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    • went for lunch buffet at Escape (One Farrer Hotel) 
      bcos got 1 for 1 (means $50++ for 2 ppl) -- book via chope 

      definitely not worth it if it costs $50++ for 1 person 

      环境 and 服务 bery good 

       

      evidence in IG

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    • Enjoy 1-for-1 weekday lunch at DANRO COLLAGEN HOTPOT by MOF, valid at Tampines 1 & Jurong Point outlet

      DANRO specialises in Japanese hot pots for you and your family. You can choose from 4 soup bases (Chicken Collagen, Pork Garlic Collagen, Pork Garlic Spicy and Sukiyaki) and select the type of hotpot you would like to enjoy.

      Come down to DANRO as they pledge to satisfy your every appetite with wallet-friendly prices!

      Tampines 1 #04-15
      Tel: 6784 5156

      Jurong Point #03-42
      Tel: 6792 3617

      Terms and Conditions

      1. Promotion valid from 22-MAR-2017 to 30-APR-2017
      2. Valid for Weekday Lunch at Tampines 1 & Jurong Point outlet
      3. Not valid on eve of and public holidays.
      4. The free item must be of lower value.
      5. DBS/POSB credit/debit cards must be presented before ordering.
      6. Not valid with other promotions or credit card discounts.
      7. Only valid for dine-ins.
      8. DBS General Promotions Terms & Conditions apply. Please refer to www.dbs.com.sg/dbscardstnc.

      For more info, click here

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    • my lunch

      Ah Lah Mark

      ”Wow. Ah Lah Mark, I love this!
      “Ah Lah Mark! This is so good I don’t wanna share!”
      “Ah Lah Mark! This reminds me so much of home!”

      - Things Dad says.

      Ingredients:

      • Teriyaki Chicken
      • Mixed greens
      • Tau pok
      • Spicy tofu
      • Boiled corn
      • Cherry tomatoes
      • Pecans

      Dressing: Roasted Sesame

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    • Ahead of the surge: Grab says new option will be 'cheaper, faster'

       

      Cheaper rides and shorter waiting time.

      This is the promise of ride-hailing platform Grab, which announced its dynamic pricing model for taxi fares yesterday.

      A new option called JustGrab, which combines taxis and private hire cars on the Grab platform, will be beta-tested from today and progressively rolled out before its public launch on March 29.

      Those who choose the JustGrab button on the Grab app will get either a taxi or private hire car at the same price quoted.

      Current options such as GrabCar and the metered Grabtaxi will still be available, but offer different and probably higher fares than JustGrab.

      Mr Melvin Vu, the head of Grabtaxi Singapore, told The New Paper yesterday that the larger pool of drivers on JustGrab will mean that its prices will not fluctuate as much.

      It also expects this new option to cut waiting time for rides by up to five minutes.

      Dynamic pricing, also known as surge pricing, adjusts fares according to demand.

      Last week, the Land Transport Authority and Public Transport Council gave taxi companies the go-ahead to implement this pricing model.

      As used by Grab and ride-hailing rival Uber, it is meant to encourage drivers to get out on the road when demand is high.

      But when taxi companies, including ComfortDelgro which controls about 60 per cent of the taxi fleet here, announced plans to introduce dynamic pricing earlier this month, several commuters expressed fears about higher fares and the availability of taxis on the streets, especially during peak periods when some cabbies might chose to rely solely on bookings to get higher fares.

      Addressing these concerns, Mr Vu said surge pricing for taxis will be introduced in a "measured and calibrated" way and stressed that commuters still have the same choices as before, such as metered fares and current options such as GrabCar, GrabHitch and GrabShare.

      He said less than 1 per cent of GrabCar fares over the past year were above $60.

      And based on figures in January and February, less than 1 per cent of GrabCar fares were above $50.

      He said: "Because of the large supply pool for JustGrab, it will most likely be cheaper than GrabCar and commuters will not experience such huge fares."

      Dynamic taxi fares will be capped at $100.

      Mr Vu also thinks only a "handful" of drivers may "hide" to get bookings during high demand, because current market conditions and heightened competition from ride-hailing companies have made it less profitable to do so.

      JustGrab is an assigned system, which means passengers are matched to the nearest vehicle, he said.

      "Some of our taxi drivers have told us that it might not make business sense during peak periods to cruise around, waiting for that supposedly high fare that comes their way," he added.

      Grab will take a 10 per cent cut from cabbies assigned to JustGrab passengers, while GrabTaxi cabbies will pay a flat commission of 50 cents.

      Mr Vu admits some drivers may be uncomfortable with this, but they can be assured of at least 20 per cent more jobs with JustGrab.

      He said: "Taxi drivers are very excited because they have been asking us why they can't use fixed fares and take GrabCar jobs.

      "So we decided to work with our taxi partners because, increasingly, we are seeing more commuters who prefer the fixed fare model."

       

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    • Five taxi firms to roll out dynamic pricing next week

      Following approval granted by the authorities last week, five taxi operators — SMRT Taxis, Prime Taxi, Premier Taxis, Trans-Cab and HDT Singapore Taxi — will implement dynamic pricing from next Wednesday for trips booked through the Grab mobile application, under a collaboration between the operators and the ride-hailing company.

      The new JustGrab service will be trialled from today among Grab employees and commuters on its rewards programme, using cabs from SMRT Taxis, Trans-Cab, HDT Singapore Taxi, as well as private-hire cars.

      Announcing the roll-out date yesterday, GrabTaxi Singapore head Melvin Vu also sought to allay fears that dynamic pricing — or surge pricing — would not only lead to higher taxi booking fares during periods of high demand, but also the likelihood of cabs ignoring street commuters during peak hours.

      The fare system for JustGrab will be similar to the system for Grab’s private-hire car service GrabCar, which charges a fixed fare, subject to dynamic pricing. Grab said that based on data from January and last month, average fares for GrabCar, in some instances, were a few dollars cheaper than fares for its GrabTaxi service, which uses a metered fare system.

      Given the larger supply of vehicles under the new JustGrab service, the company said it expects fares to be even lower (at least a dollar cheaper than fares for GrabCar).

      Speaking to TODAY, Mr Vu reiterated that a “measured and calibrated” approach would be taken for dynamic pricing, and with a “huge supply pool” right from the start, “prices will be cheaper and fluctuate less”.

      Grab declined to reveal the number of taxi drivers who will be part of the new service. Nevertheless, the five operators have a combined fleet size of around 10,700 vehicles.

      Grab said that fares for JustGrab will range between S$4 and S$100, depending on travel time, distance, booking fees, and real-time demand and supply for taxis. Based on last year’s figures, only 1 per cent of private-hire car rides were over S$60, and of these, only one trip on New Year’s Eve crossed the S$100 mark, Grab said in response to TODAY’s queries.

      The new service will also do away with current taxi surcharges, which apply to midnight fares or rides in the Central Business District. Trip prices will be reflected on the booking screen, although these do not include Electronic Road Pricing charges.

      Based on past data, for instance, a trip between Tampines to Choa Chu Kang during peak hours would cost an average of S$29 for a metered taxi and S$25 for a fixed fare private-hire car. During off-peak hours, metered taxi fares could fall to S$26, whereas private-hire car rides could dip to S$24.

      JustGrab will provide commuters with an added option: Those who wish to take metered taxis can continue to hire them through the Standard Taxi icon on Grab’s app. Likewise, commuters who wish to book a private-hire car can still do so via the GrabCar icon.

      On concerns that surge pricing could result in cabbies shunning passengers on the streets, Mr Vu acknowledged that while this may happen for a “handful” of taxi drivers, the majority of cabbies have told him that it is “not economical” to cruise without any passengers in the hope of getting higher fares through bookings.

      He added that taxi drivers have also told him that they prefer picking passengers off the streets to accepting a call booking.

      “Because it’s a confirmed job. Because they put a bum on the seat of the taxi faster and they cruise less,” he said. Grab would be taking a cut of 10 per cent for each JustGrab ride. In comparison, it charges a 50-cent commission for each metered taxi fare booking now.

      Last week, Singapore’s biggest taxi operator ComfortDelGro, with close to 17,000 cabs under its Comfort and CityCab brands, said it will strike out on its own with a flat-fare structure similar to metered taxi fares for trips booked via its in-house mobile application. Based on the timeline provided earlier by ComfortDelgro, this could be rolled out around the same time as JustGrab’s launch. Mr Vu said the “devil was in the details” of the rival service.

      “I don’t know how they will match demand and supply effectively. We’ve been doing this for three years and we’re a firm believer in matching accurately — at the time of booking — demand and supply,” he said. Grab claims that it expects rides to increase by a fifth for taxi and private-hire car drivers who use JustGrab.

      Meanwhile, as competition within the industry looks set to intensify, Grab also announced enhanced perks for its taxi drivers, with a monthly 8 per cent Medisave contribution based on their earned incentives. Private-hire car drivers receive higher Medisave contribution rates at 10 to 15 per cent, depending on their performance.

       

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    • Bike-sharing companies are flooding the market, but this one insists its bikes are smartest

      Singapore now has a third bike-sharing company in just a few months.

      One of China's largest bike-sharing firms, Mobike launched here on Tuesday, adding to the growing list of bike-sharing companies that have mushroomed.

      Like many of its competitors, the bikes are stationless, so users are meant to just leave them on the side of the street and walk away when they're done.

      But this convenience has led to issues like theft and even vandalism in countries like China, with many hogging the bikes by locking them in their private compounds.

      Mobike, which deals with this issue in China on a daily basis, seems confident that its bikes' smarts will help it counter the problem.

      "We have the technology advantage," said Florian Bohnert, Head of International Expansion of Mobike.

      Every Mobike is equipped with GPS and cellular data, allowing the company to monitor each one 24/7.

      "Because the bike is connected in real-time, we can check the health status of each bike — whether its opened or locked, if it's being ridden, or if there's a defect. We can remotely shut the bike down," Bohnert said.

      Users just need to scan the QR code in their phone to unlock the bike
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      Users just need to scan the QR code in their phone to unlock the bike
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      Image: Ng Yi Shu/Mashable

      The bike's GPS even tracks altitude, so if someone steals a bike and takes it upstairs, Mobike will know. And they've sent staff members to knock on doors before to get bikes back.

      The company declined to reveal how many bikes it has currently launched around Singapore. 

      Mobike requires a $35 deposit for each bike, with each trip costing $0.35 every 30 minutes. It's being touted as a promotional launch price, but Bohnert declined to say when that would end.

      Mobike says that these issues have been addressed, even though some of these bikes look like a familiar shade of orange
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      Image: SILENT HILL/IMAGINECHINA

      But how does the company expect to turn a profit with such low costs?

      "We've partnered with Foxconn, which has helped us ramp up our annual production capacity to 10 million bikes, so [this leads to] economies of scale," he said.

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      Image: Ng Yi Shu/Mashable

      "Our bikes also require minimal maintenance. The solar panel powers the lock, the body is full aluminium so it doesn't rust, the tyres are airless so they're puncture free — all these help keep costs down."

      Singapore is the first city outside China that the company has launched in, though it adds that it has plans to bring bikes to more cities around the world.

      "We can't say which cities we're planning on expanding to," said Bohnert. "But we want to help solve problems like traffic congestion and pollution, so [there are a number of cities] we believe could use our solution."Singapore now has a third bike-sharing company in just a few months.

      One of China's largest bike-sharing firms, Mobike launched here on Tuesday, adding to the growing list of bike-sharing companies that have mushroomed.

      SEE ALSO: Ofo, one of China's most aggressive bike-sharing firms, expands globally

      Like many of its competitors, the bikes are stationless, so users are meant to just leave them on the side of the street and walk away when they're done.

      But this convenience has led to issues like theft and even vandalism in countries like China, with many hogging the bikes by locking them in their private compounds.

      Mobike, which deals with this issue in China on a daily basis, seems confident that its bikes' smarts will help it counter the problem.

      "We have the technology advantage," said Florian Bohnert, Head of International Expansion of Mobike.

      Every Mobike is equipped with GPS and cellular data, allowing the company to monitor each one 24/7.

      "Because the bike is connected in real-time, we can check the health status of each bike — whether its opened or locked, if it's being ridden, or if there's a defect. We can remotely shut the bike down," Bohnert said.

      Users just need to scan the QR code in their phone to unlock the bike
      View photos
      Users just need to scan the QR code in their phone to unlock the bike
      More

      Image: Ng Yi Shu/Mashable

      The bike's GPS even tracks altitude, so if someone steals a bike and takes it upstairs, Mobike will know. And they've sent staff members to knock on doors before to get bikes back.

      The company declined to reveal how many bikes it has currently launched around Singapore. 

      Mobike requires a $35 deposit for each bike, with each trip costing $0.35 every 30 minutes. It's being touted as a promotional launch price, but Bohnert declined to say when that would end.

      Mobike says that these issues have been addressed, even though some of these bikes look like a familiar shade of orange
      View photos
      Mobike says that these issues have been addressed, even though some of these bikes look like a familiar shade of orange
      More

      Image: SILENT HILL/IMAGINECHINA

      But how does the company expect to turn a profit with such low costs?

      "We've partnered with Foxconn, which has helped us ramp up our annual production capacity to 10 million bikes, so [this leads to] economies of scale," he said.

      View photos

      Image: Ng Yi Shu/Mashable

      "Our bikes also require minimal maintenance. The solar panel powers the lock, the body is full aluminium so it doesn't rust, the tyres are airless so they're puncture free — all these help keep costs down."

      Singapore is the first city outside China that the company has launched in, though it adds that it has plans to bring bikes to more cities around the world.

      "We can't say which cities we're planning on expanding to," said Bohnert. "But we want to help solve problems like traffic congestion and pollution, so [there are a number of cities] we believe could use our solution."

       

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    • dinner was 2 tip top kalipoks
      3 for $3 #gooddeal

       

      and sarper was half a pack of potato chips and a few cubes of honeydew #balanceddiet

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    • without a doubt

       

      but still many asspats here

       

       

      asspats tt dun respect this country

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