Archive for June, 2010

YOG buses

June 28, 2010

From 5 to 26 August, a fleet of Youth Olympic Games buses will operate between the Youth Olympic Village and the competition venues. These vehicles will spot the YOG livery and will have special YOG license plates.
Motorists are to give-way when they see these vehicles travelling behind them with their blinker lights turned on.
Some of the Comfort buses already in the YOG liveries :
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View of the rear :
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Another bus with the YOG livery :
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RWS cross border services

June 23, 2010

707 Travel, Odyssey, Transtar and a number of bus companies which operates cross border services into Malaysia has set up shop at the basement level of Resort World Sentosa.
A Scania coach belonging to Odyssey photographed at the Sentosa causeway leaving for Malaysia :
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Hino S’elega

June 16, 2010

The Hino S’elega was first introduced by Hino Motors in 1990 as a heavy duty coach for tourist and intercity use. It replaces the Blue Ribbon series. After 10 years, the S’elega undergone a minor face lift in 2000.
In Oct 2004, Hino and Isuzu bus division form a 50:50 joint venture bus manufacturing company J-Bus Ltd. As a result, the second generation S’elega introduced in 2005 has the same body design as the Isuzu Gala.
Normal coach version :
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High deck version :
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The interior from the back :
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There are additional aisle seats which are stored in the left hand side arm rests of the regular seats. Many Japanese coaches has this special feature :
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Entrance with the steps curve towards the centre aisle :
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View of the driver’s cabin :
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New Hino S’elega (left) togather with Isuzu Gala (right), both built by J-Bus:
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Mara Liner

June 11, 2010

Mara Liner started express bus service from Singapore to Malaysia in 1972.
This is a newspaper advertisement:
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Cost of a bus trip from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur in 1972 is S$15. The Singapore – Kuala Lumpur bus fleet is made up of mainly Mercedes Benz.
I am not sure when they stop operating from Singapore. The company still operates from Larkin bus terminus in Johor Bahru to Kuala Lumpur.
Cost of a similar trip is RM25, about S$11. After a time gap of 38 years, the price remain more or less the same. Competition from other express companies must be very stiff I guess.

Mara Liner coach leaving Larkin bus station for Kuala Lumpur:
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1 horsepower

June 1, 2010

This is a 1 horsepower vehicle, literally:

It is a double decker tram pulled by a single horse across a 630m wooden causeway to Granite Island from Victor Harbour, South Australia. Each tram can carry up to 50 passengers maximum. Poor horses! According to the company, they have use 14 horses on a rotational basis. The tram was in operation since 1894. The tram looks quite new and well maintained, probably not the original 1894 trams.

Tram crossing the causeway :
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