how’s it like living in your town/neighborhood?
personally, i live in the west arnd bukit panjang. whenever i travel to the east like tampines or to the woodlands area, it’s like a whole new environment.
people there are nicer, more friendly, and seem less tense, compared to cck-bp.
in comparison, some stores i went to visit in tampines had cashiers who kept smiling, thanking me for purchases, and even initiating in small talk.
meanwhile, when i go to bukit panjang plaza, the cashiers and shopkeepers are seemingly more rude and frowning 24/7, some even getting into arguments with others because of small matters.
peak hours are the worst. buses are congested simply because of heavy traffic taking an arriving feeder to arrive at the bus stop 6 minutes later, and just getting from plaza to interchange takes 7 minutes by bus even though they’re right beside each other.
just my opinion, but anyone from bp feel the same? how’s a daily life like in the east for easties (hougang-tp area), commute and environment?
- West side best side, don’t come at me with your arguments.
- Woodlands smell like longkang.
- I have always assumed that since HDBs in mature estates are more expensive, the residents there may financially better off than those in newer estates. They have less on their plates, are probably less frazzled, and more personable as a result.
- I frequent hillion mall instead, don’t seem to notice that the cashiers and shopkeepers are like how you describe. Agree with the commute though
- Rest assured buses here during peak and non-peak is crap so you’re not missing out.
As for people’s attitude, perhaps generally there are more younger Singaporeans staying around the east (especially Tampines) due to the BTO projects that is gradually TPO-ing. Maybe that’s why the mood better compared to BP/CCK area which is more senior populated. Source: Tampines-rean
- Well, my area Redhill is quite rabak.. Mrt Tunnel / tracks separates the rich and the poor.. and lots of old people too with ur usual yp blasting music here and there.