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CITY DIRECT BUSES IS A SHAM TO FORCE S'POREANS TO PAY MORE

Buses like 97 and 118, which offered direct access from Hougang to Jurong East and Orchard respectively were rerouted. As a result, residents were left to the mercy of the trains which got more crowded over time and is today beyond maximum capacity. So now instead of reinstating the previously withdrawn buses, the LTA has introduced premium services supposedly to offer hapless commuters an alternative?

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7 RELEVANT QUESTIONS ABOUT THE NEW SATELLITE BASED ERP SYSTEM

How will this impact on taxi and bus fare structures? Won't there be an acute shortage of cabs plying within the priced zones during peak hours then, since the longer they ply to look for fares, the more they would be charged? Are they intruding into my privacy, since now they can track my whereabouts within the priced boundaries? Will there be diff road pricing along diff stretches within the priced zone? Will there be price fluctuations at different times of the day within the restricted zone?

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FITNESSFIRST LAUNCHES EXCLUSIVE GYM FOR RICH ELITES IN CBD

In a tell tale sign of the growing income inequality and the burgeoning group of rich elites relocating to Singapore, FitnessFirst has announced that it will launch an exclusive elites-only gym in the Central Business District by the second half of this year. The UK-based fitness chain Fitness First calls this gym "Gravity", ironically named since the $9.5 million gym will be located on the top of a brand new office tower to be built in the CBD, the new CapitaGreen tower on Market Street.

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