Commuters, experts slam cab levy at IRs

COMMUTERS and transport experts are up in arms over what they say is the indiscriminate manner in which taxi companies are applying location surcharges.

Their reactions follow an announcement by the six taxi companies that a $3 surcharge would be levied from next week on cab rides from the Marina Bay Sands (MBS) integrated resort. This follows a similar move in January at the other IR, Resorts World Sentosa (RWS).

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Eater's Digest

Mad Hungry: Feeding Men & Boys

Nasi padang once a day

Local comedian Kumar stands at 1.79m tall and maintains his weight at 55kg by having just one meal a day. Wearing a pink striped top and fitting trousers that show off his slim figure, the 42-year-old tells LifeStyle that he eats the all-important meal by 6pm, after waking up at about 3pm.

Fresh from the farms

The next time you munch on a serving of kai lan, relish this thought: It might have been grown in Singapore soil and nurtured by one of Singapore’s fourth generation of farmers.

Cook up a symphony

The Singapore Symphony Orchestra’s coffee-table cookbook, A Symphony Of Taste, has clinched the title of Best Fundraising Cookbook In Asia.

Taste test: Barramundi a fine fish

Food consultant Violet Oon, 60, who runs Violet Oon’s Kitchen in Toa Payoh North, and Straits Times food critic Wong Ah Yoke, 48, conducted a taste test comparing farmed-in-Singapore barramundi fish with the more common Malaysian salt water sea bass.

Fit club

At the beginning of last year, Temasek Junior College (TJC) student Muhammad Anwar Abdul Latif, 18, weighed 98kg and could not pass a crucial physical fitness test enabling him to start his compulsory army training.