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Postby dot dot dot » Fri, 12 Aug 2005 5:56 pm

I have done 160 on the ECP already, in the midst of the night, nobody else around... :oops:

but true, it is not really comfy when speeding so much here... :?

(no money for a german car either, surviving in a Japanese warrior car :lol: )

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Postby Yogi » Fri, 12 Aug 2005 11:21 pm

dual citizenship :idea:

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Postby Vaucluse » Sun, 14 Aug 2005 2:00 pm

Eric from the Netherlands wrote:I have done 160 on the ECP already, in the midst of the night, nobody else around... :oops:

but true, it is not really comfy when speeding so much here... :?

(no money for a german car either, surviving in a Japanese warrior car :lol: )

Eric


You poor guy, Eric.

depending on my mood I use a Japanese or a German car - both chauffeur driven and at my beck and call - 24 hours a day - even week-ends.

Oh, they're called Taxis . . . :D

First time since the age of 17 that I have been car-less, but just can't bring myself to pay 100k+ to have something middling . . .

Here's doemthing that looks like the old Communist/Socialist Election results (or the current presidntial ones here :roll: :roll: )

Mystery Commuter Survey

At Comfort, your opinion matters. As such, we launched the monthly Mystery Commuter Survey in January 2002 to monitor and track the service standards of our drivers. This monthly survey, conducted by a select group of commuters and staff, is one of several Comfort initiatives to ensure good service delivery by our drivers so that you can enjoy your taxi ride with Comfort.

Presented below is a summary of the Q2 2005 audit findings:
taxi was clean, neat and well-ventilated 99%
driver was neat in appearance 99%
driver knew the route 97%
driver was polite 97%
driver drove with safety in mind 98%
driver was familiar with the cashless payment terminal 98%

Our drivers performed well in the second quarter of 2005. 98% of our drivers provided a good or excellent overall experience. It was not uncommon to hear our service auditors expressing surprise and delight that our taxi service was good and well above their pre-perception.

Well done to our taxi drivers who passed the service audit with flying colours!
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Postby Carpe Diem » Sun, 14 Aug 2005 2:09 pm

Vaucluse wrote: taxi was clean, neat and well-ventilated 99%
driver was neat in appearance 99%
driver knew the route 97%
driver was polite 97%
driver drove with safety in mind 98%
driver was familiar with the cashless payment terminal 98%


Strange feeling here... How come I am in the other 2% almost 98% of the time?? :wink:
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Postby Wind In My Hair » Sun, 14 Aug 2005 2:16 pm

Carpe Diem wrote:
Vaucluse wrote: taxi was clean, neat and well-ventilated 99%
driver was neat in appearance 99%
driver knew the route 97%
driver was polite 97%
driver drove with safety in mind 98%
driver was familiar with the cashless payment terminal 98%


Strange feeling here... How come I am in the other 2% almost 98% of the time?? :wink:


what gets me about taxis is that awful smell they all have... if not for the fact that the smell makes me nauseous everytime i take a taxi, i'd sell my car in an instant and cab it everywhere.

vaucluse, if this is any consolation cars are relatively cheap now, you can get a decent make for about S$60k these days. don't you love our local definition of cheap? if not for the weather i would use the public transport system all the time, cars are so expensive. but oh the darn weather...

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 14 Aug 2005 2:48 pm

Wind In My Hair wrote:what gets me about taxis is that awful smell they all have... if not for the fact that the smell makes me nauseous everytime i take a taxi, i'd sell my car in an instant and cab it everywhere.

vaucluse, if this is any consolation cars are relatively cheap now, you can get a decent make for about S$60k these days. don't you love our local definition of cheap? if not for the weather i would use the public transport system all the time, cars are so expensive. but oh the darn weather...


WIMH, the smell in the taxis is because of the night shift drivers.....Drunks barfing in the back all the time, eventually leave a lingering "scent". :(

I sold my last car (one of 3) here in Singapore back in '88 when the COE & MRT started. Haven't owned one here since. Even 60K is stupid when you look at what you get for that. Fortunately, this Ang Mo doesn't suffer from face and I generally use the Buses & MRT. :mrgreen:

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Postby Wind In My Hair » Sun, 14 Aug 2005 3:44 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
Wind In My Hair wrote:what gets me about taxis is that awful smell they all have... if not for the fact that the smell makes me nauseous everytime i take a taxi, i'd sell my car in an instant and cab it everywhere.

vaucluse, if this is any consolation cars are relatively cheap now, you can get a decent make for about S$60k these days. don't you love our local definition of cheap? if not for the weather i would use the public transport system all the time, cars are so expensive. but oh the darn weather...


WIMH, the smell in the taxis is because of the night shift drivers.....Drunks barfing in the back all the time, eventually leave a lingering "scent". :(

I sold my last car (one of 3) here in Singapore back in '88 when the COE & MRT started. Haven't owned one here since. Even 60K is stupid when you look at what you get for that. Fortunately, this Ang Mo doesn't suffer from face and I generally use the Buses & MRT. :mrgreen:


you know, sms, if i were more paranoid i would be beginning to think that you are following me all over this board :wink: but even if you are please don't stop, these exchanges are pretty fun!

gross stuff about the drunks but i suppose you're right. i thought it came from whatever cheap disinfectant that taxis drivers use to clean their cabs, they probably buy all the same kind to enjoy bulk discounts or whatever. eew, i really cannot stand it. it's the main thing holding me back from selling my car now, though i'm pretty close to it.

i rather like the buses and mrt, if i wasn't in a hurry these would be my preferred mode of transport. unfortunately when i'm usually running late it's either car or cab.

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Postby dot dot dot » Sun, 14 Aug 2005 10:14 pm

My car has 'my own smell', it is worth more than a 100K :mrgreen:

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Re: If there was ONE thing you could change about Singapore.

Postby superedge » Sun, 14 Aug 2005 10:14 pm

Wind In My Hair wrote:I've been reading all these posts lately about the imperfectness of Singapore, and just for fun want to ask everyone here... if there was ONE thing you could change about Singapore, bearing in mind that this may be mere wishful thinking... what would it be?

For me, I would change the weather. I've long thought that if Singapore were 5-10 degrees cooler and much less humid, it would be near perfect for me.


I would add more latin girls to the city-state :)
just to increase the number of spontaneous smiles outdoors ;)

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Postby Vagabond » Mon, 15 Aug 2005 11:34 am

Carpe Diem wrote:
Vagabond wrote:The size!! Way too many people on a much too small island. If crowds could be eliminated.... :D


Have you seen the projections made by the government? I heard they target 8 million people by 2015? Is that correct??


Yeah heard that too! Double the population in the next 10 years. Can't comprehend how that is possible on our tiny isle :shock: :shock: :shock:
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Postby dot dot dot » Mon, 15 Aug 2005 12:11 pm

superedge wrote:
Wind In My Hair wrote:I've been reading all these posts lately about the imperfectness of Singapore, and just for fun want to ask everyone here... if there was ONE thing you could change about Singapore, bearing in mind that this may be mere wishful thinking... what would it be?

For me, I would change the weather. I've long thought that if Singapore were 5-10 degrees cooler and much less humid, it would be near perfect for me.


I would add more latin girls to the city-state :)
just to increase the number of spontaneous smiles outdoors ;)


now we're talking... :mrgreen:

not just the smiles are spontaneous, that's where the flirtations start... :lol:

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Postby Vaucluse » Mon, 15 Aug 2005 12:16 pm

Eric from the Netherlands wrote:My car has 'my own smell', it is worth more than a 100K :mrgreen:

Eric


:shock: Urgh . .. . Please, Eric, no details . . . :D


I do sympathise with the cabbies here, especially in terms of knowing their condo's - given that new ones are built all the time.

My wife and I have actually started to place bets if the cabbie responds to our 'hello' or good morning/evening' with anything more than a :

a) Silence
b) Grunt
c) the word 'yes'
d) Hello or good something

So far we are at the following (and this is our personal poll :D )

a) Silence (55%)
b) Grunt (12%)
c) the word 'yes' (26%)
d) Hello or good something (7%)

Gotta love those cabbies
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Postby hate cabs » Mon, 15 Aug 2005 2:59 pm

Yeah, I used to live in Spore as a teenager cos of my folks were posted there and I remember the cab drivers well. Many of them are the "dirty old men" sort who tried soo hard to look up my skirts (they were knee length) via the rearview mirror, those lechers gave me the creeps and they would try to be like an "uncle" and ask you all kinds of personal questions etc.

One my male frens who had gone to school in the US and went home for a visit and had a cabbie proposition him!!! Yes, the taxidriver was in his 50s and talked to my fren the whole entire journey and said he's married but often "played" with boys and at the end, he asked for my fren's phone number and asked to get together.

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Postby riversandlakes » Mon, 15 Aug 2005 3:57 pm

How is the rearmirror used to lookup skirts?!

hate cabs wrote:Many of them are the "dirty old men" sort who tried soo hard to look up my skirts (they were knee length) via the rearview mirror
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Postby briceloh » Mon, 15 Aug 2005 4:02 pm

riversandlakes wrote:How is the rearmirror used to lookup skirts?!


there was once some old idiots put some mirrors on lower part of their cab's meter.
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