Posted on 22 December 2016
50 cents for every 15 minutes of reservation.
In a bid to get rid of leftover parking coupons in a fair and square manner, Singaporeans from all walks of life, who like to take public transport because cars are for rich people, have been advised to make use of leftover parking coupons to chope seats at food centres.
From now on, Singaporeans who want to reserve tables in hawker centres and coffee shops must use parking coupons instead of tissue packets.
As car park rates have increased, there will be a similar rise in parking at food centre tables.
One Singaporean, Pang Koo Poon, said: “By allowing parking coupons to be used for choping tables, it will reduce waiting times.”
“It will also help reduce the circulation of leftover old 50-cent parking coupons.”
“It is a win-win situation for all.”
After all the leftover parking coupons have been used up and put out of circulation, tissue packets sold with coupons inside will be used for reservation.
They will come in two categories: Cat A tissue packets for reserving tables for two with a holding period of 15 minutes and Cat B tissue packets for reserving tables for four with a holding period of 30 minutes.
Diners are advised to mix and match the various categories of tissue packets used for choping if they are eating in odd number groups of three, five and seven.
Anyone caught violating or tampering with the tissue packets may be jailed for up to seven years and fined S$500,000.
Posted on 10 March 2014
Electronic Parking System will make them more honest people, they say.
Motorcyclists from all walks of life are weeping for joy and thanking the authorities.
This after news broke that more and more Housing Board (HDB) and Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) car parks will do away with 65-cent coupon parking and implement electronic parking systems instead.
Parking rates for motorcycles will become one cent per minute, instead of at a flat rate of 65 cents for every 12 hours.
National Development Minister Khaw Boon Wan said in parliament on Monday that such a move will be of “practical help to the lower income, particularly those who work hard to better their lives”.
One motorcyclist, Hua Moh Toh, said: “Thank you Singapore government for making me more of an honest person by installing electronic parking system.”
“I used to use one 65-cent coupon the whole day, now I pay more for every minute I enter and exit different car parks.”
“This also helps to make me a more hardworking person by forcing me pay more so I got to work more to earn enough.”