LTA launched a new bus service at the North-East region of Singapore

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) announced a new bus service on their Facebook page.

Hey folks, here’s some good news to brighten your Monday!Residents in Punggol, Clementi, Dover, Ang Mo Kio, Bedok and…

Posted by Land Transport Authority – We Keep Your World Moving on Monday, February 22, 2016

The new bus will be in session between Punggol and Marina Boulevard and because of the massive lack of better numbers, LTA has chosen the number 666 for this new bus service. Bus service 666 will run starting 29 Feb.

The number 666 is known for its Satanic connotations

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In modern popular culture, 666 is one of the widely recognised symbols for the devil. The number 666 is allegedly used to summon Satan.

In contemporary Western art or literature, the number 666 is often used to symbolise the beast.

Bus 666 sparked off a wave of emotions amongst netizens

Of course there are people who absolutely hated the bus number 666:

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Then there are the objective people who appreciate the extra bus service:

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LTA is practically begging for jokes like these by naming their new bus service 666:


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666 is really just a number

This is not the first time the number 666 is being used in Singapore.

Take a look at these blocks around our island:

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So, there is really no need to be superstitious about the number 666.

To deliberately avoid the number 666 is essentially acknowledging the presence of the supernatural devil, right?

 

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Featured image via Land Transport Authority’s Facebook page

With reference to Wikipedia