Been wanting to take this picture for a long time, and I finally got the chance to when I was at Clarke Quay last night.

Interesting isn’t it? Apparently someone out there thinks that we need to know exactly how many steps there are to reach the concourse. Well it sure looks demoralising at first glance. Or perhaps it was done to encourage others to use the escalator and the lift instead. Sneaky sneaky.

5 Comments so far

  1. maydayer (unregistered) on December 29th, 2005 @ 11:39 pm

    Actually I feel that we do need to know the number of steps and take it into serious consideration!

    Once in London, at the Covent Garden Underground station, my friend and i ignored a similar sign to avoid the crowd queuing at the lifts because we were late for a musical. It was no joke climbing those stairs, but it was no doubt a memorable part of our time in London.

    I guess when they do warn you, they mean it.

  2. liangcai (unregistered) on December 30th, 2005 @ 12:32 am

    The funny thing is that this sign was found at the TOP of the stairs, so it wouldn’t be that difficult to walk down 90 steps, and I don’t wanna imagine the guy walking up instead.

  3. Tym (unregistered) on December 30th, 2005 @ 10:36 am

    The same sign exists at the station level, to warn people ascending that they have a l-o-n-g way to go before they hit sunlight.

    I think it’s good to have these signs actually. I’ve climbed the 90 stairs before and yeah, it’s no joke. You can work up a mild sweat by the time you reach ground level, also because the stair system isn’t extremely well-ventilated. Even for older persons, walking down a long flight of stairs can be tiring — not to mention slightly dizzying. The last thing you want is someone climbing up/down to feel claustrophobic, as if they’ve entered some nightmare scenario where the stairs just never end.

  4. liangcai (unregistered) on December 30th, 2005 @ 12:05 pm

    There is? Well pardon me, I sure didn’t see that. Well it does make sense to me now though =)

  5. jamie (unregistered) on January 6th, 2006 @ 10:26 pm

    There’s more than 90 with the extra steps at the top during the building work. I ran all the way up that exit once, 6 steps at a time.

    I was knackered at the top :)

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