Singapore – Transport System

During the time of boarding the SMRT or the bus, one needs to tap at the entrance and the cards ID is stored. At the time of getting down, the distance is calculated and the amount is cut. This avoids the use of money and save a lot of paper in terms of ticket.

Singapore being one of the Global Cities has an advanced integrated transport system. It mainly comprises of SMRT (Singapore Mass Rapid Transport System), Busses and cabs. Its public transport is used by thousands of workers who prefer to skip their personal vehicles. They certainly have plenty of reasons to do so.

Singapore has a centralized ticket issuing system by the form of ez-link cards. Its an RF Id based technology. The card contains the amount which is recharged. During the time of boarding the SMRT or the bus, one needs to tap at the entrance and the cards ID is stored. At the time of getting down, the distance is calculated and the amount is cut. This avoids the use of money and save a lot of paper in terms of ticket.

This technology if and when adopted in a country like India will do wonders to the resources and revenue of the Government.  it will save a lot in terms of usage of papers by the form of tickets, money, etc.. Also it helps in bringing down the corruption and thus increase the revenue for the government.

Singapore – Changi Airport

The airport is so huge that we hardly feel the presence of millions of people going through it. It has a very good viewing point of the aircraft parked. The entertainment zones are one of the best in the world with free internet, LAN connected games. Xbox, play stations and jamming area.

The moment you step down from the airlines, you wont realize the mammoth size of the airport. Once you start walking through the terminal you go through many escalators and also an Intra Airport train service to go to a different terminal. Then you will come to know how huge this structure is. With a mono rail as a medium to travel in between different terminals, no wonder Changi airport is voted the best airport in the world multiple times.

The interiors are nicely decorated with modern art in some places and live garden around the pillars. It has wind and light deflecting ceilings for energy efficiency. The ground is totally covered with carpet unlike granite or costly marbles in India. Colours chosen blend with the atmosphere.

The airport is so huge that we hardly feel the presence of millions of people going through it. It has a very good viewing point of the aircraft parked. The entertainment zones are one of the best in the world with free internet, LAN connected games. Xbox, play stations and jamming area. There is a movie theater too !!Then there is this mall inside the terminal 1 which has the nest of the brands in the world. Right from Gucci to Prada to Mercedes, it has it all. There are many indoor gardens and ponds giving it the earthy feeling.

These are the things one experience as he steps down into Singapore. The kind of impression it leaves lasts for ever. It is truly a marvelous man made structure.