Transport & Motoring

Why Are Cars So Expensive In Singapore?

A city with growing population and limited space cannot afford a massive traffic jam. This is why the Singapore government invest billions of dollars each year on public transportation. The government aims to make it reliable, inexpensive, efficient, and accessible for all. With this objective comes the restriction of private transportation. Since 1990, the Certificate of Entitlement (COE) complemented with tax and duties have been introduced to regulate car ownership and road usage. There is no such thing as a

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Transport & Motoring

Dramatic Increase In Transport Fares Welcome 2019

Capping off the year was the application of the price hike as suggested by the Public Transport Council (PTC). This is a part of the Fare Review Exercise, which affects the train and bus services (i.e., including Go Ahead Singapore, SBS, SMRT, and Tower Transit). Notice your remaining balance for the past few days. You may tap out of a station and feel that you have been charged more than the usual rate. The same thing happened when you took

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Transport & Motoring

3 Car Accessories Worth Spending On

1. DASHBOARD CAMERAS UNIQUE SELLING POINT: A dashboard camera has the ability to record any unforeseen events. PRODUCT PRICE RANGE: Quality dashboard cameras can cost you hundreds of dollars. However, the cheapest one I saw was S$10 in Lazada. The dashboard camera, better known as dash cam, is an on-board camera that continuously records the view of the vehicle’s exterior or interior. It can be attached in many spots including on the dashboard or on the windshield. Due to its

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Transport & Motoring

Avoid Making These Costly Mistakes As A Parent Of A Teen Driver

Having a teenage driver is a breathtaking experience that can keep Singaporean parents awake at night. It is normal to worry about the safety of your child on the open road where anything can happen.  Who am I kidding? Even my parents are terrified that I am driving as a young adult. If you do not want to pay for increased insurance premiums or medical fees, here are three mistakes that you need to avoid… MISTAKE #1: SETTING AN EARLY BLASTOFF

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Transport & Motoring

How To Save Money As A Newbie Driver

Not owning a car in Singapore may be the wisest thing for your wallet. However, there are efficient ways to minimize your financial destruction. Consider the following: GAIN THE THEORETICAL KNOWLEDGE FOR FREE Theoretical knowledge includes the fundamental aspects of driving such as the road signs and the car parts. Recently, I enrolled myself in a driving school that offered free lectures as a part of the year-end promotion. I was fortunate as some driving schools charge extra for these.

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