Closure of southern stretch of the Rail Corridor, 2016 Q2 to 2018/9

About half of the new 22 km Murnane pipeline is being laid under the Rail Corridor, from Bukit Timah to Tanjong Pagar. This project lays a new set of water pipes to carry water from the Murnane Service Reservoir to Marina South & Fort Canning Service Reservoir in the city, to meet future demands and replace ageing pipes [link].

The work is being done in phases and the southern stretch of the Rail Corridor is being closed as follows:

  • Closed 2016 Q4 (reopened 2018 Q4) – Jalan Anak Bukit Holland Road
  • Closed 2016 Q2 (reopened 2017 Q4) – Holland Road to Commonwealth Ave
  • Closed 2016 Q3 (reopened 2018 Q4) – Commonwealth Ave to Jalan Kilang Barat
  • Closed 2016 Q3 (reopened 2019 Q4) – Jalan Kilang Barat to former Tanjong Pagar Railway Station

PUB had discussions with the before the announcement in June 2014.

Thanks to Jerome Lim for his many posts about this project since 2014 to keep us informed.


24-hour Hospital A&E departments and 24-hour clinics for emergencies

Reviewing options for field workers when a quick follow up to first aid is required. There are 12 hospitals with 24-hour A&E departments and at least eight outpatient clinics (Central 24-HR clinic chain). Last verified in Feb 2016. Link is

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  1. In an emergency, call for an ambulance [995]; providing the precise description of your location which you have prepared in your Safety Management Plan.
  2. If a safety vehicle is available off-peak hours, despatch the casualty to the nearest hospital according to the pre-determined route in the Safety Management Plan.
  3. Do not go to polyclinics; they are for 9-5 non-emergency services and are closed during lunch hour.

How I’m (still) updating the International Coastal Cleanup Singapore webpage

The International Coastal Cleanup Singapore webpage, originally prepared with Claris Homepage, was last revamped by Data Captain Airani in 2001 using Dreamweaver. I’ve been updating it ever since with Text Wrangler which allows me to write direct to the server. The ICCS page is a simple one so this is not really dangerous.

We lost the home page during the flurry of updating results and my recent hard disk changes and re-installations meant I had no recent local copy of the file. So I went to the Internet Wayback Machine to retrieve the cached version from April and updated the page.

After 20 minutes, all seems fine.

I realise as I typed that I have not progressed in my methods since a one hour class I took in 1999. I suppose the availability of embedded GDocs sheets and pages (around 2006 or 2007) for reports and guidelines has circumvented the need to learn more. Otherwise, updates with TextWrangler has worked fine with what I am able to recall of HTML.

I hope this doesn’t break any time soon as I need to shift the server in November. It is likely github might provide a solution.

I would love to learn more but there is so much to do. So I am really glad a short little coding lesson with just HTML and FTP has lasted me so long.

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