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Old November 6th, 2004, 05:41 AM   #281
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Hmm I was just reading that article in the print edition of the Straits Times. Hope that come up with an article on the people movers of the future. That would be a nice read.
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Old November 7th, 2004, 12:51 PM   #282
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Singapore's Buses & Taxis

Singapore's

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Mercedes ''?'' Bus
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Old November 7th, 2004, 01:07 PM   #283
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Old November 7th, 2004, 01:26 PM   #284
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Great pics. Do post pics of Singapore's Buses & Taxis if you have more of them. Thanks.

On an unrelated note, the pictures were taken at Great World City right?
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Old November 7th, 2004, 01:27 PM   #285
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Great pics. Do post pics of Singapore's Buses & Taxis if you have more of them. Thanks.

On an unrelated note, the pictures were taken at Great World City right?
Emm.....I'm not sure if I have more but I shall look into my collection.....

And yes....those were taken at great world city......
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Old November 7th, 2004, 01:32 PM   #286
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TVMobile
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A new subsidiary company of MediaCorp TV, TVMobile is the first in the world to use Digital Video Broadcast (DVB) technology to deliver high quality mobile TV programmes to public commuters. With broadcasts of real time financial data, news updates, weather reports, entertainment and critical information, TVMobile keeps commuters up-to-date even while they're on the go.

With the aim to become a leading regional outdoor advertising media and data broadcast provider, TVMobile offers advertisers and agencies an alternative platform to showcase new products and services. Its extensive audience reach makes it an effective media in communicating new national policies and promoting campaigns and events.

TVMobile can be found on 1,500 air-conditioned buses and in food courts.

Broadcasting hours for TVMobile channel are daily (Monday to Sunday) from 6:00 a.m to 12:00 midnight.
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Old November 7th, 2004, 01:37 PM   #287
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TVMobile
© MediaCorp TV's TVMobile

Does TVMobile enhance the bus ride of the commuter?
Being the first of its kind in the world and developed at great expense (we invested $50 million on this project) and efforts, TVMobile only serves to demonstrate our pioneering and risk-taking spirit to try out any service, which may be potentially beneficial to the public. A survey conducted by Research International Asia showed that commuters interviewed welcomed this additional service on their bus rides.

How do commuters benefit from this new service?

With the development of Digital TV technology, TVMobile is able to bring TV out of the homes and into public places. The objective is to introduce another quality service to Singaporeans. This service aims at providing commuters with updated real time news, infotainment programs and mission critical information while on the move. For the first time in 36 years of Singapore history, people on the move were able to catch NDP 2001 ‘Live’ while on the move.

What sort of measures are being taken to ensure that the audio level is set at a comfortable
level?

We have set up a 21-day cycle service check on the 1,500 air-conditioned SBS buses to ensure that the audio level is set at a comfortable level. In the event that there are problems, our engineers will rectify them immediately. For commuters who find the audio level too low or who prefer private listening they can use any radio receiver to tune in to 89.3FM for their own listening pleasure of our TVMobile programs.

Can a commuter change the channel on the bus?
No. Singapore is the first country to implement a commercial mobile DTV service and an island wide single frequency network transmission system. This means that broadcasts will be received on exactly the same frequency everywhere: there will be no need for the bus to retune as it moves around.

Can we receive TVMobile Channel from home?
Presently, TVMobile Channel cannot be received at home. However, if you are interested in receiving TVMobile Channel, you may contact our Business Development unit at 6357 5932 for further details.


How can we find out what programmes are showing on TVMobile Channel?
You can check the programme schedule of TVMobile for today and the following day on this website under Programming.
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Old November 7th, 2004, 01:39 PM   #288
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TVMobile
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TVMobile's Infrastructure
TVMobile infrastructure currently has one main transmitting site and 9 filler transmitting sites located islandwide. The digital signal is carried via ATM and microwave transmitting medium to the main transmitting site before being re-transmitted to the 9 filler sites. TVMobile is currently received islandwide by 1,500 air conditioned SBS buses and at Suntec Fountain Food Terrace.
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Old November 7th, 2004, 01:44 PM   #289
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I HATE TV Mobile!

After a tiring, I want peace and quiet in the bus, not the booming sound of the TV!


Should take pictures of the very old TIBS buses.Those very noisy old cranky ones which have sliding rear doors. There's still some around, more than 20 years old.

I doubt they would be around for much longer...
Saw one at Yishun.
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Old November 7th, 2004, 01:53 PM   #290
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Taxi queue at changi airport........

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Old November 7th, 2004, 01:53 PM   #291
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I HATE TV Mobile!

After a tiring, I want peace and quiet in the bus, not the booming sound of the TV!


Should take pictures of the very old TIBS buses.Those very noisy old cranky ones which have sliding rear doors. There's still some around, more than 20 years old.

I doubt they would be around for much longer...
Saw one at Yishun.
During off peak hours, the volume is actually quite low, barely even noticable.

During peak hours however, the volume is somewhat higher, though its still okay on the ears. Even if it were just that tad louder during this time period, I still wouldn't mind cause they broadcast Channel NewsAsia's PrimeTime Morning. Quite informative, kinda perks me up the morning.

Overall, the volumes have really come down since the day it was introduced. I agree that it was quite annoying back then as the volume was very high and the reception was poor so there were occasional squeaks. But now the volume level now is actually quite satisfactory. In fact, sometimes I wish it were turned up just a lil bit more in the morning when they broadcast the news.

Back on the bus issue, actually the older 20 year old TIBS buses that you mentioned are NOT BEING SCRAPPED AT ALL. In fact, they have been given the new SMRT livery and even have Electronic Flip Dot Displays installed, like those you see on the newer SMRT/TIBS buses. They have even been installed with air conditioning. So in my opinion they are most likely going to be around for the next 5 years or so MINIMUM.

Well at least SMRT bothers to upgrades it small fleet of buses to ensure that all bus services are air conditioned, and are gradually installed Flip Dot electronic displays on board too.

SBS Transit still has many buses plying the roads non air conditioned. And 99% of its buses don't even have electronic flip dot displays. Kinda hard to see the service number at night.
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Old November 7th, 2004, 01:55 PM   #292
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Pictures, quick!
Before they get repainted!
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Old November 7th, 2004, 01:59 PM   #293
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Will take when no one's looking...haha...

Anyways don't be scared. SMRT already said it will take at least 2 or so years to repaint all the buses. And there's 1.5 of that 2 years left.
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Old November 7th, 2004, 02:01 PM   #294
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Should have pictures of those new cab companies' cabs!
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Old November 7th, 2004, 02:05 PM   #295
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Apparently there are not many taxi fans out there so few pictures...

And the new taxi companies dont even have websites so no pictures...

And there's so few of the new taxis around you hardly see them...

So in conclusion few few pictures...

Can only launch an appeal now to all Singaporean SSC forumers to take pics of the new taxis...
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Quote:
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Apparently there are not many taxi fans out there so few pictures...

And the new taxi companies dont even have websites so no pictures...

And there's so few of the new taxis around you hardly see them...

So in conclusion few few pictures...

Can only launch an appeal now to all Singaporean SSC forumers to take pics of the new taxis...
Actually quite simple to take taxis.......just be at a shopping mall taxi stands for 1 hour......I'm quite sure there will be lots of cab pictures......
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Old November 7th, 2004, 02:13 PM   #297
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Go wait at airport.

There, taxis wait for people, not people wait for taxis!
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Old November 7th, 2004, 02:14 PM   #298
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Oh, not to forget CSS's buses!
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Old November 7th, 2004, 02:17 PM   #299
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Go wait at airport.

There, taxis wait for people, not people wait for taxis!
See post #9.
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Anyone who has time, please take the time to take the pictures...haha... This is an appeal...
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