Monday, January 31, 2005

A trip to Chinatown on CT8

Monday 31st of Jan, 2005, it was an Off-in-liew day for me. After being done with my basic PC case-modding jobs, I decided to drop by Chinatown for a little shopping. I already had the intentions to try out the 'limited-time only' CT8 express bus. The bus service by SBS will bring me from the bus-stop just outside my apartment. To my destination, VISMA CD shop in Chinatown. Let me take you on a visual ride of the bus. Time of departure: 1545h


The bus departs AMK Avenue 3 and turns into Avenue 10. ~ picture taken from Nokia 6230 by myBE@RBRICK



The ride along Avenue 10 was short and swift with the absence of any traffic. ~ picture taken from Nokia 6230 by myBE@RBRICK


The bus arrives at the AMK Techplace I at AMK Industrial Park I. The bus skips the stop here which is the 4th stop from mine. ~ picture taken from Nokia 6230 by myBE@RBRICK


The bus turns off into Avenue 1 and headed for CTE. Afterwhich, the bus enters CTE. ~ picture taken from Nokia 6230 by myBE@RBRICK


The ride along CTE was smooth and I decided to capture some 3GPP clips of moving track indicators whenever the bus goes past and entry filter lane. ~ picture taken from Nokia 6230 by myBE@RBRICK


It did not take us long before we reach the exit for Moulmien and Balestier Road, but this is not where we exit. ~ picture taken from Nokia 6230 by myBE@RBRICK



The bus exits CTE via the exit at Havelock Road and goes past Central Square Apartments and Ministry of Manpower. ~ picture taken from Nokia 6230 by myBE@RBRICK


Apollo Centre, used to be very popular in the 80s, is the landmark where we turn off into Chinatown. ~ picture taken from Nokia 6230 by myBE@RBRICK


Chinatown Point, also a popular place during the late 80s, the landmark which marks the beginning (from city) of Chinatown along New Bridge Road. 2 more stops to go and I reached my destination, opposite Pearl Centre. ~ picture taken from Nokia 6230 by myBE@RBRICK

Time check. Time of Arrival: 1555h
The ride took me only 10mins when it should have usually taken half an hour by MRT train and about 50mins by bus. Well, it only costs me SGD $1.80. I do hope this bus will carry on its service after Lunar New Year, as it will definitely benefit the residents in AMK. Moreover, a win-win situation can be established for the developers in Chinatown as well, when folks find a faster and more convenient way to go to Chinatown at an affordable rate. Apart from Chinatown, we can also take a little walk from Chinatown Point to Clark Quay, which is less than a ten-minute walk.

It was a wonderful trip for me. An eventful one, I guess. A short rendevous with my friend to do a little trade at the bus-stop at Chinatown. I got my new clothes and 3 records.

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