In case you didn’t know, I visited England quite recently and here are some facts that you might already know, or might not know about the country.
I’m sure many of us know about strikes happening in European countries.
To the employees it’s about demanding more rights, but for the travelers – they’ll go “WHAAaaatt?”.
2) Beautiful country side scenery.
I witnessed one of the most beautiful scene ever when I visited Harewood House, a country house located right out of Leeds.
3) Zig zag road lines.
Looks like some life-indicator usually seen on devices attached to medical patients. Till today I don’t know what they mean. Slow down?
4) Salt scattered on road during Winter.
It’s used to prevent the snow from turning into ice. This is important to avoid any road accidents caused by slippery roads due to hardened ice.
5) Free transportation services.
The citizens of England gets free transportation – for example the city bus in Leeds. Definitely contributed by the income tax paid by the people.
Malaysia got or not? Okay no extra comments.
6) Bus arrival time at bus stands.
At the bus stand, you’ll be able to check on the oncoming buses.
The bus information and the arrival time is displayed with a board on every bus stand. They are pretty accurate and punctual too.
I wonder how it’s done. GPS?
7) Auto-pay toilet.
To use certain public toilets, you need to pay a small fee of 30p (RM1.65).
But better than an old grumpy aunty sitting in front of smelly toilets collection money from you lah, right?
8) Street musicians.
There are musicians busking along walkways to entertain passerby and to earn some money as well.
They are really good and they’re not called beggars.
Instead of us Malaysians having air-conditioners, they have heaters in each and every room in buildings.
The purpose is obviously to provide warmness since the weather is usually cold, especially during the Winter where the temperature can reach 0° to 5° Celsius everyday.
10) Sun sets at 4pm during Winter.
The time on the bus is 1630 hours and even though it’s still in the evening, the sky is already pitch black!
11) Waste bin for dog shit.
The people here love to bring their pet dogs out together. But if the dog shits, it’s advisable to pick it up.
And dump the waste into the designated dog waste bin.
Better clean it up, or else…
£1,000 (RM5,500) just because of some shit? That’s the law!
12) Below 25 needs proof of age before buying alcohol.
When it’s okay (I assume) for Malaysians at the age of 18 to buy alcohol freely, it seems that the youngsters below 25 over in England have to proof their age!
13) Stand on the right when using the escalator.
It’s a considerate rule for accommodating people who are rushing for time. Standing on the right is for people who are just standing, and the left space is for people who wants to be fast.
Can Malaysians be as disciplined as those ang mohs in the photo above?
14) Purchased items can be refunded.
Items can be returned and given back cash without questions asked.
For example, you purchased a coat and after a week you don’t enjoy wearing it, you can refund it immediately! Of course, make sure the price tag is on and the receipt is shown as well.
And last but not least, this is probably the most bizarre thing I found.
15) Fake boobs.
I’m not sure what are they for, but I think this 38C boobs can be used to female to boost their boobs, or men to err… cross-dress?
Anyone interested in buying a pair?
That’s all for now. Hope you gained some extra knowledge about England from this entry. Stay tuned! =)