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mrt & bus fare increase

Postby Baron Greenback » Tue, 16 May 2006 1:00 pm

I was chatting to the security guard at work the other day, nice old chap. He mentioned that as the elections are over that there will soon be a fare increase on public transport.

The sort of thing you expect from any governement wanting votes in an election I suppose, hold off on the bad news unitl you are in power.

But as i have not been here for an election before I was wondering - when can we expect it? Will it effect taxis as well?
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Postby Bremen » Tue, 16 May 2006 1:13 pm

That's kinda funny... They just recently (4 months ago?) increased the MRT fares. A week before the fare increase, SMRT and SBS recorded record profits.
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Postby Baron Greenback » Tue, 16 May 2006 1:20 pm

So what does SBS stand for? Singapore Bull Sh1t? :roll:
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Postby Bremen » Tue, 16 May 2006 2:14 pm

SMRT: Sado-Masochistic Rape Time!

SBS: Sexual Bondage Society.
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Postby Cheekybeek » Tue, 16 May 2006 2:15 pm

OH! Bafana's private clubs complete with acronym.

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Postby Cheekybeek » Tue, 16 May 2006 2:17 pm

Sorry should edit that.

Just the SBS is Bafana's pirvate club.

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Postby Bremen » Tue, 16 May 2006 2:36 pm

Cheekybeek wrote:Sorry should edit that.

Just the SBS is Bafana's pirvate club.


See Bafana Scream?
Seduce Bafana Society?
Satisfy Bafana Sexually?
Segreant Bafana's Soldiers?
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Postby Cheekybeek » Tue, 16 May 2006 2:47 pm

No the Sexual Bondage Society.

(see bomb shelter thread :wink: )

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Postby Eric Shang » Tue, 16 May 2006 5:09 pm

There's even a supposed leak that GST will be raised to 7%.

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Postby Baron Greenback » Tue, 16 May 2006 5:12 pm

Ahh that old chestnut, leak a 7% increase & then when it is only 6% people are not so bothered.
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