Haruka's Diary
Chasing After Rainbows: How I get home

21 November 2007

How I get home

As I mentioned earlier, my school is at Bishan St 13 and my house is at Simei Road. People keep asking me why I didn't end up at the College East campus. Simple: I passed only 1 subject and therefore the chances of getting there is slim, in addition to the facilities there. (FYI, I did choose the one at College West if I didn't get at College Central)

Anyways, as most of my schoolmates would know, I would take the train at Bishan in the direction towards the city. Sometimes in the opposite direction, or take the bus from Bishan interchange or outside the MRT instead. In case you are curious, here are the routes i take for each of the above 3:

Train towards the city:

  • alight at City Hall (Raffles Place if the train is already there and is/has depart) and transfer to the East-West line towards Pasir Ris and alight at Simei and walk from there. Total time: ~50min (~54 if from raffles place)
  • alight at City Hall and transfer to the East-West line towards Pasir Ris and alight at Tanah Merah and take 2, 9, 12, 24, 38 from there. Alight near Jalan Merapi/Pelakok if took 2, 24 and walk through the 1-4 story houses from there. Alight at 152/138 if took 9, 12, 38 and just cross the road. Total time: ~58min (~67 if I alight at Jalan Merapi)
  • alight at City Hall and transfer to Changi Airport extention and alight at Expo and walk from there. Total time: ~80 min (-10 min if there is a direct train from city hall)
  • alight at Dobby Gaught and transfer to North-East line and alight at HarbourFront (to do something) and then transfer to the East-West line at Outram Park and alight at Simei and walk from there. Total time: ~80 min
  • alight at Dobhy Gaught and transfer to North-East line to Sengkang and then to Compasspoint LRT stn there and then to 88 or 89 and alight at Pasir Ris int (for 88) or Downtown East (for 89) and then take 3, 5, 12 17, from there. Total time: ~90 min (~100 if 3,17).
Train away from the city:
  • Alight at Ang Mo Kio and take svc 24 from there and alight at Upp Changi Road near Jalan Pelakok/Merapi (after the Shell petrol stn) and walk from there. Total time: ~85 min, more if there is traffic jam.
  • Alight at Kathib and take svc 969 from opposite the stn and alight at tampines int and take svc 38 or train there to simei. Total time: ~65min (+5min if from Yishun or +40 if from Woodlands)
  • Alight at Yishun and take svc 39, 969. For svc 39, alight aft Nee Ann Sec (opp Tampines east cc) and walk/take 9, 12, 38 from there. Total time if took svc 39: ~100min
  • Alight at Woodlands and take svc 168, 969. For svc 168, alight at opp Tampines Library and take 38 from there. Total time if took svc 168: ~80 min
Take bus from Bishan:
  • Take 88 from opp Bishan MRT from int and alight at Pasir Ris int and take 5, 12 from there and alight near my house. Total time: No idea, but it took ~30min from pasir ris.
  • Take 53 from bishan int and alight at loyang ave and take 9, 12 from there. Total time: ~100min
  • Take 59 from bishan int and alight near College Central (Tampines campus) at take svc 5 and alight at 146/opp 232 (If alight at Tampines East CC instead of College Central, take 9, 12, 38 or walk from there). Total time: ~70 (for both)
Alternative/Future routes:
  • Walk along the Kallang river until Kallang MRT and walk along the main road next to it until my house. Total time: >300 minutes
  • Take a car/taxi. Total time: ~15 min
  • Take the circle line from bishan and alight at paya lebar and take the East-west line. Total time: <70>
  • Take the circle line from bishan and transfer to Downtown line at MacPerson and alight at the station between Tampines and Expo. Total time: Unknown, also the exact loaction of that station is also unknown.
As you can see, there are many possible routes to reach home. The ones in bold are the most frequent way to get home. Though the ones in italics are the ones I do sometimes. The rest seem too long for me or are not avalable yet. You may notice that some appear more than once with each other like svc 24 at Ang Mo Kio and Tanah Merah & svc 969 at Woodlands, Yishun, Kathib & svc 5 at Orchard, Tampines, Pasir Ris, Changi areas.

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