Grab Users Report Crazy Surge Prices Over The Weekend, Could PDVL Be The Culprit?

Grab Users Faced Surge Prices Of Up To $44 As LTA's PDVL 30 Jun Deadline Passes If you’re a frequent Grab user, you wouldn't expect to see surge charges on a Sunday morning. But 26-year-old Grab user Joshua Tan was shocked to discover that a ride from Clark Quay to Bishan...

8 Popular Car Models With $10,000 VES Tax Rebates In Singapore

Vehicular Emissions Scheme (VES) Will Offer Up To $10,000 In Rebates For Eligible New Cars In Singapore Starting Sunday (1 Jul), newly registered cars in Singapore will be subjected to the new Vehicular Emissions Scheme (VES), replacing the previous Carbon Emissions-Based Vehicle Scheme (CEVS). Here's a quick glance at some popular...

SMRT Trains Lost $86 Million This Year, Do We Smell A Fare Hike Incoming?

SMRT Trains Lost $86 Million In FY2018, Citing Lower Ridership And Fare Revenue Beleaguered train operator SMRT Trains posted a whopping $86 million post-tax loss, according to its annual operations review report released on Sunday (2 Jul). This comes after turning a profit of $26 million last year. To put this figure into...

Here’s An Idea: Instead Of Discarding oBikes, Why Not Give Them Out?

Town Councils Intend To Discard Abandoned oBikes After Firm's Exit Source In light of oBike's departure from Singapore, attention has turned to the 14,000 oBikes scattered around the island. While some are derelict and beyond repair, others work just fine (once they're unlocked). Despite the varying conditions, town councils are planning to adopt...

Here’s Why It Isn’t Illegal To Sell The Personal Data Of oBike Customers

oBike Riders Have Little Legal Recourse To Protect Their Personal Data oBike users were aghast this week to find out they might not get their deposits back. Source They are going to turn a shade paler when they realise that they have little control over the personal data they provided the bike-sharing...

GrabCycle Stops New User Sign Ups As OBike Exits Bike-Sharing Marketplace

With GrabCycle On Hiatus and OBike Gone...What Now? Millions of oBike users were left hanging after the beleaguered bike-sharing firm announced its abrupt departure on Monday (25 Jun), due to difficulties in fulfilling regulation measures by the Land Transport Authority (LTA). They've since announced their liquidation to the shock of millions...

LTA Builds Legit Ice Walls To Construct Thomson-East Coast Line With Cool Technology

Thomson-East Coast Line Uses Ground-Freezing Technology That Brings Winter To Singapore Marina Bay Sands is no stranger to unconventional events. But having a huge ice tunnel in the middle of sweltering hot Singapore is certainly new stuff. Since March this year, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) of Singapore has been building underground...

oBike Users Mourn Death Of Bike-Sharing App, Worried About Deposits

oBike Exits Singapore Due To "Stricter Regulations" By Land Transport Authority oBike has flown the white flag and will cease operations in Singapore entirely. On the back of a nearing deadline for bike-sharing operators to meet stricter LTA guidelines, oBike made this shock announcement via an online statement. Source Breakup with Singapore via...

Return Of The Taxi? Licence Applications Surge As Tide Turns In Favour Of Taxis

Number Of Unhired Taxis Drops As Commuters And Drivers Make The Switch For the past 2 years, Madam Reena (not her real name) has automatically opened the Grab app whenever she needed to get somewhere fast. But nowadays, the 45-year-old educator has returned to the familiar blue of the Comfort DelGro...

Commuters Complain Of Mystery Stench Along North-South And East-West Lines

Burning Rubber Smell Result Of Old Trains Running On New Signalling System Commuters have noticed a pungent burning rubber smell along stretches of the North-South (NSL) and East West lines (EWL). Some have blamed the acrid stench on cat pee, while others have even brought skunks into the picture. I'm furry and cute and...

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