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Offline jerome_the_lang

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Re: China is no horse run
« Reply #120 on: April 16, 2019, 19:05 »
china no horse run, singapore provide free transport...


In 2007, Singapore decided to invest in a second government-to-government project in China to develop an eco-city in Tianjin. This followed the first earlier project developed in Suzhou during the 90s. Essentially, Singapore came up with the money while China provided land near the Tianjin city to develop a new urban city.

To facilitate the development, the Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City Investment and Development Co Ltd (SSTEC) was created to develop the new Tianjin Eco-City (TEC). It is a 50-50 joint venture between a Chinese Consortium led by Tianjin city government and Singapore government through Keppel Group. Its role includes the development of infrastructure, residential, industrial and commercial properties...

...Surbana Jurong went on to describe how happy the residents are living in the eco-city. It said, “Residents are happy with the communal atmosphere, fostered by common causes such as recycling programmes and shared spaces and facilities, including community centres, parks, sports facilities, medical facilities and municipal services.”

In particular, it mentioned that bus services are free throughout the eco-city. “Free zero-emission bus services throughout TEC helped to cut down the car population,” it said...

...On the TEC’s website, it also talked about the many freebies enjoyed by the residents, “Do you know the (Community) Center also offers free recreational facilities?”

“Residents of different ages and with different interests can have fun with their friends and families at the Center with facilities such as a reading room, an indoor children’s playground, an art room, a billiards and table tennis room, a gym and a relaxation corner for the elderly,” it said.

“Free shuttle buses are also available from different locations to get there within the Eco-City.”

In Singapore, gyms in the community centres are not free. For example, the first gym which is only expected to open in Ang Mo Kio Community Centre this year, would charge an entry fee of $2.50. Even elderly above 55 need to pay at $1.50...

...While back in Singapore, new PAP MP Cheng Li Hui stood up to give her two cents during the Parliamentary debates in 2018, criticising the Public Transport Council for lowering the transport fares in recent years.

She said, “the additional operating cost was clearly not captured in our current fare formula setup as a result, operating cost has increased drastically while fares have lagged behind a for the last few years. This needs to be urgently addressed for a more sustainable public transport system and to prevent increasing burden on taxpayers.”

She said, “Given that operating costs have increased drastically, it is surprising to see the Public Transport Council has granted three consecutive fare decreases.” and asked for the explanation of why fare decreases were granted despite significant increase in operating cost for the last three years.

Minister Khaw was delighted with Ms Cheng’s speech. He agreed with her wholeheartedly that fare adjustments had lagged rise in operating cost.

“I agree with Ms Cheng Li Hui that the current formula is inadequate,” he said. “It can be improved to better track total costs.”

Following the conclusion of its annual transport fare review exercise last year, the Public Transport Council (PTC) decided that a “maximum allowable adjustment quantum of 4.3 per cent will be implemented for bus and train fares” starting in last Dec.

This translates to an increase of six cents per journey for adult fares. Single trip tickets for trains and adult cash fares for buses were also raised by 10 cents respectively.

It looks like the Singapore government takes better care of Tianjin Eco-city residents much better than Singaporeans in Singapore. What do you think?

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Re: China is no horse run
« Reply #121 on: April 16, 2019, 19:51 »
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Re: China is no horse run
« Reply #122 on: April 20, 2019, 07:25 »
Whoopsies!! ;D

Leica Draws China Backlash With Video Invoking Tiananmen Crackdown

Leica Camera AG of Germany is the latest foreign company to spark a backlash in China over marketing material seen as offending local sensibilities, this time for a video that re-creates scenes seemingly from China’s 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown.

The reaction was swift: After appearing on various websites Thursday, by Friday morning China time the word Leica in English or Mandarin had been banned from the micro-blogging platform Weibo for “violating laws, regulations or the Weibo community guidelines.” Some Weibo commenters lambasted the company, while others left candle emojis -- a common symbol of remembrance of victims of Tiananmen Square, an incident Beijing has scrubbed from the country’s official history.

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If you didn’t know, the scenes depicted are somewhat true to life; read; That famous Tankman pic was taken by Stuart Franklin who’s a Leica shooter;
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