6 is a 1970s bus stop at Bukit Timah 7th Mile, near Beauty World. This photo is from the National Archives collection.

 
At Margaret Drive
 
 
 

I have seen another unique design in Jurong Island. But I dare not stop my car to take a photo for fear of being questioned by the security personnel. If you have such a photo, please share with me. There’s another one at Old Choa Chu Kang Rd that I have seen on Facebook. One of these days, when I am in the area, I will take a photo. Hope I’m not too late.

12 comments:

aquarius morius said...

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Missouri said...

It is amazing how bus stops have changed over the years.

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Pat said...

From post: "There’s another one at Old Choa Chu Kang Rd that I have seen on Facebook."

How does the said bus-stop look like ? I took a photo of one of the bus-stops along Old CCK Rd in July 2014. I think it looks pretty modern & generic ? The reasons why I took the photo though:-

1) The bus-stop might be gone the next time I visit. Afterall, this is S'pore, where most things don't get to stay around for very long.

2) There is nobody at the bus-stop during evening peak-hour. A rarity in present-day S'pore.

3) There are no pedestrian paths near or leading to the bus-stop. On both sides of the bus-stop (beyond the green railings) is an open drain.

Pat said...

Bus-stop (5) is along Woodlands Ave 10, just outside the Blk 22 Woodlands Link building at Woodlands East Industrial Estate: Google Street View.

Where is bus-stop (4) located ? Upper Serangoon ? Bartley ?

Chun See Lam said...

no. 4 is at Queensway bet. Holland Rd and Commonwealth Crescent. One on each side of the road.

Chun See Lam said...

Here is a photo of the bus stop at CCK Rd.

Pat said...

A few years ago, I used to walk past that Queensway bus-stop 2 or 3 times every week, yet I didn't recognize it ! Perhaps because I walked along the minor road behind & below the bus-stop. Also, 99% of these walk-bys was done at night. Glad the adjoining mango tree is still there ... well, assuming it is still there.

It would be highly unusual if there are only 2 bus-stops of that design throughout the entire S'pore. Queensway isn't exactly a prime tourist district. Moreover, that particular part of Queensway merely consists of nondescript housing, albeit high-class ones whose residents probably don't take buses.

Or perhaps that's the point: Eye-entertainment for drivers who seldom need to stand under any bus-stop. For one thing, bus-stop designs (esp. entire front-elevation views) are likely more prominent from the vantage-point of drivers — as opposed to walking/ waiting bus users who tend to be anxiously watching out for buses & potentially in-crashing traffic ... & thus looking everywhere else, except at the bus-stop itself.

Boh Tong said...

I am another old folk blogger. I am excited to read your blog as we are around the same age. I am 69 this year.

Tim said...

Is there one with the 'concrete' type with iron bars in the back? I remember seeing these when young but i believe most if not all are torn down.

Anonymous said...

number 5 is along admiralty area, part of the non-working bus stop over the area

Thessauron said...

While (3) is the oldest and simplest, somehow I like it the most. With the peeling paint on the seats, the sometimes bent roof, etc.