Re: Yippee ! new car
Originally Posted by Julie1962
Would I be right in imagining they have a better cheaper public transport system than here Bruce ? I think if I lived in a city I probably wouldn't drive at all but it's hard to get around without a car outside the cities here IMO
They do have excellent public transport but they want to keep cars off the road (it is a small island) so to own a car in Singapore you need a certificate which costs a lot of money and lasts 10 years.
A Singaporean friend explained it to me so it is a bit of secondhand information but I think it is basically right.
I have walked into Singapore across the Causeway as well as gone by bus from Malayasia (Jahor) but it is not something I would want to do everyday as so many of the workers do.
Personally I have have never quite understood the concept of giving inanimate objects names. My brother went mad with a Dynotape machine once many years ago when the world was still black and white and labelled everything in his car - Bertie Brake, Charlie Choke, Seymour Steering Wheel etc