Year 2014

Transportation

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.


SIA's Golden Bird Takes Off

Sunday, 1st October 1972

Singapore Airlines, or SIA, took to the air at dawn which heralded a new era in the Singapore's aviation history. The first SIA flight SQ108, a Boeing 737 aircraft left for Kuala Lumpur at 6.14am.


Singapore Youth Flying Club Established

Wednesday, 1st December 1971

The Singapore Youth Flying Club (SYFC) was established in December 1971 as the Junior Flying Club (JFC) by the then newly-formed Singapore Armed Forces (SAF). Its mission is to promote aviation among youths and inculcate in them a strong passion for flying. This is done through its aeromodelling courses for secondary school students and flying training for JC and Polytechnic students. Its vision is to be a world class aviation training centre for youths and it strives to develop them to take up a career in the Republic of Singapore Air Force.


Kallang River Dredge For Seaplane Usage

Wednesday, 18th December 1946

The Singapore Government started dredging Kallang River. This is to prepare Kallang Aerodrome for seaplane approach. During the next 3 months, seaplane landing will be diverted to Seletar Air Base.


RAF Replace Spitfire with Meteor Jets

Tuesday, 1st October 1946

RAF Tengah is upgraded to become the next new fighter base and it will be Southeast Asia first.


RAF Install Radar At Mount Faber

Sunday, 1st September 1946

The radar device install at Mount Faber can pick up rain clouds over 100 miles away and watches the direction and speed at which the rain clouds travels. The installation was done by RAF (Royal Air Force) Telecommunication Research Establishment.


Pan-Am Resumed Flights To Manila

Monday, 29th April 1946

Pan-American Airways (Pan-Am) resumes flight between Singapore and Manila. Flights takes-off from Changi and for seaplanes from Kallang Aerodrome.