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666 the number of the bus, not beast

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The Land Transport Authority (LTA) is launching a new city-direct bus service from Punggol on 29 Feb, and some residents are not too happy about it. They are not unhappy about the direct service to town from their neighbourhood, but rather the number of the bus service – 666.
James Poon commenting on LTA’s Facebook announcement of the new bus service said, “can’t you guys have chosen another number? This is so insensitive.” Another Facebook user, Chris Tay echoed James.
“Does this bus travel on the highway to hell?” asked Jia Qing Choo.
Sivaraj Pragasm said that he had “always suspected (that) Satan was living in Punggol.”
Kenneth Low said, “well the bus do take some people to hell (ie work) every morning.”
Alice Aw said that she was very scared, while Henry Chwer asked if there was “pantang” (bad luck). And Patrick Chang said that the bus number reminded Punggol residents that they were “living in hell.”
There were some cheeky comments on the Facebook post as well.
“This will be the hottest bus in town,” said Mohammad Aliff, and Kuro Usagi said, “Satan rides this bus service everyday.”
666 is the number associated with the anti-christ in the Bible.
Perhaps Don Tiong is right – “Devil is coming to town.”
The new bus service is a boon for Iron Maiden fans thinks Kevin Ghosty. “Six six six the number of the beast bus.”
 

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