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.

Gas leaking in Riser

There was gas leaking out of my gas riser room outside my flat. I have verified it is not from my cooker as there are no gas smell in the kitchen.

Gas meter
The gas meter is not running when I off the cooker.

I have no alternative but to activate City Gas in the evening. The service team came one hour after the activation. They check with a gas meter and verified it was not from my piping. Their suspicion is from the flat below. The town gas is lighter and will rise up through the ventilation provided in the riser room.

Thus they went to the flat below us to conduct their investigation. The City Gas never update me and I leave it in their good hands.