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Old January 1st, 2005, 11:26 AM   #761
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Er...East West line extension has an official name leh....
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Old January 1st, 2005, 11:30 AM   #762
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Old January 1st, 2005, 12:11 PM   #763
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What's Admiralty in Chinese?
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Old January 1st, 2005, 12:14 PM   #764
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海军部.
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Old January 1st, 2005, 12:20 PM   #765
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Are the Chinese names of the stations official or are they just translations?
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Old January 1st, 2005, 12:26 PM   #766
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Hm.....they are "official translations"? The name of the station is actually taken from the area and road names around it, so I would presume it is quite official?
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Old January 2nd, 2005, 12:58 PM   #767
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1 in 5 learners aims to get driving licence using automatic cars

SINGAPORE : From January 1, people wanting to get their driving licence can do so using automatic transmission cars, which are fast becoming popular.

At one driving centre, 1 in 5 learners opts for is auto-transmission cars.

And more are making the switch from manual gear testing.

The Bukit Batok Driving Centre gets about 1,000 new learners each month.

Since September when they started offering lessons using automatic cars, about 1 in 5 of their learners is going automatic - most of them women.

Madam Liu is one of them - she made the switch after more than 20 lessons with manual cars.

She said, "Manual gear is very demanding...coordinating both my hands and my feet. With automatic, it's so much easier."

However, another learner, Li Hui Xuan, said, "I'm still in manual because I'm towards the last few stage of manual lessons; I don't think I will change."

So far, about 900 students have made the switch from learning with manual to auto cars.

Training Manager, Syed Ismail, Bukit Batok Driving Centre, said, "Most people feel that learning an auto car is easier and more importantly, most registered new cars mostly are automatic transmission."

Private driving instructors too are moving with the times.

Some are going into teaching automatic full-time.

Wang Bao Quan said, "Two and a half months ago, I switched to teaching using a car with automatic transmission. Sooner or later with advancements in technology, manual cars could be phased out."

Still, some instructors feel there will still be a demand for manual gear testing, as students who take the manual test need only do it once, to drive both automatic and manual cars.

But for now, it seems automatic is the way to go.

Driving centres estimate a rising trend, where 1 in 3 learners will choose to go automatic. - CNA
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Old January 2nd, 2005, 07:43 PM   #768
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Duwan......they always drive so slow one.......
Always??

The buses I take on either drive too fast, or drive too slow....too fast when I am not in a rush, and too slow when I am very late!
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Old January 2nd, 2005, 08:03 PM   #769
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I can't believe how slow the speed limit is on the East Coast Freeway to the airport. It must be 60km/hr. What's with that? Thank God they extended the MRT to the airport -the bus took AGES to get into town.
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Old January 2nd, 2005, 10:46 PM   #770
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I can't believe how slow the speed limit is on the East Coast Freeway to the airport. It must be 60km/hr. What's with that? Thank God they extended the MRT to the airport -the bus took AGES to get into town.
Hehe...when did you take that ride? And which bus was it?

The speed limit for the ECP is actually 90km/h, although heavy vehicles like these buses do have a 60km/hr speed limit. I would be surprised if they actually complies with that thou!

Normally, I would recon is it much faster by road then by the MRT to get to the city, especially on those express routes like number 36?
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Old January 3rd, 2005, 01:18 AM   #771
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28 December 2004

SBS Transit buys 150 new Volvo double-decker buses for S$60m

By Derek Cher, Channel NewsAsia


SINGAPORE : A new fleet of double deckers could hit the roads by the second half of next year.

SBS Transit has ordered 150 new double-deck buses from Swedish truck maker Volvo at a cost of S$60 million.

The public bus operator says the new buses will be used to replace its existing older ones.

SBS has around 2,700 buses, of which 66 percent are made by Volvo.

This purchase is significant for Volvo, as it marks the first major order for its new double-deck chassis.

Volvo says the 150 chassis will be built in Sweden, while the bodies will be manufactured in Singapore by ComfortDelGro Engineering.

Delivery of the complete buses will begin in August next year.

And this will continue for 12 months before SBS receives all 150 double-deckers. - CNA
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Old January 3rd, 2005, 01:19 AM   #772
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Hehe...when did you take that ride? And which bus was it?

The speed limit for the ECP is actually 90km/h, although heavy vehicles like these buses do have a 60km/hr speed limit. I would be surprised if they actually complies with that thou!

Normally, I would recon is it much faster by road then by the MRT to get to the city, especially on those express routes like number 36?
Took 36 from the airport to Marine Parade b4......takes about 25 mins to reach Parkway Parade......
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Old January 3rd, 2005, 01:21 AM   #773
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Took 36 from the airport to Marine Parade b4......takes about 25 mins to reach Parkway Parade......
Huh? So slow? I tot it goes ECP all the way?
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Huh? So slow? I tot it goes ECP all the way?
Yah.....but after it reach Marine Parade.....all the traffic lights makes it slow down........imagine the time taken to orchard by 36.......
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Oh...you mean it stops being express from that point on?

I have always tought its an express service throughout!
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Oh...you mean it stops being express from that point on?

I have always tought its an express service throughout!
Yes.........why can't they make it an express bus?
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I tot it goes via Marina Centre to the ECP onwards?
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I tot it goes via Marina Centre to the ECP onwards?
Nope.......not really sure how the whole route goes though......
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Read a short report on yahoo....... SBS has aquired 150 double deckers from Volvo. Will see them in August.
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Read a short report on yahoo....... SBS has aquired 150 double deckers from Volvo. Will see them in August.
Yeah.....the article was posted in the previous page mah.
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