December 29, 2008
Hey, I would love it (and I’m sure many Singaporeans would agree with me) if I can get free public transport by paying 1.5% extra GST! I wouldn’t even mind paying 2% more!
Since Minister Lim was able to make that statement so confidently, there must be some level of confidence that the Government can implement such a system! The Singapore Government is so clean and transparent, it won’t lie to Singaporeans, will it?
So if SIngaporeans are willing to accept a GST hike of 1.5%, we can get free public transport? That’s an awesome deal. As an undergraduate, I estimate that I spend less than $10k a year. 1.5% comes to just $150… for a year of transportation. Wow. I don’t even mind paying 3% more in GST!
Recommended by at82: "Singaporeans should urge the Government to offer what it’s spokesperson (Minister Lim) had so confidently challenged us to accept - increase GST by 1.5%, and offer free public transport. If it cannot be done, then Minister Lim should be held accountable for making the unqualified statement."
November 11, 2008
Rambling Librarian said:
You'd get to tour the library (or libraries -- you can attend one or both) before the official opening. Check out what's new on the shelves. You'll be able to take photos and videos (without the usual crowd jostling you for space and camera angles). The library manager and staff would be there to answer your questions, and receive your feedback and suggestions.
Recommended by ramblinglibrarian: "Hope to interest some bloggers in Singapore for this to sneak preview of the new libraries (Disclaimer: I work for NLB, but posting this in my personal capacity)"
June 17, 2008
Simon Tay said:
The above photos are taken at Bukit Batok MRT and Bukit Gombak MRT stations and the bicycle docking points are clearly inadequate as bicycle are seen parking without a proper secure point for them. In today's transportation system, bicycle had becomes more and more important in many people's lives to get around the estate cheaply.
With crude oil prices skyrocketing to near $140 today, I can certainly bet more people will move towards park "bicycle" and ride MRT instead of taking bus or driving privately owned vehicles.
Recommended by simontay78: "I want to buy bicycle but really see the facilities lacking in the docking stations for bicycle at MRT stations and seriously in need to upgrade as soon as possible.
January 08, 2008
She has always been known for her fiery temper. This time round, she was allegedly seen slapping her husband, Hong Rong, thrice on his face after he tried to pacify her in a quarrel with another driver over a traffic dispute.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "the red hair lady strikes again."
December 27, 2007
Singapore Life and Times said:
I was surprised when I read a report in today's Today (26 Dec 07, page 4) on the PTC disapproving SMRT's proposal to provide public transport to a cluster of private houses in the Yio Chu Kang area because, and this really takes the cake, it reckons that SMRT is NOT charging a premium rate for what it (i.e. PTC) considers a premium service. SMRT had planned to charge S$1.30 but the PTC considers that fare too low, that it should be between $2 and $3! It reckons that the public, whom it is supposed to serve, should pay more rather than less! I never...
Recommended by at82: "It says alot when PTC actually thinks that you are paying too little for for your public transport. "
July 02, 2007
Isaac Riley Ritz said:
Like I promised before, I have photos of a couple engaging in indecent act in front of alot of residents, but I just couldn't find the photos. If I find them, I shall post them on my blog. So here they are.
Recommended by meanie: "After the successful Casino proposal, will we attack the porn industry next? This is published on Stomp as well: http://singaporeseen.stomp.com.sg/viewPost3737.aspx lol"
June 05, 2007
Citizen Historian said:
"The writers of the newsletter, ostensibly motivated by a streak of anti-establishmentarianism and imbued with the spirit of flippancy, continuously poke fun at university and government policies as well as issues on campus. ...A dig at the PAP's cultural policies depicted a word 'Censored' stamped diagonally across a column with no text, headlined 'Yellow Culture Column' ( Yakkity-Yak 1961, Vol. 1 No. 3, p.2). Another more flippant article screams the headline 'Girl Found Raped' and goes on to report about a fresh-woman participating in an orientation game and successfully meeting the objective of finding another student named James Raped. The library holds about ten years' worth of similar stuff, starting in 1959."
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Why interesting - A history thesis digs up the student hijinks of some of our present leaders"
April 23, 2007
Daniel Chin said:
Yesterday, Singapore’s exchange market was rife with speculation about a possible merger of the two land transport giants: ComfortDelGro and SMRT. As a result, their share prices skyrocketed between 5.9% and 6.6% at closing.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "An insightful analysis into the merger news."
February 19, 2007
Melvin Ryan Tan said:
It's Chinese New Year again and this year is the year of the pig! So what does Chinese New Year mean to you? Youth.SG wanted to find out so badly that we ambushed ourselves on Orchard Road and asked random strangers about it. We're not satisfied with just interviewing our Chinese friends... We need to know what our friends from the other races feel about the Chinese New Year as well.
Recommended by alvinism: "Something happy for Chinese New Year to liven up the festive mood. Happy Chinese New Year everyone!~ "
October 28, 2006
SMRT Corporation reported a 13 per cent year-on-year rise in net profit to $31.5 million for the second quarter ended September 2006, helped by increased ridership on MRT lines and rental of retail space at refurbished stations. ...
Helped by lower staff and electricity costs, operating profit for this segment rose 24.5 per cent to $29.3 million.
Recommended by at82: "I thought the justifications SMRT gave for fare hikes in Oct is that its profits are falling and costs are raising?"
August 27, 2006
Goh Meng Seng said:
Recently, Workers' Party issued a National Day message which touches on the upcoming public transport fare hike. Few days later, Comfort Delgro come up with a press statement of rebuttals.I was not really paying attention to this little piece of information until I read the Chinese version on Zao Bao today. The headline is really catchy, accusing Workers' Party of "confusing" the public.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Judge for yourself on who is right."
October 31, 2005
Semi-charmed kinda Life said:
singaporeans now of days take for granted the clean buses we have now i remember when i was much younger there're always cockroaches on the bus especially those non-aircon shuttle bus and later in those air con bus, still can see little cockroaches crawling around
now we got clean bus they wanna dirty it then SBS have to spend money to employ more cleaners they complain the bus fare go up by 5ct please la.. juz because its not ur personal vehicle doesn't mean u dun have to keep it clean if u wanna take a ride in a rubbish truck next time i see the SembWaste truck i let u know lah
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "See ugly communters caught in the act."
October 11, 2005
This guy enters the train and plonks himself down in the empty seat next to me. Most people would sit straight up rite? He kinda leans forward, resting his elbows on his knees with a mobilephone in his hands. [...] Then I noticed that he was pointing it in the direction of the gal sitting opposite him...
Beware of voyeurs bearing cameraphones!
June 09, 2005
I made what I thought was a very straight-forward and reasonable enquiry to SBS: what is the ETA (estimated time of arrival) of a specific bus service between 0630h and 1000h. This is the reply which arrived today...
The fares may be going up, but our buses are still at the mercy of jams, weather and "varying passenger activities or commuting patterns" (whatever that means).
June 03, 2005
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