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Introduce COE for bicycles as cyclists displaying sense of entitlement

Introduce COE for bicycles as cyclists displaying sense of entitlement

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This is to keep up with the entitlement mentality of Singaporeans.

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Singaporeans from all walks of life, who like walk on sidewalks and pavements but fear getting knocked down by bicycles, are applauding calls for Certificate of Entitlement to be applied to cyclists.

This after other ideas such as requiring cyclists to get licensed similar to car licenses have been mooted alongside having COE for bicycles.

One Singaporean, Hor Qia Long, said he supports this call for COE for bicycles: “It is really about keeping up with the times.”

“As cyclists increasingly feel entitled to ride on pavements and on the roads and behave like their grandfather owns everything, Certificates of Entitlement should be issued to go with this newfound entitlement.”

Tan Tua Lui, another local, said it takes a bit of social engineering to pull off the introduction of COE for bicycles: “One way to make COE more prestigious to cyclists is to introduce competitions like Subaru Challenge for bicycles.”

“This will allow cyclists a chance to win a COE under difficult circumstances to show how coveted a COE is.”

“And when more people have it, more people will want it. It’s a very Singaporean thing to do.”

At press time, acknowledging how drivers, cyclists and pedestrians use the roads will make them family as they all act like it is their grandfathers’ road.

 

 

 

 

 

 





COE for bicycles as cyclists increasingly using walking pavements like it’s an entitlement

COE for bicycles as cyclists increasingly using walking pavements like it’s an entitlement

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This is to keep up with the entitlement mentality of Singaporeans.

cyclists-singapore

Singaporeans from all walks of life, who like walk on sidewalks and pavements but fear getting knocked down by bicycles, are applauding calls for Certificate of Entitlement to be applied to cyclists.

This after other ideas such as requiring cyclists to get licensed similar to car licenses have been mooted alongside having COE for bicycles.

One Singaporean, Hor Qia Long, said he supports this call for COE for bicycles: “It is really about keeping up with the times.”

“As cyclists increasingly feel entitled to ride on pavements and on the roads and behave like their grandfather owns everything, Certificates of Entitlement should be issued to go with this newfound entitlement.”

Tan Tua Lui, another local, said it takes a bit of social engineering to pull off the introduction of COE for bicycles: “One way to make COE more prestigious to cyclists is to introduce competitions like Subaru Challenge for bicycles.”

“This will allow cyclists a chance to win a COE under difficult circumstances to show how coveted a COE is.”

“And when more people have it, more people will want it. It’s a very Singaporean thing to do.”

At press time, acknowledging how drivers, cyclists and pedestrians use the roads will make them family as they all act like it is their grandfathers’ road.

 

 

 

 

 











TNP bows to public scrutiny, makes rare clarification

TNP bows to public scrutiny, makes rare clarification

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Citizens hope to apply same tactic on CPF board, Singapore reserves.

This photo has caused a stir online since 2011.

This photo has caused a stir online since 2011.

Under intense public scrutiny, The New Paper has made the rare decision to counter online speculation regarding the authenticity of a photo about cyclists belonging to them.

TNP’s reply was directed at a wildly inaccurate article published by New Nation yesterday that cast aspersions on the authenticity of a photo showing cyclists doing random crazy shit on the road that was featured in MyPaper on May 6, 2013.

The photo originally belonged to TNP and speculation has been rife since 2011 about whether it was doctored when it first surfaced.

And to prove that it was not doctored, TNP published a series of photos in response showing that the published photo occurred as it happened.

Far from being a case of wrongful accusation, this incident has emboldened citizens.

Self-styled political pundit Eric de Yaya, said: “Imagine if enough people ask questions about CPF monies or the size of Singapore’s reserves.”

“This is a case study of how public scrutiny, even when it is online, can lead to the truth being made known without all that hemming and hawing. And bloodshed.”

Not everyone agrees with this piece. Read the apology instead.