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- Is Opal Ripping Off Sydney CBD Customers?
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- Sydney Trains Just Killed Off Opal Card's Free Travel Hack
- Five Things I Learned From Being A Pickpocket Victim
Have you ever tapped off your Opal card and had a sneaking feeling that the fare was too high? If you regularly travel in Sydney’s CBD, your suspicions could be well-founded. An investigation by Opal calculator app developer Kenneth Tsang has unearthed a so-called “CBD Increment” surcharge which sees commuters slugged up to 82 cents more for every journey. Tch.
While corporate travel can be exciting, it can also be stressful. We live in a great time, where technology makes it easier to pack our nine-to-five workload into meetings and flights with almost no downtime. The key is to identify what technology and apps are available and make sure they suit your needs.
Blurry-eyed and exhausted, I lumbered up to a member of airport security staff. I had just gotten off a flight from Singapore, and after the longest series of flights I have ever taken I had finally arrived at my last destination, Siem Reap. He simply asked “Singapore?” to which I responded with a croaky “yes”. He sent me in a different direction to the sign that said Passport Control and after confusingly looking in both directions three times, I realised he was sending me towards the gate to catch a flight to Singapore. I panicked “No wait, I’ve just come from Singapore!”. He laughed hysterically at the mistake, and in my worn-out state so did I, grateful that the Cambodian stereotype of being incredibly friendly showed itself to be true thus far.
Regular servicing is a recommended and often essential part of caring for your car. It can also cause resentment due to the almost inevitable feeling that you’re paying for unnecessary work. Here are seven tips from a veteran mechanic that will help to ensure your car serving is fair and affordable.