Friday, December 30, 2011
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Just a reminder to Page One vouvher holders / Page One members:Page One Gift Vouchers need to be redeemed at VivoCity store, redemption will not be accepted after 19 Feb 2012.
My One Card privileges will continue to be valid at all Page One retail stores in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Thailand.
For further enquiries, you can send an email to email@example.com and Page One commit to respond within the following 48 hours.
Anyway, with this soon to be closing down, Page One will be having their Warehouse Sale during this year end, details as below:
Date: 30 Dec 2011 - 2 Jan 2012
Time: 10am - 8pm (ends at 6pm on 2 Jan 2012)
Venue: 20 Kaki Bukit View, Kai Bukit Techpack 2, Singapore 415956
(Free Shuttle Bus Service will be provided at Bedok MRT Exit A on 31 Dec 2011 - 1 Jan 2012 only)
I vaguely recalled our Transport Minister, Lui Tuck Yew, said that it's not necessary to conduct thorough health checks on Circle Line and NEL when thorough health checks are to be conduct on East-West and North-South bound line trains on 18 Dec 2011, does he still stand firm on this? I still remember raising my concern on this statement by our Transport Minister in my previous post. In fact just before the incident, the circle line also had a severe train delay, so is it really not necessary to conduct a through check?
I seriously hope that the Land Transport Authority (LTA) will look into this as MRT transport so many commuters each day, the danger that they are now posing to us, should anything major hiccup happen; is in no way less than terrorism.
We, the commuters are made to pay and pay for increasing fare for the so claimed "improved service / trains", but in the end, we only see the increasing fares contribute to the shareholder's bonus dividends payout and yet we do not get the deserved "improved service / trains". So is it fair to just keep on increasing the public transport fares and taxing the low / middle working class when cars are unaffordable with the high COE cost, and high taxi fares, and yet the most affordable mode of transport - MRT is keep giving us unforeseen circumstances that may attribute to our increasing risk of high blood pressure and heart attacks.
To my understanding, every now and then, the MRTs undergo regular checks, so I really do not buy the excuse that this series of "train faults" is due to the rainy season. I now question how these regular checks are being conducted and how professionally done? I think both SMRT and SBS Transit are answerable to us the public commuters, and not only to the shareholders.
I do not want "one day free ride" on MRT, which some of the public suggested in lieu of imposing heavy fine to the MRT operators, I would rather, freezing of fare hikes for the next 3~5 years since they are not even able to provide the basic service level.
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
现在就一起欣赏她们演绎的《那些年》A Capella 版本吧:
Monday, December 26, 2011
Sunday, December 25, 2011
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Young man -if you dont know how to drive
Young man, you wanna screw up your lives
I said young man - if you're late for work
You dont take no comfort cab because
YOUNg man - surcharge is 6 to 12
and you can
have some money yourself
And you can
take the mrt
Take the circle line --- thats if you mind
you're late when you will take the
you know your late when you take
break the glass when your stuck
then you walk in the dark
orchard road to outram park
you know youre late when you take
tell the boss you'll be late
Tell your teachers to wait
MISTER paik hwa we dont hate
The Circle line was down
everywhere also down
and on sunday
they say will start at 10
until 11 also havent
what you expect us to do
That means - go get your horse ok?
Wa Lao eh
You give us surcharge somemore
We complain so much singapore!
You may download the song here.
Disclaimer: There is no intention of vulgarities, contents are merely following per original lyrics.
Monday, December 19, 2011
Saturday, December 17, 2011
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has now stepped in and ordered a public inquiry, after trains on the North-South line broke down on today morning - the third MRT disruption in four days.
A thorough check of the rail system shall begin on Saturday 17/Dec after the train services end and MRT service on Sunday 18/Dec for the North-South and East-West lines will start later at 10:00am instead of usual 5:30am, after all checks are done. Services for the Circle Line and North-East Line will not be affected though.
While Transport Minister Mr Lui said that it's not necessary to conduct "thorough health checks" on the Circle Line and North East Line, I find the statement a bit... Shouldn't the same mentality be adopted to preparing for terrorism?
Most are aware the Circle line is down too just not long ago, is it true that we need not carry out a thorough check for the entire network instead? Shouldn't be countermeasure be taken to avoid having similar issues happening ago to the rest of the train service lines, instead of waiting for things to happen to take the corrective action to remedy the situation?
Anyway, back to the topic of service disruption. Hereby, I would like to gently remind all who are planning to travel early tomorrow moring North-South or East-West direction, that the train service will not be available until 10am, however, there are shuttle bus services services provided during the interval of 5:30am-10:00am. You can check out the SMRT website for information on shuttle bus pick up points.
Friday, December 16, 2011
The disruption is supposingly caused by a damaged third rail between Dhoby Ghaut and City Hall MRT stations. The faulty third rail damaged the collector shoes of four trains, which caused all of them to stall:
- One train at Braddell station
- One train before Orchard station
- Two trains at Dhoby Ghaut station
Hundred of thousands commuters were stranded at Orchard MRT station and other Marina Bay-bound stations. Many passengers were trapped in the train, and eventually someone resort to smashing one of the cabin windows with a fire extinguisher to allow ventilation.
I wasn't really affected by the train service disruption but was dismay by the fact that when I reached Somerset MRT around near 7pm, I saw this flashing message, but when I was about to head home, I saw the same message still flashing. It is only when I shared the photo on Facebook that I started to gather what has happened actually. And some has shared that their fellow colleagues/ friends are stuck at the train the station for near 1 hour+ before informed by the train station staff that the train service is not available!
Then when I head towards Raffles Place MRT from City Hall MRT, the train stopped twice in the tunnel and I start to wonder if I need to expect myself to be the next victim to be trapped in the tunnel. Thank God, I did not... When I reached Raffles Place MRT I realised it was in a Chaotic. Everyone showing a blur face that the train isn't stopping at the usual platform and some are still confused and unsure of whether their intended journey path is affected.
When I got home, I saw this Facebook post of outrageous "Income Opportunity" Alert by SMRT to their affiliate SMRT taxi fleet. Instead of showing empathy towards the affected commuters, they jump on the fact this is an opportunity for earning income!
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Monday, December 12, 2011
If so, this may be of interest to you. Sonigear will be having their 2011 Warehouse sale this coming Thu - Sat (12-15Dec 2011). Some of these items on offer are really worth looking at. Imagine $1 for a PC speaker set, and laptop bags from $6 & onwards.
The Sale venue is at 1 Kallang Sector #04-05, Singapore 349276. Most convenient way of travelling to there with minimal walking will be via SBS transit bus 125 @ opposite Aljunied MRT before Lor Bakar Batu. Do check it out!
Friday, December 9, 2011
Sunday, December 4, 2011
Thursday, December 1, 2011
For today 1/Dec, you just need to purchase any Grande-sized Christmas beverage (Toffee Nut Latte, Peppermint Mocha, or the new Cranberry White Chocolate Mocha – hot, iced or Frappuccino) and enjoy another on Starbucks!
They are also starting to sell Christmas Merchandise and I spotted something i like! But I realised some of these merchandise may no longer be available in some of the outlets. I wonder if I still can get it :PThis 10oz double wall plastic tumbler comes with a polar bear right at the bottom; the glittery snowflakes makes your Starbucks beverage taste extra Christmassy, isn't it? And this Christmas Bearista® Polar Bear is so cute with the red apron and candy cane.
Look at these Christmas ornaments that feature signature Starbucks® cups. You can get the red holiday cup (foreground, available as a single cup) or buy a set of 4 which features 3 cups with Starbucks logo evolution through the years and a special Christmas 2011 design. I so wanted these though I do not have a Christmas tree...
You can keep track of all the on going promotion of Starbucks via Starbucks Singapore Facebook page! Do you start to feel Christmas in the air?