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    http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/...t/1833852.html

    Any user experience here of Tower Transit's bus service?

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    Can't wait to sit in a red double decker bus in Singapore. It's be a great tourist attaction.


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    If I understand the arrangement correctly, existing assets i.e. buses will be redistributed to successful tenderers. So I don't think we will see Routemasters here. They probably will just repaint the buses they take over.

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    Typo error in the Press Release from Chairman Smith of Tower Bus? Is it 'reliability' or 'realiability'?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JacePhoto View Post
    Typo error in the Press Release from Chairman Smith of Tower Bus? Is it 'reliability' or 'realiability'?
    "Realiability" is Singlish.

    Mr. Smith has got to know it to do business with us.
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    The title "London bus is coming to town" sound like a modified rhyme
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London_...s_Falling_Down


    London Bridge is falling down,
    Falling down, falling down.
    London Bridge is falling down,
    My fair lady.
    London bus is coming to town
    coming to town, coming to town
    London bus is coming to town
    My fat aunty
    I eats, shoots & leaves

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yutaka Go View Post
    London bus is coming to town
    coming to town, coming to town
    London bus is coming to town
    My fat aunty
    Our London Bridge:


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    That one failed miserably......

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    and tower transit systems is owned by the aussies, not english.

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    It's funny how our local transport corporation that runs our public transport has so often lament that cost is high and not profitable but yet an outsider for-profit corporation still find it profitably viable to come to our small little dot to compete.
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    With the new business model, these operators no longer keep the takings. Instead, money will be collected by the government and the tendered sum will be paid to these companies. They just have to ensure that whatever amount they entered in the tender is profitable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sammy888 View Post
    It's funny how our local transport corporation that runs our public transport has so often lament that cost is high and not profitable but yet an outsider for-profit corporation still find it profitably viable to come to our small little dot to compete.
    The transport companies know that they can be profitable after the next fare increase

    So far, the only method they use to increase profit is to increase fare. Looks like the transport industry do not need any one with Phd/Master degree to be CEO. Anyone with an O-level certs, is qualify to run the company.
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    This is all about adding a touch of London sophistication to Singapore. Okay?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yutaka Go View Post
    ...Looks like the transport industry do not need any one with Phd/Master degree to be CEO. Anyone with an O-level certs, is qualify to run the company.
    Saw Phaik Hwa holds a master degree in public transport management from University of Malaya.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post


    This is all about adding a touch of London sophistication to Singapore. Okay?
    Routemasters were phased out of public services in end 2005. Some were preserved. Maybe we can buy those over for $1 each.

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Routema..._June_2013.jpg

    The new Routemaster looks better and safer with multiple exits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yutaka Go View Post
    The transport companies know that they can be profitable after the next fare increase

    So far, the only method they use to increase profit is to increase fare. Looks like the transport industry do not need any one with Phd/Master degree to be CEO. Anyone with an O-level certs, is qualify to run the company.
    So we are held hostage for profit. heheheh.... This almost expands to all public works and quasi govt businesses expanded from formerly being public services to being "for profit" corporation. And we have no choice as sheeps in a pen. heh.
    A good photo's 45% you, 45% practice & 10% equipment. A bad photo share the same ratio.

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