The Volvo Trucks launch campaign for the new truck series continues to win awards. In the global advertising competition Art Directors Club Awards, Volvo Trucks’ campaign claimed the most awards of all nominees – including the prestigious Black Cube award.
Volvo Trucks’ six live test films for its new series of trucks, including the viral hit The Epic Split, have been viewed more than 100 million times on YouTube. On April 9 it was time for the jury in the advertising competition the Art Directors Club Awards to pick the most creative advertising campaigns. The Volvo Trucks campaign was nominated in an impressive fifteen categories and won seven gold awards.
The LTA will temporarily close down Upper Bukit Timah Road (between Hume Avenue and Hillview Road) on Tuesday, 22 April 2014, from 1.00am to 5.00am. The closure will facilitate the erection of beams for the construction of a pedestrian overhead bridge as part of the DTL2 project. Access to and from Jalan Asas will be maintained.
Motorists who are travelling to the affect areas are advised to drive carefully and observe signs for directions. Traffic Marshals and Auxiliary Police will be on scene to guide motorists.
The LTA is calling a tender to invite contractors to submit the cost proposals and bid to build a new bus terminal near Changi Business Park, off Changi South Avenue 1. The terminal will be built to support the Bus Service Enhancement Programme, and is expected to be operational by second quarter 2015, with SBS Transit handling the outfitting and preparation for revenue service. The new terminal will incorporate parking bays for 12 buses, an office for the bus operator, a canteen, and a rest area for bus drivers.
An MRT brawl that occurred earlier this year has already cost 50-year old Ng Cheng Kiat $2,500. The second man has been fined $1,500 on Wednesday for disrupting public peace. 40 year old Teeng Kok Yong admitted to kicking Ng twice on his leg, before both were locked in a fight. The squabble was broken up by a passenger onboard. Ng admitted in court that he punched Teeng once in his face.
Teeng escaped relatively lightly, for he could have earned one year in jail time and fined up to $5,000.
Good Friday is just round the corner! The long weekend will mean an increase in the amount of traffic coming in and going out of Singapore. Thus, heavy traffic is expected at both the Tuas and the Woodlands checkpoints over the long weekend. Commuters are discouraged from walking across the link bridge and into the checkpoints, but rather should opt to use public transport.
DS is unveiling a sophisticated new SUV at this year’s Beijing Motor Show – DS 6WR – the first SUV for the brand.
Designed in Paris and directly inspired by the Wild Rubis concept car, DS 6WR is a premium SUV and a new approach for DS: rebellious, untamed, yet pure and sophisticated. Following on from DS 5LS, this is the first SUV for the brand and represents the next stage in the development of DS in China and around the world.
Rolls-Royce Wraith has been named one of Ward’s 10 Best Interiors for 2014. This year, 41 vehicles with all-new or redesigned passenger compartments sought top honors for fit-and-finish, comfort, ergonomics, functionality, value, safety and aesthetics. While entries included compact cars, pickup trucks and utilities vehicles, premium and luxury brands, such as Rolls-Royce, have made their way into the competition.
Presenting a masterpiece of elegant simplicity, the Rolls-Royce Wraith displays poise and the promise of dynamism. The car's coach doors serve as gateways to a luxurious interior with the finest, contemporary materials that create the ultimate lavish driving experience.
The LTA has said that bus services have been improved as a result of the BSEP. As part of the scheme, 550 buses have been bought, and 339 of them have been put on the road. The frequencies of services have dropped by one to five minutes, and buses are less crowded. A perfect example is 195, which used to have a frequency of 10 to 13 minutes, but now, with the fleet expansion, the service has an 8 to 12 minute frequency.