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  • SMB145B's Avatar
    2,082 posts since Dec '12
    • Originally posted by SMB42P:

      Nope. bus was on normal service... what i meant was the tyre was old already..can feel the "flatwheel" effect when it was moving...

      someone could have replace the tyre

  • SMB145B's Avatar
    2,082 posts since Dec '12
    • Originally posted by TIB429E:

      1 trip to Yishun and here is what i've observed.. 

      Sv860 tends to bunch up regularly, with DDs/Citaro/Bendy fleet. At the bus stop, you can see 2x 860 arriving together, or less than 2mins. BUT, there's a big gap in between just now. icon_lol.gif  Maybe could work on deploying at a consistent intervals rather than spamming buses...HC buses especially. 

      Sv811 tends to bunch up during off peak hours. Today's trip plus a few other days, I've seen at least 2x 811 buses bunch up, and sometimes 3 or even more. 

      back to back DDs is not right when the subsequent bus coming at 30mins

      859/A/B all can bunch throughout the day!

  • Mugen Benoit4real's Avatar
    198 posts since Jul '09
  • Pandanchen's Avatar
    1,142 posts since Dec '09
    • Originally posted by Taxilim88:

      why not? As hirer, rental most impt mah. Split with relief, $44 nia.  Morning two trips cover rental liao.

      must find a reliable relief 

  • TPS Timothy Mok's Avatar
    990 posts since Aug '07
    • Originally posted by SBS7123J:

      Don't think that they will further trim 182 to Tuas Terminal as there will be no buses plying from Singapore Discovery Centre all the way to Tuas Checkpoint and let's not forget that there is no MRT along that stretch of roads. I also don't see the possibility of breaking 182 into 2 services as it serves no purpose either.

      Most likely 192 and 193 might have minor changes within Tuas and who knows 254 might starts at Tuas Terminal and loop at Joo Koon Int but the chances seems low.

      254 will be rerouted via Pioneer Road, Tuas West Drive and Tuas Checkpoint, which will even extend more loops. But even though if implemented, 182 may not see much changes and it will become full day.

  • TPS Timothy Mok's Avatar
    990 posts since Aug '07
    • Originally posted by gekpohboy:

      To be honest, I wonder how they would operate the Tuas West Extension, as not all parts of the East West Line has the new signalling.

      I'm okay for alternate trains to run to Tuas West Extension, or the North South Line to temporarily absorb the Jurong East to Tuas Link section of the East West Line (if that is possible).

      Just don't run a shuttle between Tuas Link and Jurong East, and expect two loads of people to change train at Jurong East station. The station cannot take it.

      The NSL CBTC is already live from 16 April 2017.

      The EWL CBTC will be live from 18 June 2017.

  • Ponders's Avatar
    4,695 posts since Oct '99
    • If you are PR under your father you are 2nd Generation PR hence you need to serve NS.

      They will offer you Citizenship towards the end of NS if you did your NS with satisfactory conduct. This is a "100%" way to get citizenship.

      otherwise, based on the above info, don't think you have a high chance of getting citizenship until you show more "ties" to Singapore, as far as I know they try to see income of around $4000-6000 range.

      but requirements are more lax for Malaysians

  • Ponders's Avatar
    4,695 posts since Oct '99
    • Originally posted by gekpohboy:

      Instead of banging the wall, why not just burn that fucking bottle on fire, to heat it up, build up air pressure inside, and “pop”?

      Wine will taste horrible after heating up.

  • SBS7123J's Avatar
    685 posts since Aug '10
    • Don't think that they will further trim 182 to Tuas Terminal as there will be no buses plying from Singapore Discovery Centre all the way to Tuas Checkpoint and let's not forget that there is no MRT along that stretch of roads. I also don't see the possibility of breaking 182 into 2 services as it serves no purpose either.

      Most likely 192 and 193 might have minor changes within Tuas and who knows 254 might starts at Tuas Terminal and loop at Joo Koon Int but the chances seems low.

  • Taxilim88's Avatar
    1,207 posts since Mar '13
    • Originally posted by Pandanchen:

      is this a good deal from Premier?

      deposit: 388

      rental per day: 89.70

      bonus 300 per month

      optima K5

      why not? As hirer, rental most impt mah. Split with relief, $44 nia.  Morning two trips cover rental liao.

  • AJQZC's Avatar
    903 posts since Sep '08
    • Originally posted by gekpohboy:

      Bus routes to observe:

      193, 182 and 192.

      254 too.

      255/257 may get minor amendments to link with Gul Circle MRT, though unlikely.

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    FireIce's Avatar
    262,000 posts since Dec '99
    • woke up early, went back to sleep

      woke up again, went back to sleep again

      woke up, went back to sleep

      woke up, roll around

      get outta bed

  • Contombeonhulon's Avatar
    2 posts since Apr '17
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    FireIce's Avatar
    262,000 posts since Dec '99
    • Police were deployed to the State Courts building yesterday after an item suspected to be a bullet was found near the main entrance.

      Responding to queries from the Straits Times, a police spokesman said they were alerted to an incident at Havelock Square at about 2.50pm.

      The Straits Times arrived at the scene at around 3.45pm.

      An area the size of half a badminton court was cordoned off.

      More than five police officers, both in uniform and plainclothes, were seen conducting investigations.

      An officer took photos of the area and, at about 4pm, he took photos of a small dark-coloured object on the ground.

      The object was later placed inside an envelope and the cordon removed shortly after.

      Police said investigations are ongoing.

      A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 27, 2017, with the headline 'Bullet believed to be found outside State Courts'.
  • Contombeonhulon's Avatar
    2 posts since Apr '17
  • Alvin87a's Avatar
    1,349 posts since Jun '11
  • Pandanchen's Avatar
    1,142 posts since Dec '09
    • When Uber and Grab entered the Singapore market in 2013, they stressed that they were not taxi or private-hire car operators, but tech companies.

      They convinced most people, including the regulators. Perhaps that is why Singapore has treated these foreign companies with kid gloves.

      In early responses to queries on whether Uber should be regulated like taxi firms, a Land Transport Authority spokesman reiterated that Uber was not a taxi company but a "technology company providing a matching service leveraging on technology".

      That was in 2014. Less than a year later, Uber set up Lion City Rentals, which rents out cars to those who want to drive for a living. In doing so, it is doing exactly what taxi companies are doing, but without the livery, rooftop signage, meter, regulations, and service criteria that cab companies have to meet.

      Now, with Grab in talks to take over SMRT's taxi business, it is once again clear what these newcomers are: taxi companies with new technology and new ideas.

      The authorities will point out that private-hire vehicles still cannot pick up kerbside fares, but that is irrelevant. The smartphone has become the new kerb. And with so many taxi operators adopting Grab's hailing app, the question of kerb or no kerb is less material. What is material is that we are now witnessing the second phase of these "tech" firms' foray into the multibillion-dollar door-to-door transport business - all in just four years.

      It would have taken them much longer to get this far if they had taken the traditional route of applying for a taxi-operating licence. Now that they are entrenched, it will be a matter of time before they start doing what they set out to do: Make money.

      For commuters, that means fewer freebies and discounts in the years to come. For incumbent industry players, thinner profits. And for the country, perhaps, lower economic returns as more cash gets repatriated to the home countries of the two newcomers - the United States and Malaysia.

      A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 27, 2017, with the headline 'Beware of being taken for a ride'. Print Edition | Subscribe
  • Pandanchen's Avatar
    1,142 posts since Dec '09
  • Alvin87a's Avatar
    1,349 posts since Jun '11
    • Originally posted by bowah:

      Younger days, I use to patronize many nightclub from Sin Po po to golden millions, maybe I knew you and might had tipped you before.

      cannot b lah!u lau uncle..he younger alot!

       

  • gekpohboy's Avatar
    1,380 posts since Mar '16
    • Currently, the only station on the Tuas West Extension that does not have bus route is Tuas Crescent.

      Considering there’s the Tuas Road Viaduct near Tuas Crescent station, I have a feeling that the station is meant for those working at Tuas South, and buses to Tuas South would call at the station, to provide the first and last mile connection.

      So, the new bus service to Tuas South is obvious. Whether is it from Joo Koon Bus Interchange or Tuas Bus Terminal, the new bus service would ply Tuas Road and Pioneer Road, and then use the Tuas Viaduct to get to Tuas South. At Tuas South, it’s essentially just 182’s bus route.

      There’s a possibility that 182 will be re-routed to ply Jalan Ahmad Ibrahim, Tuas Road, Pioneer Road, Tuas Road Viaduct, and it’s current looping point, and originate at Tuas Bus Terminal, and skip Upper Jurong Road and most parts of Tuas West Drive. 192 can ply the affected sector of Upper Jurong Road, and let 193 be the sole provider for the section of Jalan Ahmad Ibrahim between Benoi Road and Tuas Road (the roads that 192 will skip as a result).

      192 will connect to the upcoming Gul Circle MRT station. When that station opens, there is no need for 192 to call at Joo Koon Bus Interchange bus stop anymore.

      192 could connect Pasir Laba camp to Pioneer MRT Station and Boon Lay Bus Interchange. Those living in Jurong West area would no longer have to change bus or change train at Joo Koon Bus Interchange.

      Besides 182, there’s a need for one more bus service at Tuas.

      256 is useless. We can extend 256 to Tuas South.

      Problem solved.

      As you can see, there is no need for a new bus service. The two slots can be reserved for future travel needs in other parts of Jurong region, such as the upcoming Jurong Innovation District.

      Just my two cents worth.

      Edited by gekpohboy 28 Apr `17, 5:37PM
  • Alvin87a's Avatar
    1,349 posts since Jun '11
    • Originally posted by Jasonlkl:

       

      My personal experience/ thoughts after 5 wks of taxi driving.

      Taxi driving is not as simple as i thought

      Driving leisurely is different from driving to earn income

      Less quality sleep

      Body aching

      Boring

      Stressful 

      Must be on road for long hrs to make a living 

      literally no offdays

      I am fortunate that my past jobs are more relaxing so unable to take the hardship

      Freedom and a few nice encounters with pax are the only thing I personally enjoyed

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      Throw liao?nevermind,next time can drive again!Even i as a delivery driver for 25 yrs,when i start as taxi driver...i also stress!I going to quit at first day after drive 4 3 hrs n park at Upper Seletar Reservoir!BUT why other can,I CAN'T???So i carry on for 4 yrs ( i regret never join taxi trade early,earning is:)now:(but still decent earning)after i got high blood n cdg X1 mdt problem...i throw n rest till now!B4 i start driving taxi,i use about 6 month learn n read the forum about taxi driving...This must thanks to the Poolman n the gang n all the taxi forum ppl..:):):)!

  • Alvin87a's Avatar
    1,349 posts since Jun '11
    • Originally posted by Jasonlkl:

      That's why some tds prefer to wait at taxi stands 

      there give u $,u must go n search n look for where the $ is...BUt be smart look around b4 take.

  • gekpohboy's Avatar
    1,380 posts since Mar '16
    • The bus network around Tuas West Extension will be adjusted.

      To complement the new stations.

      Details will be announced later.

      Possible bus routes: 182, 192, 193.

      Edited by gekpohboy 28 Apr `17, 5:28PM
  • gekpohboy's Avatar
    1,380 posts since Mar '16
    • There will be an Open House on 16 June.

      The purpose is to promote Tuas West Extension to the general public, so that those working at Tuas area would know that Tuas MRT is opening.

      All four stations will be open for the open house, and the event will be held from 12pm to 8pm.

      There will be free train rides between Tuas Link and Gul Circle stations, and lots of fun games to play.

      Edited by gekpohboy 29 Apr `17, 1:01AM
  • Pandanchen's Avatar
    1,142 posts since Dec '09
    • is this a good deal from Premier?

      deposit: 388

      rental per day: 89.70

      bonus 300 per month

      optima K5