EZ-Link launches EZ-Pay, a post-paid ERP payment service

According to CNA, you can use a new system, EZ-Pay, to charge your ERP fees to your credit card. This service is currently only available to Citibank card holders, but will be made available to cardholders of other banks in 2017. There is no registration, subscription, top-up or service fee, said EZ-Link. With this new […]

Who is driving up transport prices in Singapore?

Even though Singapore is a small country, it is ironic that our cost of transport has increased up to the price of a small apartment. COEs are getting more expensive COEs are almost $50,000 now, and may possibly increase further due to private-hire car firms competing with the average individual COE bidder to secure large […]


Q: What is the difference between ComfortDelGro and Uber/Grab ? A) Age of their Drivers? B) Types of Cars they drive? C) Drivers’ Social Skills? D) Speed it is Allowed to Travel at? A: None of the Above The difference is: One is a COMPANY, and the other is a COLLECTIVE, a UNION. and I don’t mean union like hey-let’s-go-on-a-strike-union, or in singapore’s case, […]

Breaking down but more reliable

Let’s break down this article. RISE IN MAJOR BREAKDOWNS BUT MRT GETS MORE RELIABLE: LTA That’s the headline that Straitstimes had. It doesn’t seem like a logical statement as it’s a contradicting statement. How can a rise in major breakdowns equate to things becoming more reliable? It’s very much like scoring 1/20 on your spelling test […]

The Big U-Turn

So the Thomson-line blog hasn’t been forced to close. The blog was originally slated for closure according to it’s owner Nethaniel, a student at Singapore Polytechnic. He had originally posted a final message on his blog detailing the threats of legal action that LTA had issued him for his coverage of the ongoing construction. However over […]

Non-profit blog closed for good

The Thomson Line Blog has been forced to close. For those that don’t know, there’s a blog that documents the construction of the Thomson Line. There are all kinds of hobbies and interests, this is an example of a unique one. While there seems to be absolutely no harm in writing about the progress of […]

Fatal accident leaves 2 SMRT members of staff dead

Why were the staff on the railway during operation? Two SMRT staff had their lives cut tragically short this morning. Nasrulhudin Najumudin, 26 and Muhammad Asyraf Ahmad Buhari, 24 were both relatively young and were both receiving on-the-job training when the accident occoured. “(They) were part of a technical team that went down to the track […]

Pedestrians have no rights

Next time you cross the road make sure every single car comes to a stop. Despite being knocked down by a moving vehicle, you still have to be held responsible for not checking for oncoming traffic before crossing the road. Even if you have the right of way. Shocked? Well you should be. Even if […]

It’s here! Regulations for GrabCar and Uber.

GrabCar and Uber drivers may have to undertake a vocational license. There were some who weren’t too happy with the arrival of game changers GrabCar and Uber. Most of them were people in a similar industry, namely the taxi services here in Singapore. Many cabbies felt that it was added competition and felt at a disadvantage. […]

Watching this video makes me want to go back in time

Watching this video brings back all forms of memories about public transport. I remember the fare cards and the tickets and stuffing them into the crevices behind the seats of busses. As well as the troublesome windows when it rains on a non air-conditioned bus. But I never fell in love on the bus. Perhaps […]