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  1. In 2023, Changi Airport was once again ranked as the best airport in the world. I suspect that’s also in no small part due to Jewel Changi Airport, a sprawling retail complex that features themed gardens, lots of greenery, and the world’s tallest indoor waterfall. Of course, you don’t have to book a flight out of Singapore to experience the wonders that Jewel can offer. You can simply drive there. (Or take a train. Or bus. Or Grab.) Manoeuvrability: Tight or not? There should be no issues getting around the carpark. It’s not particularly tight, lighting is excellent, and traffic flow is generally quite good except at super peak timings. The only slightly tighter section is one right turn nearing the exit gantry, but otherwise there should be no issue unless you are a terrible driver. 9/10 Ease of navigation: Confusing or not? It’s a very big carpark, and there is definitely a risk of ‘losing’ your car. Luckily, there are handy digital directories that will come to your aid – simply key in the digits of your car plate and it will show you your car’s location, and also provide directions to get you there. Otherwise, the other challenge you may find is actually knowing which lobby goes to where, especially because the carpark is connected to Terminal 1. Just a quick Internet search beforehand and you should be fine. 7/10 Lot availability: Crowded or not? There are 3 basement levels of lots, not including the B2 short-term parking floor. It’s huge – 2,500 lots. Yes, you may not be able to find a lot on B3 near your preferred lobby, but head down to the lower levels and lots are aplenty. 10/10 Cost: Expensive of not? $0.04/min for general parking (B3 to B5), which translates to $2.40 an hour. It’s on the pricey side, but hey, what’s the alternative? Other terminals? Same price. 5/10 EV Chargers: Can charge or not? There are 6 EV charging lots in Jewel (specifically, B3, Lobby C, parking spaces 207-212), which offer up to 22kW AC charging. For a carpark of this size, it’s actually not that many. More will (and should) likely be built in time to come. 6/10 Motorcycle lots: Bike-friendly or not? There are a decent number of lots available, though the actual lots are tucked away in sections of the carpark that are not so easily located. $1.30 per entry. 7/10 Accessibility: Can find or not? It’s Jewel. It’s the airport. Only one way in, only one way out. Just follow the signs. 10/10 Overall design: Good or not? Beyond the pricing, there shouldn’t be many complaints about the Jewel carpark. Its biggest issue is its sheer size, which can make finding your car slightly challenging if you have a poor sense of direction or memory. However, the available directories help solve that problem. 9/10
  2. Hi all, am thinking of getting a season parking near raffles place area. Would those bro/sis working/parking there please advise on the season parking charges for the various building carpark ? 1) Golden Shoe - $300 ?? 2) Market Street - $300 ?? 3) UOB - $350 ?? 4) 5) 6) 7) 8) 9) 10)
  3. At 142,854sqm of gross floor area, Vivocity is the largest shopping mall in Singapore. And, it has an appropriately gigantic carpark to go with it. Manoeuvrability: Tight or not? Other than the slightly tight ramps getting into and out of the carpark, there should be no issues whatsoever. The carpark itself is generally quite wide, really big, it's mono-directional traffic throughout (and the 'lane' quite wide) and there aren't any tight corners at all. 8/10 Ease of navigation: Confusing or not? Now, the Vivo carpark can be confusing for a few reasons. Firstly, there are both overground and underground carparks - the underground one has two entrances, the overground one only one. The overground one is simple enough - not that many lots per floor (there are many floors though), but a basic rectangular shape. The underground one can be more confusing. It primarily stems from the fact that it is huge, and there are in effect two distinct parts that are connected by something like a loading bay area. There are also a ton of different lift/elevator lobbies (I distinctly remember the alphabets going up to K, but there's a photo below of Lobby L, so clearly even I underestimated 😵), so you would be wise to note down where you parked, or take a photo. One other thing - the exit signs are misleading. They aren't very clear and seem to be on almost every sign board, so you could end up going in circles trying to find the exit (especially towards the harbourfront side, I think). And the actual turn off from the main 'lane' to the exit is not immediately obvious. Overall, it's not the easiest carpark to navigate, and you could argue that it's perhaps a little too big for its own good. 5/10 Lot availability: Crowded or not? The carpark is huuuuuuuge, with over 2,000 lots available. Lot availability should never be an issue, though getting a "good" lot, now that's much more difficult. Vivo is typically crowded no matter the day and time, so getting a lot near your preferred lobby might be tricky. 8/10 Cost: Expensive of not? $1.60 per hour on weekdays, $2 per hour on weekends. Per entry parking from 6:00pm to 4:00am, then a weird $2.50 an hour from 4:00am to 7:00am. Not quite sure who's going to Vivo at those timings (guessing it's possible overnighters in Sentosa?). It's not cheap, certainly, but not obnoxiously expensive either. And let's be honest, it’s not like you have that many alternative choices. You could park opposite at Seah Im, but it's not that much cheaper, and I certainly don't think it's worth the extra walk. 6/10 EV Chargers: Can charge or not? 4 EV lots at B2, which seems shockingly few compared to the overall carpark size and density. Still, at least they exist. 5/10 Motorcycle lots: Bike-friendly or not? Plenty of bike lots, though it's worth pointing out that it can get pricey (for bikers, that is) if you park there for an extended amount of time. It's $1.20 for the first 3 hours, then $1.20 for every subsequent hour after. If you're spending a whole day at Sentosa (damn you Sentosa for banning bikes), then that adds up quickly. 6/10 Accessibility: Can find or not? First timers may be confused if trying specifically to get to the overground multi-storey carpark (you have to enter via Telok Blangah Road and go alongside the taxi queue), but otherwise it's not hard at all. 7/10 Overall design: Good or not? As a whole, the VivoCity carpark is quite friendly - lots of space. One or two things can be slightly tricky (finding your way to the correct exit), and you may take a bit more time to find your car if you can't remember where exactly you parked (because the carpark is so huge), but otherwise you should have no problems at all! 7/10 ~ Desmond
  4. The Star Vista. Probably best known as the mall owned by New Creation Church. Being un-religious, I basically know it as the place where I attend a lot of concerts (most recently the fantastic Distant Worlds concert!). As an Eastie, there's previous little reason else to go all the way to Buona Vista for what is otherwise a fairly generic (upmarket) shopping mall. Manoeuvrability: Tight or not? Most of the carpark is generally not hard to get around, but there is one particular portion that’s tricky. When you come off any down ramp, there’s a tight, narrow and S-shaped section (snaking around a lift lobby) that can be tricky, especially for wider and longer cars. Just take it slow, and you shouldn’t have any issue. 7/10 Ease of navigation: Confusing or not? This carpark is pretty idiot-proof. The shape is not confusing, traffic is one-way, lots are clearly marked (the light on top indicates availability), there are lots of signs pointing you the right way, and overall carpark visibility is quite good. 9/10 Lot availability: Crowded or not? Star Vista is a curious place. On most days, it’s not going to be super crowded, and with over 800 lots available finding space should not be too hard. However, because of the Star Theatre, which hosts both church services on weekends as well as big music events, there are times when it can get very crowded. The peculiarity of the crowd surge is that because these events end at a particular timing and a lot of people are then trying to exit at the same time, traffic getting out can get quite bad. This is made worse by the fact that the up ramp filters into a single lane together with the cars on the upper level exiting, creating a bottleneck (it’s especially bad on B2 because one of the exit gantries is quite near said bottleneck). 3/10 or 7/10, depending on the day Cost: Expensive of not? $1.80 an hour from Mon to Sat, $2.30 an hour on Sundays. That’s slightly pricey. Not that there’s many other options around. The next-door Rochester Mall is slightly cheaper at $1.30 an hour, but obviously not as convenient. Worth noting: On Sundays and public holidays, full-day parking is capped at $10 (catering to the church crowd, I’m guessing). 6/10 EV Chargers: Can charge or not? There are 3 Tesla Superchargers there, but no ‘normal’ ones. So, it’s a bit tricky to answer depending on whether you are driving a Tesla or not. Tesla owner? Great. Any other EV? Terrible. 0/10 or 8/10. Motorcycle lots: Bike-friendly or not? Decent amount of lots are available, and at $1.08 per entry reasonably priced as well. 8/10 Accessibility: Can find or not? The carpark entrances are not hard to find. However, on event days, traffic towards the carpark, especially coming from North Buona Vista Road, is going to be heavy and slow going (there’s a single right-turning lane, which causes quite a back up). 7/10 Overall design: Good or not? Overall, the design of the Star Vista carpark is quite good. Bottlenecks happen, but that’s more to do with the nature of the crowd (big groups leaving at the same timing) rather than poor design. It would be nice if there were more EV charging options for non-Teslas, and yes it’s on the pricey side, but hey, it’s The Star Vista. You kinda expect things to be pricey. 7/10 ~ Desmond
  5. bobthemob

    Carpark Review: NEX

    Ugh. Nex. What an absolutely terrible place to drive to. Manoeuvrability: Tight or not? Narrow up and down ramps, lots are not very big. Poor. In-bound and out-bound traffic also mixes, so during peak hours its slowwwww moving. And because its narrow, once a person needs to enter/exit the lot, all traffic comes to a halt. And, let’s also not forget about the sharp u-turn on the second last floor before exiting. 1/10 Ease of navigation: Confusing or not? The carpark itself is quite straightforward, however getting into the mall from the carpark is less straightforward. Some floors have direct access, some don’t (Level 3a, and Level 3 on the not-Fairprice side). Also, depending on which floor you park, you might have to walk up/down some ramps to get to the lift lobby. 3/10 Lot availability: Crowded or not? There’s 450 lots, but considering the size of the mall (Nex is huge. Too huge), it’s always crowded. When we went at lunchtime on a weekday, there were 15 available lots. And a guy controlling (well, restricting) entry into the carpark. Boo. 2/10 Cost: Expensive of not? Price-wise, it’s okay. $1.40 an hour on weekdays, $1.50 on weekends. 6/10 EV Chargers: Can charge or not? Nope. 0/10 Motorcycle lots: Bike-friendly or not? There are some. Per entry parking. 6/10 Accessibility: Can find or not? Not hard to find. But during peak periods, traffic along Serangoon Link Rd (people queuing to enter the carpark) can back up to the traffic light and even beyond. 7/10 Overall design: Good or not? Rubbish. Considering the mall that it’s designed to serve, the Nex carpark is truly terrible. It’s too small, too narrow, too inefficient in handling traffic. Going to Nex? Park at Blk 264. 1/10.
  6. We review plenty of cars. But actually, most cars spend more of their time stationary - i.e. in a parking lot. So, we thought it might also be useful (and kinda fun) to also take some time to review carparks. In fact, carparks are a function of urban design and architecture - separate but not independent of us as car users. The reality, also, is that carparks are not built equally (even building standards and statutes change over time). First one, then. Ocean Financial Centre, right smack in the heart of Raffles Place. Manoeuvrability: Tight or not? Generally okay. The carpark is built within an awkwardly-shaped space, so there are pillars everywhere and rows of lots in slightly odd angles. In general, it's on the narrow-ish side, but definitely passable for most modern cars. It accommodates big cars, as evidenced by the Alphard in the carpark, so towkay 5 Series and E-Classes should have no issue. 7/10 Ease of navigation: Confusing or not? Not too confusing. There are multiple ways to turn within the carpark, and there are also some dead ends. But otherwise, it's a sensibly laid out carpark with good signage throughout. It's also worth pointing out that there's no access back to B1 from B2/B3. You must exit, then re-enter. 7/10 Lot availability: Crowded or not? 220 lots available, and it's sort of crowded. It's CBD, so it's always going to be crowded on weekdays. But because it's so expensive, the public parking area is not going to be full (season parking is above ground, not underground), and lots are generally available on the lower floors. 7/10 Cost: Expensive or not? Horrifyingly. $1.20/10min from 6am to 6.29pm. That's $7.20 an hour. You'll be hard pressed to find more expensive parking than this (in the vicinity, the only more shocking one is The Sail @ Marina Bay at $4/hr). Even after working hour charges ($5.90/entry) is more expensive than you'll find across most CBD carparks. 0/10 EV Chargers: Can charge or not? Yes. There's one. Availability is probably going to be an issue, but at least a charging lot exists. 1/10 Motorcycle lots: Bike-friendly or not? No. Booo 👎 There are bicycle bays though. 0/10 Accessibility: Can find or not? Yes. Not hard to find, it's along Collyer Quay, just keep left from Finlayson Green. That general area is a traffic nightmare, but the carpark itself is very accessible. 8/10 Overall verdict: Good or not? It's a good carpark, if you needed to park your car (not motorbike) at Raffles Place - well located, fairly easy to negotiate, lot availability should never be an issue (unless you want to charge your EV). But god damn the price. 4/10
  7. Source: https://mustsharenews.com/honda-colouring-practice/ Driver Of Honda Car Fails To Park Within Lot, Gets Colouring Exercise As A Joke Poor parking jobs are probably something many motorists in Singapore have encountered before. But a driver of a silver Honda Shuttle apparently did theirs so badly that someone decided to leave a colouring practice sheet to teach them to ‘stay within the lines’. Looking at the photo, the car appeared to be halfway out of its lot, clearly infringing into the lot beside it. Whoever left the colouring exercise certainly made a good jab as the gesture amused many netizens. Poorly parked Honda gets colouring practice sheet While driving a car requires skill, parking one does too, which the driver of a silver Honda Shuttle seemed to lack. Either that, or they were in a rush and decided to park as they pleased. In a post on 7 Dec, Facebook page SG Road Vigilante – SGRV shared a photo of the car in question not parked squarely in its intended lot. Although half of the car’s body sat within one lot, a good third of its right side ‘spilt over’ into the lot to its right. Should there be no other lot left but the one beside it, we’re sure the other driver would have been vexed. Noticing the evidently poor parking job, someone decided to leave the Honda driver a message by assigning them some ‘homework’ in the form of a colouring exercise with a note. “Many three-year-olds have trouble staying within the lines,” the passive-aggressive note read. “Maybe if you practise colouring this turtle, it will help with your parking.” The ‘turtle’ did appear to look more like a tortoise though. It also possessed the most judgmental stare possible. SGRV uploaded a soft copy of the sheet, which implies that it’s easily available for anyone who might want to do the same. Netizens find assignment funny What the stranger did may seem like a lot of effort for a funny jab, but this isn’t the first time the colouring tortoise has appeared tucked under a wiper. In 2021, a BMW driver who parked slanted received one, though the car appeared to be still within the lot. At least the tortoise message is less offensive. Netizens showed their support for the funny jab in the post’s comments. Another user shared that they participated in such activities too. Unsurprisingly, the targeted drivers merely looked at the paper and tossed it away. One commenter, however, decided to point out the fact that there could be some other side of the story. They brought up a disabled driver as a possible example. Either way, we at least hope the judgmental tortoise lives rent-free in the heads of truly inconsiderate drivers so they’ll remember to park properly next time. And earlier this year, an Audi that was parked a little too far to the left received the passive-aggressive tortoise, alongside a fully aggressive note decrying the driver’s sexual prowess.
  8. There’s a time and place to go fast guys, and the carpark is not one of them. What happened? An overzealous Volkswagen Beetle was going fast enough in a multi-storey carpark (MSCP) at Bukit Merah Central to break through the metal and concrete barriers. Someone managed to record footage of the incident from their car, likely through dashcam. Can’t imagine how loud that would have been on the outside. Hope there wasn’t anyone under the car with those bricks sent flying. Online chatter People speculated on why he ended up here, and noted his choice of car for this stunt. Others also made jokes on his skill (or lack thereof). ========= Be the first to get the latest road/ COE news and get first dibs on exclusive promos and giveaways in our Telegram SGCM Community. Join us today!
  9. Hi all, anyone else experiencing carpark that accept the traditional cashcard with chip only? Due to my old cashcard expired after 7 years, I am using flashpay netts in my IU now. Not facing any issue with all erp and every carpark till Cathay Cineplex. When exiting the carpark, the system only can take cashcard with chip. Anyone experienced any other carpark as well?
  10. Sometimes i really wonder what makes some of these house owners think that they own the road outside their houses too. So often you see people put their trashbins along the kerb just to prevent others from parking outside their houses. I mean, the road is common property, and if there is no double yellow lines or whatsoever, it is LEGAL to park. Even if there is dbl yellow line, i can still park if i want as i am taking the risks in getting a summon. Yesterday, i parked outside this house along carpmael road (off joochiat).. there is no marking on the road, so its legal. The kerb between the 2 houses is actually long enough to accomodate my car length. I even got out the car after i parked to ensure i am not obstructing any of the unit's entrance... When i return to my car.. someone actually leaned the trashbin AGAINST (not just near) my driver's door. It is just sickening to the core. I was tempted to ring the bell of the house but even if they did, they will deny the deed. And yes, there is a chance its really not them, but the mischieve of some boliao people. I had seen before, a house owner after moving away his vehicle from the spot outside his house, will actually place the bin in the same spot then drive off...what i did then was to remove the bin and park there. For house owners that are in the forum here, do you use bins to chop the road outside your house too? And do you have the possessive mindset of the road outside your houses too? seen too many examples at these estates.
  11. Some of you may know, but just in case.. Recently got into some situations, when I was coming out of a car park and the barrier refuse to open. The box says "No entry record" One time I was lucky, push the intercom button and someone open the barrier. 2nd time was not, nobody answers the intercom and a frustrated queue of cars formed behind and started honking. Case 1: I was exiting the car park when I got a ping for a pickup. The pickup location was right behind me in another car park. The gantry had open, but I reverse back to go around and exit via another gantry of the same car park. Big mistake. "No enty record", cannot exit. Case 2: I enter a open air car park, and then want to get out, but the place was blocked with illegal parking. So I saw some space near the entry to the MSCP. I moved forward to reverse. Unfortunately too near the MSCP and the gate open. I didn't go in, but reverse to get out of the open space car park. Again "No entry record" Now, this is the problem. You are headed into an EPS car park, your IU is recorded. Then when you get out, your IU record is DELETED when the gantry opens. If the gantry opens and you didn't go through, but reverse back. Your record is DELETED and you can't get out again - No entry record If a MSCP is fully enclosed within a open air car park EPS, you drive into the MSCP, your open air car park record is DELETED. Only when you exit the MSCP into the open air car park, then you have an entry record. So the next time, you see an empty lot just besides the exit gantry, be careful when you're reversing into the lot. Go too far forward and you trigger the exit gantry, your entry record is deleted. Then you reverse and parked happily, until you try to get out - No entry record.
  12. Carpark Opposite Cineleisure Orchard Will Close In February To Make Space For Flea Markets & Pop-Ups Source: https://mustsharenews.com/grange-road-carpark-close/ Carpark Opposite Cineleisure Orchard Will Stop Operations From Feb 2020 Singaporeans who frequent Cineleisure or Scape might be familiar with the iconic open-air carpark opposite Cineleisure Orchard. The carpark, located at Grange Road, will cease operations from Feb 2020, according to The Straits Times. It’s popular among drivers because it’s known to be one of the cheaper parking spaces in town, with rates from $1.30/ 30 mins. Unfortunately, the days of cheap parking in Somerset are coming to an end. Carpark to be converted into permanent event space The Grange Road carpark had been “trialed” as an event space in recent times, having hosted the BMW Fest just last month. Moving forward, it will be hosting the Great Christmas Village — part of Orchard Road’s Christmas light up this year. The Singapore Land Authority has said that we should expect to see more flea markets, pop-up attractions and food trucks after February next year. They added that on non-event days, space will be used as a public area with “greenery and interesting street furniture”. Netizens react to the Grange Road carpark closure When this change was released on CNA’s Facebook page, a myriad of netizen comments started trickling in as some of them were seemingly devastated by the news. Expectedly, netizens responded with dismay, with one expressing that he was “super sad” as the Grange Road carpark was the “only place” he parks at when visiting Orchard. Another netizen is concerned that they would soon have to park in a shopping mall that costs “a plate of wonton noodle” each hour. Time to look for alternatives If you are one of those who are affected by this change, it’s probably time to start looking for alternatives. Otherwise, like this netizen says, it’s time to take the MRT.
  13. Yishun once again being Singapore’s Florida. What happened? An elderly driver in a Kia Picanto lost control in a multi-storey car park and crashed into a group of parked motorbikes. We can see that the bikes in question in the Facebook post are in a pile together, with varying levels of damage How did that red one end up there sia? There was also a motorbike just randomly lying on the ground away from the group. I doubt this was intentional because the bikes aren't absolutely wrecked, though how the bikes ended up where they are does makes me go "????". How do you crash into bikes and make them pile up on top of each other, accidentally? Online chatter There were of course plenty of Yishun comments. Others blamed the eldelry person and used this as a point to show that the elderly are not fit for driving. As someone with a grandma who can drive, I can tell you this is not the case. ========= Be the first to get the latest road/ COE news and get first dibs on exclusive promos and giveaways in our Telegram SGCM Community. Join us today!
  14. We can all learn from this runner on how to be unbothered by the chaos and negativity in life, to carry on and remain focused in the midst of uncertainty and adversity. I make it sound like a car almost crashed into her but hey, there was certainly a crash. What happened? On 2nd May 2023 at Woodlands Ring Road, a cyclist crashed into a motorcyclist turning right to enter a car park. Bro was zooming. If he did brake he might want to check the brakes work properly. There was no sign of jerking and it was a smooth ride to hit the motorcyclist. This led to the cyclist coming off his bike and tumbling onto the motorcyclist, who was knocked down in turn. Both parties were able to get up, although there is no audio to determine what words they exchanged afterwards. However, the star of the show to me was the runner when all this unfolded just to her right. The camera footage is too blurry to tell if she turned her head or not but I assume a bike and motorcycle knocking into each other would make a fair bit of noise. However, she remained unfazed, and continued running at a steady rhythm. If she was wearing an earpiece I want to know what model because the noise cancelling on that must be insane. Online chatter People noted the runner continuing on her way, with some wondering if she knew what was going on at all. Others blamed the cyclist for not stopping and allowing the motorcycle to enter the carpark. ========= Be the first to get the latest road/ COE news and get first dibs on exclusive promos and giveaways in our Telegram SGCM Community. Join us today!
  15. One of the key features of an SUV is the ability to go off road. To use the same car you would pick up your groceries and kids one day and go on mud and sand the next. However, this is Singapore. The only sand and mud we have are off limits to cars (as far as I can find). That didn’t stop a determined Honda Vezel driver from testing his capabilities though. Watch this video to see what I mean. What happened? A Honda Vezel was seen at Simei Carpark driving over a kerb and carrying on as if nothing happened. It appears as though the driver was trying to leave the car park but forgot to turn enough to hit the exit. Instead, he drove straight through a parking lot in order to correct his course and finally leave. Rip to his undercarriage. Let’s watch that again. He could have reversed and prevented any possible damage to the car, like any other sensible person. But this must be some high-level driver’s thinking that I cannot comprehend until I drive for a minimum of 20 years. Comment down below if you think so too! Let the jokes come in You know there had to be jokes after something like that. Notably about what driving school he came from. w My soul would leave my body if I felt my car go over an entire kerb. Others also made jokes about how he was using the car as it was meant to be driven. ========= Be the first to get the latest road/ COE news and get first dibs on exclusive promos and giveaways in our Telegram SGCM Community. Join us today!
  16. In the 2010s, a Mercedes C250 was worth about $200,000 when it launched. So you know inflation is getting bad when someone who could afford that just a decade ago can’t even pay their parking fees anymore. What happened? On 27 April in the carpark of Parklane Shopping Mall, a Mercedes C250 driver decided to just ram the parking barrier arm instead of paying his parking fees. Or perhaps it was an accident? The Mercedes initially approached slowly, before a burst of acceleration caused a hit on the barrier arm before braking. Regardless of what it may have been, the Merc drove off soon after. Maybe he’s saving to renew his COE. We all know how much THAT costs now. And with core inflation at 5% now perhaps even people who can drive such vehicles are feeling the pinch too. On the other hand, if you check on the Wayback Machine, Parklane Shopping Mall's price for parking hasn't gone up either so... Maybe just stingy? Online chatter Of course people will bring up the irony of someone driving a car worth a couple hundred thousand, but is unable to spare maybe 5 bucks for parking. A couple of people also suggested "solutions" to discourage others from following this driver's example. ========= Be the first to get the latest road/ COE news and get first dibs on exclusive promos and giveaways in our Telegram SGCM Community. Join us today!
  17. TL;DR - GetGo driver thinks he’s in Tokyo Drift and crashes into 3 cars. Learns there are consequences to his actions. Prayers for the original poster of this video for keeping his cool. I know I wouldn’t if I was in his position. Read on to see why. What happened? On 18th April in a Punggol multi-storey car park, a 23 year old GetGo driver was speeding at 50km/h and hit 3 cars that were parked together. We can see that a Kia Cerato, Mitsubishi Outlander and a van that looks like a Toyota Hiace were the victims, with the first two taking the brunt of the impact. The original poster of this incident was the owner of one of the cars. The Facebook post stated that the owner was happily spring cleaning his house with Hari Raya songs at full blast when he suddenly heard a loud bang and car alarms. He learnt that the GetGo driver was daydreaming as he was speeding, and made him call his father down as he seemed scared and was a “23 year old kid”. The original poster ended with a quote saying "No one got hurt. Heartbreak only. I held back my tears, the car is my baby." Bless this owner, I hope he can get his car fixed. We have no infomation on the identity of the GetGo driver, if he was intoxicated while driving, or if the original poster would be compensated for his repairs. Online chatter People brought to attention that the driver was 23 and an adult, not a kid and should be able to understand consequences of speeding in a carpark. Others noted how common it is to find such drivers behind the wheel of private hire vehicles. ========= Be the first to get the latest road/ COE news and get first dibs on exclusive promos and giveaways in our Telegram SGCM Community. Join us today!
  18. Source: https://mustsharenews.com/parking-landed-estate-road/ Landed Estate Road Parking Not Allowed Due To Single Continuous White Line In The Centre Now that more Singaporeans are going out, finding a parking space might be difficult. However, for some residents living in a landed property estate in Sembawang, such a problem arises even when they come home. Officers from the Land Transport Authority (LTA) allegedly fined them for parking along the small road outside their houses, saying it’s not allowed. This led a resident to ask: Where else can they park? 2 officers walk around estate The incident was recorded in a TikTok video posted on Sunday (5 Jun), capturing the tense scene. In the video, two officers were seen walking around a residential estate. A few people – presumably residents – can also be seen standing on the road, looking frustratedly at the officers. A road sign is briefly seen, identifying the road as Penaga Place — located in a residential estate off Sembawang Road and opposite Sembawang Park. Officers allegedly disallow landed estate road parking According to the OP, LTA officers had asked the whole neighbourhood to “park somewhere else”. He also included screenshots of messages to him, saying that their cars were getting fined. Apparently, the reason is that parking isn’t allowed on “the whole row”. From the video, we can see a single continuous line running down the centre of all the roads in the area. The road marking means no parking is allowed on either side of the road at all times, according to rules stated on the LTA website. Resident asks where they can park However, the OP said his neighbourhood wasn’t happy to hear this. He asked rhetorically where residents are supposed to park, if not on the road outside their houses. Judging from his hand gesture, a man in the video seemed to be asking the same thing while talking to one of the officers. In the comments, the OP also clarified that only one car can fit inside the compounds of the houses in the estate, and he already parks one of his cars inside. Most of the residents in the area own at least three cars, he added. In fact, some of them don’t even park their cars in their own houses, he claimed. Most netizens unsympathetic Most netizens who commented on the video weren’t sympathetic, though. Many suggested that the residents should simply park their cars inside their compound, and if there’s no space, they should’ve taken that into consideration when buying more than one car. Some also dismissed their parking woes as “rich people problems”. They also felt that it wasn’t the officers’ fault as they were doing their job. One netizen who faced the issue advised them to find a place to park farther away and walk home. However, a commenter who empathised with the residents agreed that there was no such place to park. The lack of sympathy for his plight prompted the OP to lament the “hate and anger” shown by netizens. Landed estate road parking is tricky In land-scarce Singapore, it’s a fact that some landed property dwellers have limited parking space in their compound and non-existent parking outside. Thus, following LTA rules strictly may be impossible if they have more than one car, and parking far away defeats the purpose of having a car. However, rules are there for a reason and must be followed unless they’re changed. Unfortunately, most Singaporeans won’t be able to empathise with the problem, considering they live in flats and may not have three cars per household. Do you think the residents in this estate should be allowed to park on the road? Do share your thoughts with us.
  19. A van hit a child in a baby stroller today at a carpark in Woodlands St 32, resulting in the death of the child and injuries for their brother and mother. What happened? It is believed that the mother was beside the red taxi shown in the video, pushing the stroller out of the carpark. A loud bang was heard when the van hit the stroller, and onlookers rushed to help. An ambulance was called immediately but to no avail as the child had already passed away. The mother was seen screaming and crying in despair. The child’s brother was in a similarly distraught state, jumping up and down helplessly. Facebook users gave the family their condolences and prayers. ========= Be the first to get the latest road/ COE news and get exclusive promos and giveaways in our Telegram SGCM Community. Join Us Today!
  20. Another big carpark in Ang Mo Kio to be developed into BTO! This is the best carpark with lots of spaces to park if you are going to COURTS or Jacks Place as well as the hawker centers. Without this carpark, not sure where to park with lots liao. August 2022 BTO venues
  21. Barrierless system to be trialled at Old Airport Road Food Centre car parks SINGAPORE — Motorists using the open-air and multi-storey car parks near the Old Airport Road Food Centre can now enjoy the convenience of the barrierless parking system. The Housing Development Board (HDB) said in a media release on Friday (16 September) that the system, dubbed Parking@HDB, had been trialled at six car parks in Punggol since January 2021, and the Old Airport Road car parks are the first ones outside of Punggol to carry out the trial. Under the Parking@HDB system, there will be no gantry barriers at the car park entrances and exits, as the vehicle plates are registered via cameras. Colour-coded LED overhead indicators have also been installed above parking lots at the Old Airport Road multi-storey car park to signal lot availability. Green means lots are available for short-term parking, amber means lots are reserved for season parking while blue indicate lots reserved for persons with physical disabilities. For motorists who have parked in an unauthorised lot, the light indicator will turn red and flash to prompt the motorists to move their vehicles immediately. Using Parking@HDB app to pay parking charges For short-term parking, motorists can download the Parking@HDB app to pay their parking charges via credit or debit card. The parking system detects the vehicle when it enters the car park and automatically activates the parking session through the app, and charges are automatically deducted when they exit the car park, without the need to activate the app. With this, motorists need not insert their cash cards into the In-vehicle Unit, nor worry about insufficient funds. The app will also provide real-time notifications at the start and end of the motorists' short-term parking sessions, as well as their incurred charges. It will also give an automated alert to detect motorists who park illegally or in an unauthorised lot. https://sg.news.yahoo.com/barrierless-system-trialled-old-airport-road-food-centre-car-parks-084232365
  22. TL;DR - This middle-aged woman was standing in front of a car park lot at AMK in an attempt to reserve the lot for a Mitsubishi Lancer. If you didn't know, 'chope' basically means to reserve/declaring that its yours. Singaporeans often use tissue packets to 'chope' seats at free-seating areas such as hawker centres. Watch this 36-second clip to see how this woman stood there to be a human tissue packet. What happened? This lady stood in front of a parking lot at AMK Hub so that her Mitsubishi Lancer could get the lot. It was said that there were many empty lots around the mall, somehow this one in particular is the chosen one. Also probably because it's the one nearest to the entrance of AMK Hub. I guess Singaporeans no longer use tissue packets to 'chope', we now use our bodies...? Online Chatter I wonder just how many times she has done this. Takeaway Please do not allow/ask your family and friends to hog the lots, especially not in this way. It is extremely dangerous as other vehicles may not see them standing there, which can lead to dire consequences. Wait a little longer or make a few more rounds, you will find one soon - slow and steady wins the race! ========= Be the first to get the latest road/ COE news and get first dibs on exclusive promos and giveaways in our Telegram SGCM Community. Join us today!
  23. TL;DR - A female Mercedes driver bangs into parked cam car while reversing. She came out of her car, looked for damages on the cam car and drove off after. Say cheese. Watch this 39-second clip of this Mercedes driver getting her face caught on tape after hitting the cam car. What happened? In the footage, the female Mercedes driver was reversing into a parking lot when she knocked into the cam car. She then came out of her car to see if there was any structural damage on the cam car. Of course, she deemed it as a no, since she drove off right after. But it was all too late as the cam car captured her face when she stepped out of the car. Online Chatter This female Mercedes driver decided that act blur live longer is the way to go. Takeaway Parking in Singapore can be challenging as we maneuver our vehicles into small and tight parking spaces. Even if we manage to park our vehicles without incident, there is always a risk of our parked vehicles getting damaged by other motorists. Should you be the culprit, you can leave a note with your contact details so that the car owner can liaise with you on the damages. On the flip side, if you are the victim, do contact your insurance provider and/or Motor Insurer Bureau (MIB) if it is a hit-and-run incident. ========= Be the first to get the latest road/ COE news and get first dibs on exclusive promos and giveaways in our Telegram SGCM Community. Join us today!
  24. SINGAPORE: A 57-year-old man was arrested after he allegedly tried to rob a woman while armed with a knife in Toa Payoh on Monday (Jan 9). The police said that they responded to a “999” call for assistance at a carpark in Toa Payoh Lorong 6 at about 11am on Monday. A 48-year-old woman was found to have sustained injuries on her right hand from an earlier assault. Investigations revealed that she was entering her vehicle when the man purportedly approached her from the back, demanded that she got into the car and assaulted her, said police in a news release on Tuesday. He was allegedly armed with a knife during the confrontation. The woman sustained a laceration on her right hand, scratch marks on her stomach and abrasions on her right arm. She was taken conscious to the hospital. She did not suffer any monetary loss and is in a stable condition. Police said that officers established the identity of the man and arrested him within 24 hours of the police report through extensive ground enquiries and with the aid of images from police cameras and CCTVs. The man will be charged on Wednesday with the offence of attempted armed robbery with hurt. Source: CNA/gr https://www.channelnewsasia.com/singapore/man-arrested-attempted-armed-robbery-hurt-toa-payoh-lorong-6-carpark-3196261
  25. We have already pasted a lot of notices on the wall , stating that don't park there as it is reserved for loading/unloading. There are signages of wheel clamping around the building, but the building management do not actually enforce it. There are a lot of proper parking lots in front and around the building. But there are no proper parking lots back lane, so most shop owners will park their cars behind their shop. Vistors who come here to shop/eat keep parking behind our shop, making it difficult for our delivery team to load/unload items. Is it legal for me to clamp them? I am not thinking to ask them to pay for unclamping but at least the errant drivers will learn their lesson. Where can I buy one ?
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