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  • TIB429E's Avatar
    1,545 posts since Dec '13
    • Originally posted by gekpohboy:

      123 accepts concession pass, and charges distance fares. This is a new way to enter Sentosa without having to pay the $1 admission fee, $3 Sentosa Express, or the RWS express bus fares.

      In terms of overall distance, it may be longer. But considering 123 charges normal fares, one could save some money by taking 123 at Tiong Bahru, instead of Sentosa Express at HarbourFront. Yay.

      During train disruption, FREE entry fee also...icon_lol.gif

  • gekpohboy's Avatar
    2,014 posts since Mar '16
    • Actually, there is a loophole, that allows people to travel for free, between HarbourFront and Sentosa.

      This loophole has been around for many years, and it's a secret among Singaporeans.

      But I won't want to reveal it here, as doing so may cause a surge in demand, and possibly cause the authorities to remove the loophole.

      If you want to know, can ask me via private message.

      Edited by gekpohboy 17 Jul `17, 10:13PM
  • iveco's Avatar
    16,977 posts since Mar '04
    • Originally posted by gekpohboy:

      Actually, there is a loophole, that allows people to travel for free, between HarbourFront and Sentosa.

      This loophole has been around for many years, and it's a secret among Singaporeans.

      But I won't want to reveal it here, as doing so may cause a surge in demand, and possibly cause the authorities to remove the loophole.

      If you want to know, can ask me via private message.

      Only until the end of this year.

      http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/sentosa-boardwalk-extends-free-boardwalk-entry-until-end-2017-7670684

  • TIB429E's Avatar
    1,545 posts since Dec '13
  • SG4043S's Avatar
    15 posts since Jun '17
    • Go all the way back from Beach Ter lor. Although yeah I got no idea why. If loop then different story

  • SBS2609H's Avatar
    64 posts since Aug '16
    • It will be better if service 123 end at Resorts World Sentosa Bus Terminal rather than end at bitch terminal.

      Edited by SBS2609H 17 Jul `17, 10:33PM
  • vicamour's Avatar
    1,475 posts since Jan '09
    • Originally posted by TPS Timothy Mok:

      123 can use bendy bus if need to. just transfer from SMRT. Maybe can also transfer 3-door SG4002G as well.

      There won't be any more new bendy buses in future. Even the current Sentosa bus services don't need bendies. 

      Besides LTA can deploy more buses for 123 if there is demand. 123 seems to be more to help with the crowds for RWS8 and 188R and 963R.

    • Originally posted by carbikebus:

      Then you want every terminal is full of people ah?You want every bus service full of ppl?Purpose of extending 25 to UEC is to relieve Bedok Int and provide connections.55 need terminating place.Im not suprised if 62 also terminate at Geylang in future.

      I agree 62 should terminate at Geylang Lor 1 terminal. 

    • Originally posted by Sbs6750E:

      Actually prefer sv 80 to be amended to RWS. Parallel with sv 145 from lavender all the way to Vivocity.

      80 is too long already to be extended further.

  • gekpohboy's Avatar
    2,014 posts since Mar '16
    • The loophole is actually the free shuttle bus offered by the hotels at Sentosa.

      It's actually a complimentary service, meant for the hotel guests and patrons, but some people actually use it to bypass the admission charges.

      I believe the authorities actually know about this, but they probably close one eye because it actually brings business to the hotel and the tenants at Sentosa, especially around Siloso beach area which is actually not that well accessible. It's not a secret, but actually just a loophole, which apparently the authorities are okay with it. The shuttle bus has a stop at HarbourFront Centre.

      Edited by gekpohboy 17 Jul `17, 11:32PM
  • TIB429E's Avatar
    1,545 posts since Dec '13
    • Originally posted by SBS2609H:

      It will be better if service 123 end at Resorts World Sentosa Bus Terminal rather than end at bitch terminal.

      Why so? 

      Not everyone wants to go casino leh icon_lol.gif

    • Originally posted by iveco:

      Maybe LTA should consider getting more A24s under SG rego. These can be used where height restrictions preclude the operation of DDs on the route.

      858 and some feeders are some of the svc that requires A24s...

      But welp, they rather pump in more buses like svc860. Or have plenty of DDs but nobody's on the upper deck icon_lol.gif 

      Save the length space, but simply having more buses only...isn't it back to the same story? Looking forward to 2020's train disruption...how are they gonna handle it with only 40 A24s or maybe just DD/SD...icon_lol.gif

  • randomguy10's Avatar
    216 posts since Dec '13
    • Originally posted by BusAnalayzer:

      Do you have pollution issue, noise and dust/dirt with so many new flats in your area? Are you excited about the new flats bringing in new neighbours?

      Well thankfully I stay closer to buangkok green. The dust and pollution from the construction sites are kinda blocked by the blocks behind, so not too bad.

      I guess development is something that cant be stopped. Not too excited about having this quiet area becoming more congested but I probably will look forward to having more amenities at a shorter distance since the new demand will make sense to build as opposed to last time. I just hope the developement is wholesome rather than adding more people to squeeze amongst limited amenities

  • array88's Avatar
    1,311 posts since May '14
    • Originally posted by Scopittabuses:

      Probably becuz otherwise RWS8 become useless and more expensive

      Note that 123 does not call at HarbourFront, nor does it go to anywhere near NEL. So for those taking NEL, RWS8 is still the cheapest option (besides walking).

  • dupdup77's Avatar
    3,000 posts since Nov '13
    • Originally posted by array88:

      Note that 123 does not call at HarbourFront, nor does it go to anywhere near NEL. So for those taking NEL, RWS8 is still the cheapest option (besides walking).

      Hi mr array88, cheapest alternative for residents by NEL is NEL-transfer at outram park MRT-alight 1 stop later at EWL tiong Bahru mrt-take Sbs 123 to sentosa. Not too much of a hassle right?

      Because to travel to harbourfront 1 station later is almost equivalent to transfer at outran to tiong Bahru also 1 station later. RWS8 is equivalent to changing to Sbs 123 at tiong Bahru plaza bus stop). 123 is based on distance fares which is much cheaper. Cheers. Thanks.

      Edited by dupdup77 18 Jul `17, 8:39AM
  • Vampire77lim's Avatar
    79 posts since Nov '16
  • Path Light's Avatar
    1,574 posts since Feb '15
    • Originally posted by Vampire77lim:

      Bus service 93 will be extended to sentsoa soon  as the package  

      I don't know about Service 93

    • Originally posted by Vampire77lim:

      Bus service 93 will be extended to sentsoa soon  as the package  

      I don't know about Service 93

  • azharjj's Avatar
    6,403 posts since Aug '07
  • Vampire77lim's Avatar
    79 posts since Nov '16
  • carbikebus's Avatar
    19,504 posts since Nov '03
    • Originally posted by TIB429E:

      858 and some feeders are some of the svc that requires A24s...

      But welp, they rather pump in more buses like svc860. Or have plenty of DDs but nobody's on the upper deck icon_lol.gif 

      Save the length space, but simply having more buses only...isn't it back to the same story? Looking forward to 2020's train disruption...how are they gonna handle it with only 40 A24s or maybe just DD/SD...icon_lol.gif

      Airport svc should use a few bendies so that can cut more DDs,Save manpower and buses.

  • BusAnalayzer's Avatar
    10,278 posts since May '12
    • Originally posted by azharjj:

      do u think got other bus service extend to sentosa?

      I am thinking of 93

      I recommend 61 be split and extend to Sentosa. 

  • Marvel68's Avatar
    222 posts since Oct '14
    • 123 has started using DDs as of today...spotted an unknown Lg B9TL on 123...

      Edited by Marvel68 30 Jul `17, 10:49AM
  • TPS Timothy Mok's Avatar
    1,066 posts since Aug '07
    • Originally posted by Marvel68:

      123 has started using DDs as of today...spotted an unknown Lg B9TL on 123...

      Only terminating at RWS?

  • gekpohboy's Avatar
    2,014 posts since Mar '16
    • With regards to the bus route 123 from Tiong Bahru MRT to Sentosa, just wondering, is it the same route as the one that ran to Sentosa 20 years ago?

      Because as I was viewing videos of 123 from Tiong Bahru MRT (exit A) to Sentosa, I seem to find the scene very familiar, especially the roundabout part, like I have seen it before... just wondering is this was the same route that went to Sentosa many years ago...

      Also, is there a possibility that it was actually 123 that went to Sentosa many years ago, only to be rerouted to HarbourFront when HarbourFront MRT opened.... I'm not sure about the HarbourFront MRT part... because it could actually be 123 all along.

      Those who have memories or recordings of the 123 historical route, please help to verify if this was actually the route that went to Sentosa many years ago...

      Because if our memories tally with one another, then most likely it's true, that it was actually 123 that went to Sentosa in the past, and now they are reverting back the connection that was taken away 20 years ago...

      anyway, if I remember correctly, the bus that went to Sentosa many years ago only went to the visitor arrival centre, which is around the present-day RWS entrance... from there, the bus turned around and returned to Singapore...

      also, if I'm not wrong, the bus was the Volvo B10M... cuz I remember the steps was very tall, and that time I was only like 3-4 years old... it was the part I dreaded most whenever I come to Sentosa in the past.... because that time I was very small... and I always have to be carried up to board the bus... as I couldn't walk up the stairs on my own...

      anyway, those who know, please help to verify. Thanks.

      Edited by gekpohboy 30 Jul `17, 10:52PM
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