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  • Queen of sgForums
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    • temp is around 28-29 deg now....

       

      no need on fan but i think no need wear long sleeve liao

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    • oBike has just rolled out its own delivery service

      Bicycle sharing service oBike wasn’t the first to penetrate our market, but it's definitely one that has been consistently evolving since its debut last Feb. Just a couple weeks back, they announced that that they'll be launching their own cryptocurrency called oCoins. And now, they’ve just pushed out a new delivery service called oBike Flash.

      Unfortunately, it’s not that kind of delivery service where you can order food from your favorite restaurants and hawkers stalls or groceries from the supermarket to be sent to your place; you can stick to the usual suspects for that. Instead, oBike Flash is more of a courier service where you can get stuff—anything ranging from documents and small packages to food and clothes; as long as it’s 10kg or less—delivered between two points under two hours. Each delivery will cost $10 if it's within a five-kilometer radius, and an additional 30 cents per kilometer thereafter (up to 10km). However, if you're making a delivery between 11pm-7am, you'll have to fork out 50 cents per kilometer instead if it's between 10-20km.

      We're not too sure how oBike Flash is going to fare in our market, especially when there are so many other courier services like local start-up GoGoVan and industry giants Speedpost; which means that they really need to stand out to win consumers over. Nonetheless, we applaud this new expansion, especially when competitors like Ofo and Mobike have other things, like ride hailing, in their pipeline. We’re also pretty confident that we’ll start seeing massive complaints about the service once people start trying it out, especially since its main business is still bicycle sharing.

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    • Dip in population density, but not in crowded feeling

       

      As Singapore's population growth slowed and the island increased in physical size, population density stagnated last year for the first time in more than a decade.

      But though the objective measure says one thing, observers said the figures may not translate into people feeling spaces are less crowded - at least not immediately.

      Population density rose between 1 per cent and 4.5 per cent annually from 2007 to 2016. But it fell slightly last year, official data shows. The average number of people per square kilometre dipped from 7,797 in 2016 to 7,796 last year.

      As density is total population divided by land area, experts pointed to the recent slowdown in population growth as the main reason for the change.

      "This is the result of a conscious decision by the Government to limit the number of new immigrants," said population expert and National University of Singapore (NUS) sociologist Jean Yeung.

      Last year saw the first drop since 2003 in the number of foreigners living here. The non-resident population fell to 1.65 million, from 1.67 million in 2016. Residents - comprising Singaporeans and permanent residents - still grew, so all in all, total population increased by 0.1 per cent over the previous year.

      Meanwhile, reclamation has boosted the island's size over the years. Singapore's land area grew to 719.9 sq km last year, up from 719.2 sq km the year before. A decade ago, the island's size was 700 sq km.

      The stagnation in population density is likely to be a short-term phenomenon, said Institute of Policy Studies senior research fellow Leong Chan-Hoong. He noted that it may rise again after a few years as foreign manpower will likely be needed to supplement workers in critical service industries like healthcare as the population ages.

      Among economies and countries, Singapore ranks third in density, according to the World Bank - behind Macau (20,204 people per sq km) and Monaco (19,250).

      Among cities studied in a report by the Singapore think-tank Centre for Liveable Cities, Singapore ranks second, after Dhaka (13,547). Hong Kong (6,553) and London (5,210) are other dense cities in that report, while Berlin (192) and Nairobi (208) occupy the other end of the spectrum.

      But experts pointed out that the population density measure does not fully capture the lived experience of crowdedness in a city.

      Total land area may include uninhabitable areas such as hills. Also, people's experience depends on how infrastructure and other resources are managed.

      "People may still feel it is equally dense or more dense because they may be spending a big part of their time in their workplace in the central business district (CBD) or industrial areas, which feel crowded," said Dr Leong, noting how density may feel different depending on which area one is in - at home, at work or in other parts of the city.

      Associate Professor Pow Choon-Piew of the NUS geography department noted that many other cities with high population density - some higher than Singapore - are located within a larger country. This means people choose to live in those cities despite the density, for the sake of other benefits.

      In Singapore, however, residents cannot move out of the city if they want to get away from the crowd, he said, adding: "While the statistics may show stagnation or marginal drop, people don't feel it on the ground, especially during peak hours, when crowds congregate in train stations or on the streets."

      Other indicators like green space per capita or living space per household could better reflect the sensation of crowdedness, he said.

      Over the years, the Government has made moves to ease the condition. Prof Pow said this includes building parks and sky gardens in neighbourhoods and reducing golf courses to free up space. Dr Leong said that moving work hubs further out of the CBD and increasing access to MRT stations are steps in the right direction.

      Another suggestion made by veteran architect Tay Kheng Soon, an adjunct professor at NUS, is to redesign the country into many "modular cities".

      The idea is to build cities of 1 sq km to house 100,000 people each, with 70 such units lining the island's circumference and the centre reserved for a forested catchment area. This ensures most of the island will be green space.

      Buildings would see various functions stacked atop each other, with traffic flowing underground. Within each module, Mr Tay envisions schools, entertainment, businesses and community areas all connected along a central pathway so that more people can interact daily.

      "The urban areas are surrounded by a ring of farms where people can go out to take a break, and the vibrancy of each module compensates for the density," he said.

       

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    • “I believe in God, but not as one thing, not as an old man in the sky. I believe that what people call God is something in all of us. I believe that Jesus and Mohammed and Buddha and all the rest said was right. It’s just that the translations have gone wrong.”

      ~ John Lennon

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    • ... Kit; - i-CARE, led by Sims Drive Medical Clinic’s Dr Lim Chien Chuan; - Parkway Shenton, led by Dr Jason Yap; - Raffles Medical, led by Dr Chng Shih Kiat; - SingHealth Partners, led by Dr Lily Aw of Lily Aw Pasir Ris Family Clinic & ...

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    • Singapore and Malaysia rail operators to jointly run Rapid Transit System Link

       

      Rail operators SMRT and Prasarana Malaysia will form a joint venture by June this year (2018) to run the Johor Baru-Singapore Rapid Transit System (RTS) Link.

      The companies have also committed to sign the concession agreement for the cross-border MRT service by Sept 30, said Singapore's Land Transport Authority (LTA) and Malaysia's Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) in a joint statement on Tuesday (Jan 16).

      This first concession period will last for 30 years. Subsequent concessions will be awarded through open tender.

      The joint venture company will pay a concession fee to Singapore and Malaysia, and collect fare revenue from the Rapid Transit System Link in exchange.

      Fares will be set by the company, and not be regulated by the two governments.

      The 4km line will link Bukit Chagar station in Johor Baru to the Singapore terminus in Woodlands North, where commuters can transfer to the upcoming Thomson-East Coast MRT Line (TEL).

      The LTA and SPAD said heavy maintenance for the Rapid Transit System trains will be outsourced to TEL operator SMRT at the Thomason-East Coast Lines's Mandai Depot, while a light maintenance facility will be built at Bukit Chagar.

      The Rapid Transit System Link shares the same core systems including trains and signalling as the TEL, for economies of scale, said LTA and SPAD.

      When ready by Dec 31, 2024, the Link can carry up to 10,000 passengers per hour in each direction.

      This translates to an additional capacity of 60,000 commuters crossing the Causeway during peak hours.

      This is much higher than the average 300 passengers per hour in each direction carried by the daily shuttle train service between Woodlands and Johor Baru, SPAD and LTA noted.

      The Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhard's (KTMB) Tebrau Shuttle will cease six months after the Link begins operating.

      Singapore and Malaysia inked a legally binding agreement to build the Link earlier on Tuesday.

      The agreement captures key points such as technical, safety and security requirements; commercial, financing, procurement and regulatory frameworks; and customs, immigration and quarantine arrangments.

       

       

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    • love the unique voice and how it's presented in the songs

       

      the reason of death haben disclosed (according to wat i read this morling)

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    • Originally posted by AntiDennisLance:

      Finally. You must be jumping up and down for joy now.

      I pray that my recent case with a cabbie is not ended with termination letter..

      Maybe there's a few more A95 transferred over also

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    2,024 posts since Oct '12
    • 150118

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    • Originally posted by carbikebus:

      SG5914T & SG5915R LTA storage to Go Ahead Loyang

      Finally. You must be jumping up and down for joy now.

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