Utterly Indiscreet

Friday, May 12, 2006

Social Control

Why do the buses and MRT stop so early? I hate trying to get home late at night. I don't want to keep spending money on taxis. Why can't there be buses like every half an hour after midnight or something?

Is this some kind of social control or is it purely economics? Not enough people will take buses or the train after midnight, so there aren't any? Or one of the higher ups think that by not offering them, people will stay off the streets? We can't have lot of people gathering outside?? Might start a crime wave?? I wonder.....

This is one of the most annoying things here. Lack of transport late at night if you don't own a car.

4 Comments:

  • At 4:23 PM , Blogger Unreal said...

    Many things we can't do here, no gatherings of more than 5, or is it 7, in public at night, among other.

    Even riding, a group of 5 riding together on the road will automatically be stopped by Traffic cops or relevant authorities. Same goes for really nice looking cars.

    Maybe they somehow figured that people who stay out late probably have their own cars and not needing public transport. Or maybe there's a catch for them when we take cabs.

     
  • At 2:41 PM , Blogger indiscreet said...

    Yep, it's social control. And there is never a cab when you need one.

     
  • At 11:54 PM , Blogger Unreal said...

    And then at the stroke of 12, all the cabs appear. I hate that even though I understand everyone needs an extra buck. I just feel that that's not the way to do it.

     
  • At 8:04 AM , Blogger indiscreet said...

    I don't think they should have extra charges just because it's peak time or after midnight.

     

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