Nice to see. Well done Taipei... : )
The London Underground is decrepit, and filthy, and manners are in short supply too. : (
Continuing with the posts about Taipei Metro, today we will explore something that has to do with the big cultural differences existing between Taiwan and Spain. Today's topic is metro manners.
Even when we don't notice, everywhere there are some norms or not-written rules about how to behave on certain situations. Some of them seem obvious, but other can be quite strange ^^.
It is advised not to make phone calls inside the trains in order to not disturb other passengers. The photo sign says that is preferable to send a text message instead of calling.
In my trips in Taipei Metro I almost never saw anyone speaking on the phono, so this is a norm that taiwanese people follow in a strict way. At rare times I saw people speaking on the phone, but in a very low tone (almost I couldn't hear them) and they try to hang the phone as soon as possible.
Although this sign doesn't say it, it is also advised to turn off the phone sound with the same goal: for not disturbing the other passengers.
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