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  1. Got quite confuse on their term ..., some got windscreen excess some dont have ... some say 3rd party injuries not covered some say yes.. . Price also alot difference some 700 some 1200... and is base on same profile.. Hope people here in MCF can enlighten American Home Assurance Company - Commercial Vehicle Insurance American Home Assurance Company - AIG AutoPlus Insurance American Home Assurance Company - AIG AutoPlan Insurance Asia Insurance Company Limited (Singapore) - Motor Insurance Aviva - online - Quoted $789 AXA Insurance Singapore Pte Ltd - SmartDrive Asia Direct - online -Quoted $700 China Insurance Co (Singapore) Ltd - Car Insurance for Honda Car Owner First Capital Insurance Ltd - Motor Insurance India International Insurance Pte Ltd. - Motor Insurance Liberty Insurance Pte Ltd - Motor Insurance Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance (Singapore) Pte Ltd - MotorMAX Insurance Nanyang Insurance Company Ltd - Private Motor Car Nippon Fire & Marine Insurance Co Ltd - Nippon Motor Protection NTUC Income Insurance Co-operative Ltd - Motor Insurance - quoted $1200 Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance (S) Ltd - Car Shield Sompo Japan Insurance Company (Asia) Pte Ltd - Motor Insurance Tenet Insurance Company Ltd - Private Car Insurance United Overseas Insurance Ltd - Motor Vehicle Insurance Zurich Insurance (S) Pte Ltd - Motor Insurance
  2. Taipan49

    More MRT Lines Announced

    Good that the public transport is being made more extensive, but takes long long time for these tunnels to get built. SINGAPORE: Singapore will have two new MRT lines, while three existing lines will be extended. These will double the rail network stretch to 360 kilometres, compared with the current 178 kilometres. By then, eight in 10 households will have a train station within a 10-minute walk, compared with about six in 10 currently. These plans for the rail network followed a review of the Land Transport Master Plan by the Land Transport Authority (LTA). Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew announced the new developments when he visited Chinatown Station of the Downtown Line on Thursday. The new lines are the Cross Island Line (CRL) and Jurong Region Line (JRL). The CRL will run from Jurong Industrial Estate and pass through areas such as West Coast, Bukit Timah, Ang Mo Kio, Punggol and Pasir Ris before ending in Changi. The 50-kilometre line, which is expected to be completed by 2030, will be connected to all existing lines. It is expected to relieve the load of the existing East-West and North-East lines and shorten journey times significantly. For example, it takes about 40 minutes to get from Punggol to Pasir Ris by bus. With the CRL, it will take 10 to 15 minutes. The other new line -- Jurong Region Line -- will be completed in 2025. The 20-kilometre line will pass through areas such as Jurong West, Jurong Industrial District, West Coast, Choa Chu Kang and potential new developments in Tengah. Those travelling from the North to Jurong, like students of Nanyang Technological University, can skip Jurong East Station on the East-West Line. Three existing lines -- the Circle Line (CCL), Downtown Line (DTL) and North-East Line (NEL) -- will be extended. The CCL will be four kilometres longer -- to close the link between HarbourFront and Marina Bay stations and save commuters the hassle of making multiple transfers. The extension, which will also pass through Keppel, is expected to be completed by 2025. The DTL will be two kilometres longer by 2025 -- to run through the East Coast area. It will be connected to the East West Line and the Eastern Region Line, which will be ready by 2020, so that commuters can transfer between the Downtown Line and Eastern Region Line in the east. As for the NEL, two kilometres will be added by 2030 -- in tandem with new developments in Punggol -- to serve Punggol North, including the new Punggol Downtown. The LTA is also exploring the possibility of an additional station between Sembawang and Yishun stations on the North-South Line, in anticipation of future developments in the area.
  3. http://www.sgcarmart.com/news/events_features.php?AID=2353 do u think is worth?
  4. Picnic06-Biante15

    West Coast Park No More Free Parking

    Just read today New Paper and it read : West Coast Park: No more free parking next year. Visitors to West Coast Park will soon be paying a price for the inconsideration of others, in the form of parking charges. From early next year, they will no lomger be able to park their car for free there. This is a result of some motorists abusing the free parking lots there. Citing difficulties in differentiating genuine park visitors from non-park users, the National Parks Board (NParks) has decided to act. At times, park there to enjoy a break at Macdonald's but it seem like have to place a coupon leow .....
  5. For all those who like Euro plate, small plate, chrome plate, SMLJ plate....You will get caught: http://motoring.asiaone.com/Motoring/News/...626-150974.html Hundreds caught with illegal plates Over 700 motorists hauled up in first four months of this year alone. -myp Fri, Jun 26, 2009 my paper [top: A 7 series BMW that spotted the Land Transport Authority's (LTA) disapproved Euro car plates at Bencoolen Street. More car owners are using Euro car plates which are considered illegal as their font size and colour do not conform to the LTA's vehicle licence plate requirements.] By DARYLL NANAYAKARA THEY are bright, stylish - and illegal. And they are hot, so much so that some car owners are willing to risk a jail term of up to three months just so they could have number plates that look good even though they do not conform with Land Transport Authority (LTA) stipulations, such as European Union-style ones. The LTA told my paper that 726 drivers were caught in the first four months this year for such offences. For the whole of last year, only 2,039 were caught. Car workshops told my paper that such licence plates are still flying off the shelves despite the severe penalty. On the average, the workshops said they each receive between 35 and 50 requests per month from drivers wanting to switch to the illegal licence plates - which can cost between $40 and $65 each, depending on the size and design. Mr S. L. Teo, 32, from Autozone Motoring, said: "There will always be a demand for the nicer ones that are illegal. "The approved ones have too many restrictions in terms of how they should look and how big they should be." Another workshop operator, Deck Carcraft's Jackson Kang, 27, said: "Customers are willing to take the risk even after we tell them the plates are not approved ones. "To them, how their car looks is more important." Another reason smaller plates appeal to drivers is to avoid detection by the authorities. Illegal plates that use reflective fonts and contain ornamental marks alongside the vehicle's registration number may make it difficult to read the car's licence number when the vehicle is moving, for example, when it is involved in a hit-and-run accident. A staff member of a workshop, who declined to be named, said: "The majority of the drivers come with heavily modified cars they use in illegal races and the smaller the plates, the harder it would be for the Traffic Police to read them." According to LTA guidelines on the One.Motoring website, approved licence plates should have letters and figures that are 70mm high, 50mm wide and 10mm broad. However, illegal plates usually have fonts that are between 10mm and 15mm smaller than stipulated by the LTA. A spokesman for LTA said drivers caught with plates that do not conform to requirements face a fine of up to $1,000 or a jail term of up to three months. In addition, the drivers would have to have the defective plates made good within seven days or risk facing a maximum fine of $2,000 or six months' jail - the penalty for repeat offenders. darylldj@sph.com.sg
  6. Article: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/sin...1231508/1/.html
  7. Unbeliveable when I saw the post here: http://www.limsimi.com/johor-bahru-others/...mp-more-petrol/
  8. Green_carnation

    Bit Torrents - no more btjunkie

    Recently the bit torrents site I used to vist frequently (btjunkie) was closed.. Tried to visit mininova but seems not as user friendly. Anyone has recommendation of any good bit torrents sites?
  9. More people are expected to be retrenched this year compared with the figure last year, as signs of an economic slowdown become more evident, Lim Swee Say said yesterday, in a report by the Straits Times. As demand slows, some companies are already putting their workers on a shorter work week, such as having them work only four days a week, the labour chief noted. But he stressed that the situation is nowhere close to the economic downturn of 2008. The newspaper reported that Mr Lim said the NTUC is keeping track on a weekly basis the number of workers who may be affected by potential retrenchments ahead of any slowdown in the economy. Speaking to reporters at the opening of the upgraded Bedok Community Centre, Mr Lim explained, "The NTUC, together with the WDA (Workforce Development Agency), is already working with some of the companies that are beginning to see the early signs of slowing down. We're working with them to send their workers - those on shorter work-weeks and some of their potential excess workers - to go on training before they take any action on retrenchment." His remarks came a day after Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam warned of rough times ahead for Singapore, given the 'very real possibility' of a severe slowdown of the global economy. He said any slowdown in the economy is not related to the size of the companies, but by the sector. He cited electronics, even though signs of a slowdown are not across the board in the sector. Mr Lim said: "Those in the electronics, like personal computers, are more affected, whereas those supplying parts and components to the automobile sector are less affected at the moment." However, Mr Lim said the retrenchment situation today is unlikely to be anywhere close to the numbers seen in 2008.And while the outlook remains uncertain, he said the labour movement is making necessary preparations so that when the time comes, it can launch them into action. At the same event, Mr Lim also said the review on CPF contributions will continue. This is because more Singaporeans are living and working longer. "When we call for this review of the CPF contributions, we're looking at it as a medium- to long-term structural issue. I think that will continue. Of course in terms of short-term, there'll be ups and downs," said Mr Lim. But he stressed that short-term fluctuations and longer-term structural issues should be kept separate.
  10. Asian markets are proving increasingly vital for exotic automakers like Lamborghini, but the latest reports in from the Far East show an unprecedented enthusiasm for Sant'Agata's newest model before it's even made its debut. According to reports, more than 50 examples of the tentatively-dubbed Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4
  11. Tigershark1976

    Electricity costs increase

    04:45 AM Mar 31, 2012 SINGAPORE - Electricity will cost more from tomorrow, as higher fuel prices have resulted in higher power generation costs, said electricity, water and gas supplier SP Services in a statement yesterday. Tariffs for households will increase by 4.3 per cent for the quarter from April 1 to June 30, which will mean an increase of 1.19 cents per kWh to 28.78 cents per kWh. This will increase the average monthly electricity bill for families living in four-room HDB flats by S$4.18, said SP Services. Households living in three-room HDB flats will see a S$3.08 increase in their average monthly electricity bill, while families in five-room HDB flats will see a S$4.83 increase. The average fuel oil price over the last three months - between Jan 1 to March 15 - increased by 7.3 per cent from S$127.07 to S$136.37 per barrel. "This increase in fuel oil prices saw a corresponding increase in the price of natural gas which is used for power generation in Singapore," said SP Services. The Singapore Power subsidiary said it reviews the electricity tariffs quarterly based on guidelines set by the Energy Market Authority (EMA), the industry regulator. The latest tariffs given have been approved by the EMA. Electricity costs previously rose by 2.3 per cent for the previous quarter of Jan 1 to March 31. source: http://www.todayonline.com/Singapore/EDC12...e-from-tomorrow im wondering what kind of guideline did EMA set.... fuel price drop, our electricity increase as they said we buy at future price... then fuel price drop further, they said we generate electricity using gas not fuel. But when fuel increase, they said increase price cause operating cost increase?? I think nothing is more profitable than generating power in Singapore... any excuses could be use to increase fuel price every quater....
  12. Mustank

    GST hike more likely if...

    http://www.todayonline.com/business/gst-hi...new-initiatives GST hike �more likely� if Govt needs to raise revenue for new initiatives
  13. no money to pay ex wife monthly maintainence. Read in today Straits Times. So lucky to strike 4D and Toto more $1m but no money to give ex wife and children. Rather do jail and declare bankrupt. Doctor somemore.
  14. Pet owners appear to be spending more on furry companions, going by the business at the shops and farms. Shop owners said customers are willing to pay more for the premium breeds, compared to five years ago. They are also prepared to spend more on grooming and veterinary fees. The Holland Lops, Miniature Lion Lops and Netherland Dwarf rabbits do not come cheap. Pet shop owners said some of the more exotic breeds cost between S$800 and S$1,000. One of the rabbits is touted as a champion at a rabbit show in the US, and comes with a price tag of S$8,000. According to pet shop owners, interest in these American-imported rabbit breeds began two years ago. Pet owners are also splurging on pet care, with some prepared to pay up to S$10,000 for surgery. Eric Lim, director of Ericsson Pet Farm, said: "Spending on animals has increased a lot. Like for example, in those days, they're willing to spend S$1,000 to S$2,000 on a dog. But today, people can spend up to S$10,000 on the dogs." Dr Jason Teo E-Shen, a veterinary surgeon, said: "They treat their pets as part of their family and are willing to go all the way. I think the newer generation is more educated. They do know a lot more about animals and they are willing to come down to consult a doctor when there is a problem." Source: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/sin...1205341/1/.html
  15. Just to share how daring commercial vehicles are nowadays... not just fast but daringly travel on lane 1 and chiong all the way. Cheers http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWxWcpXLM8U
  16. Was quite surprised that 2 small portion of vege and a small pc of fish, coz..4.20
  17. More drivers have been caught by the Traffic Police for not putting on seat belts or appropriate restraints for children travelling in vehicles. The number has doubled in the first half of this year, compared to the same period last year. This follows changes to seat belt rules in the beginning of the year. Since January, anyone below the height of 1.35 metres needs to be properly secured - either with seat belts, child restraints or booster seat cushions - when travelling in a car. Previously, the seat belt rule applies to children aged eight and below. Police say in the first half of the year, 490 drivers were caught for failing to belt up their young passengers, compared to 220 in the same period last year. Parents say they find it challenging to belt up their children. "You need to offer some incentives, sweets and all sorts of funny things, all the distractions. It actually has its practical issues." "The kids find it uncomfortable but we try to force it onto them. Otherwise, we just don't move off because it is important for them, for their safety." "Of course as a parent, we just need to tell them that this is for their safety. If I'm struggling, if they refuse to put the seat belt on, I just use force to buckle them up. After that, they just cry a little, then it's ok." One psychologist says it's understandable that kids do not like to be restrained, but parents need to think safety first and not give in to their children. Dr Qu Li, Assistant Professor, Division of Psychology, Nanyang Technological University, said: "Parents need to know more about how to deal with the situation and more about safety issues. For example, in Singapore, once in a while, we will see parents putting young children at the front passenger seat, which is not safe at all. Some parents may think this seat is safe, there is an air bag to protect the children. For younger children who are so short, when the air bags blow open, it will completely cover their face. They can't breath. They will die." She said adults need to get creative when teaching kids the importance of belting up. Dr Qu said: "If we just say, bring a textbook, this is rule number 1, number 2, number 3, children of course won't follow it. But if we say, "let's play a game, you're the driver, I'm the passenger, and what we will do." Children can learn very fast. Also I think what they learn during the pre-school years, they will remember. That will also help when they grow up and become teenagers." Police stressed the importance of drivers taking responsibility for their own safety and the safety of their young passengers. Those who flout the seat-belt rules will be fined $120, and given three demerit points. Source: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/sin...1225638/1/.html
  18. Cheaper way found to make sea water drinkable http://news.asiaone.com/News/the%2BStraits...0624-72496.html to the Siemens Water Technologies team
  19. More accidents occur on Singapore roads on stormy days and with the monsoon season in full swing, road safety experts are advising motorists to take extra care. About 30 accidents take place typically on days of thunderstorms, according to traffic updates given by the Land Transport Authority (LTA). Most of them were on expressways. But on days of moderate to heavy showers, the number of accidents were between 14 and 26. This pattern was derived from the LTA's Twitter feed for the past 10 days. One of the highest numbers of accidents logged was on Monday when there were heavy showers and flash floods in parts of Singapore. At least 30 accidents were on LTA's Twitter feed. Last Monday, when heavy rain fell across the island, at least 28 accidents were logged. Most happened on expressways such as the Pan-Island Expressway, Ayer Rajah Expressway and Seletar Expressway. Accidents were also logged along the East Coast Parkway and Bras Basah Road. Poor visibility is inevitable during a storm. An added risk is slippery roads, said Singapore Road Safety Council vice-chairman Gopinath Menon. This is especially so "when you have rain after a dry period as grime, dust and oil from the roads can make them slippery, especially for motorcyclists". Singapore's north-east monsoon season wet phase typically takes place between mid-November and January. In the inter-monsoon season from October to November, the thunderstorms usually lash Singapore in the afternoons and early evenings. During these times, Prof Menon, an adjunct associate professor at Nanyang Technological University, advised motorists to keep their headlights on and maintain a greater distance from vehicles in front. The Automobile Association of Singapore also urged motorists to ensure their vehicles are well-maintained to cope with the weather. Dirty windscreen and faulty wipers, for example, can hinder visibility when it rains. Its online advisory also said to travel slower as vehicles take longer to stop on slippery roads. Source: http://www.straitstimes.com/breaking-news/singapore/story/more-road-accidents-days-thunderstorms-20131107
  20. Read this in ST forum http://www.straitstimes.com/STForum/Online...ory_517867.html What this guy proposed, those current normal plate cars owners who never kenna ERP daily like me will convert to OPC. Then the scheme is not OPC. it's Non-ERP Car I am all for OPC ownership where owners know what they got into But please don't buy economy seat and expect business class seat citing there's unsold seats
  21. With sub-micron particles continually sucked in through the filter into the engine, would it be advisable to change engine oil and the filter more often?
  22. If cannot afford, dun drive!!! SINGAPORE: More motorists have been caught tampering with their parking coupons. And most of the offences are committed in housing estates. This is according to figures by the Housing and Development Board (HDB) and the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA). The HDB caught 400 offenders last year, compared to an average of 150 between 2007 and 2011. The URA caught more than 1,500 offenders last year, compared to an average of 800 between 2007 and 2011. The authorities say tampering with coupons is tantamount to cheating. Those who are caught are liable to fines of between S$80 and S$300.
  23. Duty-unpaid cigarettes hidden in the modified spare tyre compartment of a Mercedes-Benz car. More offenders have been caught for smuggling contraband cigarettes into Singapore using luxury cars. Singapore Customs said the offenders had assumed that luxury vehicles would less likely be checked by enforcement officers at the checkpoints. Last year, 15 offenders were caught for trying to smuggle contraband cigarettes into Singapore in luxury cars, compared to 2012 when there were four offenders. A total of 2,642 cartons and four packets of duty-unpaid cigarettes valued at more than S$250,000 were recovered from modified compartments of the cars including the seats, fuel tank, spare tyre and engine compartments. The duty and Goods and Services Tax evaded exceeded S$208,000. Among those caught, 11 were sentenced to between three and 13 months' jail. Their vehicles were forfeited. Court proceedings are ongoing for the other four offenders. Source: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/more-use-luxury-cars-to/965218.html
  24. It seems like suddenly there are a lot more ants around the house. No, I've not suddenly changed my habits and left things around that attract ants. I spoke to my parents who live elsewhere and they have the same observation. I'm not sure if it is the hot weather or even the haze. Anyone else experience this?
  25. Campaign banners in Braddell Road (above) are put up to discourage actions such as this - a motorist using his phone while driving in Unity Street yesterday. More than 400 banners promoting responsible use of mobile phones while driving have been put up along more than 10 roads across Singapore. The number of motorists booked for using their mobile phones while driving has risen sharply. In just nine months this year, the Traffic Police issued 2,755 summonses for the offence, compared to 1,893 summons over the same period last year. There was a 61.5 per cent spike in summonses issued from July to September, from the 1,705 issued up to June."Using a mobile phone while driving affects a driver's ability to control his vehicle and to react to potential hazards on the roads. It makes the driver more vulnerable to accidents, posing a danger to himself and even other road users," a Traffic Police spokesman told the local paper. Under the Road Traffic Act, first time phone-and-drive offenders can be fined up to $1,000, or jailed for up to six months, or both, while repeat offenders will be charged with up to double the penalty. Additionally all offenders will receive 12 demerit points while their mobile phones will be seized by the Traffic Police for investigations. However, it is not an offence to use the mobile phone when the vehicle is stationary. To tackle the problem, Samsung has launched a road safety campaign from mid-October - supported by the Traffic Police. More than 400 banners have been put up along more than 10 roads in Singapore to promote responsible use of mobile phones while driving. Samsung's 'The road comes first' campaign aims to drive home key messages, like - 'Drive. Don't text' and 'Drive. Don't call'. Additionally, Samsung has launched a Facebook application, where it requests motorists to pledge not to use their mobile phones while driving. The firm is also planning to introduce an application called 'Eyes on the Road' to aid motorists turn off their mobile phones when they are behind the wheel. "This 'always-on' mentality can mean that people use their smartphones at inappropriate times, such as when driving. As the mobile industry leader, Samsung is taking the responsibility to encourage drivers to put aside their phones while driving, and focus on the roads," said Ms Irene Samsung Asia's Vice President of marketing. Source: http://www.straitstimes.com/breaking-news/singapore/story/more-motorists-caught-using-mobile-phones-while-driving-20131103
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