We are set for year end event on 06Nov09 Friday at One Degree 15 Marina, on island of Sentosa. Five years ago, we had our Annual General Meeting (literally in a showroom hut!) and the price of land then was $200-$300 psf. Today, it sells for $2,000-$2,500. Latest was a high-end property at $4,000 psf on reclaimed land fronting the ocean. You have a gorgeous view but you can’t swim out there.
New Price List for Traffic Offences effective 15Jun09
Exceeding 01 – 20km/h = $130 Fine + 4 Demerit Points.
Exceeding 21 – 30km/h = $150 Fine + 6 Demerit Points.
Exceeding 31 – 40km/h = $180 Fine + 8 Demerit Points.
Exceeding 41 – 50km/h = more than $200 Fine + 12 Demerit Points + Court
Exceeding 51 – 60km/h = more than $200 Fine + 18 Demerit Points + Court
Exceeding More Than 61km/h = more than $200 Fine + 24 Demerit Points +
Failing to Put On Seat Belt = $120 Fine + 3 Demerit points
Crossing Double White Lines = $130 Fine + 4 Demerit Points
Careless Driving = $150 Fine + 6 Demerit Points
Inconsiderate Driving! = $170 Fine + 9 Demerit Points + Court
Dangerous Driving = more than $200 Fine + 24 Demerit Points + Court +
Illegal Racing = more than $200 Fine + Vehicle Confiscate + Court
Phone/Text and Drive = $200 Fine + 12 Demerit Points + Phone Confiscated
You cannot hold your phone in your hand when you drive, even with loud
speaker and/or ear piece
For First Offence = Up to $5,000 Fine and/or Jail Term + License Suspended
+ CourtFor Second Offence = Jail Term + Fine + License Su spended + Court
Fail to signal when changing lanes = $70 Fine
Making an illegal U-Turn when no U-Turn sign = $70 Fine
Driving after 7pm without headlights or taillights = $30 Fine
No number plate = $70 Fine
Obstructed or obscured number plate = $70 Fine
Number plate of unapproved type = $70 Fine.
Last few standing
What happened on 15 Feb 1942?The British surrendered to the Japanese after fighting from 8 December 1941 to 15 February 1942. Singapore suffered 44 months of misery. Lt General Percival in a massive military bunker, (Battle Box) located 9 metres below ground, decided to throw in the towel. Often times, it can be argued that IF only the British stood their ground, pause and not blink for 48 hours, Singapore could have remain free!
The Japanese were already low on ammunition, high on attrition, fatigued after marching 70 days down the Peninsular of Malaya. Their bluff under Yamashita paid off. The actual surrender meeting took place in the Old Ford Factory located at Upper Bukit Timah Rd (Ford Motor’s first Southeast Asian car assembly plant) on that very day.
Side Note: “My attack on Singapore was a bluff – a bluff that worked. I had 30,000 men and was outnumbered more than three to one. I knew that if I had to fight for long for Singapore, I would be beaten. That is why the surrender had to be at once. I was very frightened all the time that the British would discover our numerical weakness and lack of supplies and force me into disastrous street fighting.” Tomoyuki Yamashita
Have a laugh, it’s the week end
20 CEOs boarded an airplane and are told that the flight that they are about to take is the first-ever to feature pilotless technology: It is an unmanned aircraft. Each one of the CEOs is then told, privately, that their company’s software is running the aircraft’s automatic pilot system. Nineteen of the CEOs promptly leave the aircraft, each offering a different type of excuse.
One CEO alone remains on board the jet, seeming very calm indeed. Asked why he is so confident in this first unmanned flight, he replies: “If it is the same software that’s developed by my company’s IT systems department, this plane won’t even take off.”
This following is what confidence is all about. Awesome, guarantee to inspire!
Welcome On BoardHPASep09
HPA-Lim Chin Siang
HPA-Yoong How Fwong
Thanks to a member ofHPAfor pointing out that myOct09eNEWS contains error, misrepresentation relating to “New Pricing for Traffic Offences” on the following URL link. I am told there is NO such new price list. Please accept my humble apologies. As they say, don’t believe everything you read on the Internet!
Please allow me to quote:“I checked with Traffic Police and they have informed me that there isnosuch “new price list for traffic offences effective 15 Jun 2009. In fact, there is an error in your report on the composition amount for speeding
exceeding 31 to 40 kmph. It is $170 and not $180 as your report suggest.
Please make the necessary correction.”
There are 2 authoritative sources one can refer to. These are: