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Old 07-12-2017, 03:26 PM   #16
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Sometimes I wonder if ppl can tell where are the goal posts before accusing gov of shifting them......
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Old 07-12-2017, 03:27 PM   #17
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Old 07-12-2017, 03:33 PM   #18
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R u trolling???

a pathetic MRT network also can't handle!

u wanna them to build car!
The problem with MRT is the management, leadership and direction.

Commercial jet engines can also be made in Singapore, where the skills are good enough.

I think one constrain is cars margin is low which means huge volume is required and production facility size will be big as well, tech can be done by lower tech labours in order to drive down prices, that's why most Japanese cars in Asia are made in Thailand instead.

The need for large factories, big amount of labours and yet still cheap enough to sell at an attractive price.
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Old 07-12-2017, 03:38 PM   #19
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No competitive advantage
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Old 07-12-2017, 03:39 PM   #20
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Motorbike alr fail u wan car?
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Old 07-12-2017, 03:40 PM   #21
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why do we need that when we can manufacture something called COE and charge higher than the production of car?

Look at proton and our invincible COE...
That the reason we need millions dollars salary minster which could think out of box like produce COE which can generate billions dollars than making cars. Look at our neighbors invested how much into production of cars and end up losing to our investment on just pieces of paper call COE.
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Old 07-12-2017, 03:41 PM   #22
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Cos we dont have comparative advantage in labour...

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Y no have? We have whole of SEA , India, China to choose from.
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(There are manufacturing plants for aircraft parts and armored fighting vehicles so is not manufacturing capability issue.)

I mean, other countries, when they want to boost the sales of their own companies, they impose an import tax. While Singapore with its ultimate corrup -I mean control of car population for the good of the country, we already have an ARF of 100%-180%.

With the flexibility to shift goalposts change laws on the fly for the well-being of the country, like when they suddenly realized that somehow after 50 years Singapore needs a Malay president again, they can easily create a local car company that does not need to pay ARF. And with ARFs so high, the local company can be twice as expensive and still remain competitive price-wise.

Then all the millions of $, instead of going to Japan and Germany, will go to our politicians and FTs. And our mechanical engineering grads can finally get proper jobs. It's win-win.

Or unless we are not competitive even if our cars get a 100% price advantage? But then that would mean something about our buses and trains... and armored fighting vehicles...
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Y no have? We have whole of SEA , India, China to choose from.
Placing the entire factory in China, Thailand or India is still way way cheaper than locating in Singapore.
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The problem with MRT is the management, leadership and direction.

Commercial jet engines can also be made in Singapore, where the skills are good enough.

I think one constrain is cars margin is low which means huge volume is required and production facility size will be big as well, tech can be done by lower tech labours in order to drive down prices, that's why most Japanese cars in Asia are made in Thailand instead.

The need for large factories, big amount of labours and yet still cheap enough to sell at an attractive price.


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Old 07-12-2017, 03:44 PM   #26
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Singapore is one of the biggest exporter of used cars.
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Old 07-12-2017, 03:46 PM   #27
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No sinkie will hoot sinkie car la, unless it's priced at less than 50k. Which is impossible, cuz COE already 40k-50k.
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Old 07-12-2017, 03:49 PM   #28
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Gahmen just buy a printer and sell each paper they print above the price of a car. So why need to manufacture real cars?
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Old 07-12-2017, 03:49 PM   #29
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LTA bought 1000 new buses for bus companies. It could have insist on technology transfer and have the buses make in singapore. Many neighbouring countries bought singapore coe expired old buses for public transport.
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(There are manufacturing plants for aircraft parts and armored fighting vehicles so is not manufacturing capability issue.)

I mean, other countries, when they want to boost the sales of their own companies, they impose an import tax. While Singapore with its ultimate corrup -I mean control of car population for the good of the country, we already have an ARF of 100%-180%.

With the flexibility to shift goalposts change laws on the fly for the well-being of the country, like when they suddenly realized that somehow after 50 years Singapore needs a Malay president again, they can easily create a local car company that does not need to pay ARF. And with ARFs so high, the local company can be twice as expensive and still remain competitive price-wise.

Then all the millions of $, instead of going to Japan and Germany, will go to our politicians and FTs. And our mechanical engineering grads can finally get proper jobs. It's win-win.

Or unless we are not competitive even if our cars get a 100% price advantage? But then that would mean something about our buses and trains... and armored fighting vehicles...
Need a massive space to build car, the operational & rental cost will kill off instantly ..
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