Singaporeans love travelling to Johor Bahru for a short getaway or grocery shopping, thanks to the favourable exchange rates. There are multiple ways of travelling to JB from Singapore, but which is the cheapest way to get there? We compare 4 common modes of transport: train, bus, car, and taxi. COST OF TRAVELLING TO JOHOR BAHRU BY TRAIN For those who are in a hurry to get to JB and want to avoid the traffic jams on the Johor-Singapore Causeway, taking the train may be your preferred route. While travelling via the Causeway can take up to 6 hours during peak periods, going by train will take merely 5 minutes. The trains are operated by Malaysia's KTM Berhad and runs daily on regular timings. You can opt to purchase train tickets on KTM's official website before your trip, or buy tickets on the spot at Woodlands Train Checkpoint. It is slightly cheaper for you to buy your tickets at the KTM counter itself, but there is a risk that tickets have been all sold out by then. Train Ticket … [Read more...] about Cheapest way to travel to JB: Train, bus, car or taxi?
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More than 40 of what could turn out to be potentially new species to Singapore have been found following a multi-year survey of the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, the first such study in 20 years. Between 2014 and last year, researchers from the National Parks Board (NParks), together with other researchers and volunteers, found around 200 species of plants and animals previously not found in the reserve, including over 40 new ones, some of which may be new to science. NParks said in a statement yesterday that the discovery points to the "increasing scientific value" of the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve. "The findings from the survey contribute to the increasing scientific value of Bukit Timah Nature Reserve and show that the reserve should continue to be safeguarded," said NParks. "In spite of its small size, the reserve is home to a diverse array of biodiversity, with new species continually being discovered." According to NParks, the 163ha reserve is home to 55 per cent of native plant … [Read more...] about 40 potentially new species in Bukit Timah
If you have ever had a burning ambition to transform a fire station, now's your chance. The old Bukit Timah fire station is one of six sites - existing buildings and state land - that are going up for tender with bidders encouraged to propose innovative development ideas. The tenders are being offered under a programme called Reinventing Spaces into Vibrant Places (RSVP) launched yesterday by the Singapore Land Authority (SLA) and Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA). They hope members of the public, including business owners, architects and designers, will join forces and test business concepts in the selected spaces. The first property up for tender comprises two shophouses that the SLA restored and converted into one unit at 45 Sultan Gate in the heart of the Kampong Glam Historical District. The other sites - Bukit Timah fire station, 30 Maxwell Road, 15-31 Hindoo Road, the old Kallang Airport at Stadium Link and a plot at Marina Bay - will go up for tender progressively. Three-year … [Read more...] about Six sites up for tender under unique programme by SLA and URA
SINGAPORE - Motor group Tan Chong is shutting down its Nissan showroom in Bukit Timah after being there for nearly four decades.The last motor facility in the area, the showroom was opened in 1982. Please subscribe or log in to continue reading the full article. Learn more about ST PREMIUM. Enjoy unlimited access to ST's best work Exclusive stories and features on multiple devicesIn-depth analyses and opinion piecesePaper and award-winning multimedia content Subscribe Now … [Read more...] about Tan Chong Motor to close Nissan showroom in Bukit Timah
I firmly believe that traffic conditions in Singapore can be improved through better traffic management (Study on feasibility of reverse flow on PIE, KJE, April 20). While it is true that traffic jams occur at peak hours, the same cannot be said of off-peak hours, and school holidays. Roads are clear and smooth during these periods. I commute to work daily via Clementi Road, which was recently widened. In the mornings, the traffic heading in the direction of the National University of Singapore is packed with cars, while the traffic towards Bukit Timah is light. In the evenings, the traffic condition is the opposite - heavy towards Bukit Timah and light on the other side. Having a reverse-flow scheme here - allowing more lanes to be allocated according to demand over the course of a day - will help alleviate traffic conditions. I hope the Land Transport Authority can extend the study of reverse flow of traffic on other roads too. Tan Kah Hong … [Read more...] about Reverse-flow scheme worth extending to other roads