Saturday, April 23, 2011

Singaporeanism, At Its Best


Family Does A SeeSaw With Car To Get More Petrol While In JB

STOMPer Wendy spotted this family rocking their car to ensure more petrol is being filled-up.

Said the STOMPer:

"Father, mother, and son rocks car to top up more at JB."

Source: Singapore Seen.Stomp - March 29, 2011


More Flouting Three-Quarter-Tank Rule 
By Ng Lian Cheong

SINGAPORE: Singapore Customs said the number of people who violated the three-quarter-tank rule doubled last year.

It said the figure went up to about 4,000 compared to that the year before.

The rule, which has been in place since 1991, requires all motorists travelling north out of Singapore, to fill their petrol tanks to at least three-quarter full.

One driver said: "The (petrol) prices are pretty high right now. If I'm going to Malaysia, I will go with a three-quarter tank, and top up to a full tank before returning to Singapore.

"I think that's the norm -- a lot of people do that".

Another said: "Most of the time, I go in with three-quarter tank or more than three quarters, depending on the situation. I mean, since I'm going to Malaysia, I might as well top up there".

In Singapore, petrol costs about two dollars per litre, while in Malaysia, it's about RM1.90 or about 80 Singapore cents.

The price difference is why Singapore motorists are heading north to fill up their tanks.

Singapore Customs said the number of people violating the three-quarter-tank rule has been on the rise between 2008 and 2010.

Offenders face a maximum fine of S$500.

Some motorists go even further by tampering with their fuel meter.

Last year, 23 car owners were charged with that offence, down from 24 in 2009.

In 2008, there were only four such cases.

Offenders who tamper with their fuel meter face a S$5,000 fine or a year's jail.


Source: Channel News Asia - March 28, 2011


remgold said...

by doing that, they will get 5cents more into tank. well done.

Ummie said...

Not only 5cents, even 5sen, need a unique way of how not to waste.
Kiasuism, an identity, should need another passport.