Posted: Sunday, May 06, 2007 by Shaun in Labels:


Why is the first floor(as Singaporeans know it) in HK called the ground floor and the second level, the first floor? Or is Singapore the one violating floor level numerical naming conventions?



  1. neoconvoy says:

    it's either called the Ground floor or Lobby.

    the only confusing thing i hve with lift buttons are the "Open" and "Close" door...and sometimes i make sanwiches of people mistakenly...

  1. sometimes I get into a poontang sandwich. you are a hooligan.

  1. neoconvoy says:

    yes, i can imagine a face full of are an animal.

  1. Laurens says:

    were the open&close written in chinese?

  1. Nikchick says:

    So it goes G, 1, 2, 4, 5, 6? They've got something against the #3? Kooky.

  1. jes says:

    architecturally, in singapore, we are told to label our plans as 1st STOREY (ground floor), 2nd storey and onwards (1st floor).

    because, think about it, the first floor is the first built floor in the building above the ground.. you know what i mean?

    (acting smart here)

  1. thanks for enlightening jes, makes more sense now.

    >nikchick - it should be the number 4 which is taboo for chinese as it sounds phonetically similiar to 'die' in the language.