How much is the bus lane fine in Singapore

Driving in Singapore can be stressful. There are many rules to follow. Break them and you must pay the price.

My friend got into trouble recently, stopping his car in a bus lane during office hours and a picture taken by a traffic police with a camera in front of his car. 

Why’s the penalty?

Rule 8 of the Road Traffic (Traffic Signs) Rules – Driving or leaving vehicle in bus lane during restricted hours:

  • Composition fine of $130
  • Up to a maximum Court fine of $1,000 or 3 months of imprisonment (if the offence is not compounded and offender is convicted in Court for the first time)

What is compounding offence?

Under the laws of Singapore, the compounding of an offence (also known as “a composition”) refers to the settlement of a charge (without entering a conviction) between the alleged victim and the accused. Usually, the accused makes monetary compensation and offers an apology to the alleged victim. When an offence has been compounded, the accused is effectively acquitted of his crime. –

It simply means you get a fine of $130 if you drive or park in the bus lane during restricted hours and your picture is taken. If you don’t pay then you will be asked to go to court and pay $1000 or jail for 3 months.

There are full day bus lanes and normal bus lanes. Each have different restricted hours. 

There are also dashed lanes and solid line lanes. Dashed lanes are little more relaxed. 

However I don’t care what type of lane it is and don’t care what time it is.  As long as it is a bus lane. I will stay away from it. That’s just me playing safe. 

Drive safe!

Adrian Lee

Compass One

Compass One formerly known as Compass Point opens in September 2016. 

Look at the line up of shops and tenants. 

I received this flyer in my mailbox and is excited to see my favorite mall re-open in Sengkang. 

Are you looking forward to it?

Adrian Lee


– Check out my other favourite mall Waterway Point…

– Check out other events and expo in Singapore…

WordPress Jetpack Contact Form Not Sending Email on BlueHost

You can read the feedback inside your WordPress dashboard by clicking the “Feedback” link in the admin menu,  but you are not notified by email, though you have set it to do so.

For my case, this is not an issue with WordPress nor Jetpack Contact Form.

It’s an issue with Bluehost web hosting service screwing up (by allowing hackers to attack their system and blaming their customers for not buying their security option… the many Bluehost rants in other posts)

Here’s how I made Jetpack Contact Form start emailing notifications to me once again.

  1. Log into your Bluehost web hosting account.
  2. Select “domains”. Wordpress Jetpack Contact Form Not Sending Email on BlueHost 2
  3. Select “zone editor”. Wordpress Jetpack Contact Form Not Sending Email on BlueHost 3
  4. Select the domain that is not sending out emails.  Wordpress Jetpack Contact Form Not Sending Email on BlueHost 4
  5. Under Reset Zone File, click “more”.  Wordpress Jetpack Contact Form Not Sending Email on BlueHost 5
  6. Check the box for the “Are you sure…” question and click the “reset zone file” button”.  Wordpress Jetpack Contact Form Not Sending Email on BlueHost 6
  7. This will be the final screen.  You are done.  Wordpress Jetpack Contact Form Not Sending Email on BlueHost

Go back to the feedback form and send yourself a test mail.  Check you mail inbox to see if it works.

It works for me.

Let me know if it works for you.

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Adrian Lee