Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Ultra-fast broadband for Singapore

The Singapore Government plan ultra-fast broadband for this city state to be rolled out nationwide in 2015 (7 years from now) to allow Singapore surfers to surf 10 times faster. The ultra-fast network is expected to cost some 1 billion dollars and whoever wins the bid to build it can expect some $250 million in public funds. To back up this ultra-fast network, another tender was called earlier in December to lay the cables for this network and for this project, winning bidders will get $750 million in public funds.

Singapore is playing on catch-up as Hong Kong already has such an ultra-fast network.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Singapore Flyer: One up on London Eye

All this "Eye this" and "Eye that" started with the "London Eye", also known as the "Millennium Wheel" which has become one of the most popular paid tourist attractions in the United Kingdom with over 3 million visitors a year.

London Eye

Photo of London Eye is property of Jim

Malaysia followed up with the Eye on Malaysia, although you would only be able to see the skyline of Kuala Lumpur, not the whole of Malaysia. With Sabah and Sarawak in far off Borneo Island, that would be a tough act to achieve.

And now.....

Singapore Flyer, sequel to the London Eye and the Eye on Malaysia

Singapore wants to go one up on the "London Eye" with its "Singapore Flyer", a 165 meter (541 feet) high Ferris Wheel, 30 meter higher than the "London Eye" and will have 28 gondolas. Go up in one of these observation capsules, and you will not only see the skyline of Singapore, but on a clear day, you should be able to see Malaysia and Indonesia as well.

It now claims to be the largest Ferris Wheel in the world, but it will not be able to keep that record for long as Beijing, Berlin and Dubai are planning to have even higher ones.

When the "Singapore Flyer" is opened to the public, you can get a ride on it for Singapore $29.50. Pay more and you get food and cocktails to go with your 30 minute ride.

It seems it would be an insult to call the "Singapore Flyer" a Ferris Wheel with its cramped carriages. The gondolas or observation capsules are air conditioned and roomy and can hold up to 28 passengers who can walk around the capsules. Passengers will also not feel any movement or vibrations.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Used, unwashed woman panties can bring great fortune

China Press reported about a Singaporean hawker's helper going by the name of Hong wanting to buy used, unwashed woman panties and is will to pay up to RM690 (USD 208) as he hope that such used, unwashed woman panties can help him change his luck (so I assume he is not having such a good life at the moment and is hoping for something better. Hong apparently is influenced by a friend who paid RM460 (USD 139) only for worn, unwashed woman panties, put the worn, unwashed panties on his head, and that antic helped his friend win RW 230,000 (USD 69,495) in a lottery. That is a ratio of 50 to 1. Pretty good investment. Definitely worth the smell of the unwashed woman panties.

Some others have even better ideas. An enterprising student has started selling worn unwashed woman panties and bras online. Wonder if the used unwashed woman bras would bring such good fortune too. They definitely will be less smelly.

That gives me an idea of starting an online merchant store. Buy and sell. Any women who have worn unwashed panties (don't want bras as bras are not proven, panties have brought one great fortune. I will sell only proven products), please contact blog owner and name your asking price. I will then mark up the price and put it for sale in my Online Used Unwashed Women Panties Store (OUUWPS), promote it, and perhap make a bigger fortune than Hong's friend. And it will be continuous income as long as I am able to man the store.