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Car, Taxi or Public Transport?

Post by mg62712611 » Wed, 28 Dec 2005 4:38 pm

Hi all,

I prefer to buy car but too expensive due to COE. If I buy, then too costly to maintain due to ERP/expensive car parking in CBD.

I found that Singapore has less land so Government don't encourage to buy cars. Okay, I understand and make budget of $ 600 per month for taxis. When I need taxi in rainy season and weekend nights, then nobody pickup the call to book the taxi.

I don't want that my girl friend should go to MRT and buses. Moreover, MRT and buses are not convenient at all in some places and specially after watching movies and dinner from nice restaurant.

Please advise. Thanks.

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Post by dot dot dot » Wed, 28 Dec 2005 5:04 pm

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Re: Car, Taxi or Public Transport?

Post by Mary Hatch Bailey » Thu, 29 Dec 2005 7:40 pm

mg62712611 wrote:I don't want that my girl friend should go to MRT and buses.
Good Lord! Why not??

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Post by riversandlakes » Fri, 30 Dec 2005 2:08 am

Because she's dust/people/noise-averse :twisted:

You know, sometimes I wonder if this forum itself posts strange questions like these?
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Post by Vaucluse » Mon, 02 Jan 2006 11:55 pm

I'm sorry, but what a whiner . . .
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Post by Matney » Tue, 03 Jan 2006 8:30 pm

What is wrong with the MRT and buses? I think I'm correct when I say a lot of us either the MRT or buses daily and have no problem with all the stares we get. Your girlfriend will get use to it. I just stare right back and smile at them! :wink:
Spend the money and get a car, that way you won't have to worry about your girlfriend in a taxi either. They can't be any safer than the MRT or buses.

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Post by La Di Da » Fri, 06 Jan 2006 1:43 pm

Well if a car is too expensive, taxis aren't at your beck and call and for some reason you don't want your girlfriend to use the MRT's and buses like the rest of us, why don't you buy a nice little tandem bicycle and that way you can pedal yourselves around at your convenience ?!

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Post by vaishali » Fri, 06 Jan 2006 3:26 pm

*shrugs* An apt saying rings true here...."deal with it".

Nearly every expat or "non-conforming Singaporeans" (like myself) have to deal with constant stares wherever we go. Just deal with it and get on with what you have to. Singapore is a safe place. I have regularly walked home tipsy from the bar at 3am and have had absolutely no problem! :)

Just dont' worry so much. Taxis are actually very cheap here compared to other countries, and taxi drivers are usually very friendly people. I've met some real dungballs, but there are always going to be rotten ones.

Again, just deal with it.
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Re: Car, Taxi or Public Transport?

Post by Yutenji » Wed, 11 Jan 2006 9:04 pm

mg62712611 wrote:I don't want that my girl friend should go to MRT and buses.
Maybe she'll respect you for not wasting your money on taxis/car if the situation only requires bus/MRT. Then, as a bonus, you can make a bigger deal out of taking Taxi (or even, wow, a Premier cab) when it's a special occasion.
Alternatively, and please excuse me if I'm crossing the line of politeness here, if your girlfriend -really- judges you on the mode of transport you provide, then maybe this is not the type of girl you should be with. More likely, you are judging yourself and trying to 'do the best' for your girl, which is sweet but perhaps unnecessary. Just talk to her and find out if that's something that is important to her or not.
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Post by timpassey » Sun, 15 Jan 2006 7:58 pm

people stare at expats in singapore? is this imagined? i certainly haven't noticed in the six months here.

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Post by riversandlakes » Fri, 20 Jan 2006 1:10 am

Sorry they didn't notice you, tim :(
timpassey wrote:people stare at expats in singapore? is this imagined? i certainly haven't noticed in the six months here.
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Re: Car, Taxi or Public Transport?

Post by riversandlakes » Fri, 20 Jan 2006 1:24 am

Looking back, the OP sure is funny. The car itself is expensive because of S$10,000 COE and $1 ERP and $2 carpark fee?

How about:

1. car price tag at minimum S$100,000?
2. annual maintenance and service equivalent to a mouth to feed
3. annual road tax depending on the car you get
4. sky-high on-going petrol strangle
mg62712611 wrote:
I prefer to buy car but too expensive due to COE. If I buy, then too costly to maintain due to ERP/expensive car parking in CBD.
Goatboy will always cherish his former goatgirl.
But the world is full of fluffier ones.

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