I am a little disappointed with the parties involved in the election so far. They seem to concentrating on issues like form submission conspiracies and lift upgrading when there are so much more important things to address. I know of one issue that has been plaguing me (and a lot of other people I am willing to bet) for a really long time, and yet I have not seen anyone address it so far.
I am of course talking about the cinema at Orchard Cineleisure. It takes 5 freaking minutes to walk from the MRT station to the cinema. I lost count of the number of times I arrived late for a movie because I (understandably) didn't take those 5 minutes into account. And let's not even talk about times when it rains. I am sure a lot of you have been drenched on the way to the cinema just like me because of the unsheltered nature of the 5 minute walk to the cinema.
But before you think I am being too self-centred, I would like to clarify that the main reason I want this problem resolved is for those old people. Let me ask you, how often do you see old people at cineleisure? (No, those cleaning the toilets do not count). Yeah having a hard time aren't ya? You know why don't you. Yes, It's the damn 5 minute unsheltered walk from the train station to the cinema, it's too much for them to go through. I know this because I once asked my mom many years ago to watch the movie Basic Instinct with me there as I couldn't get any girl to go with me. She really wanted to, but she declined as she didn't think she could walk that far on her bad knees.
Of course, I am not one of those who bitch and moan but not offer solutions. I propose they build an underpass from the train station to the cinema, just like the one from Orchard to Lido. Or else have shuttle buses from the Somerset train station to Cineleisure. Ultimately, it all boils down to this : Do we really want a society with cinemas that only caters to the young and hip and ignores the old and the weak? I will leave you to answer that. But the only correct answer is NO.