Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Taxi fares increased - So how are you going to commute !!

ComfortDelGro did it !!

Now it is SMRT's turn from 20 dec 2011.
SO it is $3 from $2.80 for standard taxis
$3.40 from $3.20 for an Epica/Azera taxi

If you want go more luxuriously then pay $3.90 for the Mercedes, London, Ssangyong and Starex cabs.

Distance-based charges will increase by between 2 cents and 3 cents per kilometer, on the average.

Booking fees for standard taxis will be $3.30 but bookings for Mercedes, London, Ssangyong and Starex cabs will soon cost $10.

Extra charges :

1) Lowered peak hour surcharge: From 35 per cent of metered fare to 25 per cent of metered fare, Mondays to Fridays (6am to 9:30am) and Mondays to Sundays and Public Holidays (6pm to midnight).

Note the longer duration - it will start an hour earlier, at 6am from Mondays to Fridays and run from 6pm to midnight all week, including Sundays and public holidays.

2) $1 public holiday surcharge is removed

3) $3 location surcharge to Marina Bay Sands shortened from 6am to midnight, to 6am to 4:59pm on Sundays and Public Holidays.

4) $2 per additional passenger for Ssangyong and London Cab fleets, from current $2 flat rate.

I think my commute by taxi will surely go down. I would be going out for lunch rather than for dinner with my family. I will have to shop nearby frequently and take a shopping cart. But are the buses and trains going to get more crowded now !!

Oh my god ! That is worse , let's see ..

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Lewis Hamilton wins F1 Singtel Singapore Grand Prix

Reigning World Champion Lewis Hamilton, who tried to come first from the beginning, was the first driver to cross the finish line after 61 laps at the 2009 Singapore Grand Prix. Next was Toyota’s Timo Glock and the third last year’s winner, Fernando Alonso.
Championship contender, Sebastian Vettel from Red Bull managed to finish in fourth place, ahead of championship leader Jenson Button. Sixth place was taken up by Button’s team mate, Rubens Barrichello.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Next stage of circle line stations to open in early 2010

Few stations of the circle line have been running successfully. There is not much crowd in the train but it is very convenient for people staying , studying and working there. The next phase of the Circle Line – Stages 1 and 2 – will start operations in the first half of 2010. WE do not know the exact dates , however, it will only be finalised after engineers complete the necessary tests.
Stage 1 of the Circle Line starts from Dhoby Ghaut, through MRT stations like Esplanade and Nicoll Highway, and ends at Stadium, while Stage 2 starts from Mountbatten, through interchange station Paya Lebar, and ends at Tai Seng.
The other 13 stations from Marymount to Harbourfront will be ready by 2011. Daily ridership of this 33.3-kilometre line is estimated to be close to half a million when it is fully operational.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Swine Flu update in Singapore

Swine Flu has been the talk of the town and we find that SIngapore has been affected a lot by this in many ways. Singapore has confirmed 52 new cases of H1N1 flu as of July 5th so totalling it to 1,055. 69 cases have been investigated and 50 were found to be local cases while 19 were imported ones. Of the cumulative number of 1,003 cases investigated thus far, 591 were local cases and 412 were imported ones.
The Health Ministry says that the current strain remains mild, except for high-risk individuals with underlying medical conditions where complications and even deaths may occur. The ministry urges members of the public who feel unwell with flu-like symptoms (fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose) to promptly seek medical attention.
So be careful when you are out and try to avoid spreading it to others. Hygiene is the most important thing. Always wash your hands and close your mouth while coughing.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Mas selamat has been arrested in Malaysia

Mas Selamat Kastari, Singapore's Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) leader who escaped from Whitley Road Detention Centre on February 27 ,2008, has been arrested. That is surely a big relief I know for everyone. He was arrested in Malaysia in a joint intelligence operation involving the internal security agencies of the two countries. Well they say that Mas Selamat was actually arrested on April 1 , 2009 , over a month ago but had been under interrogation in Malaysia. He should be brought to Singapore soon.
Last December, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong had said: "He is one up on us, but the game is not over. One day we will catch him."
Most security experts had expected the fugitive to head for Indonesia, where other JI members are believed to be based. So, it came as a surprise to some that he was arrested in Malaysia. The escape sparked the largest manhunt in Singapore's history. You must all be remembering the posters bearing his face and description were put up everywhere and every mobile phone here was sent either a text description or a picture of him.

Miss Singapore Universe 2009 on 9th May

Miss Singapore Universe 2009 Grand Finals will be held on 9 May 2009 at Shangri La Hotel. The 15 finalists have been trained by Glamour Beaute Consultancy. Styling is to be performed by Makeup Forever. The finalists also hit Dermasolutions and Orchards Scotts Dental where they get to tone their body and perfect their smile respectively.
The winner will be crowned by Shenise Wong. Miss Singapore Universe 2009 will represent Singapore at Miss Universe 2009 in the Bahamas in August. The preliminary evening gown for the Miss Universe 2009 will be designed by Hayden Ng, a professional designer who also crafted the evening gown for Miss Singapore Universe 1987 Marion Nicole Teo, where she placed top 10 in Miss Universe 1987. so let us all wait and watch who wins??