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  • TehJarVu's Avatar
    119,145 posts since Dec '03
    • i oso want to eat sashimi
      but my royal throat dun let mi eat supermarket ones
      so v long nvr eat oredi

      tt time always eat aloha as (good) substitute
      but since the spider leepok in newspapers
      my collicks say say say until i no dare eat oredi altho the spider is from katong outlet

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    • HDB launches almost 7,000 new flats in May sales exercise

      SINGAPORE: The Housing and Development Board (HDB) has launched 6,992 flats for sale under the May 2018 Build-to-Order (BTO) and Sale of Balance Flats (SBF) exercise, it said in a press release on Tuesday (May 22).

      Of the total, 3,970 are BTO units and 3,022 are SBF units across various towns and estates, HDB added.

      BTO EXERCISE

      The BTO flats are spread across four projects - two of which are in the non-mature towns of Sengkang and Yishun and another two in the mature towns of Toa Payoh and Tampines.

      Eligible first-timer families can enjoy up to S$80,000 of housing grants, comprising the Additional CPF Housing Grant (AHG) (up to S$40,000) and the Special CPF Housing Grant (SHG) (up to S$40,000).

      "With these grants, buyers of 2-room Flexi, 3-room, 4-room and 5-room flats could pay as little as S$4,000, S$112,000, S$196,000 and S$330,000 respectively," HDB said.

      SBF EXERCISE

      In addition to the BTO flats, HDB will also offer 3,022 balance flats under the SBF exercise.

      "They comprise 754 units of 2-room Flexi, 655 units of 3-room, 1,143 units of 4-room, 305 units of 5-room, 157 units of 3Gen and 8 units of executive flats across various towns/estates," HDB said.

      The majority of the flats offered under the SBF exercise are reserved for first-timer families. Eligible first-timer singles may also apply for a 2-room flexi flat in non-mature towns.

      Application for new flats launched in the May 2018 BTO and SBF exercises can be submitted online on the HDB InfoWEB from May 22 until May 28, HDB said.

      HDB said it will offer about 4,300 flats in Punggol and Yishun in August 2018.

      Minister for National Development Lawrence Wong said on Tuesday that the launch would help young couples - those who are still studying or serving National Service (NS), as well as those who have just completed their studies or NS - to buy their first homes sooner.

      "We will allow them to defer their income assessment for housing grants and loan purposes," he said in the Facebook post.

      Mr Wong first announced the deferment of income assessment in March in Parliament, saying that the Government can "exercise some flexibility to support (young couples) in their marriage and parenthood journey".

      These couples will be able to apply for their flat first, then have their incomes assessed for grants or loans just before key collection.

      Mr Wong added that while waiting for the flat to be ready, couples can start working to build up their finances.

      "With the various flat types and locations to choose from, I hope all home-buyers will be able to find a home that meets their budget and needs," said Mr Wong.

       

      Source: CNA/mn

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    • Speed-tracking devices for heavy vehicles on trial until August

      SINGAPORE: Three types of speed-tracking devices for heavy vehicles are currently on trial until August, the Traffic Police (TP) announced on Tuesday (May 22) at the sixth edition of the Singapore Road Safety Month.

      The event, which was focused on educating heavy vehicle drivers and motorcyclists, was kicked off by Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Home Affairs and Health Amrin Amin at Republic Polytechnic.

      Speed limiters are currently mandated for certain heavy vehicles to curb speeding, but can be easily tampered with, TP said. The current trial aims to find a technology to complement or replace the speed limiters in heavy vehicles to effectively curb speeding.

      The three speed-tracking devices being trialed are the Digital Tachograph, the Enhanced Speed Limiter and the Fleet Management System. The devices are equipped with an audio buzzer, which will be activated when the heavy vehicle driver exceeds the speed limit. The devices are being tested on 30 vehicles.

      The Digital Tachograph will be able to automatically track and record the vehicle’s travelling speeds throughout the journey. Information recorded can be used for enforcement efforts for speeding.

      The Enhanced Speed Limiter and the Fleet Management System will employ GPS to calculate the travelling speed of the vehicle to prevent tampering of the speed limiter. It can also track the travelling speed of the vehicle throughout the journey.

      Speaking to Channel NewsAsia, chairman of the Singapore Road Safety Council Bernard Tay said he hopes better driving behaviour will come out of the initiative: “Hopefully this will reduce accidents and be safer for all road users."

      He added the focus this year is on commercial vehicle drivers, because they spend a lot of time on the road. “Heavy vehicles are bulky, there are a lot of blind spots and whenever there are accidents it can be fatal for victims. Motorcyclists can also be more vulnerable as they are not well protected."

      The Traffic Police has partnered vehicle tracking firm Cartrack Technologies South East Asia for the trial, with three companies - Goldbell Group, Ley Choon Group and Koh Kock Leong Enterprise - on board. 

      The Traffic Police will study the accuracy and compatibility of these devices and with the heavy vehicles as well as their ability to resist tampering, after which it will consider implementation on heavy vehicles.

      In his speech, Mr Amrin said the launch of the speed-tracking devices installed on heavy vehicles “will enable companies to monitor the speed records of their drivers and take timely remedial action against those who speed".

      He noted commercial heavy vehicle drivers spend much of their time on the road and are more likely to be involved in accidents.

      “Although the number of accidents involving heavy vehicles decreased by 13 per cent from 2016 to 2017, such accidents are more likely to result in fatalities. In 2017, three in 10 fatal accidents involved a heavy vehicle," he said.

      Motorcyclists are also not spared, Mr Amrin said: “While the number of fatal accidents involving motorcyclists decreased by 30 per cent in the same year, accidents involving motorcyclists made up more than half of all traffic accidents. Four in 10 fatal accidents involved a motorcycle.”

      At the event, the Traffic Police also unveiled two new educational videos to remind motorists to observe safe driving practices and stay vigilant on the road.


      Source: CNA/na(hm)

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    • 22nd May 2018

      Train on EWL: Simei icon_arrow.gif Bedok (051/052)
      Train on EWL: Tanah Merah icon_arrow.gif Simei (035/036)

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    2,406 posts since Nov '05
    • Bus lobbyists, I know you are reading this elsewhere. Have fun paying your GST increase for your shiny new full-feature PIS and EDS...if it's even going to be put into good use (history shows it has not...whatever happened to the C751As and C751Bs).

      Two percentage GST increase yields S$3 billion to S$3.6 billion a year. That is not enough to even cover the annual $4 billion spent annually (2015 figures) on public transport subsidies and infrastructure.

      ...

      "One major contributing factor is the large increase in network capacity as we opened new lines and added more buses and trains."

      "This huge cost increase has been borne by the Government," explained Mr Khaw. "Against such rising cost, fares have gone down by 2 per cent over the same period."

      "Every dollar spent on transport is a dollar less for other expenditure – like schools, healthcare and security," noted Mr Khaw, who is also the Coordinating Minister for Infrastructure.

      https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/ptc-public-transport-fares-formula-popular-not-sustainable-khaw-10020252

      Edited by sgbuses 22 May `18, 7:28PM
  • JonathanLeongCK's Avatar
    21 posts since Jan '18
    • I am hoping that TTS will get their A95 soon.

       

      On a side note, why not deploy 5916 and 5917 for 851e as well?

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    • 22nd May 2018

      Train on EWL: Simei icon_arrow.gif Bedok (051/052)
      SBS3180U on svc 35 (Bedok Int icon_arrow.gif Alps Ave)
      SG5407R on svc 35 (Alps Ave icon_arrow.gif New Upp Changi Rd)
      Train on EWL: Tanah Merah icon_arrow.gif Simei (035/036)

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  • Marvel68's Avatar
    328 posts since Oct '14
    • I guess there's no prize for guessing which service all 6 units will most likely go to..

  • SG5610U's Avatar
    2 posts since May '18
    • 21/5:

      SBS8890X on 63 (From Tiong Bahru Rd to Eu Tong Sen St)

      Set 9053 on Downtown Line (From DT19 Chinatown to DT33 Tampines East)

      Set 9037 on Downtown Line (From DT33 Tampines East to DT19 Chinatown)

       

      22/5:

      SG5136Y on 851 (From Tiong Bahru Rd to Eu Tong Sen St)

      Set 9001 on Downtown Line (From DT19 Chinatown to DT33 Tampines East)

      SG5910D on 12e (From Tampines Ave 7 to Victoria St)

      SBS6856J on 33  (From Victoria St to Tiong Bahru Rd)

  • TehJarVu's Avatar
    119,145 posts since Dec '03
    • i will finish up my jiken and glutinous rice tonite, with red

      lunch was sichuan court with 50% becos of my amex plat
      very nice and very 划算

  • SMB1333T's Avatar
    534 posts since Jun '13
    • Originally posted by AntiDennisLance:

      Ehh I thought there are only 122 units of LTA A95 from SG5800 to SG5920 + SG2017? This newest batch is the E6 ones after the 122?

      Yes...

  • TIB 585L's Avatar
    9,291 posts since Apr '11
    • Originally posted by carbikebus:

      And to my suprise all Mandai zone got perm buses also but not tally to the fleet.


      Only sembawang n yishun side doesnt. Woodlands side got very2 sticky bus since Seletar

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    21,599 posts since Nov '03
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    21,599 posts since Nov '03
    • Originally posted by TIB 585L:

      Might as well 961 985 also park at GL1 just like old days

      964 960 912A 950 962 AP all sleeping at WTBI

      The rest all WLDEP.

      And to my suprise all Mandai zone got perm buses also but not tally to the fleet.

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