大象启用了

万国地铁站今天总算启用了。

很难想象一个地铁站,竟然能够放着2年多的时间不用,任由居民看着地铁穿行过站不停。

大家都说BUANGKOK是白象,到底白象真正的起源是什么,很少人会知道。从前一直以为”白象”(white elephant)这个词起源于泰国,但是找了一找,发现原来是错的。白象原来是起源于美国,1901年有人买了一支棒球队,但是却给人说费用太高,没有实际表现,而称之为white elephant。

更令人叫绝的是,还有人列出了全世界的”白象”名单,新加坡的东北线NEL,和武吉班让轻轨列车Bukit Panjang LRT,也榜上有名。其他”齐名”的白象,还有协和机Concorde,日本的关西机场等等)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_elephant

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One thought on “大象启用了

  1. actually, i could not understand why the authorities had sufficient grounds not to open the station for the public. MRT is a form of public transport. it is meant to serve the public, whether the profit is big or small. if this happens in europe, i think, today, when the MRT station is in use, the public will boycott the station for a while.

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