I seldom have good things to say about the transport system here in Singapore. More often than not, I would be caught in jams and not to mention having to go through the dumb gantries whenever I am in the vicinity of the town area. All these while, the Central Expressway (CTE) has been like a loyal “wife” to me, come rain or shine, come traffic jam or not. Yes, even if it meant having to go through the two ERP gantries at Braddell and Potong Pasir to work and back (the ones after Jalan Bahagia and Potong Pasir). It was my main source of route to and from the city. But that was before the Government intervened and decided to make my life easier.
Now, there is a new mistress in my life and I make no apologies for being caught in this “scandal“. And “she” happens to be the Kallang-Paya Lebar Expressway (KPE). Going to town now, sending the wife to work etc could not have been made easier and faster. Ok, maybe the speed limit which has been set at 70km/h is a big turn off, but if I can reach Shenton Way in 20 minutes flat as compared to half an hour or 40 minutes (depending on traffic) before this, I cannot complain much can I??? Coupled with the fact that there are no ERP gantries, and less traffic throughout the whole stretch, it is no wonder that I have been having “infidelity” issues with the CTE. And to think that from Sengkang to Vivocity, there are only 5 traffic light junctions to negotiate!!! Most Singaporeans still have not warmed themselves up to this stretch of road and I am hoping they don’t, cos once the traffic increases, I can then start to curse and lament the fact that I have to start paying when using this expressway.
Now what was in your mind when I said I’m having a mistress eh??? 😛