Before all these Singapore-Johore buses were located in most of the bus exchanges like Woodlands, Yishun and Jurong East, there was this express terminal. I remember catching a bus from here every Saturday once to go into Johore Bahru, the Singapore-Johore Express. Ah, memories. There are now some other Malaysian coaches here that utilise this terminal. Also, there are many Malaysian taxis that come here, hoping to pick up passengers to go into Malaysia. This is a slice of old Singapore and sincerely hope that this does not get knocked down, like many of the other slices of old Singapore.
This picture is going viral on the Internet. Posed or not, as some people are saying it is, it paints a thousand words. A disabled person cannot mount the ramp to get to his or her home because this car is “nicely” blocking the ramp. Now, where I stay, parking spaces next to ramps are meant for loading and unloading heavy goods, meant for short-time use. This car do not look like a van or lorry. Whoever owns this car, I sure hope that you learn to think of others first before yourself
This could have been a matter of life and death and this motorist with car-licence plate SJL9216D refused to give way to an ambulance. Hey you, the idiot that is driving that car…that is the reason why ambulances have sirens!
Check out this driver of the Honda Civic, licence plate number SJY2910K. Disgraceful. This video is going viral on the Internet. The driver of that Honda Civic probably did not know about the camera recording him and his act. Get a car camera guys! It can save you from pickles like this.
********** EDITOR’S NOTE **********
Looks like the owner of this video decided to take it off the YouTube channel for reasons known only to him. If I can find another one circling somewhere, I will put it up.
********** Editor’s Note 20th April 2013, 1417hrs **********
I managed to find the video again. Some person uploaded it to YouTube. So here it is again in all its glory…err…gory.
There was a news report that this shop-house along Haji Lane in Singapore came under fire for having graffiti on it. It is owned by Blu Jaz, a rather popular nightspot in that area. The thing is, I think that this has been very tastefully done and I cannot see in any way how this impacts the external facade of the building. This building is located in a place where the arts are thriving and the people that complained about the graffiti would do well to realise how it has beautified the area. Honestly…some people are just morons
I saw this at a recent computer exhibition and I felt I had to capture it. Yeah right. Starhub the top-scoring ISP in customer satisfaction? Lets see:
- Takes 3 weeks to solve internet connection issues
- Blames all internet connection issues on your router
- Customer relationship staff eager to pass the buck
- Incompetent technicians who cannot solve issues
- Lying managerial staff, who say they will call back when they will not
I could go on but I will not want to. So…looking at the picture…dramatic irony?
Looks like today is quite a day of news. Sad really. In this photo above, which was taken from TodayOnline.com, the person sitting on the left is Michael Palmer and on the right, is Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean. Things were looking good for this bright chap in Cabinet. He was also Speaker of Parliament. The world was literally his oyster. But alas, it was not meant to be because of this affair that he had. A terrible shame really. In any case, according to TodayOnline:
“I have resigned to take full responsibility for a grave mistake that I have committed. I had a relationship with a member of the PA staff working in Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC,” said Mr Palmer today.
“My conduct was improper and it was a serious error of judgment. I have resigned in order to avoid further embarrassment to the PAP and to Parliament.”
One wonders. When Yaw Shin Leong, the Member Of Parliament for Hougang, running under the Workers Party banner, quit because of something similar, PM Lee said:
“The WP has let down the voters of Hougang.”
Now. Can he say the same thing about the PAP?
Yes, I jest you not. There was this bread stall at the old Maxwell Market in Singapore, that sported such a name, an obvious pun on the famous actor’s name. I have tried their wares before and while there is nothing to crave about them, the name itself sticks out. It is all about branding…getting people to remember you…and this stall did it just fine. Sad to say, the stall has moved on. It is no longer there but I will remember the name for a long, long time.
Sometimes, Singapore is not just made up of brand-new office buildings. There are some old ones still around the central business district of Shenton Way. Afro Asia Building is one prime example. At one time, my office was located opposite this office. At one time, one of my clients was here. I used to visit the MPH bookshop located below this building for many years. My late dad had a close friend who was a doctor and guess what, his office was in this building! But I think time on this building is limited. There have been new buildings constructed around this building and it looks like this building may go soon. It will be a pity if it does. There is something about this building that appeals to me.