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by evehow
Thu, 22 Dec 2011 3:41 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: My Taxi Revenge
Replies: 66
Views: 19182

And this is enough to rile you up? You must be bored living here. No, I do not have to give directions down to the last street. Taxi drivers prefer passengers to direct them to avoid disputes. And unless the driver is a newly licensed one, telling them the main route (BKE, PIE etc) is usually suffic...
by evehow
Thu, 22 Dec 2011 3:34 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: My Taxi Revenge
Replies: 66
Views: 19182

In which case it is in my interest to know the directions beforehand to avoid paying excessive taxi fare.

QED.
by evehow
Thu, 22 Dec 2011 3:23 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: My Taxi Revenge
Replies: 66
Views: 19182

I don't understand what's so difficult about giving directions. I work at the boondocks and some drivers are not quite sure how to get there. Very often giving general directions is sufficient (rattle off a series of road names).
by evehow
Wed, 21 Dec 2011 4:23 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: My Taxi Revenge
Replies: 66
Views: 19182

We got a bolshy cabbie the other week - asked him to drop one person off on Stamford Rd and he wouldn't do it, said he wasn't allowed to do that and drove down to the cab rank at Funan. I'm not sure if it's true or not that they can't do that but the person we were dropping off works near there and...
by evehow
Tue, 20 Dec 2011 3:47 pm
Forum: Importing, Buying and Selling Cars & Other Vehicles
Topic: Buying Motorbike
Replies: 10
Views: 14116

Are you looking for a new RS125? If you're looking for 2nd hand, I'd say try the private sellers on bike forums first. Dealers charge more and the "warranty" they give is quite useless. If you must buy through a dealer, they try someone more reputable like Looi Motor. I go to Jalan Bt Merah to chang...
by evehow
Thu, 15 Dec 2011 12:10 pm
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Help with my Starhub Mobile iPhone Bill!!?
Replies: 8
Views: 11891

The $5 is likely a monthly subscription charge for international roaming. It's to enable you to make and receive calls when you are overseas. To receive calls in Singapore from overseas, there is no additional charge involved. There is this thing about making international calls from different phone...
by evehow
Mon, 12 Dec 2011 9:22 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Post dinner party doggie-bags
Replies: 60
Views: 16845

Really indeed.
by evehow
Mon, 12 Dec 2011 12:14 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Post dinner party doggie-bags
Replies: 60
Views: 16845

Thank you for your generalisation that Singaporeans are penny-pinching people.
by evehow
Sun, 11 Dec 2011 11:57 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Post dinner party doggie-bags
Replies: 60
Views: 16845

When entertaining it is considered ungracious to not have enough food. So hosts tend to over rather than underprepare food. We have no qualms about taking leftovers; in fact when we have office lunches, the caterers normally prepare styrofoam boxes for us to pack the leftovers, since "we've paid for...
by evehow
Fri, 09 Dec 2011 10:16 am
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Expat wedding celebrant (or someone to present as one)
Replies: 11
Views: 6516

Wedding dinners / void deck parties are only celebratory and do not have legal standing whatsoever. You can hold whatever party you wish as long as no JP is involved and it will not be legal. However if you have a JP or authorised religious person (priest/pastor etc) conducting a ceremony which invo...
by evehow
Wed, 07 Dec 2011 1:24 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: DIY home improvement tips needed
Replies: 23
Views: 11326

That's why I suggested the OP speak to his ID.

I mean he wanted to DIY "sanding" the concrete wall didn't he...
by evehow
Wed, 07 Dec 2011 1:02 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: DIY home improvement tips needed
Replies: 23
Views: 11326

You can plaster over the walls. Speak to your ID about it. It should be a simpler job compared to "sanding" the concrete walls!

However if you're talking about ceiling spalling (falling plaster from the ceiling) then good luck to you because it is a very difficult problem to solve!
by evehow
Wed, 07 Dec 2011 12:55 pm
Forum: Property Talk, Housing & Rental
Topic: Newish HDB with Condo-like facilities
Replies: 30
Views: 16410

Back to the original question. Has anyone visited Pinnacle@Duxton? It is a 50 storey HDB flat. No pool, no gym but residents get to use a personal sky park. Great view and very close to CBD. Not in the East Coast but near MRT. A friend of mine lives there. A standard of interiors (judging from his ...
by evehow
Wed, 07 Dec 2011 12:43 pm
Forum: Parenting, Family & Schools
Topic: Post Secondary Education Tuition Grants
Replies: 2
Views: 3553

The work pass is not automatically granted to you. You must find a job on your own and then apply for the passes.

Edit: source https://tgonline.moe.gov.sg/tgis/files/SOA-FAQ.pdf (Q15)

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