Inside is 5 lanes, outside is 2 or 3 lanes => bottleneck designThe Marina Coastal Expressway is the widest highway in Singapore with five lanes in each direction
It is design to gave you a traffic congestion
That explains everything except how the Engineers manage to graduate and get his degree
Last edited by Yutaka Go; 31st December 2013 at 11:06 PM.
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My experience is great. Very smooth and fast for the past 3 days. East to West to East. But I never exit to CBD.
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the taxi meter is calibrated to jump 22 cents every 45 seconds of waiting or traveling below 30.8km/h which is highly possible with the jam that day.
The design of some places even worse. One way direction and no exit from income area. Fainted when I sees such design. Waste of petrol and time, don't know why got such people designing such roads.
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here's the actual story as told by our own Mr Brown:
http://www.mrbrown.com/blog/2013/12/...entrapped.htmlDay 2 of the MCE: The above image is the cab fare of one commuter from Bishan to Marina Bay Financial Centre after the taxi driver got lost three times.
and that's according to the guy who posted the image. so i don't think it's a "short trip" followed by a massive merry-go-round.
and YES. i do understand cab fares as i do take them a fair bit.
also check this out: http://gothere.sg/maps#q:bishan%20ju...20marina%20bay
according to the map, the route from bishan to the MBFC is only 11.9km via the CTE (which i would know because i've been there from Bishan many times). and that's where the owner of the image said he was going. pretty much any cabby knows that the easiest route's the CTE down, not from the CTE to the KPE to the ECP. and the MBFC is so prominent you would be blind not to see it. in fact, one would question the passenger WHY he didn't even know how to get there in the first place. and that's a whooping 30 plus km extra he travelled. i don't think i've ever sat in a cab going to the Marina Bay Financial Center that didn't know how to get to the CBD, or getting around within it.
and that brings the question to "got lost 3 times". that phrase is kind of funny because... you only get lost once and spend the rest of the time searching for the place. so that would actually have to mean that he found the place, didn't realize it WAS his destination, and set off again. and the fact that he finally got to his destination means that he knew that IT WAS his destination. so why didn't he direct the cab driver in the first place?
and i find it hard to believe that the cabby would try out the MCE when the CTE's the most viable option when going down from Bishan, especially with a customer in the cab unless he asked to go by that route
so there are 2 scenarios:
1) a dishonest cabby who tried to take the longer route to earn more
2) a guy who doesn't even know how to get to work
Last edited by kei1309; 1st January 2014 at 02:31 AM.
There is no way for the taxi driver to claim to be "lost" (as in he did not know whether he was on the MCE) with all the sign posting and the surrounding hundreds of cars stuck in the massive jam.
If the passenger was a Singaporean, then he could direct the driver on the correct way to go to his own office.
In the massive jam and prolonged congestion of the MCE, it is not possible for the taxi driver to to be "lost 3 times" & drive up and down, on the MCE to clock up 44.9 KM. You can hardly move at all in such a jam, so how to clock 44.9KM?
Why would a taxi driver want to return to an expressway jam 2 more times, after he got lost the first time; when there are so many alternative routes to destination?
Last edited by ricohflex; 1st January 2014 at 10:45 AM.
So far my experience of the MCE has been peaceful and pleasant but I was there before the nightmare started.
They can earn more money than struck in a jam, so no way anyone want to get lost and go back the jam and be caught thrice... temperature will boil in jams....
I know there's sotong taxi drivers... and I am not sure about this case, but 44.9km... is like... from Changi to Jurong/ tuas...
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44km in a cab? That's the entire length of our country. If the cab got lost 3 times, he can dispute not to pay.
And I saw $10 for ERP? I will definitely refuse to pay. From bishan to marina, how many erp on the way?
The best way to go is CTE, exit to PIE and exit to Sims Drive, then nicoll highway
Last edited by donut88; 1st January 2014 at 01:26 PM.
Not too bad actually. Maybe because I totally give it a miss during peak hours and study singapore one map to plan my entry and exit and totally give up going to Jurong using AYE from Ophir road.
Last edited by Sion; 1st January 2014 at 04:09 PM.