Daily Archives: 2013-04-18

Trying alternatives instead of flogging the dead train.

By Terry Xu  A Straits Times Article report "Year-long trial on weekdays at 16 stations aims to cut peak-hour crush" writes, Currently, around 99,500 commuters pass through these stations every day during the 8am to 9am peak hour, while some 23,000 travel before 7.45am. Mr Lui projected that free rides could move another 10 to 20 per cent of commuters away from …

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Do not forget the NSFs

By Keith Lim The recent measures implemented to allow commuters to travel free should they exit an MRT station within the CBD before 7.45am has illicited a good mix of responses across the island, though probably more positive than negative. This trial comes as a surprise to me, as it uses the carrot approach to entice commuters to leave their …

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The unofficial history of the poor in S’pore? (Part 3)

By Leong Sze Hian Recap: In Part 2, we ended off with “three to nine per cent of households were in arrears of more than three months on their S & CC, may indicate that many Singaporeans may still be in financial difficulties”. Childcare centres’ rent increase as much as 400%? According to the article “High rent a heavy burden for …

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Is the free pre-peak travel trial a well thought-out scheme?

By Philip Ang   I refer to CNA article “Public, private sector organisations welcome free pre-peak travel trial”. (16 Apr) http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/public-private-sector-organisations-welc/640062.html The Association of Banks says “many companies in the financial industry already offer staggered work timings”.  The LTA scheme therefore will not have any effect on the financial industry besides giving away taxpayers’ money. Its chairman, Piyush Gupta, said …

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Pulau Ubin: Rent will increase at 35% p.a.?

By Leong Sze Hian I refer to the article “Pulau Ubin will remain in “rustic state” but residents will have to pay rent” (Straits Times, Apr 17). Have to pay $6 – $35 rent now? It states that “Kampung residents on Pulau Ubin who have to pay rent from now will pay an estimated $6 to $35 per month in …

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Pulau Ubin: No plans to Evict?

By Lim Jialiang The government agencies explained, however, that based on a census survey last month, 22 households from Pulau Ubin were residing on state land without a temporary occupation licence (TOL). "They can continue to stay on State land if they obtain a TOL from SLA, and pay a fee for the use of the land, similar to any …

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COC did what was required in the best interest of the Church

This post was submitted via Readers' Contribution [divide] By a ex-church member of City Harvest Church I would like to respond to the recent article where a member of the church wrote in on his opinion, on the proposal to remove the 8 City Harvest Church (CFC) individuals from their posts. http://www.theonlinecitizen.com/2013/04/is-coc-actions-justifiable/ As a citizen of this country and an …

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