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Don't Disturb

I think most people can relate to tired mornings where you need some extra time by yourself to get going. Personally, I try to create a bubble around myself at these points and during my last street study in Singapore, it seems as if others do the same.

For the study, I went to Duxton Park Place, which is a pedestrian road that connects Singapore's largest public housing with Chinatown. It is a park-like path where many people come to relax, hang out or walk back and forth as a form of exercise. It has a calming atmosphere, however, there are also a few crossing shortcuts that bring MRT travelers to their offices in Duxton Hill. The group who were using the crossroads used their headphones three times more than those walking along the park road and it made me wonder if it was to shield off from their surroundings. As I didn't stop and ask everyone I don't know, but it struck me that you could act so different even if you move in the same environment.

Consequently, I also ask myself (again): if it is our destination that affects our street behavior rather than the street's design?

DON'T DISTURB!!
DON'T DISTURB!!
Way to the offices ->
Way to the offices ->
Singapore's largest public housing, Pinnacles, in the background
Singapore's largest public housing, Pinnacles, in the background
The park is framed by shop-house backsides
The park is framed by shop-house backsides
Different activities happen during certain days
Different activities happen during certain days
Etiketter: singapore streetact

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