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  • TehJarVu's Avatar
    118,791 posts since Dec '03
    • last nite see jesus liao
      this afternoon i watching paul, apostle of christ

      then go orpid do my travel de form

  • TehJarVu's Avatar
    118,791 posts since Dec '03
  • JKYY's Avatar
    574 posts since Oct '17
    • Originally posted by SBS1Z:

      70B still spotted on fri (20 apr) 

      do you know the rough frequency and timings? or is it random deployment during AM Peak?

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    85,118 posts since Feb '08
    • Mobike, ofo users mull options after recent price hike

      SINGAPORE: When occupational therapist Jennifer Lam clicked on her Mobike app on Friday morning (Apr 20), she nearly dropped her smartphone.

      The 180-day Mobike pass she purchased last November for S$5 would be ending soon, and she was shocked to learn that it would cost her more than S$50 to extend her pass for the same period.

      “Instead of using Mobike for another six months, I'd rather use the money to buy a secondhand bicycle,” said the 26-year-old, who has been using the service for at least twice a day.

      “The whole selling point of bike-sharing companies is their low prices. If they charge such (high) prices, why should we bother to use them?” she added.

      Ms Lam was just one of many Mobike and ofo users who voiced their discontent over the recent price increases for the bike passes after the end of their respective promotional periods.

      China-based company ofo announced on their Facebook page last Monday (Apr 16) that it would be introducing “fresh prices”.

      An ofo user Channel NewsAsia spoke to said she previously paid S$1.50 for a 60-day pass. The latest prices on the ofo app indicates that it would now cost S$15 to buy a 60-day pass - ten times the original amount. 

      For Mobike, a comparison between the price lists indicates that it would cost between S$6.99 and S$59.99 more to purchase passes on Friday (Apr 20) as compared to Nov 4, 2017.

      Freelancer Phoon Jia Hui told Channel NewsAsia that he is “thinking twice” about whether he would be continuing his subscription with Mobike.

      “I really like the concept of bike sharing. But if it’s going to cost me S$50 for 180 days, it’s not worth it. Some of these Mobikes have brake issues and other faults,” he added.

      Engineer Muhamad Shiraj Jamaludin, who is a frequent user of both bike sharing apps, told Channel NewsAsia that he would not be renewing his passes when they end.

      “I use the bicycles during lunchtime as they are really convenient for me to cycle to the nearest coffee shop to eat. But once the passes expire, I’ll probably have to go back to walking,” said the 28-year-old, who works in an industrial area.

      NOV PRICES WERE 'INTRODUCTORY': MOBIKE

      In response to queries from Channel NewsAsia, Mobike Singapore’s Country Manager Sharon Meng said that the Mobike Pass was launched in November 2017 “as a discounted introductory price to encourage more people to try bikesharing”.

      “We received extremely positive feedback from users during the promotional period, and we concluded the promotional offer in early March,” she added.

      In an emailed statement, ofo maintained that it is the company’s priority to ensure that its bikes remain “accessible and affordable to all its users”.

      “With the new ofo pass pricing, we will be able to continue maintaining and growing our fleet size to ensure it meets the demand for more and more shared bike journeys,” ofo said, adding that the company will be including new features to its app in the future.

      Some users said they would continue purchasing Mobike and ofo passes in spite of the higher costs.

      Administrative coordinator Bok Cheng Yang, who uses shared bicycle services up to eight times a day, said he was “fine with the price increases for ofo and Mobike”.

      “It's understandable the prices have to be increased as the previous prices were really cheap and were meant to be promotional. The new prices are still reasonable for me as I am a heavy user of bike sharing,” he said.

      “Bike sharing allows me to maximise my time and money to get the most value out of travelling around in Singapore,” added Mr Bok.

      Civil servant Mohammad Noor Danial said he would consider paying the raised prices because he believes in paying “a premium for convenience”.

      “For things like maintaining my own bicycle or taking the bus for short distances – I can easily spend between S$50 and S$100 per month. These (bike-sharing) services avoid a lot of hassle,” said the 28-year-old. 

      CONSUMERS NOT NOTIFIED?

      However, Ms Lam pointed out that the two companies could have done better in informing users of the price hike.

      She said that Mobike only alerted her when she clicked on the “renew pass” option on her phone.

      “There was no notification or anything. Would Mobike have automatically renewed my 180-day pass for S$52 without informing me? I hope not, because I definitely want to stop using the service,” she said.

      In its statement to Channel NewsAsia, ofo said registered users have been informed of the pricing changes via a text message directly to their mobile phones, as well as through ofo’s Instagram and Facebook pages.

      However, Mr Shiraj, who uses ofo almost daily, said that he came across the notification of the price increase only because he was a heavy user, and so saw it on the app recently.

      “For those that don’t open the ofo app often, and they subscribe to auto renewal, they might be charged with the updated prices without them realizing it,” he said.

      Meanwhile, Ms Lam said she is considering switching to bike and e-scooter sharing app GrabCycle once it is operational across the island. 

      The app, owned by Ride-hailing company Grab, allows users to share bikes and e-scooters from Grab's mobility partners - oBike, GBikes, Anywheel and PopScoot.

      GrabCycle will be piloted at Sentosa in the first half of this year before it is rolled out at other venues.

      "I heard it's much cheaper and gives us so many options. Looking at alternatives is the right thing to do now," Ms Lam said.

       
      Source: CNA/am

  • SMB8014T's Avatar
    48 posts since Dec '17
    • Originally posted by SMB315C:

      They would've transferred over AMDEP Citaros instead of AMDEP A22s to WLDEP if that's true.. 

      333A 334Y 342Z 1445D 1600Y 1601U 1639L all from AMDEP >> WLDEP recently..

      Plus back then 1691L-1699R were meant for WDL Feeders fleet add for TWRI opening.. They ended up swopping out those 10 Citaros for 10 AMDEP BSEP A22.. 

      Probably because the MAN NL323Fs are their main fleet.
      Also, what an opportunity wasted to see those 10 citaros going on WDL feeders but seeing MAN NL323Fs instead.

  • SG1131L's Avatar
    126 posts since Oct '17
    • Best is to go to the police station and inform them about it. Let them advise you on the appropriate actions to take.

      You may be able to extend your stay. But there’s a procedure to follow to go about doing it.

  • SBS8676Z's Avatar
    1,802 posts since Oct '11
    • Heard that 980 start DDs today - SMB5035C and SMB3522B

      Edited by SBS8676Z 22 Apr `18, 8:15AM
  • SG1131L's Avatar
    126 posts since Oct '17
    • Discuss how you think the Euro6 buses, diesel-hybrid buses, electric buses, MAN DD buses, ADL Enviro 500 buses, MAN A22 buses, Mercedes Citaro buses, Scania K230UB buses and Volvo B9TL buses would be deployed in future.

      Edited by SG1131L 22 Apr `18, 6:59AM
  • SG1131L's Avatar
    126 posts since Oct '17
    • Wow. I like how you all like to talk to yourselves. Stay on topic guys. This thread is about the things to expect for 2018, not to discuss about bus models or bus deployment. Thanks.

      (not saying you cannot talk about bus models / deployment. but please talk about the future in your discussion. thanks.)

      Edited by SG1131L 22 Apr `18, 6:59AM
  • TehJarVu's Avatar
    118,791 posts since Dec '03
    • last time the salted egg fish skin sold in petrol kiosk not nice (golden duck)
      now this brand is nice (crusty's)
      tt time someone gave my office a packet of another brand oso quite nice (fragrance)

      no need to buy from irvins liao

  • carbikebus's Avatar
    21,252 posts since Nov '03
    • Originally posted by SMB315C:

      They would've transferred over AMDEP Citaros instead of AMDEP A22s to WLDEP if that's true.. 

      333A 334Y 342Z 1445D 1600Y 1601U 1639L all from AMDEP >> WLDEP recently..

      Plus back then 1691L-1699R were meant for WDL Feeders fleet add for TWRI opening.. They ended up swopping out those 10 Citaros for 10 AMDEP BSEP A22.. 

      Ya i know that,Wldep always reject other SDs except A22..KJ should be no problem since they got a lot of service under their package.At least Wldep should take OCs.

  • TehJarVu's Avatar
    118,791 posts since Dec '03
  • SMB315C's Avatar
    2,116 posts since Sep '14
  • SMB315C's Avatar
    2,116 posts since Sep '14
    • Originally posted by carbikebus:

      Heard rumours Citaros will spread across three depots

      They would've transferred over AMDEP Citaros instead of AMDEP A22s to WLDEP if that's true.. 

      333A 334Y 342Z 1445D 1600Y 1601U 1639L all from AMDEP >> WLDEP recently..

      Plus back then 1691L-1699R were meant for WDL Feeders fleet add for TWRI opening.. They ended up swopping out those 10 Citaros for 10 AMDEP BSEP A22.. 

  • carbikebus's Avatar
    21,252 posts since Nov '03
    • Originally posted by SMB145B:

      someone would complain about the taros

      SG Citaro not so bad,A slight refine tuned is good and afterall no point going faster nowadays since BCM.

  • SMB145B's Avatar
    2,266 posts since Dec '12
    • Originally posted by carbikebus:

      Heard rumours Citaros will spread across three depots

      someone would complain about the taros

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  • SMB42P's Avatar
    5,572 posts since Jan '12
    • 220418 (Saturday)

      67:
      SG5577H
      SG5782G

      172:
      SMB16R

      188:
      SMB1498B
      SMB1566M

      188R:
      SG1722G

      190:
      SG5152A
      SG5707A
      SG5745P

      300:
      SG1723D
      SMB8011B
      SMB8032R

      301:
      SMB1306Y
      SMB1474U

      302:
      TIB1211J
      SMB8023S

      307:
      SMB1485M (suspected 307-307-1)

      **SMB315C, SMB340D (307-307-5), SMB1583M (307-307-2), SMB1593J in service

      308:
      SMB22Y (308-308-4, 308AP04)

      975:
      SMB109G

      983:
      SMB1400H
      SG5140J
      SG5796S

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    2,116 posts since Sep '14
  • Queen of sgForums
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  • Queen of sgForums
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    265,903 posts since Dec '99
    • patbingsoo at PS 


      while eating can see a lot of upskirt coming down the escalator

       

      din see upskirt but i saw many girls with super short shorts

       

      so i saw erm, upshort

  • Queen of sgForums
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    265,903 posts since Dec '99
    • i dedicated a tweet to him. 

       

       

      had late dinner with xdd

      budae jigae and bingsu


      #sibehsinful


      he said he want "simple"

  • Queen of sgForums
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    265,903 posts since Dec '99
    • using android (samsung)

       

      i have onmyoji, tabikaeru on hp

      escape room and SuperstarBTS on tablet