"Sad" and "embarrassing" do not at all describe the situation accurately. The incident could have been tragic, with lives lost. We know that the trains run on rails that carry electricity. Water and electricity don't mix without causing a disaster.Read More »
Tag Archives: Electricity
HOUSEHOLDS RECEIVE GST VOUCHERS BUT LESS REBATES THIS TIME?
A concerned netizen was skeptical of good news about households receiving GST vouchers to offset their bills as he questioned if the cost of rebates had actually decreased.Read More »
NEEDY FAMILY IN SENGKANG HAS ELECTRICITY CUT OFF, SO MUCH FOR HELPING THE POOR?
A needy family living in a 3-room flat in Sengkang has electricity cut off after her Pay U reached zero value. The woman suffers from breast cancer, lost her job and her mother recently passed on. Do you think our welfare system is enough to help someone like her who's struggling to stay afloat?Read More »
ALJUNIED RESIDENTS DEPRIVED OF ELECTRICITY FOR HOURS, TOWN COUNCIL ONLY GIVE EXCUSES
An Aljunied resident suffered an electricity blackout for the whole night and complained about the Town Council's inefficiency. He said it gave excuses like its technicians forgot to bring their toolbox. How can liddat?Read More »
PAP’S ELECTRICITY PRICE INCREASE IS A BETRAYAL OF SINGAPOREANS
Price increases on various services have been coming in thick and fast since the general election in 2015. The 6.1% increase in electricity tariff to be implemented with immediate effect is but the latest example.Read More »
S’PORE ELECTRICITY CHARGES ONE OF THE HIGHEST IN THE WORLD
According to “Cost Of Electricity By Country – Comparison of average electricity prices in select countries” (worldatlas.com – “last modified on September 19, 2016) – Singapore’s electricity tariff at 14.90 (S$21.61 divided by 1.45) U.S. dollar cents per kilowatt hour, would put it at number 4 (most expensive) among the 18 countries.Read More »
ELECTRICITY BILLS TO INCREASE BY 5.7%
Electricity bills will increase by 5.7%, which adds up to about $4.30 for a 4 room HDB flat, for the period of 1 January and 31 March 2017 next year, says SP Services.Read More »
RESIDENTS OF 37 CIRCUIT RD PLAGUED BY BLACKOUTS FOR 4 NIGHTS
Residents of Block 37 at Circuit Road have been plagued by blackouts for four nights since Nov 3. Sources said that the corridor lights of the HDB block did not turn on at the times they were supposed to in the evening. The lifts were still in working order.Read More »
S’PORE POWER: ELECTRICITY TARIFFS UP BY 9.2%, UTILITY BILLS TO RISE
Singapore Power Services announced on Thursday (30 June 2016) that electricity tariffs for 2016 3rd quarter will increase by 9.2% or 1.59cents per kilowatt hour. SP Services claimed that this was due to a 26% increase in cost of natural gas used for electricity generation. This would translate into an average monthly bill increase of $6.79.Read More »
DON’T BE FOOLED INTO THINKING S’PORE HAS LOW TAXES!
Do you realise that the tax imposed on water and electricity consumption in Singapore is very high? Just examine this bill of a very careful consumer. Waterborne fee $4.45 Sanitary Appliance Fee $6.61 Water Conservation Tax $1.34… On top of these taxes, water and electricity consumption is added GST of $3.11 thus making a total tax of $11.12 or 23.24% of the bill of $47.73.Read More »