Posts Tagged ‘Transport

Removal of Saturday ERP: proof of PAP government greed

March 23, 2013

When MPs clamoured for the removal of Saturday ERP the regime was unmoved. This is not surprising as profiteering at the people’s expense is one of its CORE values. “Every damn bloody thing PAP makes us pay,” exclaimed the 75 year old retiree who was fined for parking his ancient scooter (rightfully belongs to a […]

Most expensive cities in the world: Singapore ranks 6th, well done PAP

February 5, 2013

It’d come as no surprise to Singaporeans that the country is the 6th most expensive city in the world according to the Economist Intelligence Unit in its latest survey of transport, utilities, food, clothing and other items in 131 cities across the world. However, with its obsession with ranking the Singapore government must be showering […]

SMRT CEO Saw Phaik Hwa resigns: a lesson for Ministers?

January 6, 2012

So SMRT Corporation president and chief executive officer Saw Phaik Hwa’s hint at the prospect of her resignation over the MRT breakdowns was not a mere PR gesture.  Coming less than a month after the unprecedented MRT breakdowns, her resignation must have raised eyebrows. It’s not the culture here to take responsibility by tendering one’s resignation […]

Taxi fare hikes: boycott ComfortDelGro and SMRT Taxis

December 14, 2011

Commuters are justifiably outraged over the taxi fare hikes by ComfortGelGrow and SMRT Taxis.  ALL businesses, including some government agencies, aim to maximise their profit/revenue whenever possible. Consumers must be vigilant and not allow themselves to be bullied.  My family and friends have vowed to boycott ComfortDelGro and SMRT cabs. This will hurt their taxi […]

SMRT increases fare rates: which taxi company to boycott?

December 13, 2011

It seems commuters voted with their wallets yesterday by avoiding ComfortDelGro taxis. I pity their drivers. This is nothing personal. I know taxi drivers work long hours to earn a decent living but so do most of us. I will also boycott ComfortDelGro taxis from now on. Sorry, ComfortDelGro taxi drivers. ComfortDelGro has chosen to […]

New Causeway toll: unfair, boycott JB

December 9, 2011

The Causeway is seen as a cash cow by both the Singapore and Johor authorities.  Now the cash cow is getting fatter. From next year, returning motorists from JB will have to pay a toll.  This is to pay for the new highway linking the Causeway to the North-South Expressway.  This is unfair for those […]

LTA: review foldable bicycle scheme during peak hours

November 7, 2011

I support calls for the Land Transport Authority (LTA) to review its foldable bicycles restrictions during peak hours. These restrictions are meant to prevent further inconvenience to commuters during peak hours. But many have pointed out that huge luggage and baby strollers are just as obstructive but why are they allowed during peak hours? In […]

SMRT SBS fare increase: Pay And Pay, Again

July 12, 2011

During the General Election, the ruling party PAP sweetened the ground with monetary carrots. Cash was delivered to citizens’ bank accounts, and even the much hated TV and radio licence was scrapped to much fanfare. Don’t be fooled cried netizens. After the election the government would take it all back in the form of fee […]