This Real-Time Bus Uncle Will Tell You Your Bus Arrival Time in Singlish

I remember that many years ago, we could SMS a number and will receive the arrival time of our bus in real-time. That was, then, pretty revolutionary.

Then came Iris, an app that made things even easier.

But something is missing from these services: the human touch.

But now, the human touch is here.

Bus Uncle is a Facebook Page, but what makes it unique is that it replies to your message—sort of automatically. Here’re a few examples.

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How it works is that it retrieves information from LTA DataMall database and using a chatbot, it automatically generates replies (which, well, are in Singlish) in real-time (correct me if I’m wrong!).

Yes, it sounds insanely complicated, but hey, it’s 2016: technology is moving faster than buses.

The reviews for the Page has been as quirky as the app itself.

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Ever since it was featured by Mothership.SG, the Likes for the page has grown to over 12K in a few days.

And oh, it’s created by Abhilash Murthy, and the best part? His girlfriend apparently made a Bus Uncle cushion for him.

Now, you know what to do when you’re waiting for your bus.

*All images from Abhilash Murthy Facebook

Featured Image: Facebook (Bus Uncle / Abhilash Murthy)

This article was first published on goodyfeed.com

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