Once a year, Singapore's roads are fenced up, lighted up and roaring to welcome the F1 Grand Prix.
You would see massive fencing and flood lights lining the city streets and the F1 put building coming alive with all the contractors preparing the VIP stands.
Frankly speaking when I drive through the streets, I can't help feeling like a race car driver and imagining I'm Mark Webber darting past all my competitors "Taxi Drivers". I should probably win a prize as the street racer of Singapore and perhaps they can invite me and my Honda Fit to enter the race!
As a citizen of Singapore, I can't help thinking of how to help our country and earn more to help our economy. So I decided to put on my thinking cap and WALA! A fantastic idea to introduce our Ang Mo racer to our culture!
ERP on the race track! I mean.. How can the organisers not think of this?
Other than just the challenge of racing at night, now racers have to pre plan their route and time it just nice where they pass the gantry at the lowest cost possible! Of course, we cannot degrade these guys with just $3.50, $0.50 charges.. it should be $3,500 at low peak and $6,000 at high peak timing to match their income status! That's what we are doing in Singapore anyway...
Just a thought... (I reserve the right to charge for commission if this really is put into plans! Singtel please take note.)
For tourists who is visiting Singapore for the F1, welcome to our FINE city and do enjoy our lovely F1 event. If you would like to get a chance to ride through the F1 pit and do a bit of sight seeing during your stay in Singapore, please visit our tour packages.
Lion City Day Cycling Tour includes a ride through the F1 pit where you can imagine to be Hamilton on a Tern Bike and I'll volunteer to race you as Webber on another Tern Bike!
Of course, Mobile Rental of Bikes for Self-Tour is available to your doorstep but don't expect it to be the speed of a F1 Race Car! Have a great fun in our lovely country!
As the saying goes, “Good things must come to an end!” . The Morning Express says good bye to it’s dynamic duo, Glenn Ong and The Flying Dutchman. In replacement of FD, we now hear a deeper voice of DJ Veteran Joe Augustine. FD has moved in to duo with Vernetta Lopez on Gold 90.5FM to host a morning show rivaling Class 95’s Morning Express.
Can’t help finding myself toggling between CLASS and GOLD to find the comfortable voices to sooth the morning blues! I so do miss hearing Glenn and FD so now I have to choose between the next best duo, FD and Vernetta Lopex or the crappy fun Glenn Ong and Joe Augustine.
Morning rides to work just turned a tad bit more complicated....
Extract from: http://www.todayonline.com/entertainment/bitter-sweet-split-morning-express-duo
If you woke up today and realise that the skyline greeting you is all hazy and blurred, don't be too alarm as it seems that it's minor remains of the Sumatra Forest Fire.Latest figures from the National Environment Agency website, showed that the number of hotspots detected in Sumatra decreased to 82 from 199 on Monday. Though I would believe that there is also the burnings of incense paper over the Chinese Lunar 7th Month festival... (Yup, we are contributing to the haze too!!!)
So those of you who has your mask available, get it ready! If you are planning a long ride over the weekends, please check the PSI index before you set out!
With the recent outcry of Singaporeans on the high cost of owning a car in this Little-Red-Dot on the map called, Our Home (A very expensive home). LTA has decided to distract our attention from the prices of cars to... the price of ERP! We are proud to announce to you that going through the ERP gantry will now cost $6! Price of your lunch of Hokkien Mee and Ice Ka-Chang as quoted by 98.7FM Muttons.
We at BikingSingapore have the perfect solution of skipping the pricey ERP and that's with our Cycle-To-Work Services. Be it rental or pick-up services, this is definitely a cheaper alternative than hearing the Beep on your cash card reader every morning.
See below the article from Today news:
SINGAPORE — The Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) rates will be adjusted at three locations from Monday, Aug 5, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) announced today (July 29).
The changes come after the LTA’s completed its quarterly review of traffic conditions on ERP-priced roads and expressways. The rates for the other gantries will remain unchanged.
The rates below are for passenger cars.
ERP rates at the four gantries on the southbound CTE after Braddell Road, and the slip road from the PIE into the southbound CTE, are going up in two half-hour slots. Motorists passing through these four gantries will now pay S$1 between 7am and 7.30am — there was no charge in this half-hour block previously — and S$5 between 7.30am and 8am, up from S$4 previously.
NORTHBOUND CTE BEFORE PIE
The rates at the gantry on the northbound CTE will rise from S$0.50 to S$1 between 5.30pm and 6pm, and from S$1 to S$2 between 6pm and 6.30pm.
ECP (FORT ROAD)
The gantry on the westbound ECP into the city, just past Fort Road, and the gantry on the KPE slip road into the ECP will rise from S$5 to S$6 for the half-hour between 8.30am and 9am.
Original Article at: http://www.todayonline.com/singapore/erp-rates-adjusted-3-locations
As we wait patiently for Google Map to decide bringing this in to Singapore, we can surely dream of the vast options of biking route available!
This is sure to enhance Cycling to Work a whole new experience and improve the whole experience of biking in Singapore!
Fingers cross and hope this would happen soon! *
"Whenever I meet someone who finds out that I work on the directions team for Google Maps, the first question I'm asked is often "So when's Google Maps going to add biking directions?" We're big biking fans too, so we've been itching to give you a concrete answer. I don't want to keep the good news a secret any longer, so the answer is: right now!
Today we've added biking directions and extensive bike trail data to Google Maps for the U.S. My team has been keeping close tabs on all the public support for biking directions that’s been steadily coming in, but we knew that when we added the feature, we wanted to do it right: we wanted to include as much bike trail data as possible, provide efficient routes, allow riders to customize their trip, make use of bike lanes, calculate rider-friendly routes that avoid big hills and customize the look of the map for cycling to encourage folks to hop on their bikes. So that's exactly what we've done.
Let's say you want to bike to work, or maybe you want to drive less and spend more time outdoors. Biking directions can help you find a convenient and efficient route that makes use of dedicated bike trails or lanes and avoids hills whenever possible. "
Extract from: http://googleblog.blogspot.sg/2010/03/biking-directions-added-to-google-maps.html
Wanted to trial the Tern Link C7 performance on the road. So packed a light pack for the road and set off at Tpy to office!
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