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Theoldjaffa posted a topic in Lite & EZ1.5million per km of walkway. That's just... WOW. SINGAPORE: When it poured, some Fajar Secondary School students were late for school while waiting out the rain at void decks or at bus stops. Others turned up at school soaking wet, having run the distance that's not covered by sheltered walkways. But since sheltered walkways leading to the school gate were built this year, the school in Bukit Panjang has seen more students turning up on time on rainy days, said its vice principal. The walkways are part of 200km worth of sheltered walkways that have been built in the past five years under the Land Transport Authority's (LTA) Walk2Ride programme. LTA announced on Saturday (Sep 15) that a milestone in the programme has been completed, at a cost of S$300 million. "Where feasible, walkways have been built to schools, healthcare facilities and other public amenities within a 400-metre radius of MRT stations, and within a 200-metre radius of bus interchanges, LRT stations and selected bus stops with high commuter volumes," said LTA. Read more at https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/sheltered-walkways-lta-completes-construction-10724514
Vulcann posted a topic in Lite & EZAmazing when you consider that many fit, able-bodied young gung ho kids do fail such courses in doves. Guess it is not only the punishing physical part but the more important mental determination that sees this 34-yo vet passing it. Incredible... From Yahoo!News: http://news.yahoo.com/army-amputee-complet...-225232180.html Army amputee completes air assault school By KRISTIN M. HALL | Associated Press