Thursday, December 29, 2005
Sorry for being so gory, some would say insensitive in my previous post on the above. The Today newspaper reported the incident and they found out how it happened. After the spate of 5 suicides last year, the MRT has done its utmost to prevent people from jumping in front of trains.
Every thing that can be done has been done! There are now 3 types of warning signs at MRT stations:
"DO NOT STEP BEYOND THE YELLOW LINE UNTIL THE TRAIN STOPS"
"DANGER DO NOT GO DOWN THE TRACKS"
"VALUE LIFE, ACT RESPONSIBLY".
With these 3 signs at MRT stations, the problem of people committing suicide by MRT is thought to be solved. Singaporeans are not expected to disobey any signs even when they are depressed and want to kill themselves. Everyone is so shocked that this 32 year old man did not follow the 3 instructions at the MRT stations. Initially I thought he must be a foreigner, but it turned out he was a Singaporean after all....perhaps he was educated overseas. Today reported that he died right next to the signs!!
Singaporeans must obey the rules and signboards that have been put up all over the island, otherwise they will be in trouble. Singaporeans are so lucky to have so many signs to tell them what to do for their own good. If the man had obeyed the signs, he would not have died.
Posting Time 8:26 PM
Posted by Lucky Tan