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Posted 16 April 2014 - 09:33 AM

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Marina Bay cruise centre plagued by gridlock due to swell of passengers when ships

 

Swell of passengers when ships dock can cause a bottleneck of vehicles - See more at: http://www.straitsti...h.InNtQPKs.dpuf

Swell of passengers when ships dock can cause a bottleneck of vehicles

 

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Travellers disembarking from a Royal Caribbean cruise ship in January. Passengers at the Marina Bay Cruise Centre Singapore have complained about long waits at the immigration checkpoints, and for taxis. -- ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

 

By Melissa Lin

 

Traffic on the roads around the Marina Bay Cruise Centre Singapore (MBCCS) came to a standstill last Thursday when two large cruise ships docked at the passenger seaport on the same morning.

Between them, the luxury liner Queen Mary II of the Cunard Cruise Line and Voyager of the Seas, operated by Royal Caribbean International, can take more than 5,000 passengers. It created a bottleneck of vehicles arriving and going.

Though Thursday's incident was especially protracted, traffic congestion is one of a string of problems to plague MBCCS since it began operations in May 2012.

Passengers have complained about long waits at the immigration checkpoints, and for taxis.

 

- See more at: http://www.straitsti...h.InNtQPKs.dpuf

 

-Source: Straits Times.

Travellers disembarking from a Royal Caribbean cruise ship in January. Passengers at the Marina Bay Cruise Centre Singapore have complained about long waits at the immigration checkpoints, and for taxis. -- ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM - See more at: http://www.straitsti...h.InNtQPKs.dpuf
Marina Bay cruise centre plagued by gridlock due to swell of passengers when ships dock - See more at: http://www.straitsti...h.InNtQPKs.dpuf
Marina Bay cruise centre plagued by gridlock due to swell of passengers when ships dock - See more at: http://www.straitsti...h.InNtQPKs.dpuf

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 10:03 AM

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6.9m not enough!!!


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Posted 16 April 2014 - 10:11 AM

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Teach them not to cruise next time.


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Posted 16 April 2014 - 10:13 AM

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Well they place the centre where birds dun even want to go there and lay eggs. The mrt station is not ready till dunno when. This is next to the Marina South Pier btw. But it's a distance to walk. For ppl with loads of luggage and children. It's "very far". The current bus stop is also near the Pier with like only one bus service. C0ck right?

 

So with no public transport right at the doorstep only cars could access the place. Whoever plan this deserved to have a vasectomy. Prease do not reproduce future generations of dumbass.

 

At least at places like Harbour Front ppl have easy access to train, buses and taxis, got shopping mall, cafe & restaurants. Down at the MBCC the taxis won't want to even go there coz it's deserted when no cruise ship arrives.


Edited by Watwheels, 16 April 2014 - 10:16 AM.

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 10:23 AM

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Well they place the centre where birds dun even want to go there and lay eggs. The mrt station is not ready till dunno when. This is next to the Marina South Pier btw. But it's a distance to walk. For ppl with loads of luggage and children. It's "very far". The current bus stop is also near the Pier with like only one bus service. C0ck right?

 

So with no public transport right at the doorstep only cars could access the place. Whoever plan this deserved to have a vasectomy. Prease do not reproduce future generations of dumbass.

 

At least at places like Harbour Front ppl have easy access to train, buses and taxis, got shopping mall, cafe & restaurants. Down at the MBCC the taxis won't want to even go there coz it's deserted when no cruise ship arrives.

 

 

But this is the new normal in Singapore leh. Nobody can accuse us of having the foresight and planning that we used to have.


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Posted 16 April 2014 - 10:23 AM

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don't say never warn ar.. ERP gantries going to be erected for cruise ship liao!!

 

by the way... that area haven't very much develop already gridlock...

 

when develop I think become giant carpark?


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Doesn't mean you drive a faster car, you can travel at 70kph on a clear lane 1 with a train of cars behind you...

 

that is what lane 2 is for..


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Posted 16 April 2014 - 10:33 AM

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don't say never warn ar.. ERP gantries going to be erected for cruise ship liao!!

 

by the way... that area haven't very much develop already gridlock...

 

when develop I think become giant carpark?

 

I think with our COE, we can buy this kind of vehicle. . .

 

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Like that gridlock then gridlock lor. 6.9 million also never mind, we have lotsa water to play with! hahaha.


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Posted 16 April 2014 - 10:33 AM

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How ironic.

 

Marina Bay cruise centre plagued by gridlock...

 


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Posted 16 April 2014 - 10:38 AM

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Whatever SG does, especially for roads, they loves to create bottlenecks at certain point. Merging lanes or dead ends are perfectly fine when traffic is light. When it gets heavy, jams occur. With such infrastructure, how to support 6.9m when our road networks, public transports, uitilities unable to support current population already?


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Posted 16 April 2014 - 12:03 PM

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Whatever SG does, especially for roads, they loves to create bottlenecks at certain point. Merging lanes or dead ends are perfectly fine when traffic is light. When it gets heavy, jams occur. With such infrastructure, how to support 6.9m when our road networks, public transports, uitilities unable to support current population already?

 

but, but, they always say they are 'helping' us [sweatdrop] [sweatdrop] ...  eg using ERP to help us have a smooth drive etc etc



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Posted 16 April 2014 - 12:05 PM

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I think with our COE, we can buy this kind of vehicle. . .

 

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Like that gridlock then gridlock lor. 6.9 million also never mind, we have lotsa water to play with! hahaha.

 

Good idea!!!  On the way home after work, some uncles can drop by Batam to see their gf!!!   [thumbsup]

 



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Posted 16 April 2014 - 12:08 PM

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But this is the new normal in Singapore leh. Nobody can accuse us of having the foresight and planning that we used to have.

 

They are really making sure we can enjoy the new normal wherever they build new facilities like this!!!  Who say they dont have us close to their heart?  [thumbsup]  



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Posted 16 April 2014 - 12:11 PM

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Teach them not to cruise next time.

 

"Cruise"  to them means a slow progress / forward movement mah,  so by creating jams where cars are moving slowly LTA is actually following the true meaning of "Cruise Centre".... [grin]



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Posted 16 April 2014 - 12:18 PM

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 12:23 PM

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Well, they could build the infrastructure to be like Changi airport. Just whether they want it or not.


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Posted 16 April 2014 - 03:39 PM

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Good idea!!!  On the way home after work, some uncles can drop by Batam to see their gf!!!   [thumbsup]

 

 

Haha. JB also can. Like that the license must be Class 3 + PPCDL leh. hahha.



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Posted 16 April 2014 - 04:40 PM

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Some suggestions for MBCC to consider :

1. City location for check-in and checkout of luggages. 

* the luggage will go directly to the respective cabins, so there is no need for intermediate handling by passengers.

2. Free shuttle services for passengers to/fro the City location. This will lessen the traffic volume to MBCC.

3. City location : Suntec City ? Convenient access to major public transport, lots of coach parking, Aircon mall, etc...


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Posted 16 April 2014 - 04:58 PM

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Haha. JB also can. Like that the license must be Class 3 + PPCDL leh. hahha.


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Posted 16 April 2014 - 06:09 PM

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5000 passengers already cannot cope? Wah piang le later dont call the Marina Bay cruise Centre as World Class Cruise Centre
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Posted 16 April 2014 - 08:18 PM

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the problem is traffic has sudden spikes... most of the time is dead city I would believe




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