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  • Sbs6750E's Avatar
    1,878 posts since May '15
    • Originally posted by SMB1368T:

      That was what exactly happened to me 3 years ago. I was onboard 168 from Tampines towards WDL. I was on the upper deck so it was clearly cooler up there. It was so cold I fell asleep near IKEA. By the time I woke up, I was at the bus park too 😂😂😂

      I wonder if BCs intentionally leave the sleepers alone or I was unlucky tho


      Walao eh some more I was sitting on those side facing seats near the entrance door leh. No pax bothered to wake me up until BC woke me up at bus park hahahaha.

  • TIB987K's Avatar
    1,717 posts since Oct '12
  • Scopittabuses's Avatar
    125 posts since Mar '17
    • Originally posted by SMB1368T:

      That was what exactly happened to me 3 years ago. I was onboard 168 from Tampines towards WDL. I was on the upper deck so it was clearly cooler up there. It was so cold I fell asleep near IKEA. By the time I woke up, I was at the bus park too 😂😂😂

      I wonder if BCs intentionally leave the sleepers alone or I was unlucky tho

      Nope. I have seen many BCs waking up asleep passengers

  • SMB1368T's Avatar
    961 posts since Mar '16
    • That was what exactly happened to me 3 years ago. I was onboard 168 from Tampines towards WDL. I was on the upper deck so it was clearly cooler up there. It was so cold I fell asleep near IKEA. By the time I woke up, I was at the bus park too 😂😂😂

      I wonder if BCs intentionally leave the sleepers alone or I was unlucky tho

  • Sbs6750E's Avatar
    1,878 posts since May '15
    • 4 years ago..
      I was on a sv 156 strider. Boarded from Thomson Rd to Sengkang Int.
      Fell asleep and when I woke up, I was at Sengkang Int bus park!!! Lol.

  • Sbs6750E's Avatar
    1,878 posts since May '15
    • 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.

       

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

  • laurence82's Avatar
    124,512 posts since Nov '03
    • Originally posted by TehJarVu:

      pls cont to take medicine

      i will

      and also intro u some medicine coz u the most shen jing bing pig here

  • vicamour's Avatar
    1,475 posts since Jan '09
    • Originally posted by SMB145B:

      i don't think is solution wor.

      adding exits? i don't want another CTE that jams every peak hours.

      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.

  • lemon1974's Avatar
    9,194 posts since Dec '04
    • Originally posted by A22 fan:

      Still feel that still a small number of people are very biased against bendies just like LTA...yes they occupy places when stopping but most passengers are happy with that i suppose. Furthermore existing yishun n woodlands interchanges are temporary n when they move to new or upgraded interchanges in near future such congestions wil be solved as they hav more spaces to move.

      Woodland interchange no change in size, just hope for the woodland north interchange to help to relieve the jam (but it will be at least 4-5 years more)..

      yishun new interchange is way way smaller than the current temp interchange.. only 46 parking lots if remember correctly. 

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    263,173 posts since Dec '99
  • vicamour's Avatar
    1,475 posts since Jan '09
    • Originally posted by Path Light:

      I think Yishun Bus Interchange ITH will be the same when it opens in 2019

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

      Originally posted by SMB145B:

      vermouth still want to siam problems, that's why.

      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. 

      Originally posted by SMB145B:

      serious? 972 complements 190 but someone just complaints that 972 is taking buses away from 190. what if 865 were to be intro by SBST? that there will be complains again.

      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.

      Originally posted by SMB145B:

      Boon Lay? you got to be kidding me. i thought by removing 180 bendies is enough. but i heard that 179, 241 is adding Wrights along with 180. this madness has to stop.

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

       

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  • array88's Avatar
    1,302 posts since May '14
    • I was once on 358 east loop towards Pasir Ris Int. I fell asleep halfway and by the time I woke up, the bus was already at the west loop boarding berth.

      Since I wasn't in a hurry, I decided to stay on the bus until it finished the west loop. But I fell asleep again and this time, the bus was at the east loop boarding berth when I woke up.

      So I ended up travelling through 2.5 loops on 358...

  • Path Light's Avatar
    1,479 posts since Feb '15
    • Originally posted by vicamour:

      With improvements in frequencies with more buses, it doesn't really matter to the commuters as long as they do not have to wait too long for buses. I still hear people complaining about frequencies up to 15 mins for some services for now.

      You have to know that interchanges are getting smaller or least stayed the same but more buses are deployed with more frequencies and new services, and more in future. The new Bukit Panjang and Yishun interchange are going to be smaller and yet new bus services are needed for more upcoming new developments in these estates.

      Is it going to be sustainable in future? 

      I think Yishun Bus Interchange ITH will be the same when it opens in 2019

  • SMB145B's Avatar
    2,169 posts since Dec '12
    • Originally posted by A22 fan:

      Still feel that still a small number of people are very biased against bendies just like LTA...yes they occupy places when stopping but most passengers are happy with that i suppose. Furthermore existing yishun n woodlands interchanges are temporary n when they move to new or upgraded interchanges in near future such congestions wil be solved as they hav more spaces to move.

      ah no

      the new interchange is very small as compared to the temp int.

  • SMB145B's Avatar
    2,169 posts since Dec '12
    • Originally posted by iveco:

      Service standards in 1999 were better because we had less foreign trash taking up valuable space and breathing priceless oxygen on our little red dot of a nation.

      the G is adding too many rubbish in this red dot.

  • SMB145B's Avatar
    2,169 posts since Dec '12
    • Originally posted by vicamour:

      I think you are actually very inflexible in changes and keep on harping on one way as a solution. There are actually more solutions with more buses than the current fleet, especially catering into future needs. The solutions are for the future, please think long term.

      Deluded? Rather than wasting your time here ranting at B9TLs here and complaining about useless things, why don't you spend time suggesting to LTA for such improvements, especially when Changi Airport is expanding with two new terminals and a new attraction? The problem is real in the future. 

      Just as how they see it in Boon Lay interchange and improved it with a new Joo Koon interchange. 

      Improve bus frequencies and add new services when the fleet improves, you complain. Before that, frequencies stretched beyond 15 mins and little incentives for new services, you also complain, ranting LTA giving template answers with no actions.

      Seriously what do you want? 

      Boon Lay? you got to be kidding me. i thought by removing 180 bendies is enough. but i heard that 179, 241 is adding Wrights along with 180. this madness has to stop.

  • SMB145B's Avatar
    2,169 posts since Dec '12
    • Originally posted by vicamour:

      Are you trying to sidetracking or trying to find more faults? 

      Is 972 fleet akin to a fleet add to 190 fleet or adding a new service under a different fleet?

      A fleet add to current service vs a new service with a new fleet is completely different. 

      I just again put this into another perspective. If this parallel service is packaged to another operator, is this considered a new fleet for a new service under another operator or a fleet add of SMRT 858?

      If that's the case, might as well consolidate the whole fleet in Singapore and call it a fleet add. 

      And since you feel that fleet add overall is useless whether it is to improve the whole bus system or adding new services or improve frequencies is useless, then might as well cut the whole fleet to 2,000 buses. Go back to the bus services standards back in the 1990s.

      serious? 972 complements 190 but someone just complaints that 972 is taking buses away from 190. what if 865 were to be intro by SBST? that there will be complains again.

  • SMB145B's Avatar
    2,169 posts since Dec '12
    • Originally posted by SMB128B:

      You're still evading from the 858 problem. 

      You're still deluded into the fact that fleet add helps. Youre still deluded into believing a new ter will actually show up in CGA. 

      vermouth still want to siam problems, that's why.

  • SMB145B's Avatar
    2,169 posts since Dec '12
    • Originally posted by vicamour:

      The problem with TPE is that LTA refused to build exit points to Sengkang East areas and move the traffic loads away from Punggol Road exits, thus causing a chokepoint at the bus services stopping at those bus stops.

      I don't see this in bus stops along AYE.

      i don't think is solution wor.

      adding exits? i don't want another CTE that jams every peak hours.

  • TehJarVu's Avatar
    116,687 posts since Dec '03
    • Originally posted by laurence82:

       

      i am back from polyclinic, spent only 15 minutes doing tests

      initial result show my shen jing bing level has stabilised

      pls cont to take medicine

  • Queen of sgForums
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    263,173 posts since Dec '99
    • Singapore Airlines to review serving of nuts in flights after toddler's allergic reaction

       

      Singapore Airlines (SIA) said on Wednesday (July 19) it is reviewing the serving of nuts on board its flights, following an incident last week when a toddler had an allergic reaction to peanuts eaten by other passengers.

      The three-year-old boy, Marcus, was with his parents Chris and Hong Daley on SQ217 from Singapore to Melbourne last Wednesday (July 12) when the incident occurred.

      The Daleys, who are from Australia, have reportedly lodged a formal complaint with the airline.

      They told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) on Monday that Marcus was served a nut-free meal but had an allergic reaction after other passengers opened their packets of peanuts, which were served as a snack.“

      He started vomiting, his eyes were starting to swell and he couldn’t speak properly,” claimed Mr Daley.

      The situation was quickly brought under control with the Daleys’ anti-allergy medication that they had brought with them.

      They said Marcus suffers from anaphylaxis, a severe allergic reaction that can typically be caused by certain food, medication, or insect bites and stings.

      An SIA spokesman told The Straits Times on Wednesday that crew members immediately removed all packets of peanuts from the area around the family as soon as they were made aware of the situation.

      The serving of peanuts was also suspended in the cabin for the remainder of the flight.“

      Currently, customers with nut allergies can request for a nut-free meal at the point of booking or at least 48 hours before their flight,” the airline said.“

      Following the incident, we are reviewing the serving of nuts on board our flights.”

      SIA has also reached out to the family and is in contact with them.

      Ms Daley, who claimed a family friend on the same flight also had a minor allergic reaction to the peanuts, was quoted by ABC in its report that she felt the airline had dismissed their genuine concerns.

      “We have just been brushed off and we just want to make people aware that this can happen on a plane,” she said.

      “All they have to do is just stop serving peanuts and there’s so many snacks.”

      An all-out peanut ban on flights is not the norm for airlines worldwide. Among the major airlines, Emirates, Qatar Airways and Etihad Airways do not offer nut-free flights.

      Australian airline Qantas reportedly stopped serving peanuts on flights in 2007. On its website, it says it has removed peanuts as a bar snack on all Qantas flights and from Qantas-owned and operated lounges.

      Air New Zealand does not use peanuts, peanut products or derivatives of peanuts in its meals, but said on its website that it “cannot guarantee there are no trace elements of peanuts”.

      It said it does not serve peanuts as snacks in any class, but serves other nuts as a pre-dinner snack in Business Class.

      SIA has an advisory page on its website which addresses the issue of passengers with nut allergy.

      On it, SIA said it is unable to provide a nut-free cabin or guarantee an allergy-free environment on board.

      “It’s not unusual for other passengers on our flights to be served meals and snacks containing nuts or their derivatives. We also have no control over passengers consuming their own snacks or meals on board, which may contain nuts or their derivatives,” the advisory added.

      “We request that you take every necessary precaution, bearing in mind the risk of exposure.”

      Meanwhile, some netizens backed the Daleys’ subsequent request for all airlines to consider not serving peanuts on flights.

      Marni Rosenberg Levin left a comment on SIA’s page saying she considers the incident “negligence of the highest degree”.

      “As someone who suffers from peanut allergy myself, and as a doctor, I don’t understand why you would knowingly put your passengers at risk,” she wrote.

      “How can you prioritise someone’s right to eat peanuts over the risk of a passenger dying from a fatal allergy on board a flight?”

      However, some pointed out that the airline cannot stop other passengers from eating peanuts.

      Sean Goh responded to Ms Levin saying: “They cannot prevent other passengers to bring nuts inclusive (of) snacks on board. It is time for you to consider other travel options.”

       

      TNP

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    • Singapore ranks 9th cheapest in Asia for short-distance taxi fares; ranks 20th globally

       

      Singapore ranks ninth cheapest in Asia for short-distance taxi fares, according to a survey by British online used car dealer Carspring.

      For a 3km ride, passengers in Singapore pay an average of US$4.01 (S$5.48), beating Seoul (US$6) , Hong Kong (US$6.29) and Tokyo (US$15.95) in taxi fares.

      However, it ranked behind other Asian cities like Mumbai (US$1.40), Jakarta (US$1.47) and Bangkok (US$1.64).

      Globally, Singapore's taxi fares ranked 20th for short-distance rides among a list of 80 cities.

      The cheapest taxi ride is in Cairo, which costs US$0.55 for 3km while the most expensive is in Zurich, where a trip costs US$25.25.

      Carspring formulated the rankings by gathering data from the official website of each city, where available.

       

       

       

       

      To take into account varying prices depending on the time of the day, Carspring took the average metered price.

      The survey, however, does not account for other variables, such as location-specific surcharges and peak hour surcharges, which have been the bugbear of Singapore cab commuters.

      In terms of the taxi fare from the airport to the city centre, Singapore ranked 31st with an average fare of about US$27.31. Cairo also topped this list with a fare of just US$4.20, while a taxi ride from the airport costs a whopping US$189.91 in Tokyo.

      Despite the relatively cheap fares of taxis in Singapore, private alternatives such as Uber and Grab have grown in popularity in Singapore over the last few years.

      As at the end of last month (June), the number of rented cars stands at over 63,000, with some 50,000 estimated to be plying as private-hire vehicles.

      Passengers say that longer distances are generally cheaper with private-hire cars and there is a preference for the fixed fare option provided by them.

      Cab companies are now also offering fixed fare options to compete for commuters.

       

      ST

  • Queen of sgForums
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    • We previously reported back in February that online service Honestbee was going to jump on the food delivery bandwagon this year, joining the ranks of other established players like Foodpanda, Deliveroo and UberEats (who just turned a year old). After five months of bringing food to people residing around 13 high-density areas like Bukit Merah, River Valley and the CBD, they’re finally breaking into the heartlands.

      Residents in Clementi, Jurong East, Hougang, Sengkang and Punggol will now have more options to choose from to get their favorite grub as they stay in on the weekends while binging on the latest Netflix series (or on Monday nights, now that the new Game of Thrones season has just kicked off). They have over 600 F&B partners across the island, with favorites like Boon Tong Kee, Lucha Loco, Bergs Gourmet Burgers, Bacco Wines, Phat Cat Laundry and Ninjabowl already in the mix.

      They’re also celebrating their second anniversary, rewarding their current members with 1-for-1 deals from over 30 restaurants including Loloku, Alter Ego, Guacamole by Gastro Therapy and Pizzeria L'Operetta, and offering new members with an $18 voucher for anything above $25 (use the promo code “PAY7”), from now till Jul 30.

      Plans to roll out the service in Bukit Panjang, Choa Chu Kang, Bukit Batok and other neighborhoods will be announced later this month.