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    MRT Train collision in Singapore:
    https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news...ftware-9408766
    HOW CAN THIS HAPPEN IN SINGAPORE?????

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    • ombugge
      ombugge commented
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      A software glitch that resulted in the Joo Koon MRT station train collision arose when the faulty train was "transiting between the old and new signalling systems", said the Land Transport Authority (LTA) in a statement on Thursday (Nov 16).
      https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news...pended-9413430

    • pakarang
      pakarang commented
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      Absolute horror thinking the potential for serious injury!

      I agree with you, how could this possibly happen - in Singapore.

      Software glitch - OK. But what made the difference this time? I guess it wasn't the first time such a glitch have happened, but this time, it got worse.

    Originally posted by ombugge View Post
    MRT Train collision in Singapore:
    https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news...ftware-9408766
    HOW CAN THIS HAPPEN IN SINGAPORE?????
    There are a new signal system being tested on the two oldest lines at the moment. (Mark can possibly elaborate, since he installed the original one)

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    • PoloUK
      PoloUK commented
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      It would be inappropriate for me to comment Ombugge. But yes, as you say, the line is being upgraded.
      For the record, I didn't install the original signalling system by myself - a large and highly talented team from both the client and contractor sides did that, I came along afterwards and did minor tinkering on some little bits!

    Orchard Road is decorated and ready for X-mas. Since I'm not there to post own pictures this year, this CNA report will have to do:
    https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news...eworks-9437674

    A video with very unsuitable music, but it covers Orchard road from Scott Road junction to Dhoby Ghaut:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D66Ru8Ar0ns

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      Electric car shearing will be introduced in Singapore 12. Dec. 2017:
      https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news...dec-12-9466622

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        High speed train between Singapore and KL will be running every 15 min. hopefully from 2026:
        https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news...r-hour-9481476

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        The Singapore government have been and continue to bet big on container terminals:
        http://www.straitstimes.com/singapor...a-port-matters

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        • pilotdane
          pilotdane commented
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          And no mention of an observation area or tours for tourists.

        • ombugge
          ombugge commented
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          No, no tourists allowed per HSEQ and ISPS rules and regulation. I don't think there are any restriction on the seaward side. You can get pretty close with a launch, as long as the safety rules are followed. Drone flying directly above the terminal will probably not be allowed though.

          PS> Tourists are supposed to go shopping in Orchard Road and visit Chinatown, not go looking at the industrial side of Singapore.

        In densely populated Singapore it is amazing that so much wildlife survives.
        Here may be one of the reasons:
        Channel NewsAsia'Forgotten' baby otters rescued, reunited with family by volunteers

        SINGAPORE: A pair of 11-week-old otter pups that were "forgotten" and left without food were reunited with their family on Thursday (Dec 28), with the help of a dedicated team of volunteers. Mr Jeffery Teo, from the community group OtterWatch, said...
        Volunteers and the effort of the Government to keep the water clean and some space for animals to survive and thrive is important.

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        • ombugge
          ombugge commented
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          It had to happen. People gets too complacent and think these Otters are there for their entertainment, not realizing that they are wild animals that will protect themselves:
          https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news...he-bay-9820916
          At least this Frenchman didn't start to blame anybody, or demand the Otters be removed. Sensible guy.

        Scotland have their Nessie, Singapore have their Bukit Timah monkey man:
        https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news...ey-man-9816486

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          Whilst on my last trip to Thailand, I saw a wonderful program called "Aerial Asia - Singapore".... unfortunately, I can't find it on youtube as of yet.

          The program was filled to the brim with well-presented history of Singapore, mixed with amazing footage.

          Strongly recommend this program if you ever have the chance to see it.

          I found however this "trailer" on youtube:

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tx0iSbTPkKU
           
          With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

          Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
          Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

          Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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          Singapore and the Arctic, isn't that poles apart???
          Here is an article to explain why Singapore and other Asian countries have an interest in being part of the Arctic Council and other organizations involved with Arctic affairs:
          https://www.arcticnow.com/voices/ana...nd-the-arctic/

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          • Seagull
            Seagull commented
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            Makes very interesting points - thanks for that link ombugge. Also the link to Arctic Now in the aviation section.
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