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MCF China

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Posted by Benarsenal on 10 February 2018 - 04:28:50 AM

I noticed that there are a few MCF-ers here who have left our sunny island and gone to the Motherland, for work or other opportunities.

 

To tell you guys a secret, I am now also one of them.

 

I started a new job in January and am now based in Shanghai, It's been quite an interesting experience so far living and working in China (although Shanghai is not very much diff from Singapore, other than the cold winter weather)

 

I'm guessing this can be a thread for all of us who are based in China, to gather, talk cock, chit chat and share tips. Not sure if this is the appropriate place to put this though.

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COE Bidding – 1st Round of February 2018

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Posted by Carbon82 on 02 February 2018 - 07:00:14 AM

[flowerface]Community Service time... [flowerface]

 

Need a small favor from those who are has been following the COE Bidding threads I have started. [:p]

 

As I have receive several requests over the past 1.5 years, to include more useful information in the table, I have made some amendment to it, replacing the revenue collected for each category, with movement for that category (in absolute $ and %) for ease of reference.

 

I will need you to choose the preferred format via the poll created. Full changes (for the year 2006 - 2018 data) will be effective from next bidding exercise. Thanks in advance for your help with the poll and have a nice weekend. [sunny]  Also, Best of Luck to those vested. [thumbsup]

 

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The details of the February 2018 first open bidding exercise for Certificates of Entitlement (COEs) are as follows:

 

Tender opens: Monday, 5 February 2018, 12 noon

Tender closes: Wednesday, 7 February 2018, 4.00 pm

Tender results: Wednesday, 7 February 2018 (Available on the www.onemotoring.com.sg website)

 

The total quota available for this tender is 4,392 for the following vehicle categories:

 

NON-TRANSFERABLE CATEGORIES:

Category A: Cars (up to 1600cc & 97kW (130bhp)) => 1,557 (-156 / -9.11%)

Category B: Cars (above 1600cc or 97kW (130bhp)) => 1,396 (+15 / +1.09%)

Category D: Motorcycles => 624 (+59 / +10.44%)

 

TRANSFERABLE CATEGORIES:

Category C: Goods Vehicles and Buses => 249 (-8 / -3.11%)

Category E: Open Category => 566 (+51 / +9.90%)

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All about kueh lapis

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Posted by Jman888 on 02 February 2018 - 03:55:57 AM

It is time of the year again, which is your favorite brand for kueh lapis.

 

i usually buy from batam since 3 years ago, tried a few brands there and can really tell one cent money, one cent goods!  There are many selling at the shopping malls, or some at the 'factory'. The price also varies from $10+ to $50+.

 

by the way, i was told to put cake in the freezer until eve of cny, or normal chill is good enough? 

 

see the different? ....  price also different  [laugh]

 

 

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Singpost postman threw residents letters away

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Posted by supersen on 10 February 2018 - 06:42:42 AM

Singpost Postman caught throwing a stack of letters into the rubbish bin , being confronted

 

https://www.facebook...26051920748339/

 

 - Postman mentioned he has 2600 parcel/letters to deliver which is heavy workload and still work despite having an ankle injury, "placed" letters into the rubbish bin

-  Video uploader sign up flyer distribution with singpost in the few blocks at keppel bay , end up all his flyers went missing in the vicinity which he is also staying 

 

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Loneliness in birds too. Sad tale of Nigel

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Posted by RadX on 06 February 2018 - 04:13:08 AM

Quite a sad tale of Nigel!

 

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Nigel, a handsome gannet bird who lived on a desolate island off the coast of New Zealand, died suddenly this week. Wherever his soul has landed, the singles scene surely cannot be worse.

The bird was lured to Mana Island five years ago by wildlife officials who, in hopes of establishing a gannet colony there, had placed concrete gannet decoys on cliffsides and broadcast the sound of the species’ calls. Nigel accepted the invitation, arriving in 2013 as the island’s first gannet in 40 years. But none of his brethren joined him.

In the absence of a living love interest, Nigel became enamored with one of the 80 faux birds. He built her — it? — a nest. He groomed her “chilly, concrete feathers . . . year after year after year,” the Guardian reported. He died next to her in that unrequited love nest, the vibrant orange-yellow plumage of his head contrasting, as ever, with the weathered, lemony paint of hers.

“Whether or not he was lonely, he certainly never got anything back, and that must have been [a] very strange experience,” conservation ranger Chris Bell, who also lives on the island, told the paper. “I think we all have a lot of empathy for him, because he had this fairly hopeless situation.”

As he persisted in this futile courtship, Nigel accrued something of a fan base. Mana is a scientific reserve that, like other New Zealand islands, has been the focus of replanting and rodent eradication efforts. Friends of Mana Island, one of the groups that has planted trees and shrubs, said on Facebook that Nigel “won the hearts” of members and volunteers who “spent many hours over the years maintaining the concrete colony.”

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A photo of Nigel’s favorite spot on Mana Island, taken a few days after his death. The birds pictured are concrete gannet decoys. (New Zealand Department of Conservation)

Another gannet spent some time on Mana last year. Unfortunately, it was a he, dubbed Norman.

Perhaps the saddest twist to this tale is that three other gannets settled on Mana last month, after conservation officials tweaked the sound system used to attract them, according to the New Zealand website Stuff. This raised the possibility of breeding. But Nigel paid them no attention.

“This just feels like the wrong ending to the story,” Bell told Stuff. “He died right at the beginning of something great.”

But Nigel — whose nickname was “no mates” — will forever be remembered as the pioneer of the colony and credited with signaling to the new trio that Mana was suitable habitat, Bell said.

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A volunteer paints a gannet decoy on Mana , a small island off the southwest coast of New Zealand’s north island. (New Zealand Department of Conservation)
 
 

On Thursday, Friends of Mana Island posted an original poem dedicated to the lonely castaway:

To Nigel 
You stayed awhile on Mana Island, 
Attracted by your concrete mates
You built a nest, you did your best
But only Norman dropped on by.

We weeded, we painted, we sprayed guano around. 
We hoped you’d find the real thing. 
Three newbies arrived, a Christmas surprise, 
But suddenly you are gone.

RIP ‘no mates’ Nigel

 

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Prata at Enaq During CNY

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Posted by therock on 06 February 2018 - 03:49:01 AM

Chinese New Year 2018 - remember to go home for dinner

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Posted by therock on 13 February 2018 - 04:07:30 PM

Smart touchless car wash

#8

Posted by RadX on 14 February 2018 - 01:22:35 PM

Atlantic Ocean Road Norway

#9

Posted by Aaronlkl on 06 February 2018 - 01:23:20 PM

Guess Who Made the Most Cars in 2017?

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Posted by Toeknee_33 on 01 February 2018 - 07:54:41 AM

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