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Singapore and Malaysia to suspend RTS link project until end of September as Malaysia revises project scope and costs

Singapore and Malaysia have agreed to suspend the Johor Bahru-Singapore Rapid Transit System (RTS) link project until the end of Sep this year upon Malaysia’s request to revise the specifics of the infrastructure project, particularly in relation to costs. TODAY reported Singapore’s Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan as saying at a joint press conference on Tue (21 May) that the …

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Singapore-based maritime carrier PIL received loans from Temasek Holdings last year, sovereign wealth fund holds shares in company as collateral

Singapore-based maritime containerline Pacific International Lines (PIL) received “previously unreported loans” from the Republic’s sovereign wealth fund Temasek Holdings in the form of hedge funds last year. Citing world maritime news platform Alphaliner‘s latest weekly report, international maritime and shipping news platform Splash 24/7 added that in return, PIL, the 10th largest ocean carrier globally, had pledged its shares to …

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Train disruption on Tuesday morning along the NSL

A train disruption occurred along the North South Line (NSL) this Tuesday (14 May) morning due to a track point failure, according to SMRT. Commuters started to tweet their complaints at 10:18am: @smrt can you stop fucking up the tracks — Brian Low (@bryeun_lou) May 14, 2019 Thought i was gna be early for work thanks smrt now i’m late😀 …

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Uber’s global “alliances”: Frenemies that cloud Uber’s prospects

by ValueChampion As Uber prepares for its IPO, it has been selling some of its regional businesses in exchange for equity stakes in its local competitors. While this move may have meant to create some sort of an alliance, it seems like these regional giants might have something else in mind. Since Lyft’s IPO and the precipitous drop in its stock …

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Train delay along CCL on Thursday evening, affecting NSL

A train service disruption occurred on Thursday early evening along the Circle Line (CCL) due to a train fault; According to commuters, this also seemed to have affected the train service along the North South Line (NSL). Passengers started to post information about the CCL train delay on TATA SMRT Facebook platform at 5:25pm: Simon Foo wrote at 5:25pm: “9 …

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LTA issues warning to Go-Jek driver in viral “kidnapping” video

Go-Jek driver Kamaruzzaman Abdul Latiff, who was caught in a tussle with one of his passengers earlier this year, has been issued a warning by the Land Transport Authority (LTA) for his “unauthorised recording” and disclosure of himself and the female passenger in his car. An LTA spokesperson told The Straits Times on Wed (8 May): “LTA would like to …

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Brand-new SBS Transit train design unveiled to help commuters make wiser choices online

As part of the Better Internet Campaign (BIC) 2019, the Media Literacy Council (MLC) has rolled out a new concept design for a SBS Transit train. Following the campaign’s theme of ‘1 Click Away’, the concept’s design brings to question commuters’ last online interactions, and provoke them to contemplate the choices they have made. This is presented by displaying several …

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Would commuting from Malaysia save you money?

by ValueChampion Have you ever thought about commuting to your job in Singapore from Malaysia to save money? We calculated the costs and benefits to see if it’s worth considering. For those of us that are always trying to save money, moving to a new neighborhood in hopes of lower housing costs is a common idea. But what about a different …

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Two ERP gantries along CTE and KPE to be raised from 6 May

Two Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) gantries will see a raise as the Land Transport Authority (LTA) has completed its quarterly review of traffic conditions on roads and expressways. The ERP rates at the following locations will be revised with effect from 6 May 2019: Motorists passing through the gantry on the southbound Central Expressway (CTE) before Braddell Road will have …

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