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Why take public transport ok, but social gatherings not ok?

Ever since we started phase one, I see a lot of people asking, “Oei, why can take public transport to go to work or school but buay sai meet friends and family? KNS siah, why like that? What kind of stupid logic is that?” So early early this week, during the multi-ministry task force’s press conference, Lawrence (macam my friend) got explain lah. But lao niang don’t know you got try to understand a not. But never mind, lao niang explain it to you in Singlish style, you see you want to understand mah? First hor, you need to understand that social gathering is very different leh. When you meet your family or friends you never see for very long, you will xiao excited right? You take out your mask, then will hug hug and take selfie with each other because very long never meet. Then you will sit down

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Circuit Breaker: The Struggles Of A Food Delivery Rider

Image Source: Jerry Toh via Facebook “Pls have some patience. Delivery guys are human too. They are not superman. “ The circuit breaker has unsurprisingly caused a spike in demand for food delivery services, with The Straits Times reporting a 20 to 30 per cent increase in demand. It’s no wonder that food delivery riders are now feeling the crunch. While the increase in demand does, in theory, mean that riders are seeing no shortage of assignments, it also means that they face increased waiting times and a slower rate of delivery. The waiting game caused a loss of business for riders, on top of other struggles they face on the road. UCARS shared one of the food delivery rider’s experiences on the struggle. Food delivery rider Jerry Toh shared about his experience during the circuit breaker in his Facebook post dated May 9. In the post, he laments that he often gets

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Top 10 Value For Money Cars In Singapore Below $20,000

Working around a budget constraint does not mean you have to give up owning a car as we bring you a list of affordable cars, under $20,000, available right in our marketplace. Let UCARS Find the right one for you! Introducing the top 10 value for money cars in Singapore under $20,000! To put things into perspective, the current Certificate of Entitlement (COE) for Category A cars stands at $31,210, down from the previous $32,699. Image Source: Precise Auto Trading Honda Civic Falling between the City and Accord, the Honda Civic is one of the most durable, sturdy, and repairable mid-sized sedan. It marries comfort and daily usage feasibility, easily winning the heart of drivers. Get the Honda Civic at $10,500 from Precise Auto Trading Pte Ltd on UCARS. Image Source: Classic Credit Subaru Impreza The Subaru Impreza is a compact sedan that emanates a big-car feel yet allows you to drive in a

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SMRT train and bus services to extend on the eve of Hari Raya

On 28 May, SMRT announced that train services and selected bus services would be extended for passengers on the eve of Hari Raya Puasa, 4 Jun. The last trains on the North-South Line and East-West line will depart City Hall station at 12.30am on 5 Jun. Train services on the Circle Line will also be extended with the last train to HarbourFront will depart Dhoby Ghaut at 11.55pm, and the train to Dhoby Ghaut will depart HarbourFront at 11.30pm.   SMRT train services Train line Departing from Terminating at Last train departure North-South Line   City Hall Jurong East 12.30am* Marina South Pier East-West Line City Hall Pasir Ris Tuas Link Circle Line Dhoby Ghaut HarbourFront 11.55pm HarbourFront Dhoby Ghaut 11.30pm *Early morning of 5 June 2019   Meanwhile, the last bus timings of 14 selected bus services – 300, 301,302, 307, 859A, 883A, 901, 911, 912, 913, 920, 922,

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Prices of COE dipped as buying stalls

The Certificate of Entitlement (COE) prices drop across the board in the latest bidding on 23 May, with the premium for smaller cars having the sharpest decline. The premium for cars up top 1,600cc and 130 bhp ended at $27,000, down sharply from $36,704 two weeks ago. For cars above 1,600cc and 130 bhp closed at $42,564, down from $48,010. Open category COEs, which can be used for any vehicle type except for motorcycles, came in at $47,000, dipped from $52,502. COE prices for commercial vehicles, which include good vehicles and buses, lowered from $28,559 to $27,400 while the motorcycle premiums fell to S$3,202 from S$3,352. Finally some good news to end the week! Can get a car liao, but COE prices can lower some more not ah? NOTES COEs for categories A, B and D are valid for 6 months. For examples: A Category A TCOE obtained from May

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Travel Hack Everyone Must Know

It’s a fact that we feel the need to stay connected everywhere we go in today’s digitalized world. It will be a total nightmare if we are disconnected while travelling, even just for a bit. (Just take a look at the recent outage when Facebook, Instagram and, Whatsapp are down.) Even if you do not dwell on such apps, a good WiFi connection can be handy when you need access to Google Maps. I am pretty sure you will not want to waste a single bit of your holiday getting lost in a foreign country, right? Unlimited data, Affordable & Good (Best network is guaranteed) “I’m travelling alone, why would I need a WiFi device when I can purchase SIM cards or activate my telco’s roaming services?” You may ask. It is a valid point but, most SIM providers has partnerships with a preferred local network provider. What this means

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Man jailed for scamming more than 50 people on Carousell

On 28 Mar, 31-year-old Subramaniam Perumal was sentenced to 10 months imprisonment after pleading guilty to 36 charges of cheating. More than 50 people have paid several hundred dollars as deposits to rent vehicles from a “dealer” on Carousell but they never received the vehicles. Subramaniam made off with S$8,170 through his online scams. Between August 2018 to December 2018, Subramaniam would download pictures of cars from other Carousell advertisements and ‘rent’ them out on his own Carousell account. He would then ask for interested users to transfer him a deposit of a few hundred dollars. After receiving the money, Subramaniam would stop responding to their messages. When he received a negative feedback on his account, he would simply set up another account and continue his deception. When texting his victims, he would use mobile prepaid cards that were not registered under his name. How to trust Carousell like that

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COE prices to rise

Starting from May 2019, the Certificate of Entitlement (COE) prices will increase, as the market anticipates a smaller supply of COEs in the coming three-month period. The premium for cars up to 1,600cc and 130bhp increased by 1.3% to $26,659 while the COE prices for cars above 1,600cc or 130bhp rise by 6.6% to $39,401 at the close of March’s second bidding exercise on 20 Mar. Additionally, prices for open category COEs closed at $41,000 – a 9% increase from the previous bidding exercise. Singapore Vehicle Traders Association president Michael Lim mentioned that the number of cars being scrapped has reduced in the past two months. This has caused the rise in COE prices as the COE quota is primarily determined by the number of vehicles deregistered in the last three months. Yong Lee Seng Motor’s managing director Raymond Tang believes that more drivers are choosing to renew their COEs

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Women pleads guilty to causing her friend’s death in accident

On 14 Mar, Honami Lam Qixin, 25, pleaded guilty to causing Jasmine Lim Jia Yan, 23, death due to negligent driving. Miss Lim died in the hospital on 22 Apr 2018. The accident occurred at the junction of Jaan Anak Bukit and Jurong Kechil Road. Deputy Public Prosecutor Wu Yu Jie mentioned that Ms. Lam’s intention was to turn right towards the Pan-Island Expressway (PIE) heading to Changi. However, When the traffic lights turned green for vehicles to travel straight ahead, Ms. Lam started turning right before the right-turn green arrow appeared. Mr Thanjavour Rajarm Prabhuram, 43, who was driving an SMRT bus in the opposite direction of Jalan Anak Bukit towards Clementi Road, hit the left side of the car, which spun before coming to a stop. Ms. Lam then called the police. Ms. Lim, who was sitting at the back of the car, was then taken to the

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New carpooling service on Telegram? Sure Boh?

A Singapore hitch group, SG Hitch group, was set up on 26 Feb, on the messaging app Telegram. The group aims to connect drivers and passengers directly, without the need for an intermediary. Members of the group broadcast the details of when and where they are headed, and if there is a match, other members can privately message each other to discuss the trip. Fares are worked out between the drivers and riders. What’s different from regular private hire apps is that the drivers do not have to pay any commission. However, according to Singapore’s regulations, drivers cannot offer more than two trips a day. Offenders may receive a fine of up to $3,000, a jail term of up to six months, or both. Many users commented that the SG Hitch Group is a good initiative. One rider, in particular, Ms. Adel Tan, said that the group provides another avenue

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