S’pore Pedestrian Crossing Amazed Foreigners For Its Ability To ‘Customise’ Crossing Time For Elderly & The Disabled

Image: Creative Ideas

My uncle schmoopy once told me, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.

Of course, the fact that he was digging through my dad’s drawers when he said that didn’t exactly impress me.

Although it doesn’t make what he says any less true.

There are some things in Singapore we take for granted that others will be envious at.

Like our pedestrian crossings.

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Foreigners Amazed at S’pore Pedestrian Crossing

I’m pretty sure you’ve seen all these around Singapore.

Image: LTA

Here’s how they operate:

If you’re an elderly or disabled, tap your card at the reader above the normal pedestrian crossing button and you’ll be given extra time before the red man comes back on.

We all know how they work.

And to be fair, I doubt 99% of Singaporeans reading this article will find this particular device special.

Or innovative.

Or praise-worthy, even.

But then, a photo of this beauty got leaked out to the whole wide world (www).

One Man’s Trash is Another Man’s Treasure

On 3 Mar 2019, Facebook page Creative Ideas uploaded a picture of a Singapore’s pedestrian crossing with the following caption:

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