Monday, March 4, 2013

Travel on a Double Decker


When I first started my adventures in Singapore I didn't stray far from my home. As I got bolder I wanted to expand the diameter of my roaming so I realized walking was making me too tired. I wanted to take the MRT (subway/monorail) but it was always too crowded and I was sure to get caught.
As I was scoping out my neighborhood one day I stumbled into a bus depot only 1.5 kilometers from my home. This was my answer! Regular busses would work but double deckers  turned out to be great to travel on. I can jump on one at the depot when it is empty and hide upstairs before the Bus Captain ( the drivers are not merely called drivers here...) gets on to make his next run. The whole point of my exploring is to see and experience new things and I don't believe in schedules or plans so it really does not matter where the bus is going. All the buses go on circular routes so I can jump on and off a bus wherever I want to. I just have to remember which route number I am traveling on so I can be sure to sneak back on the same number to return to the depot.
I also like double deckers because the view is great. I can see far enough ahead on the route to give me plenty of time to slip down the stairs and remain undetected before jumping off at a stop of my choice. Sometimes I don't bother jumping off. I stayed on the bus when we passed the Marina Bay Sands. It is an " Integrated Resort fronting Marina Bay. Developed by Las Vegas Sands, and is billed as the world's most expensive standalone casino property at S$8 billion, including cost of the prime land." By the way, for obvious reasons the nickname for the building is 'The big curved boat!'

I guess kitties in Singapore are not as curious as I am because I never see any other ones stowing away on busses like I do...

" " info from Wikipedia

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