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by ScoobyDoes
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Whats going on at SMRT
Replies: 23
Views: 2097

Re: Whats going on at SMRT

.... Water pipes bursting, road works all over the place (and in the same places over and over again), Bukit Panjang LRT that needs replaced, the flyover that collapsed even before it was finished...... Funny that. Almost sound like the typical 1st world country doesn't it. :mrgreen: Much older one...
by ScoobyDoes
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 11:45 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Whats going on at SMRT
Replies: 23
Views: 2097

Re: Whats going on at SMRT

Is this one off, or the beginning of something big? I mean is it the start of a new trend of structural decline of Singapore? The man who created Singapore is no more already, so I wonder how long is all this going to last? Water pipes bursting, road works all over the place (and in the same places...
by ScoobyDoes
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 8:14 am
Forum: Credit Card & Banking in Singapore
Topic: HSBC Singapore Poor Service
Replies: 8
Views: 1141

Re: HSBC Singapore Poor Service

I think it's a little rich to call out only HSBC from Singapore, despite me having accounts with them. All foreign banks pretty much come with scare stories and I've heard them all about Citi and StanChart as well. Our work has an OCBC account and they are just as bad as the references made at the s...
by ScoobyDoes
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 8:01 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Whats going on at SMRT
Replies: 23
Views: 2097

Re: Whats going on at SMRT

sundaymorningstaple wrote:When it rains, it pours!
Who will fall on their sword?



Whilst guys should have resigned months ago, based solely on yesterday after just the flooding case, if they are not fired today then it sums up the situation well enough.
by ScoobyDoes
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Any Eagles up for a gathering in October?
Replies: 72
Views: 6907

Re: Any Eagles up for a gathering in October?

FB = Facebook. Private Group is simply a Facebook Group that's set to "private" meaning only the group admin(s) can permit membership and nobody outside the group can see what's posted. However, it would mean revealing our 'secret identities' to each other... Slight "Whooosh" mo...
by ScoobyDoes
Fri, 20 Oct 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: office renovation
Replies: 6
Views: 1187

Re: office renovation

x9200 wrote:It's about moving an office to another location so it's both: restoring the old one and adapting the new.

A small office, <700sqf.


Still looking?

Your's sounds EXACTLY what I did moving into my current place 5yrs ago.
by ScoobyDoes
Fri, 20 Oct 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Cars & Motorcycles
Topic: Flashing to overpass when I'm already over limit by 15 kph and in a tunnel
Replies: 6
Views: 1512

Re: Flashing to overpass when I'm already over limit by 15 kph and in a tunnel

If it's an empty road in front, never stay in the right lane.......it's not my function to police the roads and prevent others getting tickets. Better to keep out the way but one person's "well over 80kph" is another's normal. Having said that, I'm still surprised that in 10yrs I only pick...
by ScoobyDoes
Fri, 20 Oct 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Any Eagles up for a gathering in October?
Replies: 72
Views: 6907

Re: Any Eagles up for a gathering in October?

Addadude wrote:Would it be worthwhile setting up an Eagles FB Private Group?


Sorry, don't understand reference to "FB" or where to get such a thing as a "Private Group", but it sounds expensive?


x9200 wrote:Thanks man and thanks for your company.


Likewise.
by ScoobyDoes
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Any Eagles up for a gathering in October?
Replies: 72
Views: 6907

Re: Any Eagles up for a gathering in October?

Scooby, you are right. It's difficult anymore to get up a quorum let alone a full scrum. Those of us that are left are often outstation. Only a few like me who are stuck here and no longer part of the jetsetting group. MOM has surely decimated our group, that's for sure! :x It's ironic, I had "...
by ScoobyDoes
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Any Eagles up for a gathering in October?
Replies: 72
Views: 6907

Re: Any Eagles up for a gathering in October?

... I'm pretty sure he's the only Eagle who has attended ALL the gatherings with this notable exception! And that would have boosted the numbers to........three. What I'm saying is, there is more a structural cause-and-effect from the days where, on the first page of an event page, we'd have 10-15 ...
by ScoobyDoes
Sat, 14 Oct 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Any Eagles up for a gathering in October?
Replies: 72
Views: 6907

Re: Any Eagles up for a gathering in October?

Looks like I'm in for the meetup this evening. I went without crutches yesterday and so far today, feeling better today so I reckon I'll give'r a try! Hopefully will reach by 8 pm as I don't drink & drive so I'll have to go home and then take the MRT down to Buona Vista. Came down with flu and ...
by ScoobyDoes
Fri, 29 Sep 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Broken luggage claim
Replies: 9
Views: 1468

Re: Broken luggage claim

Well, I have flown low cost airlines like Tiger, Jetstar and Air Asia for the last 8 years may be some 30 trips. If I had taken insurance on all of them I don't know much I would have lost $1000 so far in premiums?. And then there is no guarantee that your claims will be accepted. They could still ...
by ScoobyDoes
Fri, 29 Sep 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Cars & Motorcycles
Topic: Driving SG registered car in Malaysia
Replies: 16
Views: 1925

Re: Driving SG registered car in Malaysia

I've been pulled over more times than I can count, both whilst driving the KL plate and my SG plate. Police typically have/had different stops for local and foreign but since much of the NS was expanded to 3-Lane it is harder for them to do a physical stop. That said, their Mitsubishi Lancers are on...
by ScoobyDoes
Sat, 19 Aug 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Cars & Motorcycles
Topic: NCD - Is UK one valid here?
Replies: 16
Views: 2000

Re: NCD - Is UK one valid here?

Dear OP off topic - Have you returned your UK licence back to DVLC? Huh? Is there a need to? I still have/use mine despite leaving UK more than 20yrs ago but it makes a difference my "home" postal address has not changed in all that time as my parents are still in the same house so no nee...
by ScoobyDoes
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Cars & Motorcycles
Topic: NCD - Is UK one valid here?
Replies: 16
Views: 2000

Re: NCD - Is UK one valid here?

thanks for correcting me. wish it had been so 7 years ago. In 2007 when I moved from KL with NCD letter/proof which was basically just my last policy, INCOME here gave me their full 50% discount. I've since changed car and insurance to AVIVA but my INCOME broker, at the time, was very helpful. Toda...

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