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When I’m travelling on Singapore Mass Rapid Transit (SMRT), I often make myself busy with my HP RX3715. Especially when the MRT is not crowded and I’m lucky enough to get a seat. The comfort condition is really supporting your creative mind, so better not waste it. Most of the time, I will open up Pocket Word, and jot down whatever ideas running in my head. Occasionally, I will revisit my old ideas and amend if not improve it.

I have been had this idea of creating a mini Bus Guide in Street Directory-style in my HP RX3715 for quite sometimes. Although I yet to have clear way on the implementation, I’d like to share the idea with you all hoping for your feedbacks.

ALAS, apparently such guide is already created. But it is a static document. Anyway, I will carry on with this project, hopefully I will learn something about Embedded System utilising J2ME/.NET Compact Framework/C++ from this.

So far my idea is represented in T-SQL syntaxes.


/* Table for Bus */

Create Table Buses (
  Bus_ID int Identity(1,1) not null,
  Bus_Name varchar(6) not null

/* Table for Bus routes */
Create Table Bus_routes(

  Bus_ID int,
  Bus_Stop_Address varchar(64) not null,

  Seq_Number int /* to make routes possible */



  Get available bus in a particular address

  Param: @street

Select distinct Bus_Name from Buses b inner join Bus_routes br on b.Bus_IDr =br.Bus_ID
where Bus_Stop_Address like ‘%@street%’ order by Bus_Name


  Select a bus based on Start and destination, Direct Bus

  Parameter: @route_start, @route_end

Select distinct Bus_Name from Bus_Routes a inner join Bus_Routes b on a.Bus_ID= b.Bus_ID and
a. Seq_Number <= b.Seq_Number inner join Buses bs on a.Bus_ID=bs.Bus_ID

where a.Bus_Stop_Address like ‘%@route_start%’ and b.bus_stop_address like ‘%@route_end%’

order by bs.Bus_Name


  View Bus’ route
  Param: @busname


Select Bus_Stop_Address From Buses b inner join Bus_Routes br on b.Bus_ID=br.Bus_ID

Where b.Bus_Name = ‘@busname’ order by br.Seq_Number

  Indirect Route with the smallest number of changing Bus
  I’ll think about this on my next travel on MRT 🙂

Any Suggestions?

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About Hardono

Hi, I'm Hardono. I am working as a Software Developer. I am working mostly in Windows, dealing with .NET, conversing in C#. But I know a bit of Linux, mainly because I need to keep this blog operational. I've been working in Logistics/Transport industry for more than 11 years.

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  1. If you happen to saw the broken display of this post, that was my mistake. I forgot to put close quote for ‘class attribute, resulting the words scattered all over the page. =)