SINGAPORE – A Singaporean feminine lately weblog about how reasonably priced are Singaporean to personal a car. Below is the extracted publish:
“You see, my dad had been in Thailand for the previous S weeks so he gave me this privilege. In return I’d should deal with it – you understand, ensure it is clear and functioning and stuff.
So principally, I was capable of drive wherever and every time I needed to.
It… Was… Awesome!!!
|I’m the king of the woooorld!
But alas, at the moment marks the top of the S weeks and I have realised that it’s really nice to have your personal automotive.
So, I’ve provide you with some causes as to why it is best to personal a automotive in Singapore. 😉
B. It’s so dayuuum low cost.
(Please excuse me if I get some information and figures incorrect as a result of I’m no automotive skilled.)
It’s actually darn low cost, I imply, simply take a look at the COE costs. (onemotoring.com.sg)
A automotive (1600cc and under), has a COE worth of roughly $seventy eight,000! I imply, dude, who cannot afford that?
And for greater automobiles (1600cc and above), I imply, it is solely barely costlier? But nonetheless low cost all the identical – the COE costs are what, solely about $eighty two,000? Sheesh, speak about low cost!
The least expensive automotive in Singapore (in accordance with AsiaOne) can be the:
Perodua Kenari EZ B.zero (A) 5dr.
|(Have you even heard of it?)
And this child, this scorching journey, prices ONLY $60,999.
We might in all probability get a BMW H collection for about US$50,000 in America, however I imply, who cares about that once we might be driving this attractive thang proper?
P. Parking/Driving is waaaay low cost too!
Did you realize that parking at any ol’ “coupon automotive park” is tremendous low cost?
It’s like, $zero.50 per half hour, and $B.00 per hour! Unless you park at these yellow tons, then it is $B.00 per half hour.
And give it some thought, when you have lengthy hours spent there, for instance, perhaps H hours, it would be $H.00 solely! And in case you needed to park there on a regular basis trigger of faculty/work (nobody’s work hours would solely accumulate as much as H hours), it would be $25 every week! HOW CHEAP RIGHT??
|When you run out of M hour/P hour coupons, you endure by peeling tons of half hour coupons. :/
And these days, it is even higher! We not have to hold choosing and choosing at these parking coupons, as an alternative, gantries will probably be positioned in all places!
You know, parking round city prices about $S for two hours. Crazy low cost, I know.
Every time I see my money card’s quantity dwindle, I really feel all pleased inside.
Also, have you ever heard of ERP? I’m positive you will have. Cause ERP is all over the place!
When you get misplaced on the town, it is the BEST. Because in all places, there are ERP gantries, and whenever you’re driving in rounds to seek out your strategy to your vacation spot, you will maintain listening to the “TEET” of the money card machine. And every time you hear that “TEET”, you will know that at the least a greenback shall be taken off your money card. So in simply H minutes, chances are you’ll pay $H.00! Amazing is not it?
And in the event you one way or the other occur to overlook to place your money card in? Don’t fear about it! The LTA is SO gracious! No warning letter of such, they will simply make you pay a measly $eleven! So candy of them proper??
Not to say petrol, petrol is so low cost too. I get the traditional one, the N95 petrol from Caltex, and it is nearly $eighty.00 per full tank! Imagine, for every week or so of petrol utilization, it solely prices $eighty.00! WOW.
Sadly, I do not know a lot about automotive upkeep. But I’m fairly positive it is actual low cost too! I keep in mind we needed to trade the outside of two of our automotive doorways, and it solely value about $one thousand.00. Nothing anybody could not afford!
A. Traffic jams are THE BEST.
CTE, PIE, Serangoon Road, you identify it, they have it!
They’ve received visitors jam throughout peak hour!
Which is basically superior, I imply, your automotive would simply be at a standstill for a number of seconds or extra, and every time you are capable of transfer, you simply transfer a couple of inches!
Plus you will get to satisfy all of the pleasant, gracious drivers on the market who will honk at you ever so sweetly once you’re making an attempt to filter and perhaps even make darling hand gestures at you if they’re reeeeaally pretty! Too dangerous you possibly can’t hear what they’re saying throughout the street, trigger I’m SURE they will be yelling some actually type phrases to you too!
Sometimes peak hour jams aren’t that enjoyable as a result of they clear up fairly simply. The most “shiok” visitors jams are when there are automotive accidents or once they simply select to do street works/minimize timber when there’s heavy visitors to start with! The queue of automobiles by no means clears up! It’s simply superior!
A. Singapore is HUGE.
Let’s face it. Singapore is HUMONGOUS.
There is not any means anybody might survive with no automotive! I imply, there’s barely any public transport! What are MRTs, buses, or Taxis even??
I all the time thought these folks that owned Ferraris, Maseratis, and Lamborghinis have been tremendous sensible as a result of there’s merely a lot area to hurry round and rev their engines about! I imply, there are barely any visitors lights right here trigger there are quite a few lengthy highways for rushing!
So yeah, I assume you catch my drift, it’s completely value it to purchase a automotive in Singapore!
I imply, it is utterly vital, and under no circumstances a waste of cash – it is so low cost!!
Okay okay, I’m positive you might, or no less than I hope you may inform I was being sarcastic
Truly, these S weeks have taught me that proudly owning a automotive in Singapore is NO JOKE.
The automotive prices a bomb, insurance coverage and upkeep of the automotive prices a bomb, and parking and ERPs charges trigger the explosion. It’s insane. You should keep in mind that whereas paying for all this stuff, sooner or later, you’d in all probability be paying for different bills similar to your home and utilities.
Maybe it is trigger I’m not wealthy. Maybe it is trigger I have not began working so I do not see how potential or essential it’s to personal a automotive.
But I can not help however assume that Singapore is tiny small and has such a longtime community of public transport. Is proudly owning a automotive actually needed?
Not to say, the LTA is loopy strict with fines relating to parking and ERP’s. They’re vicious. Haha!
And I might purchase a means higher automotive if I have been abroad, how unhappy is that? 🙁
Plus, even when I have been filthy wealthy, would I have the ability to deal with coping with visitors jams all over the place? (It’s an actual waste of time and petrol you recognize.)
I guess all in all I’m very grateful that my dad gave me such a privilege – to personal my very own automotive for six weeks. And these S weeks opened my eyes to the “car/visitors state of affairs” in Singapore and taught me a invaluable lesson.
I guess for now I’m content material with what I have. :)”