“More than 50,000 people turned up to take free train rides through the 11 new stations from Dhoby Ghaut to Bartley.” quoted *The Straits Time today.
It’s not unusual to see people forming up lines everywhere in Singapore. These are some of the places you get to see Singapore’s national hobby:
- Outside of 4D/Toto booth; especially when the prize is big;
- Newly launched shopping centres;
- Newly launched MRT lines;
- Hawker centres with famous food stalls;
- Traffic jams caused by ‘curious’ motorists. Note, the jam is caused by curious motorists, not caused by the accident itself. And the best part is many a time, the accident is actually on the other side of the road;
- New IPO launches – most of the people queueing up are there for the freebies and free lunches;
- It’s early in the morning. I can’t think of any more. If you’d like you can contribute more to this list.
Seriously, are Singaporeans getting bored? Is queuing one of favourite Singaporean’s pastimes? Or am I the odd one out? What gives?
Maybe The Straits Times can interview those Singaporeans who like to queue.
Maybe somebody can get into their minds and find out why.
Maybe someone can think of a way to ‘milk’ those queue-happy Singaporeans.
*Source: Breaking News – The Straits Times