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Cecil Lee

Is there a ROW 13 in this Singapore Airlines plane

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Last week, I was seated at the 14th row of a Singapore Airlines - Business Class seat and I stared up at the overhead compartments.


I counted Row 11, Row 12... and then Row 14. There is no Row 13!


Numbers are like: one man's meat is another man's poison! To some 13 seems unlucky.. to others lucky.


Even to some Chinese: 4 or 44 or 444 seems unlucky. For others... ok, neutral or even lucky....


Thus numbers are considered more personal to a person, this culture and even his experience with it.


Perhaps, Singapore Airlines felt that for commercial reasons, some numbers are not good for business!: Majority of 13 Rows are frequently unoccupied?


Even banks e.g. DBS Tower 1 has certain flows that are not office buildings.. e.g. maintenance levels ... when you are next at DBS Tower 1, Shenton Way, take a peek at the lift numbering...!



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To some who are superstitious, No. 13 is considered inauspicious.
But to others especially Chinese Cantonese dialect group,instead, 14 is considered inauspicious. As 1 = Sure and 4 = die. Thus when we add the two together symbolises: SURE TO DIE.
Thusauspicious or inauspicious numbers arehighly subjective!

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On 12/2/2009 5:09:26 PM, Anonymous wrote:
Last week, I was seated at the
14th row of a Singapore
Airlines - Business Class seat
and I stared up at the
overhead compartments.
I counted Row 11, Row 12...
and then Row 14. There is no
Row 13!
Numbers are like: one man's
meat is another man's poison!
To some 13 seems unlucky.. to
others lucky.
Even to some Chinese: 4 or 44
or 444 seems unlucky. For
others... ok, neutral or even
lucky....
Thus numbers are considered
more personal to a person,
this culture and even his
experience with it.
Perhaps, Singapore Airlines
felt that for commercial
reasons, some numbers are not
good for business!: Majority
of 13 Rows are frequently
unoccupied?
Even banks e.g. DBS Tower 1
has certain flows that are not
office buildings.. e.g.
maintenance levels ... when
you are next at DBS Tower 1,
Shenton Way, take a peek at
the lift numbering...!


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Many Chinese considers No. 13 neutral unlike in the west.
Even in the west: "one man's meat is another man's poison applies".

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On 12/2/2009 5:09:26 PM, Anonymous wrote:
Last week, I was seated at the
14th row of a Singapore
Airlines - Business Class seat
and I stared up at the
overhead compartments.
I counted Row 11, Row 12...
and then Row 14. There is no
Row 13!
Numbers are like: one man's
meat is another man's poison!
To some 13 seems unlucky.. to
others lucky.
Even to some Chinese: 4 or 44
or 444 seems unlucky. For
others... ok, neutral or even
lucky....
Thus numbers are considered
more personal to a person,
this culture and even his
experience with it.
Perhaps, Singapore Airlines
felt that for commercial
reasons, some numbers are not
good for business!: Majority
of 13 Rows are frequently
unoccupied?
Even banks e.g. DBS Tower 1
has certain flows that are not
office buildings.. e.g.
maintenance levels ... when
you are next at DBS Tower 1,
Shenton Way, take a peek at
the lift numbering...!


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To some Chinese 4 means die.

For this Pernakan (Nonya) restaurant; it proudly displays 04-04

Thus the adage: One man's meat is another man's poison applies...

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In the Japanese society; number 4 has identical meaning. As number 4 sounds like "die" in their written language.

Thus, in many hospitals and hotel rooms in Japan, they avoid both levels 4 and even in some instances numbers 4 or 44.

In additiona, the Japanese also avoid the number 9. As to them it is interpreted under their language as "suffer" or "suffering".

House or hotel room numbers lke 49, 499 are avoided.

Also do avoid giving gifts by 4: e.g. 4 ceramic plates.

By coincidence these two Japanese unlucky numbers 4 + 9 = 13. Where 13 is more of a western unlucky number. As mentioned in an earlier post.. Singapore Airlines or SIA does not have a row 13 for any of the seats in their fleet of airplanes.

 


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