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  • bowah's Avatar
    17,313 posts since Jun '10
    • Actually, for me, after all the hoo and haa on grab this and that, I still find taxi driving viable, that is the most important, I mean, yes, there is abit of lesser pax at certain times, but on other times, there is a high volume of paxs….which more or less compensate the lesser side.

      At the end of the day, Taxi drivers do the morning shift, PHV do the night owl shift.

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    261,955 posts since Dec '99
  • bowah's Avatar
    17,313 posts since Jun '10
  • bowah's Avatar
    17,313 posts since Jun '10
    • Grab will only buy the name and kill off competitor, as they put it, they will not absorb the manpower and staff of SMRT, so today, you hear PRIME Boss of wanting to buy SMRT together with the manpower and staff of SMRT.

      But then, SMRT and GRAB do share a common shareholder in it, aka Temasek. So do you think SMRT will sell to Prime, a private entity?

      As I said again, grab is a tech company, so they must remain as one, buying over taxi companies is to more or less kill 3,400 competitors at one shot, at the same time, using SMRT brand to lure smrt current driver into apps driver by converting all the smrt taxis into grabtaxi which they will offered it to any rental company who wish to contract it.

  • <Precious>'s Avatar
    6,570 posts since Jul '06
    • Anyone here works in Micron at Bendemeer Road?

      Saw a lovely girl in the salad shop at Hyflux just now.

      Too bad I never had the guts to make an approach to get to know her.......Embarrassed

       

  • Queen of sgForums
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    FireIce's Avatar
    261,955 posts since Dec '99
    • You don’t have to make a trip to the city for a stylish haircut, or even a hot towel shave. Gentlemen’s barber shops are so popular now, they have made their way to the heartlands.

      Autocutt Barber

      Located in a sleepy stretch of Yio Chu Kang Road, this gentlemen’s salon is run by barbers Alvin and Chris, who also specialize in hot towel shaving. Part of its charm is its retro, tiki-inspired decor that is punctuated by a fleet of vintage VW automobiles spilling over from the neighboring diner Kombi Rocks. Besides offering cutting, styling and shaving services, Autocutt also produces its own line of pomades. Prices range from $15 for styling, $35 for a hair cut and $25 for a hot towel shave.

      The Black Tie

      Tucked away at a Jurong West HDB block is an unapologetically hipster barbershop by Muhammad Tirmidzi Saad and Melvin Koh. Where residents traipse around the estate in slippers and shorts, the barbers on duty are dressed in sharp, dapper outfits. Unsurprisingly, the salon has a diverse clientele, ranging from youths to seniors. Prices range from $15 for a kids/senior citizen’s cut to $45 for a haircut and hot towel shave.

      Deep Cuts Barber

      A few doors down from Stranger’s Reunion, Deep Cuts Barber is a simple set up hidden in an attic of a shophouse at Kampong Bahru Road. The space is slightly reminiscent of a modern tattoo parlour, with polished wooden floors and framed pictures adorning its walls. The laid-back salon offers a simple menu of services—Gent’s Cut ($28), Hot Towel Shave ($25) and Full Beard Sculpting ($18). Deep Cuts accepts mainly appointments, which customers can make on their website.

      Hombre Barberblade

      Unlike the other barber shops on this list, Hombre Barberblade is located in a shiny commercial building along Changi Road. It’s all glass, steel and testosterone here—the barbers, who look like no-nonsense bouncers, are actually an affable bunch. Services range from the usual cut and style ($20) and hot towel shave ($22 onwards) to beard trimming ($15 onwards) and hair tattoos ($12 onwards).

      Mister Moustache Barber Shop

      What is a trendy HDB enclave without a gentlemen’s barber? Mister Moustache Barber Shop is a hair styling and shaving parlor at Everton Park decked out in so-hip-it-hurts vinyl retro barber chairs, leather couches and an eclectic assortment of framed pictures on its walls, a combination that seems to take its cue from the iconic barber shops of New York’s Harlem. Get a hot towel shave at $28, or a full shave and haircut at $35. 

      Neighbourhood Barbershop

      Beyond its non-descript name is a salon brimming with attitude. Manned by a team of young and passionate barbers, this small outfit at [email protected] is a dude bro haven, with graphics of Star Wars characters displayed on its walls. The range of services start from a simple eyebrow shaping ($5) to a shave ($10) and cut ($20). There are also haircuts for women with prices at $20 for short lengths to $25 for those with longer hair. Appointments are preferred.

       


      For more on old-school barber shops in Singapore, check out this list.

       

       

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  • gekpohboy's Avatar
    1,358 posts since Mar '16
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  • autumncs's Avatar
    376 posts since Oct '06
    • Originally posted by SBS3004X:

      I think that every part of a town should have direct connections with every other part of the same town, instead of all bus services leading to the MRT station only. But this will result in many useless feeder services (like the Rivervale sectors of my suggested feeder 375).

      Buangkok MRT is still a white elephant now. There are literally no crowds there compared to most other MRT stations.

      Between Serangoon MRT and Punggol MRT on NEL, Buangkok MRT is the only station without a shopping mall. Maybe that explains the lack of crowds.

  • autumncs's Avatar
    376 posts since Oct '06
    • Originally posted by SMB145B:

      they should reinstate the Hougang South Int as Kovan Int. also some services could be amended to start from Kovan Int so as to improve frequencies on most svcs around the area.

      Yeah, I also agree that Hougang South Int should be reinstated as Kovan Int. The bus parking bays in Serangoon Int and Hougang Ctrl Int are often saturated, limiting the introduction of new bus services, so some of the services should be amended to Kovan Int to allow new routes and improve frequencies on existing routes.

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    1 post since Apr '17
  • gekpohboy's Avatar
    1,358 posts since Mar '16
    • Originally posted by j007:

      PRIME also want to play

       

      Prime is also keen on grabbing SMRT's taxi business

       

      http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/transport/prime-is-also-keen-on-grabbing-smrts-taxi-business

      Good to know that the competition is heating up. Now that Prime has expressed its interest, it's possible that the other taxi companies may also express their interest in SMRT's taxi business.

      I mean, that's the purpose of creating the news about Grab negotiating with SMRT, right? It's possible that SMRT's talks with Grab has not materialised, and now they are looking for other competitors.

      Edited by gekpohboy 25 Apr `17, 12:31PM
  • gekpohboy's Avatar
    1,358 posts since Mar '16
    • Originally posted by lemon1974:

      really, there is no cure for stupidity.... pls check the fact or think before you comment....

      Who is Temasek's shareholder?

      Temasek's shareholder is the Singapore Minister for Finance1.

      Okay. I was wrong.

      According to Temasek's website, "Temasek is wholly-owned by the Singapore Minister for Finance". "The Ministry of Finance (MOF) is a central ministry of the Singapore Government." (I assume "Minister" and "Ministry" mean the same thing.)

      In other words, SMRT is owned by the Singapore Government.

      It's understandable if Temasek wants to discard SMRT, considering the Government is intensifying the competition in the public transport industries (bus, MRT, taxi). It may not be fair if the government awards a contract to its own company, so it's possible that Temasek may dissolve SMRT...

      Unless, this is part of the government's plan to takeover the entire MRT network, which was mentioned in 2015. If so, SMRT may acquire the train business of SBS Transit, and SMRT may be transferred to the Land Transport Authority (LTA).

      Edited by gekpohboy 25 Apr `17, 12:25PM
  • TIB987K's Avatar
    1,607 posts since Oct '12
  • TehJarVu's Avatar
    116,116 posts since Dec '03
    • hong long long
      looks like will bi big big soon

      but i need to get to RC to get DHC fr watsons
      yest was at PP no have

      mi want the 20% 

       

      i oso want to eat sushi........................

      没时间

  • Queen of sgForums
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    261,955 posts since Dec '99
  • j007's Avatar
    3,136 posts since Oct '02
    • PRIME also want to play

       

      Prime is also keen on grabbing SMRT's taxi business

       

      http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/transport/prime-is-also-keen-on-grabbing-smrts-taxi-business

      Edited by j007 25 Apr `17, 11:59AM
  • Waynechew1003's Avatar
    2 posts since Apr '17
    • Originally posted by 7337:

      SBS3796T on 127 - about 60+ pax alighted from Tamp Int this morning uh... 

      Actually must depends on which bus comes first. If 27/A, 168 , 72 comes first, 127 will only have30-40+ pax

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  • <Precious>'s Avatar
    6,570 posts since Jul '06
  • <Precious>'s Avatar
    6,570 posts since Jul '06
    • It is natural to worry. But try to get a hold of yourself. Worrying, alone, will not help things to get better. It is negative......

      Instead, focus on the positive aspects like what can be done:-

      * Double up your efforts to land a job or get a temp job first (never mind the low pay as you are not gonna be stuck with it any longer than you want)

      * Exercise and keep fit

      * Go for self-development/ skills  courses.

      * Take stock and get your life organised - dispose off negative assets/ lessen your liabilities

      Break out of the negativity by dwelling on the positive........

      Good luck!  Smile

       

  • Elginang's Avatar
    759 posts since Jun '13
    • Originally posted by Taxilim88:

      The whole country has already been sold.  What's a tiny SMRT?

      as long its not earning value of fat chickens but values of drumsticks, confirm will sell to those 'dumb' parties who think can profit it. :) eg like .....1 company who just bought over SMRT. shhhhh!

  • lemon1974's Avatar
    9,153 posts since Dec '04
    • Originally posted by gekpohboy:

      Honestly, what makes SMRT think that they will always have a MRT line to operate? SMRT is not owned by the government, neither is Temasek.

      What I see is that Temasek wants to discard SMRT.

      Last year, Temasek bought the remaining 40% shares of SMRT.

      This year, Temasek sells SMRT taxi.

      Next time, Temasek may sell SMRT train and SMRT bus, and SMRT may cease to exist.

      really, there is no cure for stupidity.... pls check the fact or think before you comment....

      Who is Temasek's shareholder?

      Temasek's shareholder is the Singapore Minister for Finance1.

  • Waynechew1003's Avatar
    2 posts since Apr '17
  • Elginang's Avatar
    759 posts since Jun '13
    • Originally posted by Taxilim88:

      Pirate cannot do street pick.  So Grab came up with this Just Grab scheme so that the fare is equal to or less than a street pick.  This is a way to ensure that their grabcars are able to do "street pick". If I can pay the same price with a Just Grab booking, why should I go out on the street to flag a cab?

      So, in a way, Grab is sweeping the streets for you with Just Grab.

      actually what i meant was, if you can really count how much you are going to earn 'that differences', dont worry too much....those ppl on top of the managment have already calculated that earlier before they implement this system.