Electronic Road Pricing – ERP in Singapore

My Dear friends,

Here I share with you some expereience I had on a Friday early evening in Singapore.

I was caught in a massive traffic jam heading towards Paulaner Brawhause in Suntec City here in Singapore friday evening.

I was caught with 3 Electronic Road Pricing.

Massively No escape. for each Toll, all autos can pay from $1.50 to $3.00 each, depending on what type of vehicle you are driving.

I can see that the cause of this traffic is the construction going on as you enter Marina costal area.

I said to myself.. Darn! It cost me at least between $5 to $8 for just crossing 1 way at that time. It was about 5-7 pm indeed, exactly the time to Pay.. Pay and Pay.. (as what my Singaporean Friends says)

Imagine there were thousands of cars passing through every hour.

Though this toll machine above us is turn on from 5 to 7 pm on a weekdays only (think). “I felt it was so unfair having this ERP turn on while the road is massively under construction”.

To own a car while you are just living in Singapore is surely not necessary.

But if you are running a trading business that you are in and out of Singapore that is another story.

This car I am driving, almost reach to 10 years of his life, in a few months, either we pay for another road tax that cost 50,000.00 (estimated) because expensive cars pay expensive road tax too.

Or we scrap the very good condition, never give me any problem at all kind of car.

No my dear friends, I am not bugging!

I am only sharing some scenario that in the future you can avoid.

Do not go out or drive on a friday night in Singapore.

Take the train instead.

Wishing everyone a great weekend.

Love,

Elvie

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