Latest CNNGo.com "Say What? with mrbrown" column: Deciphering the mystery of Singapore's MRT station names
I tried to take the MRT to the Esplanade the other day. I had a wedding to attend in the afternoon and the National Day rehearsals were on, and I thought it best to avoid driving into the area surrounding the Padang.
Oh, did I also mention that I was taking the entire family there? Yes the entire Lee Clan (I do have a Chinese name besides mrbrown, you know).
Together with my two domestic helpers, three kids, one wife, and both my parents, we looked like a National Day contingent. I think we should have brought along some flags that said "The Lee Family: No, Not That One" and joined the march.
The first thing we learned was that the Esplanade MRT Station is a lie. It is no where near the Esplanade. We had to walk through the labyrinth that is underground Citylink Mall to get there.
I think when you name a station Esplanade, you are expected to locate it within the same time zone of the actual Esplanade. (cont'd)