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Singapore Update 2002

This is our third video featuring the buses of Singapore Bus Services.  As we said at the end of ‘Update 2001’, November 2001 saw the introduction of a new livery and the name ‘SBS TRANSIT’.  So our cameras went back in May 2002 to capture the changes.

The programme starts at the busy Bugis junction where most types of vehicles can be observed.  Moving on we spend some time in the busy Boon Lay Interchange.  There are large numbers of older style Olympians with Alexander ‘R’ type bodies, and here quite a few of the single deckers are in the new livery.  Clementi is our next stop with many Volvo single deckers and the Alexander Royale bodied non air-con double deckers.   At Jurong East  we get the first glimpse of the brand new Volgren bodied Volvo single decker that runs on natural gas - SBS2988M proudly shows off its virtues.  As the sun goes down on another very hot day we see all types of vehicles rushing around this busy interchange.

Ang Mi Kio is our next call - there is a temporary bus station here as the previous one featured in the ‘storm’ on our last video has been demolished!  Here we see all types sporting the new look - including the non air-con Royale bodied Volvo Olympians.  We then visit the depot with a series of still photos as filming is not allowed. Look out for the unique Alexander Leyland Lynx - now with a new front, SBS3572Y is completely disguised!  We then film by Hungang depot with a good offering of vehicles passing our cameras.
Our final scenes of Singapore are on Serangoon Road.  Here we film the Duple Metsec Dennis Tridents, which are very similar to their cousins in Hong Kong.

As a postscript we film First Manchester 3016 (K174 EUX) in service on route 17 from Rochdale to Manchester Arndale Centre.  This vehicle has appeared on each one of our Singapore videos each time in a different livery.  This time in First corporate livery.  The scene and weather provide quite a contrast from her original operating territory!

 Filmed :  2002
 Duration :  49 minutes (approx).
 Price :  Within UK - 16
   Rest of world - 18
 Format :  DVD -R
 Order Ref :  D030 - DVD format

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