15 Apr '12, 9am

Great post by @bubblevicious: is Singapore now a mature big city? #sgmemory @iremembersg

I came across this news headline "MRT lines to see weekend closures for upgrading works: Lui " today (via @STcom on Twitter) and I couldn't help but think, ah, just like London, where I used to subscribe to Transport for London 's email updates on weekend Tube line closures for maintenance/ engineering works, so that I knew which lines to avoid when I went out. I guess Singapore has made it to global citydom after all, when commuters are getting used to regular MRT breakdowns (psst, Mana Rapid Transit is a pretty cool iPhone app for getting breakdown/congestion alerts) and subway lines have to be closed during official operating hours so that the work crews can keep up with the infrastructural wear and tear. I'm not complaining (not too much, anyway). I'm saying we're there, kinda. Big city life means congestion and crowds and things breaking down here and there. (Although...

Full article: http://blog.toomanythoughts.org/2012/04/big-city-life.html

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