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Public Buses of Yesterday


Posted by SiLangKia on 05 June 2018 - 07:54:44 AM

We all have relied / are relying on public transportation to get around our sunny little island. For most of us, before getting that driving license, the 2 door Mercedes (front door+back door [laugh] ) used to be our mode of transport growing up.


Was reading up on the different types of public buses in Sg and realised that we used to have a much less homogeneous range of public buses in the past, so I'm just posting a few to bring back memories and keep them alive! 


Do feel free to add on and share your fond memories of the buses in your life, and the memories associated with them :)


Mods please merge if there's a similar thread thanks, tried to find but can't 



1. Starting with my fav, which I have taken alot (being a 90s kid) : Mercedes-Benz O405 


This was used by both SBS(1989-2011) and SMRT(1994-2016) in various body types:


TIB832Z, Hispano Carrocera Bodywork (last SMRT O405, retired in sep 2016)





SBS O405, Duple Metsec bodywork





2. Volvo B57, introduced by SBS in 1979-1983 (New Zealand Motor Body)





These ran till 1996, and was one of the common sights in the 80s and early 90s


3. Albion Viking EVK41L , in the 1970s when SBS was first formed





Some units were first registered as early as 1967 onwards under the Hock Lee bus company, ran till 1987/88 before it left sg roads



4. Mercedes-Benz OF1413 ,1967 onwards 




source for above pic: https://www.flickr.c...oram/6073688117



Ran till around 1993, early buses were first registered from 1967 under the Green Bus Company 



5. Leyland Atlantean AN68/2R , 1977 onwards




Ran till 2001, one of the first few double decker buses introduced in Sg, one in the pic is with Alexander L bodywork, registered sometime in 1982-1984




COE Bidding – 1st Round of June 2018


Posted by Carbon82 on 04 June 2018 - 04:29:36 AM

[flowerface] Community Service [flowerface]


PQP data (for past 5+ years) added per some MCFers request. All feedback are welcome (but changes might or might not be made, as subjected to review of other concerns). 


[sunny] Good Luck to all vested! [sunny]


Past Bidding Results (2001 - 2018)








PQP (2013 - 2018)



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


Tender opens: Monday, 4 June 2018, 12 noon

Tender closes: Wednesday, 6 June 2018, 4.00 pm

Tender results: Wednesday, 6 June 2018 (Available on the www.onemotoring.com.sg website)


The total quota available for this tender is 4,290 for the following vehicle categories:



Category A: Cars (up to 1600cc & 97kW (130bhp)) => 1,441

Category B: Cars (above 1600cc or 97kW (130bhp)) => 1,293

Category D: Motorcycles => 572



Category C: Goods Vehicles and Buses => 425

Category E: Open Category => 559


During the bidding exercise, bidders can check on the status of their bids and revise their reserve price using these banks’ services or the LTA Open Bidding website (https://ocoe.lta.gov.sg).




Running MU 19 June 2018


Posted by Tianmo on 05 June 2018 - 07:14:26 AM

@ender, @lala81, @easyrider, @davidtch, @silangkia, @tohto, @credor, @theoldjaffa, @RCTP, @dleodleo, @kdash, @sturtles, @Sadan, @bancoe, @adrianli, @roadrunner2029, @mason016 ( if I miss out any regulars, some one pls add in for me). 




Ok guys, as mentioned earlier, running MU 19 June, 老地方!



Date: 19 June 2018(Tues)

Time: 7pm

Location: Punggol waterway park

               10 Tebing lane, Singapore 828849

               (meet outside Popeyes)


This place this timing, I think no have to waste any time explain anymore right?  [:p]


This is an Open MU run, all are welcome. Gatecrash not welcome tho.  [laugh]  [laugh]  [laugh]


Those coming for the run, pls list your name below. 


1) Tianmo 




AIM (Acronym In MCF)


Posted by TangoCharlie on 19 June 2018 - 09:51:47 AM

The AIM is to help new members (I had a hard time myself) quickly get the hang of the acronyms used in the forum.  Below are some of the AIMs I come across reading a fraction of the threads.  I stand to be corrected. Additions/corrections very welcome!


AD - Authorised Dealer

CAI - Car Air Intake (???)

CMI - Cannot Make It

KNN - @#%&

LOL - Laugh Out Loud

MU - Meet Up

OT - Off Topic (edited, thanks Galantspeedz 2F2F)

OTOT - Own Time Own Target

PI - Parellel Importer

Piak - make love not war (not acronym but cannot resist to put it here)

SE - Sales Exec

SES - Socio Economic Status

TmD - Ta Ma De (edited, thanks Galantspeedz 2F2F)

TS - Thread Starter

WTF - What The piak










Urban Exploraton Malaysia


Posted by Scion on 16 June 2018 - 05:33:53 AM

only for the brave and daring... :D  who wanna go explore?



Highland Towers, Selangor


- collapsed in 1993, caused by major landslides

- 48 died in the disaster

- abandoned since then






Mimaland, Selangor


- Malaysia's Jurassic Park

- opened in 1971, closed in 1994

- a Singaporean was killed in an accident in the pool in 1993

- abandoned since then















Anthony bourdain passed away :(


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The Si Ginnas generation


Posted by Mockngbrd on 20 June 2018 - 02:37:36 AM

2019 Audi Q8


Posted by Carbon82 on 05 June 2018 - 09:00:03 AM

New immigrant skills in NZ


Posted by Hoseyboh on 04 June 2018 - 03:42:45 PM

Singapore ranked best country for children to grow up in


Posted by Aaronlkl on 01 June 2018 - 08:12:50 AM

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