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    • In contrast, you don't see 45 kidnappers walking around in Singapore. #SafestCountryInTheWorld

      Singaporean woman rescued after kidnap in the Philippines

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      A Singaporean woman has been rescued by Filipino authorities after being kidnapped in the Philippines, said a report by The Philippine Daily Inquirer.

      The woman, identified as Wu Yan, was at Solaire Resort and Casino in Pasay City where she was forcibly taken by three men and a woman. The kidnappers then beat and threatened her in a room in Bayview International Towers where they demanded US$180,000 (S$246,000) for her release.

      The Bureau of Immigration (BI) and the Philippine National Police carried out an operation on Tuesday (18 July) to nab a group of 45 kidnappers, who were all foreign nationals.

      In a statement on Wednesday (19 July), BI’s Fugitive Search Unit and the police’s Anti-Kidnapping Group said that there has been a series of kidnapping incidents in the last few months targeting tourists who are casino high-rollers, which the group of kidnappers is believed to be responsible for.

      A total of 26 foreigners were rounded up in the initial operation, but they failed to present any immigration documents and refused to divulge their identities.

      Out of the 26 arrested, Wu identified three of them as her kidnappers. They were Malaysian nationals Ng Yu Meng and Goh Kok Keong, and Chinese national Zhang Fuxing, who is allegedly the leader of the group.

      Nineteen more foreigners who are believed to be a part of the group were arrested in a follow-up operation. All 45 of them were then brought to the headquarters of the police’s Anti-Kidnapping Group in Quezon City.

      https://sg.news.yahoo.com/singaporean-woman-rescued-kidnap-philippines-075710691.html

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    • Originally posted by TIB 585L:


      cant imagine 902 have DDs, i wonder how long will it take to leave the berth with 100% load as compared to a 3 door bendies and also alighting from DD n bendy POV

      since LTA just hates bendies so much, i think 902 would be full fleet rigids.

  • TIB 585L's Avatar
    8,972 posts since Apr '11
    • Originally posted by SMB145B:

      meh, i only take 902 in wet or bad weather.


      cant imagine 902 have DDs, i wonder how long will it take to leave the berth with 100% load as compared to a 3 door bendies and also alighting from DD n bendy POV

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    • Originally posted by TIB 585L:

      some ppl think 902 shd use DD wen it only for a 5 mins ride lol

      meh, i only take 902 in wet or bad weather.

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    2,169 posts since Dec '12
    • Originally posted by Sbs6750E:

       

      They should open slip roads at Punggol East Flyover...

      for maybe only Sengkang side not Punggol.

      a bit tight to squeeze exit in a way.

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    • Originally posted by vicamour:

      The chokepoint of CTE mostly comes between Ang Mo Kio Ave 1 and 3, and not every exit.

      TPE situation is different from CTE. The chokepoint at Punggol Road exit is caused by only one nearest exit to Sengkang and Punggol. It's better to set up exits at Sengkang East to divert the traffic away from the Punggol Road exits with bus stops.

      let's see

      TPE (Towards SLE/CTE)

      Exit 6 - Halus Link (Punggol Central; Towards PIE, use Exit 8; future), KPE (ECP, PIE) (Towards PIE, use Exit 7)
      Exit 9 - Punggol Road
      Exit 10 - Sengkang East Road, Punggol Way

      CTE (Towards SLE)

      Exit 11 - AMK Ave 1
      Exit 12A - AMK Ave 3 (Towards AYE, use Exit 14)
      Exit 12B - AMK Ave 5 (Towards AYE, use Exit 14)

       

      There aren't any new exit for drivers coming from the east heading to Sengkang.

      the jams on TPE stretches from Tampines Ave 12/Pasir Ris Dr 8 to KPE exit while CTE is from Braddell Road to AMK Ave 1.

      Edited by SMB145B 19 Jul `17, 7:08PM
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    • Punggol really need to do something,Every morning from 0650-0825 jams getting worse..Mandatory give way to buses also less use..They still heck care

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    • Originally posted by vicamour:

      I have seen the floor plan before. It looks smaller with lesser lots.

      858 route and deployment itself is already a problem. I already stated all the solutions but he keep on insisting his own problems on his own solutions. If every airport service demands a bendy fleet as the only solution, think the bus queue may stretch and delay the whole airport. 

      Maybe 972 has higher loadings these days compared to 190, but 190 still continues to come frequently. At least now no one complains can't board 190 anymore.

      Madness or you want to see more people complaining about the frequencies of those services?

       

      858 loading, will need more confirmation.

      wait till you see 190 with A22s or OCs. neither 190 nor 972 should have rigids on them.

      oddly, no one complains of 225. but then again Boon Lay Int is still very small. 180 should need frequency up first not Bendy to DD upgrade. 179 has loadings like 902, however rigids do not even work at all for peak periods at NTU. 241 loading aparently had loading that is heavier than some feeders.

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    • Originally posted by A22 fan:

      I still have a feeling that SBST will still stick to B9TL and Citaro only even by the time the Seletar package contract starts next year. They have poor experience of maintaining models of man buses and dennis buses. They will try to find every way to avoid taking other than merz n volvos as possible since they won this contract with the lowest bid.

      They won by low-balling so all the more they should have as little say as possible in the allocation of vehicles for their fleet.

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    • Originally posted by qdtimes2:

      you should ask the department by email/phone instead of relying on rumours.

      I read the rumour post on Reddit,and the HOD for comp. bio actually responded through Reddit with all the details about it,such as having excellent career prospects,admitting the course is very difficult and they are trying their best to modify it every year to make it less difficult and etc.He also posted all his credentials and contacts also,which are in line with the NUS website and contactable,so should be legit.

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    75 posts since Aug '15
    • Originally posted by a mugger:

      Had a friend from this programme. It's basically a master's programme coated in an undergraduate degree. If you search online,computational biology is so specialised that it is often considered as a master's degree programme.

      You have to start the academic year,overloading modules(6-7) instead of the regular one.(5) And you are also meant to be a jack-of-all-trades,learn programming,biology,maths,etc. It is definitely not so simple as it sounds. And yep,the high dropout rates sucks big time. If I am not wrong,NUS chemistry is also pretty harsh on it's curriculum.(got to do organic/physical/inorganic) The thing is that,most people tend to be either more qualitative(organic/inorganic) or quantitative.(physical) At the end of first yr,about 100+ students switched major from chemistry to bio or physics,some switch to other fields from an initial cohort of around 250++. 

      That is not to say that,computational biology has an even tougher curriculum. I am mainly speculating that the high drop out rates has a lot to do with getting what one bargains for rather than the intensive rigour. Think about this,if you could get better GPA in bio(closest to comp. bio major) vs better degree scope(comp. bio is better than bio),most will pick the former because at the end of the day,the performance in one's degree programme stands out more. In order words,it's a red flag if you can't perform exceptionally well in your degree.

      And the lack of detail on the website is killer. Many signed up for something they are not prepared for and end up regretting it. Better to err on the safe side of things and don't bite off more than you can chew.

      Haha i just feel interested to try out something difficult to challenge myself.

      From what you said about NUS chemistry,those main branches of chemistry mentioned are areas of chemistry that I'm relatively strong in and like a lot so i might consider NUS chemistry instead if i choose not to take comp. bio,doubt i will go for bio even though i like bio as a generic degree as prospects for life science graduates in Singapore seems to be dimming over the years.

      Also consindering Computing(Information Systems) in NUS,given my Mid Year and Common Test Rank Points this year and comparing it to 2016 UAS(81.25),I'm well within the range so might consider that instead.

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    • I still have a feeling that SBST will still stick to B9TL and Citaro only even by the time the Seletar package contract starts next year. They have poor experience of maintaining models of man buses and dennis buses. They will try to find every way to avoid taking other than merz n volvos as possible since they won this contract with the lowest bid.

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    • @noel.91 did ur psychometric assessment get reschedule to next month?? Or did you went for it already??