Greasy Gas Stove

My mum loved to eat fry food like fried tofu, fried egg or fried prawn roll for her simple meal. She will leave behind a gas stove which is greasy.

I will indirectly get the blame as the stove and kitchen will be greasy. My mum will clean up but will not remove the grease but just wipe through only. I will need to do it else my wife will be unhappy.

My wife may not be thoughtful to clean for my mum sometimes. But I will not muttered a word to avoid any quarrel as she always feel she is right in her judgement.

I will definitely choose not to live with my children when they are married. This is to avoid any disagreement which people may not see eye to eye. Living under a roof is more complicated as everyone must be use to one another habits and character.

Easygoing people should have no issue as there will always be tolerant to other people. Will you be tolerant with your family members under one roof?

Everyday is Deepavali

My Indian friend told me that everyday is Deepavali if he never owed the banks money. He went into debt as he borrow money to help his relatives to tide over the money crisis.

I always lend him $50 monthly to help him in anywhere I can. He will usually return me when he get his bonus.

During Deepavali, he will not go his relative houses even though they call him. He does not have the money to give the Hong Bao to the children. But of course he will not tell his relatives. This the reality but others may not realise it, as they cannot see the bigger picture of another person life. He still need the dignity and the best way to escape is work or away from the family.

This is the true picture when people goes into debt due to helping people, healthcare bills, household, poor money management or any other reasons. It will be the lowest point of their life. But in recent years, there are mechanism available to help them to get out of debts if they borrow from the banks.

He told me everyday is Deepavali if he is not in debt and have sufficient money for his family.

Credit Counselling Singapore is one of the non-profit organisation that is helping thousands of Singapore Residents to get out of debt. The only catch is you must have a permanent job with an income and your debts are from the banks.

Visit CCS to find out more》》》

Something is brewing

I have feedback on the open plaza where the top is not cover with any glass or mechanical protection. It is perfect fine on sunny days. But when the rain comes, the open plaza will be wet and pose a safety hazard to the senior citizens.

A big vertical lifter is now below the top opening. Something might be happening soon.

I shall update once they have completed the works.

Bugis Junction Moldy Ceiling

Moldy Ceiling are unsightly for visitors but they are happening every where in air condition space if they are not taken care. But they do take time to form and start spreading.


  Moldy Ceiling at Level 1 BHG

The above moldy ceiling maybe due to condensation form around the supply air duct. It may also be due to water dripping from above the supply air grill due to poor insulation. This may not be resolve timely due to the cost involve to do the repair and made good the ceiling. But this will cause the indoor air quality to drop due to the presence of mold.

Trains down on PSLE First Day

The trains on eastern Singapore start to have issue after 6am. This will affect PSLE students and staffs turning up on time at the examination centre on 28 Sept 2017.

This had resulted in undue stress to the parents of PSLE and the students who need to catch train to the school.

Trains having problem 2 hours prior to start of PSLE.

Not sure Ministry of Education had make any announcement.

Trains still having issue at 8am.

Let’s hope this will not add stress to our PSLE candidates. This must be additional protocol made known to public via social media by Ministry of Education.

Special Treatment for VIP and GOH

VIP (Very Important Person) and GOH (Guest of Honor) are accord with special privileges whenever they visit certain buildings or places. Their route are well planned and lift are home to serve them to their destination.

They will only see the good side of the facility and shielded away from things that are bad. This may not be good as they do not see the real reality of the society or the real facility issue that are build for the community.

Many advance party members will ensure that the facility they visit are in tip top condition. No work are allowed to occur on the path that they are taking.

The public however will still take the opportunity to feedback to the VIP and GOH on facility issue or community problems. There are free to comment as it strive to improve our society. Staffs are not able to make comment due to restriction accord to them due to company policy.

It is difficult to change the work culture but learn to live with it. Stay HAPPY.

Ghost Festival 2017 Prayers

The Ghost Festival is a traditional festival for the Chinese. There are now many educated Chinese who now no longer believe in the tradition. But there is no stopping of others who still believe in this special festival. It is up to individual on their belief.

Everyone queuing up to place their joy stick into the urn after the end of the prayer session.

Do you believe in this special festival?

Cashless MRT Stations

From Sept 1, 11 stations had been selected to go cashless. Admiralty MRT is one of them and I will need to made some adjustment. Currently I and my wife is already going cashless. But what about my children? They do not have atm or debit card.

Thus, it will inconvenience me as I have to do the top up for them. They cannot do it independently. I have not sure whether LTA have thought about it. I am definitely not going to ask them to top up at convenience stores as there are additional charges involved.

This is Singapore style, enforce the rules to ensure you comply to their policy. So remember to made adjustment to your travel needs.

The 11 stations going cashless are Admiralty, Bedok, Bukit Panjang, Buona Vista, Farrer Park, HarbourFront, Hougang, Lakeside, Pasir Ris, Serangoon and Yew Tee.

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PIE work site collapse: Questions loom over collapse of viaduct segment, Singapore News & Top Stories – The Straits Times

The collapse of this project allowed us to reflect that we must do evaluation base on 20% cost and 80% on quality and safety. We also need evaluation committee members with engineering background and safety.

Singapore News -The collapse of a 40m segment of a viaduct being constructed in Upper Changi Road East killed one worker and injured 10 others on Friday. While the authorities are investigating the accident, questions have been raised about the tender process and the design of the project.. Read more at straitstimes.com.

Source: PIE work site collapse: Questions loom over collapse of viaduct segment, Singapore News & Top Stories – The Straits Times

North East Line Down 8 July 17

The North East Line went down in the wee hours of Saturday.


Information is up but with a small mistake which I think you can spot easy.
(Picture credit of my FB friends)

The delay travel spell into a full break down of services.

It is a common since to see passengers battling to get up the buses due to the large human traffic. The train will also be pack like sardines when it started to resume operations.

It looks like the signal fault is creating an uphill task for the operator. There may be other issues which is not visible to us and unspoken by the staffs who are aware of it. We just have to live with it as LTA try its best to resolve the issue.

Lift give way on level 4

The latest lift incident occured in Jurong West on 2 July 2017 and the passengers escaped with no major injuries.

Source of news
Jurong West HDB lift suspended for further investigation after accident injures one: BCA

The below listed the lift incidents that had occured over the past years.

Date: 10/10/15
TC: Jurong TC
http://www.straitstimes.com/singapor…t-at-hdb-block

Date: 25/01/16
TC: Pasir Ris – Punggol TC
http://www.todayonline.com/singapore…ains-suspended

Date: 08/03/2016
TC: Ang Moh Kio TC
http://www.straitstimes.com/singapor…e-than-an-hour

Date: 09/06/16
TC: Holland Bukit Panjang TC
http://www.todayonline.com/singapore…ident-8-months

Date: 11/06/2016
TC: Pasir Ris – Punggol TC
http://www.straitstimes.com/singapor…-drops-sharply

Date: 16/05/16
TC: Pasir Ris – Punggol TC
http://www.asiaone.com/singapore/eld…shap-pasir-ris

Date: 07/06/17
TC: Ang Moh Kio TC
http://www.todayonline.com/singapore…-lift-accident

Date: 09/06/17
TC: Ang Moh Kio TC
http://www.todayonline.com/singapore…man-40-minutes
(BLK325A SengKang East Way now got NO LIFTs!)

Date: 02/07/17
TC: Jurong-Clementi TC
http://mothership.sg/2017/07/blk-542…an-breaks-leg/

Total count of high profile lift accidents:

AMKTC:3
PPTC:3
HBPTC:1
JTC:1
JCTC: 1

Credit from HardwareZone Forum

The safety and integrity of the lift was the highest standard till the mandatory lift inspection was removed by the authority. Town Council will continue to engage the qualify and competent lift maintenance company to perform the routine maintenance.

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First vending machine ‘cafe’ at MRT station: A look at 13 quirky vending machines from around the world, Singapore News & Top Stories – The Straits Times

SINGAPORE – The first vending machine “cafe” at an MRT station has opened at Ang Mo Kio, with five machines serving more than 90 food and beverage options.The Chef-in Box VendCafe occupies a ground floor retail space and offers hot meals, drinks and snacks for under $6.

Source: First vending machine ‘cafe’ at MRT station: A look at 13 quirky vending machines from around the world, Singapore News & Top Stories – The Straits Times

Leaking OverHead Linkway

The overhead linkway is supposed to shield us from the rain during the wet days. But the new overhead linkway installed at Blk 672, Woodlands Drive 71 had already start to leak. On closer look, there is a gap on the roof already.


The material selected for this linkway is not desirable and had already start to corrode less than 1 year into operation. I also wonder whether they have Engineers or maintenance team doing site walk to identify facility issue.

Town Council Fees is going to raise in June 2017 and it must worth every cents we pay for conservancy charges.

It is my duty as a resident to inform the Sembawang Town Council so that they are aware of the quality of the facility installation done.