12/25/2015

Futuristic Train Terminal

Many would think this photo is a screen shot taken from the Star Wars movie or some Sci fi movies coming out from Hollywood. This is real. This is not back from the future or the future. This is the present.

Where would you think this is from? Singapore's Bishan or the Tuas depot of tomorrow? Or is it in Japan, Germany, France or the USA?  Keep guessing.

Many critics or western media will say these trains are good to see but would break apart after two days. Some will say there are made of cheap parts, plastics, cannot move, maybe got horses inside the trains to pull it along.

These are the latest bullet trains from China. They are breaking all the records for speed and safety features. And they have been running for more than a decade. And they have been running from China to Central Asia. They have been operating in Europe, in Africa, and will be running in Indonesia, Thailand and the USA.

How about that, a present from China for Christmas?

Merry Christmas everyone.

Photo credit to China Daily.

112 comments:

Veritas said...

Many Singaporeans have no idea China have leadership in a few technology.

1) High Speed Rail
2) Super-conductivity
3) Radar
4) Telecommunication
5) Nuclear
6) Artificial Intelligence (Due to the work of RI Alumni Andrew Ng)
7) Manufacturing Technologies

Eventually some Malay Hindu, and banana clowns here who keep bashing China will need to face the fact that China MNC will one day flood Singapore, and we will be working for their managers.

We are no longer that rich and China is no longer that poor.

Right now, Xiaomi and Huawei already have significant presence in Singapore. Industrial and Commercial Bank of China already open a lot of branches in Singapore heartland.

Very soon China will have equivalence of Apple, Google and Microsoft.

And soon PRC will despise Singaporean just like we despise PRC now. Many people do not know the most posh district in PRC is better than Singapore.

The HK elites are stupid and complacent and HK is a dirty country. In contrast Shenzhen is clean.

Singapore is so damned because our leaders choose to forgo engineering.

Anonymous said...

Ho Ho Ho.
Merry X'mas Bonus.
I look at my CPF statement and I feel so rich.

Anonymous said...

Singapore is so damned because our leaders choose to forgo engineering.
December 25, 2015 9:28 am

Is it more true to say:
"Singapore is so damned because our Singaporeans keep voting PAP"?

In a democracy, we have a chance to fuck ourselves once every 5 years.
Own self fuck own self.
Even more stupid than "Own self check own self"

Anonymous said...

Joke
-----
Q:
How do you bring a dead drunk female PAPig home from the bar?
A:
You pick her up like a bowling ball. The thumb in the arse hole and two fingers in her cunt.

Anonymous said...

Rb // These are the latest bullet trains from China. They are breaking all the records for speed and safety features. And they have been running for more than a decade. And they have been running from China to Central Asia. //

From China to Central Asia spans a distance longer than The Long March Mao Tze Tong and his troops tracked in 1935 ( to escape from the encirclement by Chiang's KMT military )?

Anonymous said...

That's easily a few thousand miles?

JayF said...

>>China can into safety and infrastructure.

I sure hope those swanky trains can run through one of those landslides!

How do you know you have left HK into Shenzhen?

When you can see whatever it tou are breathing in.

Anonymous said...

DTL2 ( Downtown Line 2 ) from Rochor ( 1st mile ) to Bt Panjang/ Ten Mile Jn ( 10th mile ) is less than how many miles?

Anonymous said...

Less than 1,000 miles?

Anonymous said...

Or less than 500 miles?

Anonymous said...

Still lesser?

Anonymous said...

How about lesser than 100 miles?

Anonymous said...

No?

Anonymous said...

Not correct?

Anonymous said...

Still lesser?

Anonymous said...

Btw, how come China MRT system, no, bullet train system somemore, no need "bedding-in" period?

Anonymous said...

And they span a few thousand miles across ( vast ) China?

Anonymous said...

To have a perspective the size difference, after more than 50 years of reclamation, the city of sins weighs in at ....... 718 sq km ...... yayyyyyyyy .......?

Anonymous said...

China land size?

Anonymous said...

9,668,798 square kilometres. ......

Anonymous said...

Singapore is so damned because our leaders choose to forgo engineering.
Veritas 9:28 am

Agree. And as professionals, engineers are much lower in level in terms of pay and prestige than doctors and lawyers.

Because the title engineer can be loosely and legally used, unlike a doctor or a lawyer. You don't suka suka ( as you like) call yourself a lawyer or a doctor. But a company can promote someone with only ITE or even 'O' level cert and be given the title engineer or even senior engineer. Of course, I am not talking about professional engineers registered with the Professional Engineers Board. Hence there is a great differentiation between Professional engineer and engineer, unlike a doctor or lawyer.

Anonymous said...

Just the last 3-digit 798 sq km already dwarfed the city of sins?

Anonymous said...

Now China so big have how many transport minister?

Anonymous said...

How many minister of education?

Anonymous said...

How many minister of trade and industry?

Anonymous said...

All only one minister?

Anonymous said...

And can look after the entire country of 9,668,798 sq km?

Anonymous said...

China population 1.4 billion?

Anonymous said...

Sinkieland ermmmmmmmm ..... 5.5m?

Anonymous said...

After more than 10 years;
Do you think PM Lee's cabinet is still undergoing "teething" problems and still in its "bedding-in" period?
What about Temasek or GIC?

Anonymous said...

China fresh graduates alone each year is > 7 million?

More than the entire sinkieland population?

Anonymous said...

China so big!
Must have many Coordinating Ministers hor.

Anonymous said...

But city of sins need to appoint 2 ( act act, oops, acting ) ministers in MOE?

Anonymous said...

And 2 ministers in MTI?

Anonymous said...

Just asking only, no offence to anybolee:

"Who needs more ( big ) spurs in their ( thick ) hides"?

Anonymous said...

Sinkies or papigs?

Anonymous said...

Now back to the very "difficult mrt project with teething problems " ......

Anonymous said...

DTL2 how many miles in all?

Anonymous said...

Still lesser than 80 miles?

Anonymous said...

No?

Anonymous said...

Still lesser?

Anonymous said...

Omg?

Anonymous said...

And still have many teething problems and "bedding-in" period?

Anonymous said...

How many face palms?

Anonymous said...

YEW tell mee?

Anonymous said...

Ok, ok .....

Cut the torture?

DTL2 only less than 20 miles in all?

Anonymous said...

In fact, from Rochor ( 1st mile ) to Bt Panjang ( 10th mile ), all in about 10 miles only?

Anonymous said...

But need "very long bedding-in period" ......?

Anonymous said...

The MRT needs a long "bedding in" period ... is it maybe because the Transport Minister also needs a long "bedding-in" period?

Virgo49 said...


Beddding??

Ask Matilah and AhGongkia.

Specialists in Bedding.

Anonymous said...

Does "bedding-in period" mean learning on the job at a million dollar salary?
Has Desmond Kuek completed his "bedding in period" yet?

denk said...

rock steady

Anonymous said...

Is the PAP going to build a nuclear power plant in Singapore?
- better confirm before voting in GE 2020.
- Ukraine has 19 nuclear power plants ... and this is what can go wrong ...

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-12-24/ukraines-looming-19-fukushimas-scenario

How close is Ukraine to a major nuclear accident?
===============================================

Well, it turns out, very close: just recently one was narrowly avoided when some Ukro-Nazis blew up electric transmission lines supplying Crimea, triggering a blackout that lasted many days.
The Russians scrambled and ran a transmission line from the Russian mainland, so now Crimea is lit up again.
But while that was happening, the Southern Ukrainian, with its 4 energy blocks, lost its connection to the grid, and it was only the very swift, expert actions taken by the staff there that averted a nuclear accident.

... One of the worst things that can happen to a nuclear reactor is loss of electricity supply.

Yes, nuclear power stations make electricity
—some of the time
—but they must be supplied with electricity all the time to avoid a meltdown.

This is what happened at Fukushima Daiichi, which dusted the ground with radionuclides as far as Tokyo and is still leaking radioactive juice into the Pacific.

And so the nightmare scenario for the Ukraine is a simple one.

Temperature drops below freezing and stays there for a couple of weeks.
Coal and natural gas supplies run down;
thermal power plants shut down;
the electric grid fails;
circulator pumps at the 19 nuclear reactors (which, by the way, probably haven't been overhauled as recently as they should have been) stop pumping;
meltdown!

Anonymous said...


It is extremely unfair
to compare earthworm
with dragon.
Even if Singapore is
snake, it is still not fair
to compare it with dragon.

Can Sg be compare to its'
neighbouring countries which
are tiger like?
Sinkies must be thinking why
not cos Sg is boasted to be Lion.
Just like the Lion Football Team.
The Champion Team in Sg.


Anonymous said...

A nuclear power plant, especially a very huge and powerful one will ensure the safety and security of Sin.
Simply put, no neighbour will dare attack Sin if such a nuclear plant is built. For, damaging the Plant will get them into big trouble as a consequence.

With a powerful nuclear power station, Sin can sell powers to
others as well. Plenty of advantages.

Anonymous said...

With a powerful nuclear power station, Sin can sell powers to
others as well. Plenty of advantages.
December 25, 2015 1:35 pm

When a PAP government can finally learn how to manage the smallest train system in the world (MRT), then maybe PAP can graduate to learn how to manage a nuclear power plant.

What is PAP's "bedding in period" for a PAP nuclear power plant in Singapore?
How long will it take for a PAP nuclear power plant to overcome its "teething" problems?
ROFL.

Anonymous said...

Leave the Management of Nuclear Power Plant to the Experts in the Field.

PAP cannot even look after the Sinkies who are actually taking care of themselves and not relying on PAP by the way.

Sinkies voted PAP bcos PAP gave chicken wing and leg to the people.
The people are happy to return drumstick and even the whole chicken to PAP. Both are hapy and satisfied with each other making Sg a harmonious and peaceful place.
Hence, no demonstration, mob or bloodflow. Sin is the envy of the world.

Anonymous said...

Much of the Japanese public remains concerned about safety since the Fukushima disaster, given that Japan is one of the most earthquake-prone countries in the world.

Since the Fukushima disaster, local governments in areas containing nuclear power plants have been required to establish evacuation plans in the event of possible nuclear accidents, but no such plan has been set to ensure the safety of the approximately 180,000 people living within about 20 miles of the Takahama power plant.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-12-24/japan-restart-several-nuclear-plants-opposition-fierce

What is PAP's evacuation plan for Singaporeans?
Fly 1st class on SIA?

What is PAP's evacuation plan for PAP Ministers?
Fly 1st class on SIA?

Anonymous said...

In Singapore, crow, pigeon and mynah feed together in peace.
Cat and rat oso live in peace.
Local and alien go worshipping at places of worship anf celebrate together. Where else in the World
can one find such a haven?

Anonymous said...

If ever Sg builds any nuclear plant, it must be for the sake of the people.
By the time the plant is ready, maybe most of the elites would have left Sg.
There are much more to enjoy outside Sin. And it is definitely safer elsewhere.

How long can sinkies tahan with
living here ?
Who knows when sinkies may resort to violence ?
Any guarantee that sinkies will forever behave quai quai ?

Anonymous said...

Is it true that quite some Elites own private jets and luxury cruisers ?

If it's true,
why would they need
commercial flights ?



Anonymous said...

Dozens Killed In Huge Nigeria Nuclear (I mean Gas) Plant Explosion
---------------------------------------------------------------------
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-12-24/dozens-killed-huge-nigeria-gas-plant-explosion

Looks like a minor teething problem.
Bedding in period not yet over.
More time needed.

I wonder if the CEO was an army General?

Anonymous said...

Rb // These are the latest bullet trains from China. They are breaking all the records for speed and safety features. //


DTL2 latest MRT line from ......... ermmmmmmmm ....... sin city

But ( going to ) break records for all bedding-in period and teething problems for "overcrowding, poor planning, inefficient operation, breakdown, poor information "features""?

Anonymous said...

China's bullet trains are running from China to Eastern Europe, will be connecting to Germany and all the way to London. How many miles would that be, or how many thousand miles would that be? Half way round the world.

Anonymous said...

R YEW implying DTL2 only about 10 miles "very short" ...... like $8 cow oso "very short".....?

Anonymous said...

London Underground - Greatest Loss of Life
---------------------------------------------

The Moorgate tube crash occurred on Friday 28 February 1975 at 08:46 GMT on the Northern City Line, then operated by London Underground as the Highbury branch of the Northern line.

A train failed to stop at the Moorgate station, the line's southern terminus, and crashed into the wall at the end of the tunnel.
43 people died as a result of the crash, the greatest loss of life during peacetime in the London Underground, and a further 74 were injured.

With no fault being found with the train equipment, a report from the Department of the Environment found that the driver had failed to slow the train and stop at the station and there was insufficient evidence to determine the cause.

Following the crash, a safety system that stops a train automatically if the driver fails to brake, was introduced on the London Underground which became informally as Moorgate protection.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moorgate_tube_crash

Anonymous said...

veritas, you are so knowledgeable on all topics .

May i ask you

Do ancient Egyptian are related to Chinese people?
Chinese people are descendant of ancient Egyptian.

There are so many similarities between their cultures.

Chinese build big size Buddha statute
Egyptian love to build big size statute

Chinese Taoism (god) - Egyptian concept of god

Chinese yin and yang -Egyptian concept duality.






virgo49 said...

Hi Anon at3.14

Now Steven Road Station already Gantry flaw.

Go in wrong side got to approach Counter for refund.

Peak hours like causeway jam.

Wah Alamak snr very fun

Anonymous said...

Hi Uncle Virgo49,

Merry Christmas!

And to uncle RB and all here in MSN.

Anonymous said...

@ Anonymous December 25, 2015 1:27 pm

//It is extremely unfair
to compare earthworm
with dragon.
Even if Singapore is
snake, it is still not fair
to compare it with dragon.//

Aiyo, worm?

Anonymous said...

Snake?

Anonymous said...

Did not Somebolee said city of sin is a "mythological UNICORN"?

Anonymous said...

How did city of sin so fast "downgraded" to worm or snake?

Anonymous said...

Veritas // Singapore is so damned because our leaders choose to forgo engineering. //

In a way, this is quite serious and great implications for the economy down the road.

Anonymous said...

Even in some basic infrastructure, the so called mythological unicorn seemed quite ( far ) behind the dragon.

Anonymous said...

The ramifications in just the economics dimension can be multiple folds.

Anonymous said...

If this so called mythological unicorn has to struggle building and operating a relatively "miniscule" (in the global scale) subway system (extension), what makes it think it can ( even ) compete globally, have its cake and eat it too?

Anonymous said...

Then it is no surprise this so called mythological unicorn is more apt to be in the form of a snake?

Anonymous said...

And even that may be a stretch?

Anonymous said...

It has lose its strengths in several areas ( which built up what it is ) and going by the ( foreseeable ) trend, much of its remaining strengths down the road?

Anonymous said...

At this rate, this city of sins may have trouble even hanging on to the status of a snake ( downgraded from the mythological unicorn )?

Anonymous said...

So a worm it will be eventually?

Anonymous said...

There are some ( big ) missteps it had made in the past 25 years ( since the loa goa's era ) and not easy to u turn?

Anonymous said...

Some ( fundamental policy ) missteps highly likely take years ( and most probably decades ) to correct?

Anonymous said...

Given the ( fundamental policy ) flaws, the slide down ( becoming a worm ) is inevitable?

Without the ( core ) competence, to further undertake "rash" ( and ambitious "risky" projects such as nuclear reactor plant, underground water storage ) decisions could be "suicidal"?

Anonymous said...

Typo @ 5.38

Should be "lost" .....

Sad, indeed sinkieland seemed to have lost even some of its basic strengths and direction ( in core fundamental policies )? How to compete ( and remain viable as a piece of barren rock ) on the global stage?

Anonymous said...

Now there are 2 fundamental issues:

1) It may be too late ( and far behind ) to turn back?

2) This is even before point (1). Does anybolee ( up in the 10,000 storeys high, cosy, comfy ivory tower ) know what are the ( fundamental policy ) flaws; and how to ( bring about to ) correct such flaws ( given that they are so deeply embedded and intertwined with "very, very long gestational period")?

Anonymous said...

The recently setup "Committee for Future Economy" //identified five areas that will be crucial to economic development in the coming years.

These are future growth industries and markets, corporate capabilities and innovation, jobs and skills, urban development and infrastructure, as well as connectivity.//

The 5 key areas did not include one of the fundamental policy flaw. It means they do not recognise it as a ( fundamental ) problem ( that needs to be addressed )?

Also the 5 key areas vaguely "skirted" on another fundamentally policy flaw and thus ( quite ) unlikely to "identify and correct" it?

Anonymous said...

"another fundamentally policy flaw"

Typo ...

should be " another fundamental policy flaw"

Anonymous said...

Exchange rate and ( short-run ) fiscal policies ( usually just boost ) demand deficiencies in the short term and ( fundamentally ) do not ( effectively and essentially ) affect long run ( economics ) growth and development.

Anonymous said...

Typo

"( usually just boost )"

should be without the brackets

Anonymous said...

When "someboLEE" mentioned a few months ago that the "easy options" for ( economics ) growth are "max out" ( to drive short-run ( economics ) growth ), is "Mr someboLEE" referring to the "policies that only engender short-run ( economics ) growth"?

Anonymous said...

The Fundamental Flaw of the Rulers in Sin is that All Plans are focused on growing the ECONOMIC Development of the Tiny Dot to benefit the Cronies and Elites. AND THE COMMONERS ARE BEING USED AND EXPLOITED TO ACHIEVE THEIR WEALTHS.

The Rulers are well aware of the Fate of the Tiny Rock and have been exploiting whatever possible to enrich themselves their cronies and the Elite Class.
The Horrible Man and his Successors including Lao Gao were and are All the Planners in the Schemes of Development. No attempt was and is made to care about the Wellbeings of the Native Sinkies except to bring in aliens and exploit these foreigners and the Native Commoners to enrich the Ruling Classes and their Cronies and Elite Supporters. There is no plan for U- turn but for the exploited, BOTH THE WORKING CLASS LOCALS AND IMPORTED LABOURS, to face the Consequences.

Sinkie Working Classes are happy with the Arrangements, they are satisfied to get chicken wing and neck as THEY GET TO SEE THAT IMPORTED ALIEN WORKERS ARE PAID MUCH LESS FOR MORE WORKS THAN THEY(LOCALS) DO. THEREFORE THEY(LOCALS) STILL FEEL SUPERIOR OVER THE FOREIGN LABOURS AND FEEL GOOD. TYPICAL SINKIES ARE ALSO FINE TO RETURN DRUMSTICK AND THE WHOLE CHICKEN FOR HAVING GIVEN CHICKEN WING AND NECK AND FEEL VERY CONSOLED.

If and when Sinkies face dire consequences in their survival in Sin, in some ways, THEY SHOULD BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR BRINGING THE FATE UPON THEMSELVES FOR GOING AND SLEEPING ALONG WITH THE SNAKES.


Anonymous said...

Is "Mr someboLEE" referring to the "low hanging and mid hanging fruits " that were ( greedily, selfishly, indiscriminately, self-servingly, excessively ) being "monetised, plucked, unlocked" by "LAO GOA & HIS COHORT"?

Anonymous said...

Leaving all the problems ( to be faced ) to the future generations ( of the 90% of the masses ?

Anonymous said...

In the analogy of the fruit trees, now ( most of ) the fruits are gone, the trees ( are ) quite botak with few ( remaining ) leaves ( and branches )?

Anonymous said...

Most of the fruits are ( preserved and ) locked up ( under national reserves ) with ( almost ) no access to the ( at least 90% of the ) masses?

Anonymous said...


Cannot blame the exploiters.

Their victims are willing parties
and many are accomplices of the
Marauders.

The people deserve the regime they
have chosen.


Anonymous said...

With the "elites" renowned for "long term planning" in the early days, where are ( all ) the "long term plannings" in the last 25 years since 1990?

The masses cannot believe with such ( formidable ) reputation, the elites forgot to plan ( and expand basic infrastructure sufficiently ) before they "opened the floodgates"?

Where are the "long term plannings"?

Anonymous said...

Can wee say it is "akin to the foreign labour agent who brought in 300 workers, housed them in crammed quarter and only have one toilet and 4 shower cubicles"?

Anonymous said...

The foreign labour agent no foresight and does not "know" one toilet and 4 shower cubicles are way, way "under-planned" and "under-provisoned" for opening such a (foreign labour) floodgate?

In the end, "everything will be flooded"?

Trains "will breakdown" bcos "one toilet shared among so many (foreign) workers how to "jalan"?

Anonymous said...

They planned so hard that we don't have banking and finance talents and got to wait for another 30 years to produce new ones.

Not enough medical doctors, not enough public transport, not enough people but got plenty of money to pay people doing sweet nothing millions.

Anonymous said...

Ok, ok .....

Foreign labour agent maybe "unscrupulous" and "botakchay" ..... so still "can understand" ......


But ....... but ...... the "elites" ...... they ...... they ...... go all the way to ..... HARVARD ..... master degree ..... in public administration. .... Kennedy School of Public Policy somemore ..... they ...... they ...... did not know ( foresee ) when ...... when ..... open floodgate ( to massive foreign labour ) need ...... need ..... more than 1 toilet for a quarter housing 30 to 100 ( foreign ) workers?

Anonymous said...

Ha ha ha .....

So what are "max out"?

Short term ( selfish, self-serving ) policies?

Anonymous said...

Somemore can win 70% "resounding and overwhelming mandate" from ( daft ) sinkies?

Anonymous said...

Not only the ( late ) old man called sinkies "daft"?

Even many Chinese in Taiwan, HK, China Mainland think sinkies are "super daft"?

"Record breaking daft"? ----- "Ai dunno what to say?"

Anonymous said...

Ok, ok .....

Can wait or not?

Wait until Dec 2016, Mr So? going to roll out "panacea for all the ills" built up all these years under his "HIGH-POWERED - Committee for Future Economy"?

Anonymous said...

Already "IDENTIFIED" 5 "KEY AREAS" to chart the city of sins future economy?

Anonymous said...

Can YEW give them ( the elites ) and HE(NG) a (3)2nd chance?

Anonymous said...

Typical sinkies are happy or feel better when others are suffering more themselves.

They are consoled or even feel satisfied when others are in worse situations than them whether I health or wealth.
And all these they learnt from
their leaders who always belittle the neighbouring countries and even the PRCs.

When the Tops are crooked, the Bottoms are slanted.
上樑不正,
下樑歪 也。



Anonymous said...

Correction.

'sinkies feel better when others are suffering more THAN themselves'.

Apology.

Anonymous said...

They identified 5 key areas, national security is not one of them.