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Welcome aboard! November 1, 2009

Posted by hafizbam in Site News.

Hello! You have just hopped on to the Singapore Bus Page, my platform for news and comment on topics concerning my areas of interest – buses and other modes of public transport in Singapore.

In addition to regular updates on the latest happenings in the local public transport scene, I will be putting up occasional reviews on buses plying the roads of Singapore, including my rides on the many express buses shuttling between Singapore and various destinations in Malaysia.

From time to time, I will also be sharing my experiences onboard flights by various carriers in the region. Indeed, my interest in aviation and land transport complement each other well in my overseas travels!

I hope you enjoy reading the articles as much as I had penning them down. Any comments, including your personal experiences would be most welcomed!

See you again soon!

Hafiz BAM



1. one unhappy resident - April 3, 2010

The best thing that happened to me after living in Poh Huat neighbourhood for the past 10 years is the introduction of premium 595 on 9/12/2009. It ferries us almost from our door step to the nearby Serangoon MRT within 10 mins. For once, i thought the government has finally heard our pleas of having to brave the heat & rain to walk for almost 10 ten minutes to the nearest bus stop located outside Yio Chu Kang Road. But sadly, barely 3 months to its operation, the operator decides to call it quits citing low ridership as the main reason for its sustainbility; 60-80 commuters per day is not enough to cover their operating costs.

Before its termaination, we have highlighted to the bus driver that not many residents knew its existence & destination unless they have read the news & newspapaers.Except for the sign “Premium 595”, there is no additional signage fronting the bus window screen alerting residents of its intended journey & fare. A few of premium 595 commuters then including myself have suggested to the bus driver to place notice such as “To Serangoon MRT, $1.20” to the window screen but this was rejected by the driver himself. He has also confessed that he is quite nauseas to drive the same route daily.
To many working adults like myself who do not own a car & along with many others whom i shared the ride every morning including young couples with babies, expatriates, students, old folks going to the market, this has caused us a lot of miseries & heartache to know that our new found happiness is only short-lived.

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