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Saturday, December 03, 2005

Basic Theory Test (BTT)

Yay!! I passed my Basic Theory Test at Bukit Batok Driving Centre (BBDC). And it was my first attempt at it. Now for the Advanced Theory Test (ATT).

The test consists of 50 questions. They are to be done in 50 minutes. The method of doing the test is somewhat cool. It's a touch-screen method. Meaning that you touch the answers that appear on the screen before going to the next question. I was shocked when there was no keyboard and mouse at the test room as I expected a click-the-answer kind of test. was last Saturday that I passed. I forgot to blog about it until

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Blogger Sly Boots said...

Good luck with the Advanced Test...


6:41 PM, December 03, 2005  
Blogger Steph said...

Thanks man. Hopefully I will pass on the first attempt too :D

8:07 PM, December 03, 2005  
Blogger max said...

Many others like Melvyn are just victims of the Singapore constitutional act.In fact,not many Singaporeans ,PR or PR applicants are aware of the law that apply to male Singapore Citizen under-21.
Please check on the Singapore immigration, MINDEF Website about the requirement of a min. of S$75,000 bond or a surety of the same min.amount, to get a longer than 3months extension for passport of male citizen 111/2-161/2 and the same apply for exit permit for Pre-NS enlistee.
Under Singapore Constitutinal Act.128.(pls read below statement 2(b)

Renunciation of citizenship
128. —(1) Any citizen of Singapore of or over the age of 21 years and of sound mind who is also or is about to become a citizen of another country may renounce his citizenship of Singapore by declaration registered by the Government, and shall upon such registration cease to be a citizen of Singapore.

(2) The Government may withhold the registration of a declaration under this Article —

(a) if the declaration is made during any war in which Singapore is engaged; or

(b) if the declaration is made by a person subject to the Enlistment Act (Cap. 93) unless he has —

(i) discharged his liability for full-time service under section 12 of that Act;

(ii) rendered at least 3 years of operationally ready national service under section 13 of that Act in lieu of such full-time service; or

(iii) complied with such conditions as may be determined by the Government.

In fact all these facts are not stated in the passport in black & white.Even when you apply for your son's passport,who falls into the 111/2 - 161/2,noone at the immigration dept.will tell you about the above facts.the truth will only emmerge when the time for a extension or renewal of your son's passport in a foreign country.They will inform you about the bond requirement,which I am sure not many people can affort or willing to stand as guarantor for a min.S$75,000.
Those who are unhappy about the case because no one ever tell the facts,so far.Try putting yourself in their position,do you think it is as easy just packup and return home,if you are halfway through your study about to complete high school,ie the equ.of junior college 1st year at 16.(pay S$75,000 to get passport extension and exit-permit,if not return immediately and get a 3-months passport,expired,return again,renew again until you enter NS.)
So please read the facts and be understanding,they are not given a choice to negotiate,not allow to denounce citizenship as well before serving NS.
As we move towards globilisation,more families leave Singapore each year,if the law is not change to be more accomadating for these group of male Singapore citizens,Singapore is going to lose more of its talented young male citizens to other countries just because of the bond requirement of a min. of S$75,000,because this rule only apply to the super-rich not ordinary Singaporeans.Last and not the least,the above-mentioned facts is not made known to all Singaporeans,sometimes it becomes too late when ones already committed midway in a course,as they assume that a deferment from NS is easy,w/o knowledge of the min.S$75,000 bond.
Thanks and hope that the Singapore government will be more transparent about these facts to Singaporean to avoid losing more of our young male citizens to other countries.
Note all the above info. are avilable on Immigration,MINDEF website as well as at
Just copy and paste onto the address of your browser.

12:39 PM, December 09, 2005  
Anonymous ming said...

hey how do u pass ur btt.. can gib mi some tips

5:32 PM, January 10, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think I am slightly confused as to what exactly the differences between the different types of bonds there are. Are jail bail bonds similar to corporate bonds? Are there specialist bonds people for all the different types of bonds or can surety bonds people deal with any kind of bond? Also how would I go about getting bonded? Does it depend on previous financial information and if I have a criminal record will that affect anything?

11:54 PM, March 07, 2008  

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