Oil Price Down But Petrol Price Up
Tuesday, 24th February 2015
Pump prices across all petrol stations when up after Government announcement of a hike in petrol duties. The tariff for premium grade petrol is now SGD$0.64 per litre, up by 20 cents, while the duty for lower grade petrol, such as 92-octane and 95-octane, is SG$0.56 cents per litre, up by 15 cents. The petrol companies sell their 95-octane petrol for about SGD$2.00 per litre. Premium grade petrol is around SGD$2.50.
22 Ablebody Men and 14 Hours To Catch 40 Rats
Thursday, 18th December 2014
At a hill next to Bukit Batok MRT station large colony of rats scurrying about. So some 22 Ablebody Men from Star Pest Control Company were seen running up and down the hill to 14 Hours to capture 40 Rats.
King Air Aircraft Intercepted by Indonesian Jets
Tuesday, 28th October 2014
The twin-turboprop Beechcraft King Air BE9L with tail number VH-PFK (Australian registered) departed from Cebu, the Philippines, from A Singapore aircraft en route from Sibu (Sarawak) to Seletar Airport in Singapore Interception began at 7:56 a.m. when the Indonesia 1st National Air Defense Sector Command (Kosekhanudnas) at Halim Perdanakusuma Air Force Base in East Jakarta detected an aircraft without clearance in the Pontianak area.
Authority Imposes Restrictions On Car Loans
Tuesday, 26th February 2013
The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) is imposing restrictions on loans for private cars to safeguard against borrowers defaulting on their repayments. As of immediate, the central bank said consumers will be limited to borrowing 60 per cent of the purchase price of a motor vehicle when the open market value (OMV) is S$20,000 or less (the cheaper 1.6 litres Korean/Japanese car). And 50 per cent cap on auto loan will be imposed when the OMV is more than S$20,000 (the more expensive car). The MAS is also capping the tenure of a motor vehicle loan at five years.
Scooted Off To Sydney
Monday, 4th June 2012
Singapore long haul budget carrier, Scoot, took to the skies with its inaugural flight to Sydney, Australia. The plane load of 400 budget traveller departed from Singapore Changi Airport at 11.25pm. Hello Australia!
Indonesia to take control of the airspace above Riau
Sunday, 20th May 2012
Indonesia would take control of the airspace above Riau Islands (about 20 kilometers south of Singapore), currently controlled by Singapore since 1946, from 2025. Singapore is willing to hand over control of the airspace above Riau Islands, earlier provided that the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) gives the green light.
New Bus Park For Expanding Bus Fleet
Wednesday, 25th April 2012
The Singapore Government have partnered two public transport operators, SBS Transit and the SMRT, to add about 800 buses over the next five years. The government will pay for 550 buses, while the operators will fund the remaining 250. As such, Singapore Land Authority (SLA) has release two new space for parking these buses overnight - one at Changi another at Woodlands.
Repaired Qantas A380 Flew Home
Saturday, 21st April 2012
After 18 months, 78,000 man-hours and repairs costing US$144 million, the aircraft is finally ready to fly again. The Qantas Airbus A380 aircraft that experienced a mid-air engine explosion in 2010 returned home to Sydney from Singapore.
High COE Prices As Explained By The Minister
Tuesday, 17th April 2012
Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew said that the certificate of entitlement (COE) prices are soaring because the economy is doing well and not because the Government is further slowing the growth in the vehicle population. He was responding to a steady stream of complaints about COE prices - now at their highest in more than a decade.
Authority Imposes Restrictions On Car Loans
Friday, 3rd February 1995
The Monetary Authority of Singapore is imposing restrictions on loans for private cars to safeguard against borrowers defaulting on their repayments. As of immediate, the central bank said consumers will be limited to borrowing 70 per cent of the purchase price of a motor vehicle.
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