The new bus design nowadays do not take into consideration of
1. Functionality: unnecessary steps within the bus. I pity the
old people with joint pain who have to climb up and down the steps
within the bus ( not referring to double decker). The commuters
also risk the chance of falling in a moving bus. 1 child plus 1
adult seat is not practical because if the child is fat ,both will
be very uncomfortable. It should be a 2 adult seater because this
type still can still accomodate the 1 child and 1 adult commuters.
The engines should be behind so there could be more sitting
capacity in the bus
2. Comfort: Some seats got hand rest that makes it quite
difficult to sit especially when the bus is in motion. I have seen
an obese lady struggling to sit. The seats for some buses are very
high. This means the step is high too.
3. Air condition: should allow commuters to control individually
whether they want it be colder or not. Some commuters are afraid of
4. Charger in the bus: not necessary because the journeys are
5. Do not add automated air freshener because the sweet smelling
chemicals are harmful to the body. It can also cause some people to
develop headaches and nausea.
Hi. Maybe i would like to clarify some stuff to see if we have
1. Yes fully agreed. When they brought in the OCs and KUBs, i
was surprised to find the super high seats at the back of the bus.
But ever since the citaros and MAN came, the problem of the seats
at the back became a real problem. I recall this issue being
discussed some time ago somewhere in this forum, where we expressed
concern when ppl are getting off the seats at the back where they
have to step off a precarious 30cm step frm the back. Maybe becoz
what they really wanted is to allow elderly to occupy the front
seats where they dont need to climb any steps at all when in the
bus compared to older bus models (most of them deregistered) where
every has to climb the 2 steps when boarding (i have ever fell on
the steps when boarding the bus) Hence in a way they tried to solve
the problem but not totally.
The thing abt the seats, i guess it cant really be helped, coz
thats where impt bus mechanisms are located. They could remove the
seat but to increase the cap, they add them in. I have ever saw 2
adults sharing that seat when the bus is super croweded. And not to
mention it was not a once-off incident. And btw the engine of the
bus is *really* at the back. Never realise why the back of the bus
is usually hotter?
2. Similar issue. Cant be helped. The rear-facing seats are
there to increase comfort. Imagine if all were front facing...
passengers have to bend their legs a lot when they seat down.
Imagine a half-squat position? Just that ur bum is on a chair.
3. The air condition problem has been a problem frm a long time
ago. It is either u cant close the outlet, or u cant adjust it to
blow away from u etc. Too bad the design is *this bad*.
4. Charger thing like what ND323F said. Wayang only. Practical
for long-dist only.
5. Yes to what sgbuses mentioned. Only for TT buses. Personally
i hope they dont standardise it to the full sg bus fleet. Unless u
refer to the normal smell of the bus?