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    Quote Originally Posted by 9V-Orion Images View Post
    I was referring to travelling time with the aforementioned "first train ... across the island ..." being our MRT from Pasir Ris MRT Station (EW1) to Joo Koon MRT Station (EW29) and vice versa.

    But yes, there is also a significant community of Singaporeans residing in Johor Bahru (JB) with their own dedicated association and forums.
    Significant is subjective. Significant enough to cause housing prices to crash? I seriously doubt so.

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    think positive lah.
    more choices better mah.
    at least jam at checkpt would improve if you decided to drive.
    If you feel to tired to drive then sleep 90min on the train lah.

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    Quote Originally Posted by edutilos- View Post

    Significant is subjective. Significant enough to cause housing prices to crash? I seriously doubt so.
    With the new population forecast, prices in Sin will not crash. However, I have heard of quite of lot of Singaporeans buying properties near Iskanda. Half the price, double the size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by edutilos- View Post
    Significant is subjective. Significant enough to cause housing prices to crash? I seriously doubt so.
    Well, I wasn't the one who brought up anything on housing or property crash just referring to travelling time alone since you mentioned not many will "wake up at 5-6 am to get to work by 8.30 am" which in fact many do.

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    I think high speed train is way better than air plane. The waiting time for air travel is too long. You need to be at the air port 90 mins in advance, wait for boarding, wait for luggage,...
    Last time I boarded a Shinkansen the waiting time is almost same as normal MRT. In fact, I arrived 10 minutes earlier and boarded the wrong train because I thought train would wait for 10 mins or so. It only waited for 2 minutes for you to get on the train with your luggage, sit tight and feel like taking MRT with dedicated chairs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by htthach View Post
    I think high speed train is way better than air plane. The waiting time for air travel is too long. You need to be at the air port 90 mins in advance, wait for boarding, wait for luggage,...
    Last time I boarded a Shinkansen the waiting time is almost same as normal MRT. In fact, I arrived 10 minutes earlier and boarded the wrong train because I thought train would wait for 10 mins or so. It only waited for 2 minutes for you to get on the train with your luggage, sit tight and feel like taking MRT with dedicated chairs.
    We still do not know how frequent this service will be and it will be only in 2020 or later....

    Just a bit concern about the safety of the train though......
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    i like sitting on airplane. even on shuttle trips (almost typed shutter, oops!) there is a special feeling.

    Maybe i like takeoff and landings a lot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by htthach View Post
    I think high speed train is way better than air plane. The waiting time for air travel is too long. You need to be at the air port 90 mins in advance, wait for boarding, wait for luggage,...
    Last time I boarded a Shinkansen the waiting time is almost same as normal MRT. In fact, I arrived 10 minutes earlier and boarded the wrong train because I thought train would wait for 10 mins or so. It only waited for 2 minutes for you to get on the train with your luggage, sit tight and feel like taking MRT with dedicated chairs.
    Yes, from what I've seen for a comparable example, most Londoners are more than happy to take the Eurostar to Paris as opposed to travelling to Heathrow or Gatwick or Stansted Airports, checking in early... Wait for queue to take-off, land at CDG Paris, before taking a train into the heart of Paris. For shorter distances a train tends to make more sense.

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    Don't have high expectation. Just add another 10 years more for whatever they said.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shizuma View Post
    i like sitting on airplane. even on shuttle trips (almost typed shutter, oops!) there is a special feeling.

    Maybe i like takeoff and landings a lot.
    If they have trolly dollies in hugging kabaya in the new train, maybe you will have the same special feeling. Nowadays train rides are very comfortable, much better than our 20 year old East West line.
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    Radio news: line to cost S$12 billion. Tickets between S$120-S$140 (iirc).

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    I can only see better prospects for Malaysia in their properties, businesses & Genting. Was reading the Star just now & they're targetting stations in Iskandar, Muar, Batu Gajah (Melaka) & Seremban before KL. Costs estimated to be Rm60-80 billion including land acquisition.

    It'll be awesome if we can have an hourly train from either sides but tickets should cost S$200+/-. Currently, the KLIA Express railway operates between airport & KL Sentral is RM70, two ways & takes 28mins or so. Fast, stress-free so it can be done. They say it does 160km/h.

    For passport clearing they already have MACs which i'm using so no more stamping & I'm sure it'll be further eased in future.

    Only problem is delivery & quality as there's plenty of faith in their corruption
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    Quote Originally Posted by edutilos- View Post
    Yes, from what I've seen for a comparable example, most Londoners are more than happy to take the Eurostar to Paris as opposed to travelling to Heathrow or Gatwick or Stansted Airports, checking in early... Wait for queue to take-off, land at CDG Paris, before taking a train into the heart of Paris. For shorter distances a train tends to make more sense.
    That's true, I've driven & flew between cities in EU+UK & the Eurostar/TGV are very efficient. Furthermore, fuel is very expensive in UK. IndoChina should be connected by a similar railway in future for progress.
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    Quote Originally Posted by edutilos- View Post
    Yes, from what I've seen for a comparable example, most Londoners are more than happy to take the Eurostar to Paris as opposed to travelling to Heathrow or Gatwick or Stansted Airports, checking in early... Wait for queue to take-off, land at CDG Paris, before taking a train into the heart of Paris. For shorter distances a train tends to make more sense.
    Although it is a technical wonder, I think this is an example of man trying to be too smart and tempting nature (to destroy it).

    It is not necessary in the first place.

    An undersea tunnel is subject to constant stresses and danger of sea water ingress at high pressures.
    Any crack is a death sentence for hundreds of train passengers.

    Trying to rescue a disaster-struck train in an undersea tunnel is near-impossible.

    The UK-France undersea rail tunnel is also a sitting duck for would be suicide terrorists.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ricohflex View Post
    The UK-France undersea rail tunnel is also a sitting duck for would be suicide terrorists.
    Whatever it is I hope they won't buit the high speed rail track to KL beside my farm in Malaysia.

    Have they thought about how do they manage the train noise?

    I can't sleep, my wife can't sleep, my chickens can't sleep, my cows, goats and pigs all can't sleep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by d2xpeter View Post
    yes, yes, i will be one of them.
    planning retirement. LOL
    I am planning to open old folks home to JB. All CS Ah Gong welcome, give u discount.
    will organise XMM shot occassionally too ..LOL..

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    Quote Originally Posted by NineEleven View Post
    there's plenty of faith in their corruption
    it is a project by both government. who are they that u refer ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wong_se View Post
    I am planning to open old folks home to JB. All CS Ah Gong welcome, give u discount.
    will organise XMM shot occassionally too ..LOL..
    Ah Gongs only interested in shooting aunties.

    Are there enough hot aunties in JB?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wong_se View Post
    I am planning to open old folks home to JB. All CS Ah Gong welcome, give u discount.
    will organise XMM shot occassionally too ..LOL..
    There are more CS Ah Gongs in JB already than you think. Just waiting for someone like you to organize some XMM shoots instead of temples, temples and more temples.
    This Ah Gong is not ready for old folks home yet, let alone temple to sent spirit to Happy Hunting Ground.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonlee View Post
    There are more CS Ah Gongs in JB already
    i am one of them. i dun organise XMM shoot...auntie shoot ok ?

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