Amazon Prime Now Has Landed In SG

You’ve been waiting for Amazon to come to Singapore. They already do deliver to Singapore, via their Amazon Global shipping program. But that wasn’t enough. You wanted Amazon right here in Singapore. Well, that hasn’t quite happened just yet, but Amazon just launched their Amazon Prime Now service in Singapore! This seems to have come ahead of an official announcement,…

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Worst Aviation Disaster Almost Happened

If you’re a nervous flyer, you probably don’t want to read about this. Possibly the worst aviation disaster in history almost happened earlier this month. An Air Canada aircraft landing at San Francisco airport aborted its approach at the last moment, narrowly missing four other passenger aircrafts preparing to take off. The incident happened at night on July 7. Air…

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Punctured Tyre Detected Early

Tyre punctures can be rather inconvenient to drivers, even if not dangerous if it happens as a blowout at highway speeds. Most other times, tyre punctures have not been a huge problem for me. But in the most recent incident, I was lucky and thankful to have a Tyre Pressure Monitoring System alert me to the problem. I installed a…

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SMRT’s Known Known Is Engineering Failure

About two years ago, I wrote about Mediocre Engineering, Failed Management, in reference to SMRT’ s breakdowns. I was wrong. While it’s clear their management has been a failure, it’s beginning to emerge that their engineering isn’t doing that much better either. If I were to use favourite words from Donald Trump, they would be labelled an “absolute disaster”. I…

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NS50 Free Travel Entirely A Publicity Stunt

I’m completely disappointed about the stunt pulled by the four public transport operators to offer free travel to national servicemen on 30 June. It may have seemed like a good move on their part to commemorate 50 years of national service this year. However, their execution of this move leaves me wondering if they were genuinely interested in commemorating NS50….

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It’s Not All IT’s Fault

I read with interest a letter to the Straits Times forum page today. A Ms Maddy Lim Kah Hoe complained about sub-standard work from IT firms in building her websites. I can fully understand and appreciate the problems she faced. I’ve encountered similar sort of problems too, and it’s not just from IT firms, but also those in other trades….

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What Train Commuters Really Want

SMRT begun “signalling checks” of their brand new signally system this month, during weekdays, and including during peak hours. Not surprisingly, numerous disruptions occured, leaving commuters upset and wondering if this is just but the usual breakdowns, now cleverly disguised as “signalling checks”. We’ve had signal faults, track faults, train faults. Faults are now “checks”. The public was even earlier informed that…

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Curb by Jokoro

One of the little knick knacks I picked up recently is this wedge-shaped piece of silicon designed to prop up a notebook off the desk. You could either use it so that your notebook’s keyboard would be angled upward a little, or, to provide some space under the notebook to improve cooling with better air-circulation around it. I don’t know if…

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Fire at Changi Airport

Our highly acclaimed world class Changi Airport met with a mishap last evening. There was a fire at Terminal 2, which triggered a full evacuation of the terminal, closure of the terminal for about nine hours, and affected some 40 flights. I wasn’t there, I can’t say how well the incident was managed, but I wonder if they may have somewhat overreacted. Every…

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What Makes An Item Supicious

You’ve probably heard by now, Hougang MRT Station was closed temporarily yesterday because of an unattended piece of luggage. The police were called in, and after the bag was found to be “non-dangerous”, the station was reopened after about an hour of disruption. Good thing the incident wasn’t more eventful than that. But I’ve always wondered, what makes an item…

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