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ANGMOH ASKS S’POREANS TO “PUT DOWN YOUR PHONES” IN MRT & BE CONSIDERATE

In the bustling world of public transport, where individuals are perpetually connected to their phones, a US expat in Singapore, Jenna, recently took to TikTok with a heartfelt plea.

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While relishing the convenience of the MRT, she shed light on a ubiquitous issue – the lack of spatial awareness caused by phone distractions during escalator transitions.

The Love-Hate Relationship with MRT

Commutes on the MRT offer a reprieve from traffic, but for Jenna, the experience takes a frustrating turn at Chinatown station.

The bottleneck during escalator transitions becomes a breeding ground for inefficiency, exacerbated by the sea of commuters engrossed in their phones.

Understanding spatial awareness is crucial to comprehend the impact of phone usage. Phones disrupt this awareness, leading to unpredictable movements and hindering the seamless flow of commuters, as highlighted by Jenna’s plea.

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Acknowledging the need to dissociate is crucial. Balancing personal preferences with communal considerations is a delicate task, and Jenna urges commuters to put their phones away, if only for a moment, during critical junctures like escalator transitions.

Netizens’ comments

  1. Well said ma’am! Thats the biggest problem walking around in Singapore’s public places. Hope this vid goes viral
  2. totally agree with u, why do ppl need to watch drama while walking? especially in a crowd? everybody hv their eyes glued to the phone
  3. The walk between Esplanade and Raffles City at lunch. I swear no one looks up.
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