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2014.10.16 | 咖啡香味

[Volume 9 Issue 10, #1955]
Free Smell.. How Do You Like Free Coffee Smell??
Machine releasing coffee aroma inside train coach
喺輕快鐵車廂內見到呢個東西, 我諗會唔會係個揚聲器?? 會唔會係個空氣淨化器?? 再諗深一層, 嗰把不停重複「享受你的XXX咖啡」又惹人煩厭嘅女聲錄音, 好似唔係出於此處.. 再者, 我一時醒起我哋嘅輕快鐵服務, 邊有咁好幫乘客淨化空氣呀??(嘩, 我超喜歡呢個咁邏輯嘅結論, 哇哈哈!!).. 於是我就覺得梗係一部將咖啡香味散發於車廂空氣中嘅機器, 幫手把錄音女聲賣咖啡廣告喇!! 的確, 我真係聞到咖啡香味.. 可能呢個橋段在廣告界已不是甚麼新鮮事, 不過卻是本人第一次在輕快鐵內嘅經歷.. 視覺同聽覺之外, 有多一個嗅覺享受, 其實都幾有計喎!! 唯一不完善之處, 味道過於清淡(可能為了照顧到對咖啡敏感嘅乘客), 唔夠蓋過大寶森節時嘅茉莉及椰油味(純屬說笑, 絕不含侵犯之意).. 或者飲食業者會喜歡呢個橋段, 想象自己在很肚餓時, 於車廂內問到椰漿飯同炸雞, 係唔係好打可能會去附近分店幫襯呢?? 其實條橋都幾work喎!! 不過, 當然唔好有榴槤啦唔該!! 呵呵~~ :p
i saw this thing in the LRT coach and thought what could it be - speaker?? air ionizer?? after some thoughts, that irritating recorded voice of a lady who keeps repeating "enjoy your xxx coffee" doesn't seem to come out from there, and i enlightened myself that our LRT service can't be so nice to freshen up the air for the passengers (ah, i love this logical conclusion, muahahaha!!).. so i thought it must be a gadget to release coffee aroma into the air in the train, to promote that coffee the recorded voice is advertising!! true enough, i could actually smell coffee.. maybe this is nothing new in advertising but my first experience in the LRT, good to have another sense triggered besides just visual and audio huh?? how smart!! but a little imperfection, the smell was quite unnoticeable (probably to take care of passengers who are are sensitive to coffee), not enough to cover the jasmine and coconut oil smell during Thaipussam (no offense, just joking).. perhaps the F&B industry may like this idea, imagine smelling nasi lemak and fried chicken in the train while you are hungry, most likely you would rush to the nearby outlet huh?? that would work the trick, agree?? but of course, NO DURIANS please!! hahaha~~ :p
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  1. Like this, it's very good to person who loves to drink coffee la!! Even get to smell the coffee smell in the LRT...but for me is different la!! I can't smell so only can see see only, hahaha~~~

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    1. Good morning all bloggers, 小影, SK, why 小影 cannot smell coffee? 小影 doesn't like coffee eh?

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    2. actually they put a notice on the door saying that train is infused with coffee aroma.. but then the smell is really very very mild almost unnoticeable if the train has more passengers..

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    3. tarak smell punleh...maybe that day i was in it was too many people la. cannot smell any coffee smell langsung...sweat smell ada lah p

      kasi us sample drink at the platform lagi bagus la

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    4. yalor, the smell is so mild that you won't be able to smell it when the train is packed with passengers.. somemore i think habis the smell already also nobody bother to maintain and refill.. Malaysian style that is~~

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    5. Yannie, I've lost the sense of smell that's well I can't smell, no matter what taste it's!!

      Small Kucing, I'm totally agree with you, they give the actual can drink one is much better right!! The smell one, if it's very crowded in the train the hard to smell it lo!! A bit of wasteful also!!

      I think instead of coffee flavor, they should try to put it other taste like lavender, or any kind can release stress one should be better right?? 打工仔nowadays so stress, 要供车,供楼,生活压力大,好多都慢慢有嘲狂症, small small things can bring their tempered up to get mad!!

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  2. Morning everyone.. Now SK daily post jor ahh hai mai?

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    1. Wah, call me jakun, but I’ve never seen anything like that before.. I would think it’s an air ionizer/freshener too.. Won’t think it’s a loudspeaker though.. Wow, this thingy really “spray out coffee aroma” and then promote/advertise about the coffee after that? Really canggih this thingy..

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    2. I’ve seen shelf-talker in hypermarkets before.. But no smell la.. Only voice promoting the product.. Like chocolates (M&M’s) and baby diapers.. They machine will keep promoting and talking about the product, and luring you to touch and feel the product too.. As for the M&M’s, no touch/feel la, just a very happy recorded voice message, talking about happiness and chocolates and fun and all..

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    3. Although I don’t drink coffee, I like the aroma of coffee.. Chan hai hou heong ger wor.. Like when I’m doing my work halfway, then somebody walk passed by, with a hot mug of coffee, wah, the smell, heong dou.. It makes me get up from my place right away, and go make myself a cup of Milo in the pantry, haha.. Coz I don’t drink coffee and tea.. Just Milo and Horlicks.. Hehe..

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    4. I wonder if the market starts selling coffee freshener, will people buy, hehe.. Coffee+anti bacterial freshener.. Sounds interesting hor..

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    5. So did you go grab your cup of coffee from the nearest cafe after the LRT stops?

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    6. Princess Ribbon is so healthy, don't take coffee but only Horlicks and Milo. Yannie takes oats (overnight oats) as the first breakfast, second breakfast is coffee and cream crackers.

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    7. From young no take coffee and tea wor, mum never allowed.. Then I also never took it ever since.. Some sips, yes.. But never a cup.. Craved for coffee when I was pregnant, bought Neslo, but after that, felt like hell for half a day.. Heart beating very fast, cold sweat, couldn't concentrate in work.. Wah, then I tell myself, no more coffee !

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    8. IC, your mum is great. I must not allow my girls to have coffee and tea too. So that when they have grown up, they are not taking coffee and tea, and taking only healthy drinks.
      When you are not used to the caffeine, you will have the side effect as you mentioned, heart beaten fast, cold sweat and sick. My friend took a cup of starbucks ice blended mocha, then she took MC for the next two days. She was just like you, cannot take coffee at all.

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    9. Oh dear, I was taking coffee since I was in kindergarten. I cannot live without coffee but I drink it only once a day.

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    10. i am also not a fan of coffee but then i like the smell of coffee, it's actually quite refreshing and i actually do not know how to describe, hahaha, very limited vocab so i can just say NICE, paiseh.. that says, i just enjoy the coffee smell in the train, if i ever smell that, because when there are more passengers, actually cannot smell the coffee smell also geh.. so i just smell but never had the intention to get a can of those coffee~~ :p

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    11. you lucky tarak take LRT kot hence tarak see this gadget. truly lucky no need to be brainwashed by the irritating sound of the female voice kept repeating the same thing. head also pusing liao.

      But if for those people who doesnt like coffee or smell of coffee guess it will be a bad ride for them la. Only consolation is that the scnt is mild or non existance at all la

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    12. hahaha, talking about that irritating recorded voice, i think maybe kena complained too much, just now i realized i didn't hear any though i was in that train..

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  3. Nice change.. no more sleeper-heads riding the LRT now. Good tea aroma would be nice too.

    Er, but not durians, pls, otherwise some of us may have to crave for durians when they are off-season. Aarrgh! Too hard to bear. :O

    Good morning! Back to daily dose? *Like*

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    1. Oops! I meant 'Sleepy-heads'. Oh dear, I need some of that coffee aroma myself this morning. haha..

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    2. actually the smell is rather mild, very mild and almost unnoticeable especially when there are more passengers in the train.. guess they cannot make it strong inconsideration of the reaction of passengers at large..

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    3. I sokong HS! No durians else I will get sleepless leh......stomach will play drum leh drooling from imagining those durian...LOL....lucky it's coffee

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    4. of course no way to durians!! else many people may faint inside, haha!!

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    1. maybe you have not notice leh? Could be have it .

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    2. yes agree, i don't believe~~

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  5. LRT has Coffee smell, i like i like. I love coffee, everyday I take a cup of coffee. Sometimes, too tired, I will two.
    Coffee smell is nice, hopefully it is stronger and it can cover up many other weird smell in LRT.

    Talking about coffee, Taiping has one special drink, it is a mix of local coffee with Milo. It called 虎咬狮. It is different from NesLo, NesLo is Nescafe + Milo, this one is local coffee + Milo. Very very nice. I love it to bits. Be it cold or hot, I just love it. It is actually tasted a bit like Mocha.

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    1. yeah, kind of nice to have the coffee smell to "wake" us up a bit especially when we are commuting to work in the morning, and back home after work in the evening, haha~~

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    2. cannot wake up leh, Yannie. I went tarak scent pun. maybe the unit in my carriage not working or what la. only have the irritating voice kept repeating the same thing over and over again. very pengsan de

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    3. the coffee aroma is actually very light and mild, must have sensitive nose like a dog baru can smell, so cats cannot, muahahahaha!!

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  6. Oh, did not know there is such a thing! So right now it is only coffee. What if more advertisers put up this gadget and then there will be so many smells that would drown each other out.

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    1. actually to be precise, there has been something similar in the Monorail long before, but that was those air-freshener gel.. it was nice..

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  7. Have to agree with you that the smell of food would certainly work up an appetite, especially when you are already hungry. And yeah, perhaps you would then go to the advertised outlet to eat.

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    1. haha, i guess if that would be the smell of food, it has to be quite subjective to every passengers.. some may like it, some may not..

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  8. But really, when the LRT is crowded the smell of the coffee won't be so noticeable, what with all those other smells getting in the way ha..ha... Unless they intensify the aroma.

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    1. yeah you are right, when the passengers get more, the smell is really not noticeable at all.. i guess they cannot make it stronger in consideration of the overall passengers reaction at large..

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  9. Definitely no durians or sambal petai. Some smells may be appetizing to others but to some it can cause fainting :D

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    1. yeah, exactly!! even the most common fried chicken may not be liked by everyone huh?? not to mention durians and petai~~ :D

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  10. I can just imagine if they put the smell of chocolate or cookies. Aiyoo...I will be very restless!

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    1. aiyoh, i think sweet smell is more likely to be accepted.. chocolates, cookies, cakes, wow!!!

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  11. So nice lah...

    Pity didn't ride LRT for so long dy otherwise can jakun go and see.

    Although truthfully, I hate being a jakun. LOL

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    1. haha, then you can start to take LRT rides more often (don't lah always walk aje), then you won't be jakun anymore~~ :D

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  12. Would be good if the air freshener or perfume company were to advertise likewise. Then the LRT will have nice smell.

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    1. yeah, that will be a great idea.. in fact i've seen that in our Monorail few years ago.. those air-freshener scented gel?? ah, that was really nice smell inside..

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  13. But I wonder if the chemicals used to produce the smells are harmful to us.

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    1. Good point Phong hong

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    2. anyway, no idea if they use chemicals or real coffee beans inside, so cannot judge.. :)

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  14. Don't play la Thambee, I thought LRT is air conditioned? I don't know about others, but I would definitely not appreciate to smelling nasi lemak or roti canai inside the train... things like coffee is fine and nice though ;)

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    1. hahaha, just an example lah.. i guess have to be smells that are refreshing than feeling greasy.. green tea would be a nice one i would say..

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  15. Pity those who 'no likey' coffee but guess its merely a minority. Those guys could have done a thorough survey before going ahead with this project. Too much of drinking coffee is bad & addictive but what about smelling too much coffee?

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    1. i don't like drinking coffee but then i like smelling coffee, haha.. that's why they put up notice on the door, and even the smell is actually so mild it won't be noticed when the passengers get more in the train..

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  16. Oops accidentally glanced at your [ROLL: from bloggers] and Bananaz is No.1 from the bottom..oh my gawd 2 months past..sorry folks 1001 apologies being busy.

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    1. errr, you are not at the bottom, the list only shows the top 25 and still expands below~~ :p

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  17. I love the smell of coffee but I don't take coffee. That sounds interesting but I haven't seen that kind yet.

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    1. ah same here.. i am not a fans of coffee but i find the smell of coffee nice..

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  18. how about the poo + coffee smell? :-)

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    1. how about pee + prawns smell?? :-)

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  19. Wow! This is an interesting ad that has arrived Malaysian shores. I have heard of this common trend in overseas. So far I have only experienced air freshners being squirted from auto device at supermarkets.

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    1. they have those scented gel air-freshener in the Monorail some years ago, that was actually nice..

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  20. Other than this we all know that parfum promoters would spray generously at the malls to attract customers. I am one who never hesitated to hop from brand to brand counters to spray their bottles to the maximum onto my body. I simply love them!

    Now talking about this coffee experience, I look forward to smell the caffeine aroma. It might get me high and addicted later. LOL

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    1. though i love trying out new perfumes, but i definitely will not spray onto my body.. because i am already wearing perfume, cannot mix with others dei.. i will always like them on cards, though that may not be the more precise smell..

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  21. Hello SK,

    Going to be a daily blogger I see. This is putra lrt I assume or is it the monorail coach? Have not encountered this before. .

    I have an ex co worker who will faint everytime she smells coffee. Even the doctor do not know why so if she happens to take this lrt coach, then she will faint over and over again. The advertisers should really take into account people like my ex co worker who is allergic to the smell of coffee.

    Actually I have never seen her faint before and of course I don't want to but she always avoid places that sell coffee and told us this is the reason. I hope the coffee air dispenser is no longer there for the sake of my ex co worker.

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    1. haha, your ex-colleague's case is rather interesting.. i am not a fans of coffee but i actually like the smell of coffee beans, they are nice..

      p/s: i thought i've mentioned 3 times LRT in the post content??

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    2. Oh, in my context, when I say LRT, I use it in a broad term to mean the putra, star and also monorail. Even if you don't include the monorail, LRT could still mean either Putra or Star LRT - they uses different type of coaches. So your LRT means Putra or Star?

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    3. ooopss, sorry, hehe!! then it's in the Putra LRT to be precise.. LRT is either Putra or Star to me, and Monorail is monorail though they are now all called Rapid Rail.. :p

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    4. Yes, they are all now called Rapid Rail. :D I uses Star more than Putra so that's why I did not see this coffee smell dispenser. Now thanks to you, I know of such a thing. Good that reading blogs can also increase our general knowledge. Hope you are having a good weekend.

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    5. yeah, my bad.. because the line that goes to my house is Putra LRT, so as if this Putra LRT is all the LRT, muahahaha!! :D

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  22. eh...didn't know you posted another blog today. Only saw it this evening. hahah... If like that, gotta look out for your blog everyday. Yeah, like what mun said you are going to be a daily blogger soon. hhaha

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    1. cannot be so predictable mah, must be a little more irregular~~ :D

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  23. I agreed with you that's really a great idea! However, like what you said, not all people love coffee and the cramp and crowded train may also neutralised the smell of the coffee, especially ladies perfumes or some guys odour. hahaha... I don't think this works in SG, maybe in less crowded trains in KL.

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    1. yeah, you are right.. i guess they considered this point too that not all like the smell, so they make it so mild that it won't even be noticeable when there are more passengers in the train..

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  24. I guess with this device, it ends up people queuing for the nearest coffee stalls or shops after getting down from the train instead of buying from the advertiser unless they put up a booth at every lrt stations. Free coffee advertisement for others. Don't you guys agreed?

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    1. well, i have no idea about how this coffee aroma in the train helps in their sales.. but you are right, i actually didn't see their booth at the LRT stations..

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  25. Yeah, it could also be an air freshener after all, and someone packet some nice coffee on the train ...hahaha...

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    1. haha, i am sure that's not the case.. cannot be all the time got people tabao coffee in the train~~

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  26. Advertising can be everywhere, even in toilet cubicles, there are advertisements also

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    1. yes, that's true!! every inch of space is an advertising space..

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  27. OOh coffee smells for advertisement! That's creative indeed, although might be intrusive for people who don't like coffee since it's not something you can avoid (unlike visual ads where you can choose to look away).

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    1. yeah, that is why they put up notice on the door and the coffee aroma is made very very mild, even not noticeable when there are more passengers in the train..

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  28. clever way of marketing! anyhow I would prefer to have advertiser for some air freshener in the train...something that sprays out Fragrance so that it smells good when the train is loaded with sweaty people.

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    1. oh yeah, actually a couple of years back i've seen air-freshener gel being placed inside the Monorail coaches, it actually smells good!!

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  29. WANDA COFFEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

    adoi.........i baru talked in the other post...Now i see this Hahahaha


    adui me kena brains washed liao la...i see that i already having flashback liao. *pls refer to your earlier post*

    really pengsan by this advertising thingy

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    1. mana ada coffee smell? or maybe kena covered by all the sweat smell la. And one more they say get the discount vouchers from hand rail or something...tarak pun

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    2. yeah, the smell is so light and mild only, if there are more passengers sure will not be able to notice at all.. second reason could be the smell already habis and nobody bother to maintain and refill the smell kot??

      and yes!! aiyoyo, you still remembers that irritating recorded voice huh?? but i think maybe kena complained by many, i just realized i didn't hear any already though inside that coach..

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  30. 幾有創意喔。不過以前陳慧琳同金城武齣“薰衣草”上映時,到某情節是全間戲院都聞到薰衣草味,好鬼死浪漫。

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    1. 真係??!! 齣“薰衣草”我睇翻版VCD咋, 所以唔知有咁嘅事~~

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  31. Aroma of coffee definitely better than those unpleasant smell such as sweat & overwhelming perfume =.="

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    1. haha, you are definitely right!! and i think coffee can actually help to neutralize other smells or ordours horr??

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  32. Eh you sure this is in our local LRT? Haha I thought it's from oversea leh... Anyway it's been yearsss since I last take LRT so there're many things I don't know about it la. So our LRT seems to be very 'in' these days huh? I'd probably guess it's an air freshener, or speaker like what you mentioned make sense.

    But a gadget which release coffee aroma?? This is interesting yet a bit odd... What about those people who hates coffee? Or those who cannot tahan the coffee smell, like a pregnant woman? Sorry for me I don't appreciate this gadget lo, may be because I don't like coffee, haha!
    But lucky you said the smell wasn't strong... At least fair to everyone. By the way what brand of the coffee is this? So they actually sell the coffee at the station? And I wonder is the gadget temporarily or permanent, hehe!

    LOL, sure no durians! I wonder got people really don't care and bring durian into hotel/LRT/bus or not? Haha sure kena marah one..

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