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  1. Carbon82

    What Did You Makan Today PT 6

    Should be my 3rd time trying it, and my final verdict: Over rated. My favorite is still the one at Blk 511 Bedok. And to add, the Q is long because the speed of serving is damn slow...😣
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    Progress Singapore Party by Tan Cheng Bock

    TCB has my fullest respect for his professionalism. On the record, have we ever hear any health advisory from the many doctor turned politicians in our Parliment? Sorry I can recall none... Dr Tan Cheng Bock advises on precautionary measures against haze Even though former presidential candidate and general practitioner Tan Cheng Bock has hung up his stethoscope after 50 years in medicine, the doctor in him always offers words of advice. In light of the haze in Singapore hitting unhealthy levels as PSI exceeds 100 for the first time in 3 years, Dr Tan, Chief of Progress Singapore Party (PSP) advised people to take care of themselves and wear a mask should they be going outdoors during this period. Otherwise, he suggested they stay indoors and be safe. Dr Tan reminisced about his time as a general practitioner, as he said, “As a doctor, I have seen many such respiratory, nasal, eye and skin problems during the last haze”. The last time the PSI breached the 100 mark in Singapore was on August 29, 2016, when the 24-hour reading hit 109 in the north. The worst haze episode in Singapore in recent years was in 2015, when rampant forest fires in Indonesia shrouded the region in thick haze for weeks. In his message, Dr Tan also shared how a PSP event had to be postponed due to the haze. “My Progress Singapore Party had intended to organise an island wide community event this morning, but because of health concerns arising from the haze, we decided to postpone it”, he shared. Members of the party were set to meet people throughout the island on Sunday (September 15), but had their event cancelled because of the weather.
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    Haze Updates 2018 / 2019

    And to make things worse, weather is expected to remain dry for the next couple of weeks.😓 September expected to remain dry and warm, Singapore may experience rainfall deficit: NEA SINGAPORE - The weather in Singapore is expected to remain dry and warm for the rest of September, the National Environment Agency (NEA) said on Monday (Sept 16), even as hazy conditions may persist. The agency added that rainfall for September could be lower than normal, which means Singapore might enter into a rainfall deficit situation - the first time in about five years. Dry air from high-pressure systems over northern Australia is forecast to continue blowing over to the southern South-east Asia region, including Singapore. Cool sea surface temperatures persisting over the tropical eastern Indian Ocean will also suppress rain cloud formation over the surrounding region. The prevailing dry weather over southern South-east Asia is expected to continue for the coming fortnight as hot spots with smoke plumes are still observed in Sumatra and Kalimantan in Indonesia. In the light of this, NEA said Singapore may continue to experience hazy conditions during the fortnight, depending on wind conditions and the proximity and extent of the fires. As the monsoon rain band is expected to remain over northern South-east Asia, away from Singapore, the current dry weather is expected to continue into the second fortnight of the month. Rainfall for September here is likely to be below normal, making it the third consecutive month, after July and August, in which the monthly rainfall is more than 40 per cent below normal. This could give rise to a potential rainfall deficit situation here, said NEA. The total rainfall recorded for July was 51 per cent below normal, and it was 82 per cent below normal for August. The last time a rainfall deficit occurred in Singapore was in 2014, when the average rainfall was 67 per cent, 89 per cent and 50 per cent below normal for January, February and March respectively that year. Singapore also experienced a dry spell in August this year, with rainfall significantly below normal. The last recorded dry spell in Singapore was in 2014, and it lasted 27 days from Feb 17 to March 15 that year. A dry spell is defined as a period of at least 15 consecutive days with daily total rainfall of less than 1mm. But there could be some respite in the last week of September. NEA said that there could be short-duration showers in the afternoon on a few days then, as the high-pressure system over northern Australia is expected to weaken. For the rest of September, the daily temperature is expected to range between 26 deg C and 34 deg C on most days, with night temperatures expected to be warm at a minimum of 27 deg C. As for the first half of September, the weather here was generally dry and warm. However, there were a few days when brief showers fell over Singapore. In particular, on Sept 4, the thundery showers over many parts of the island were due to a convergence of winds over Singapore and surrounding areas. Rainfall was heaviest over the western part of the island, and the highest daily total rainfall recorded that day was 93.3mm in Jurong West. In the second week of September, smoke haze from hot spots in central and southern Sumatra was blown in by the prevailing winds to Singapore. This brought slightly hazy conditions to the island, with the air quality in the high end of the moderate range on most days of the week. But the haze situation worsened last Saturday, and caused the 24-hour Pollutant Standards Index to dip into the unhealthy range.
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    Watch Part V

    Bro, you just pichar your own lobang (now the whole MCF know where you got your stock from). Yes, I spotted these on display at Maxicash Causeway Point. When I walked past, I thought how this watch shop manage to have quite a few S/S Rolex on display, then look at the shop name... ... OK, not that I look down on people staying around Woodlands, but Causeway Point is just like another Jurong Point, with majority of the shoppers from across the causeway or blue collar worker so to speak (I hope I don't get flame for saying this), so their customer base are some what restricted. If these are on sales in town area (by the same pawn shop), maybe can move faster or at a higher price.
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    What Did You Makan Today PT 6

    But when you get sick and tired of outside food, simple home cooked meal is still best (although have to take the trouble to cook and wash). Tonight just my daughter and I, and we both are craving for porridge, so this is what we ended up with. Fried egg with onions Preserved Anchovies with Salted Beans (little spicy)
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    Amazing Huawei Mate 30 - Its Coming Soon

    Mate 30 Pro Mate 30 Porsche Design
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    A New Electric Era - Volkswagen ID.3

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    A New Electric Era - Volkswagen ID.3

    Vision made reality: world premiere of the ID.3 - Electric mobility for all: the basic version of the ID.3 is priced at under €30,000. - Revolutionary interior: the Open Space concept in the ID.3 means it offers more room than any other vehicle in its category and sets new standards. - Sustainable mobility: battery, supply chain, production – the ID.3 is the first model to be carbon-neutral on delivery to customers. Volkswagen presents the pioneering ID.3 on the evening before the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt. This vehicle is the symbol of a new era for the brand. The ID.3 extends the Volkswagen offering as the first model of a completely new generation of pure electric vehicles – featuring zero local emissions, outstanding efficiency, and full connectivity. At the same time, the ID.3 reflects the realignment of the Volkswagen brand, and is also the first model with the new Volkswagen logo. “The ID.3 is an all-rounder that is suitable for everyday use. It is compact, as such offering the manoeuvrability of a small car with the interior space of a mid-range vehicle. It combines exciting design with innovative technology and significant range,” outlines Silke Bagschik, Head of Sales and Marketing for the ID. family, on the evening before the IAA. The ID.3 from Volkswagen opens a new era of climate-friendly mobility. This first model from the ID. series features carbon-neutrality, the impressive driving dynamics that are characteristic of electric cars, and full connectivity. Like all future ID. models, the ID.3 is based on the new modular electric drive matrix (MEB), which has been designed for an electric drive system without compromise. The ID.3 flaunts the newly developed design DNA that makes it immediately identifiable as a zero emission vehicle. Designed for an electrifying future, it brings a new level of design quality to the compact vehicle category. “With the ID.3, Volkswagen is heading towards the future,” explains Klaus Bischoff, Head of Design of the Volkswagen brand, going on to emphasise: “The natural style and absolutely intuitive driver experience demonstrate a new, electric way of thinking.” The interior is also revolutionary. The long wheelbase of the MEB layout, combined with very short overhangs, results in an expansive vehicle interior: the Open Space. With the room and spaciousness this creates, the five-seater ID.3 sets new standards in the compact class. Digital, entirely newly designed display elements and controls ensure that every driver will intuitively find their way in the ID.3. Apart from the display in the cockpit, a newly developed, centrally positioned, ten-inch touch display provides drivers with all key information. The ID. light, which is also new, supports drivers with an LED strip during navigation and can, for instance, prompt them to brake in the event of any dangers. All controls – including those on the electrically adjustable multifunction steering wheel – are operated using touch functions featuring touch-sensitive buttons. Only the electric windows and hazard warning lights are still operated using tactile switches. This is supplemented by intelligent natural voice control. Thanks to App Connect, the ID.3 can be connected with your smartphone within seconds. At series production launch, the ID.3 will be available with three battery size options. The basic variant has a usable energy content of 45 kWh and enables an electrically powered range of up to 330 kilometres (as per WLTP). The entry price for this ID.3 version is under €30,000. Alongside this is a battery variant with 58 kW, which enables the ID.3 to achieve a range of up to 420 km (as per WLTP). The energy content of the largest battery is 77 kWh, and its electric range is up to 550 kilometres (as per WLTP). Thanks to its fast charging capability, it is possible to charge the ID.3 sufficiently for a range of around 290 kilometres (WLTP) within 30 minutes, using a charging output of 100 kW. The batteries themselves are integrated into the underbody. This positioning has a positive effect on driving dynamics, as it moves the centre of gravity in the ID.3 significantly lower. The ID.3 is also characterised by optimum weight distribution between front axle and rear axle. ID.3 1st – the limited launch edition Volkswagen started pre-booking for ID.3 1st – the limited launch edition – in May of this year. This permits interested buyers in Europe to place a non-binding reservation in respect of a production slot for the ID.3 1st for €1,000. From autumn, those who have pre-booked can advance their orders by entering the order phase with their respective dealership, and configuring their preferred version of the ID.3 1st. The first edition – the ID.3 1st – has a 58 kWh battery which is driven by an electric motor at the rear axle. It generates 150 kW and delivers a maximum torque of 310 newton metres, facilitating a maximum speed of 160 km/h for this 5-door vehicle. The ID.3 1st is priced at under €40,000. The ID.3 1st will be offered in three fixed configurations that are geared towards typical customer preferences. In addition, the paintwork colour and the vehicle interior’s colour can be selected. The basic version of the ID.3 1st includes a navigation system, a DAB+ digital radio, seat heating and steering wheel heating, armrests at the front, a Mode 2 charging cable and 18-inch light-alloy wheels. The ID.3 1st Plus additionally features a rear view camera system, ACC Adaptive Cruise Control and the Kessy Advanced keyless access locking and starting system. The vehicle interior of the ID.3 1st Plus also includes design seats, a centre console with two USB-C connections and ambient lighting. Forming part of the exterior equipment scope are tinted windows, the exterior Style package in silver, matrix LED headlights, matrix side lights, brake lights, turn indicators and tail light clusters as well as 19-inch light-alloy wheels. The top-of-the-range version, the ID.3 1st Max, also includes an augmented reality (AR) head-up display, the Beats sound system, a large panorama sliding/tilting glass roof as well as 20-inch light-alloy wheels. This equipment scope is supplemented by a lane keeping system with Emergency Assist, a lane change system, telephony featuring contactless high-voltage battery charging and comfort seats. IAA 2019: Volkswagen launches the breakthrough for electric vehicles with the ID.3’s world premiere - Visionary ID.3: Three different battery sizes for a range of as much as 550 km. Prices begin at less than €30,000. Deliveries to begin in mid-2020 - Smarter e-up!: updated model with a real-life range of up to 260 km to make its début at the IAA. Particularly attractive leasing offer at pre-sales phase - Versatile e-Golf: economies of scale significantly cut the price of the e-Golf. Volkswagen is using 1,500 e-Golf models for the “WeShare” carsharing programme in Berlin The future is rarely as tangible as at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt: the new ID.3 from Volkswagen – the first fully electric production car of the all-new ID. family. Its base price will be less than €30,000. The ID.3 has the potential to usher in a new era of large-scale electric mobility production. “The ID.3 is the world’s first electric car with a CO2-neutral footprint. Consequently, it is making its mark: for innovative technology, for the freedom of individual mobility and for climate protection”, Ralf Brandstätter, Chief Operating Officer of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars Brand, explained at IAA today. At IAA (12 to 22 September) the ID.3 will be accompanied by two more electric Volkswagen models: the most recent generation of the also premiering e-up! and the current e-Golf. That’s three Volkswagens and three zero-emission vehicles for today and tomorrow. Volkswagen will also showcase other concept cars within the ID. family as part of an outlook on the future: the spacious ID. CROZZ SUV, the ID. BUZZ, celebrated as tomorrow’s van icon, the avant-garde ID.VIZZION saloon and the ID. BUGGY beach cruiser. These vehicles will merge the present with the future at the IAA 2019 and launch the Volkswagen Passenger Cars Brand and automotive mobility into a new era. ID.3 1ST – the visionary car. Like all members of the ID. family, the new ID.3’s design is based on the modular electric drive matrix (MEB) developed by Volkswagen. In mid-May, Volkswagen successfully started the pre-booking phase for the ID.3 1st edition – an exclusive special edition, limited to 30,000 vehicles, with a comprehensive set of features. The ID.3 1ST will be offered with the medium-sized of the model’s three available battery sizes and deliveries have been scheduled to begin in mid-2020. The base price for this model will be less than €40,000. This price will include up to 2,000 kWh of electricity for one year following the day of the vehicle’s initial registration. The battery in the ID.3 1ST has a capacity of 58 kWh. This battery will supply energy to the 150-kW electric motor and enable a top speed of 160 km/h and a range of up to 420 kilometres (WLTP). The ID.3 will also be offered with a 45-kWh or 77-kWh battery. The ID.3 with the 45-kWh battery will be able to travel up to 330 kilometres (WLTP) with one battery charge. Opt for the 77-kWh variant and the range increases to up to 550 kilometres (WLTP). e-up! – the smart car. With the new e-up! Volkswagen makes electric mobility affordable for all. The new and significantly lower base price will be €21,975 in Germany. At the same time the four-door vehicle’s range increases to up to 260 kilometres thanks to a new battery system (capacity: 32.3 kWh usable net capacity). It offers smart mobility and zero-emission driving for companies, company car drivers and private motorists. A particularly attractive leasing offer will be available in Germany at the launch of the pre-sales phase: anyone sealing the deal on one of the first e-up! vehicles between 18 September and 31 October 2019 will be able to lease the zero emission vehicle generating 61 kW/83 PS and including Infotainment, smartphone integration as well as air conditioning system for only €159 a month. e-Golf – the versatile car. Since 2014, the most popular car in Europe, the Volkswagen Golf, has also been offered as a zero-emission vehicle in the form of the e-Golf. The e-Golf was Volkswagen’s first major production model in the compact class to be equipped with an electric drive system. The second generation of the electric vehicle was launched in 2017 with new technology. The e-Golf with an output of 100 kW/136 PS has a range in real driving situations of between 170 and 230 kilometres. Thanks to its range, the e-Golf, with its now also significantly reduced price as a result of economies of scale, ideally matches the usage patterns of people travelling around cities in their cars. For this reason, Volkswagen is also using 1,500 e-Golf models for the “WeShare” carsharing programme launched in Germany’s capital Berlin in 2019. In 2020 “WeShare” is also due to be launched in Hamburg and Prague. e-up!
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    Unusual or rare cars

    Mercedes-Benz 230CE (C123) Anyone noticed that this model do not have a B-pillar? This was rather uncommon during its era.
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    What Did You Makan Today PT 6

    Oat Crust Cranberry Bread
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    What Did You Makan Today PT 6

    Simple home cooked meal for 3 as wife still overseas.
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    Watch Part V

    Yah, I am surprise many pieces are from India. Maybe brought in by those CECA? Nope. In fact, this place is not even a watch shop, and neither in CBD area.
  13. Community Service Time 2 useful links for our dear MCFers: Real Time COE Bidding Results Check Your COE Bidding Status Good Luck to all vested! Past Bidding Results (2001 - 2015) Past Bidding Results (2016 - 2019) Trend Chart (Sep 2017 - Aug 2019) *chart taken from www.sgcarmart.com PQP (2010 - 2015) PQP (2016 - 2019) The details of the September 2019 2nd open bidding exercise for Certificates of Entitlement (COEs) are as follows: Tender opens: Monday, 16 September 2019, 12 noon Tender closes: Wednesday, 18 September 2019, 4.00 pm Tender results: Wednesday, 18 September 2019 (Available on the www.onemotoring.com.sg website) The total quota available for this tender is 3,655 for the following vehicle categories: NON-TRANSFERABLE CATEGORIES: Category A: Cars (up to 1600cc & 97kW (130bhp)) => 1,056 Category B: Cars (above 1600cc or 97kW (130bhp)) => 1,044 Category D: Motorcycles => 907 TRANSFERABLE CATEGORIES: Category C: Goods Vehicles and Buses => 283 Category E: Open Category => 365
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    Watch Part V

    Of all places, guess where I saw this Rolex GMT-Master II Root Beer?