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    • All, there are 2 bidders Sbs transit and smrt for Singapore TEL Thomson east coast mrt line. Read somewhere that smrt bid 30% lesser thus was awarded the 9 yrs contract. If it was true, then we know that money is really the most important factor in awarding contracts recently. Cheers. Thanks.

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    • 150 towards Marine Terrace spotted at 1856hrs today turning from Sims Ave into Still Rd, about 35+ pax on board with standing.

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    • Private-hire drivers should be taxed with 'fairer approach', says National Private Hire Vehicles Association

      Private-hire vehicle drivers should be taxed "in a fair manner, like other businesses of a similar nature", said the National Private Hire Vehicles Association (NPHVA) on Tuesday (Sept 19).

      In a statement, it called on the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (Iras) to review the allowable business expenses for such drivers.

      NPHVA's executive secretary Mohd Randy said: "Unlike taxis, private-hire vehicle expenses such as fuel, vehicle rental fee, ERP (Electronic Road Pricing) expenses and other running expenses are, at present, not tax deductible."

      This comes after The Sunday Times (Sept 17) reported that Iras had approached two ride-hailing firms, Uber and Grab, to work out an arrangement for the drivers to file their tax returns automatically.

      Both firms have amassed over 40,000 drivers combined since arriving here in 2013.

      While NPHVA said Iras' efforts to allow e-filing of tax returns will help drivers, especially those who spend most of their working hours on the roads or tending to vehicle-related matters, it added that these regulations should continue to be reviewed as well.

      "Where a private-hire vehicle is owned by a driver, there are also other overheads such as repair, maintenance and vehicle insurance to consider," he added.

      But Mr Randy conceded that there may difficulties providing tax deductibility if a vehicle is not used primarily for business.

      "One possibility is to explore tax deductibility based on the mileage clocked on private hire driving, as practiced overseas," he said.

      He added that NPHVA looks forward to "a fairer approach in the treatment of income from private-hire vehicle driving, and stands ready to discuss this further with Iras".

       

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    • this afternoon i got a PM 
      my shoe i posted this size, the person ask me if got other size

       

       

      duh~

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    • I don't wanna grow up, I'm a Toys R Us kid
      There's a million toys at Toys R us that I can play with

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    • Toys 'R' Us Inc, the largest US toy store chain and a name most of us would associate with our childhoods, filed for bankruptcy protection on Monday (Sept 18).

      According to consulting firm Kloster Trading Corp, Toys 'R' Us is the second-largest toy seller in the United States behind Amazon.

      The company is saddled with debt from a US$6.6 billion (S$8.9 billion) buyout in 2005.

      The Asian operations of Toys 'R' Us, including Toys 'R' Us Singapore, are not affected by the toy store chain's bankruptcy filing in the United States, its joint venture partner said on Tuesday (Sept 19).

      Here are 6 things you may not know about the toy store:

      1. IT WASN'T ALWAYS CALLED TOYS 'R' US

      Charles P. Lazarus initially founded baby furniture store Children's Supermart in 1948. However, its focus slowly evolved to children's toys, and thus the store evolved into Toys 'R' Us in 1957.

      2. THERE IS A BABY WING OF THE COMPANY

       

      Babies 'R' Us at City Square Mall. PHOTO: BABIES "R" US

       

      It is called Babies 'R' Us, a name one would find either very cute or highly unimaginative. It caters to parents of, well, babies, offering affordable products and services.

      Its logo was multi-pastel coloured when it first started in 1996, but it has since changed to a fully purple one.

      3. THE STORES IN SINGAPORE ARE NOT AFFECTED

       

      The Star Wars section in Toys ’R’ Us' flagship store at Vivocity. PHOTO: TOYS 'R' US

       

      Yay!

      Operations outside of the US and Canada, including about 255 licensed stores and joint venture partnerships in Asia, are not part of the Chapter 11 filing, Toys 'R' Us said.

      Toys 'R' Us Singapore is owned by Toys 'R' Us (Asia), a joint venture with Fung Retailing, part of Hong Kong's privately-held Fung Group. It has 11 stores in Singapore.

      4. ITS MASCOT IS A GIRAFFE

       

      In 1969, Dr G. Raffe was renamed Geoffrey the Giraffe, and became the official Toys 'R' Us spokesman. PHOTO: FACEBOOK/TOYS 'R' US

       

      The lovable giraffe started out as Dr G. Raffe, and made its debut in 1957 in print advertisements for Children's Bargain Town, a toy store chain in the American Midwest that was later absorbed into the Toys 'R' Us chain.

      In 1966, Toys 'R' Us was acquired by Interstate Department Stores, which owned Children's Bargain Town.

      In 1969, Dr G. Raffe was renamed Geoffrey the Giraffe, and became the official Toys 'R' Us spokesman - or rather, its spokesanimal.

      5. IT STARTED BECAUSE PEOPLE WERE HAVING MORE BABIES

       

      Toys 'R' Us started by selling baby furniture before it expanded to older children's toys. PHOTO: INSTAGRAM/TOYS 'R' US

       

      Toys 'R' Us found a market during the post-war era, where there was a baby boom following the end of World War II.

      It started out providing baby furniture, but moved on to baby toys.

      After that, it expanded to older children's toys.

      6. KIDS WORLDWIDE KNOW IT

       

      There are 875 Toys 'R' Us and Babies 'R' Us stores in the US, Puerto Rico and Guam, and over 765 stores internationally. PHOTO: INSTAGRAM/TOYS 'R' US

       

      It has stores all over the world.

      There are 875 Toys 'R' Us and Babies 'R' Us stores in the US, Puerto Rico and Guam, and over 765 stores internationally, along with over 245 licensed stores in 37 countries and jurisdictions.

       

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    1,471 posts since Apr '09
    • 19/9 Tuesday 

      SG5381E 241

      SG5567L 241(2nd day) 

      Edited by Kira™ 19 Sep `17, 5:52PM
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    • Commuters will get to enjoy free travel on all stations on the Downtown Line (DTL) when it opens on Oct 21.

      In a media release on Tuesday, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) said that commuters will be able to travel for free for journeys between all stations of the DTL on the weekend of Oct 21 and 22.

      Passengers will still need to tap in and out as per normal at the fare gates, although no fares will be deducted.

      The LTA also said that commuters transferring to or from another line at interchange stations – like Bugis and Expo stations, Chinatown and Little India stations - can tap out and tap in again to enjoy free travel on the DTL leg of their journey.

      Passengers who are transferring at Bukit Panjang, Newton and Tampines stations – who have to pass through a public area outside the fare gates to change lines – will have to use dedicated fare gates when tapping into the DTL leg of their journey to enjoy the free travel. When exiting those three stations, they can tap out from any of the fare gates, the LTA said.

      There will also be a DTL3 Open House on Oct 15 to give commuters and their families a free preview of the DTL3’s 16 new stations. Themed “Rail of Fun”, commuters will be able to enjoy activities at stations of the DTL3 line, from the Fort Canning station to the Expo station.

      The LTA said that visitors can look forward to board games and drop by the Knackstop booths at Fort Canning and Tampines stations to pick up souvenirs inspired by trains and buses.

       

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    1,597 posts since Aug '07
    • extend 163 or 159 to punggol interchange. maybe 163 to whampo ternimal. the route something like 141 turn into toa payoh rise then right turn towards lor 1 left turn to lor2 and right to lor 1 then back to the normal route to seng keng and then go to punggol road and to the interchage

      Edited by wsy1234 19 Sep `17, 4:54PM
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  • AJQZC's Avatar
    983 posts since Sep '08
    • Originally posted by gekpohboy:

      I notice in London, there are train services that only run one train everyday, and these are services that have declined ridership over time but continue to run just to maintain the connection.

      Just wondering if we could do the same here, on bus routes that are no longer in operation. We could have one trip in the morning and one trip at night to provide the connection that is nolonger required today.

      Why bother reviving dead bus routes?

      If there is really demand, have a proper bus service introduced.

      If you're talking about premium services that only run twice a day, go suggest to the private bus operators.

      Edited by AJQZC 19 Sep `17, 3:39PM
  • AJQZC's Avatar
    983 posts since Sep '08
    • Whatever the case, we can expect the next wave of new / amended services to be related to DTL3 opening.

      - Possible new (137?) or amended (58?) services to Kaki Bukit Ave 2

      - Amendment of 20 (perhaps 12 as well) to serve Somapah Rd & Expo MRT

      - Other miscellaneous amendments

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