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by stuckmojo
Wed, 21 Jan 2015 8:23 am
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: No more public drinking and retail of alcohol post 10.30pm?
Replies: 130
Views: 14675

Re: No more public drinking and retail of alcohol post 10.30

That's going to kill that cesspool of what Clarke Quay has become, the bridge that is now completely full of BYOBers on any given weekend. So maybe it's a good thing. I suspect the issue runs deeper, but any action will only address the most public bits. For example, I can walk down to my suburban ...
by stuckmojo
Fri, 03 Oct 2014 10:11 am
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: Here we go again, expats in the news
Replies: 67
Views: 9682

I watched it a few times. I think the biker was an idiot for rising up to the frustrated car driver's taunt as he sped off at the traffic light. In the end he's the one facing jail time now. This is typical here: people inch forward on the red light trying to get an advantage. Bikers should think of...
by stuckmojo
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 9:18 am
Forum: Cars & Motorcycles
Topic: Guidelines to local driving patterns (motorcycle focused)
Replies: 26
Views: 11465

I just clocked 10,000km of riding a 1,700CC motorcycle in Singapore. Although the residents' driving style took a while to get used to, I don't feel it's particularly bad at all. (Mind you I was born in Italy) Like anywhere else, if you are on a motorcycle you should assume you are invisible to traf...
by stuckmojo
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 9:11 am
Forum: Cars & Motorcycles
Topic: When did the "motorcycle kept left on Expressway" rule chang
Replies: 4
Views: 2649

Re: When did the "motorcycle kept left on Expressway&qu

PNGMK wrote:I remember in the late 90's ... pretty sure it was here in 2000... but since 2005 I haven't seen it. In the old days bikes were meant to keep left. Does anyone know why or when it changed? Not that I care.
As far as I know it's no longer in force. (and I ride 10,000km a year just in Singapore)
by stuckmojo
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 11:55 am
Forum: Entertainment, Leisure & Sports
Topic: Any metal / rock pubs or hangouts in Singapore?
Replies: 27
Views: 11043

Resurrecting an old-ish thread, I know, but I guess it's true there aren't any real "rock" places? Let's forget about the Hard Rock cafe.

Any suggestions? The more Metal, the better.
by stuckmojo
Fri, 12 Sep 2014 10:49 am
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: Home prices ‘to fall 20% by 2016 on restructuring, curbs’
Replies: 22
Views: 6008

http://www.todayonline.com/business/sharper-focus-interest-rates-needed-property-market-projections "Another month passes and another property market forecast is made — but nothing really new is said. If you want to be cynical about it, the prediction of the market’s demise in the near future is ol...
by stuckmojo
Tue, 05 Aug 2014 3:24 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Progressive taxation is 'soft Marxism'
Replies: 40
Views: 7526

The accumulation of wealth at the top has now gotten to a stage where there is no opportunity for those at the bottom of the pyramid, as they start off with a disadvantage too big to bridge. What on earth does that mean? :???: It sounds as if you are suggesting that there is a fixed supply of money...
by stuckmojo
Tue, 05 Aug 2014 9:35 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Progressive taxation is 'soft Marxism'
Replies: 40
Views: 7526

Trickle down economics don't work as intended. It's more like a trickle-up effect. I just watched a documentary called "Park Avenue: Money, Power and the American Dream", and although it's far too left-leaning for my taste, it does touch on important points http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/park-avenue...
by stuckmojo
Fri, 18 Jul 2014 9:02 am
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 'Shot Down In Ukraine...
Replies: 84
Views: 11718

Sad to hear about the Malaysia plane. I'm also bracing myself for people over-reacting and blaming the airline considering any plane could have been shot down by flying through a conflict zone. The responsibility lies with those who did not close out an area where ground-to-air missile batteries are...
by stuckmojo
Thu, 26 Jun 2014 1:23 pm
Forum: Cars & Motorcycles
Topic: New motorcycles - taxes
Replies: 43
Views: 10917

For what it's worth, before getting my current bike I looked into importing a used one from the UK vs buying new or used here. In the end heart ruled head and I went for a used HD Street Glide here, with 8 years COE left. To substantiate what SE said about riding the Honda in traffic, big bikes with...
by stuckmojo
Sun, 22 Jun 2014 10:47 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Is it illegal to use mobile whilst driving here....
Replies: 12
Views: 3247

sundaymorningstaple wrote:If you are on a bike, helmet mounted Go-Pro with wireless is the way to go. Straight to the TP. You will have them on the phone and can also get a good shot of the registration plate. The TP will act. :cool:
good idea. I will do that
by stuckmojo
Thu, 19 Jun 2014 11:00 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Is it illegal to use mobile whilst driving here....
Replies: 12
Views: 3247

every single time I ride past a shunt on one of the highways it's obvious to me that the driver of the car behind was on their phone. Texting especially, or checking Facebook.

This is endemic and you only need to look at drivers to notice that.
by stuckmojo
Thu, 05 Jun 2014 6:52 pm
Forum: Drivers Licence
Topic: How to convert your motorcycle license into a Singapore one
Replies: 180
Views: 131598

quick update: after passing my test I went to convert my UK licence and the auntie at the counter did give me the full (no more than 400cc) story But since I rode there on my bike (1690cc) I produced all documentation (insurance, ownership, et cetera) and she converted it to the unlimited class. Hop...
by stuckmojo
Wed, 07 May 2014 9:41 am
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: Another FT showing the middle finger :)
Replies: 16
Views: 4142

They did a real number on him on TRS and he's probably going to end up pulling an Anton Casey, but I reckon he had it coming. Really now. Rants about drivers here notwithstanding, this scooter guy made two irreversible errors, one to stop there, even for a moment, and two not having the good sense ...
by stuckmojo
Fri, 21 Mar 2014 9:55 am
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: Finally.....SG is the real #1
Replies: 145
Views: 22283

Breakfast @ T3 airport : 12$ for a donut, croissant latte from dunkin donuts lol latte tastes like hot water, at least provide some quality ? That's not so bad considering that at OSL airport 3 slices of medium sized Pizzas from Pizzahut + 1 medium Pepsi costs $35 SGD! I'm currently in Budapest now...

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