Thursday, October 24, 2013

HDB Nov 2013 BTO preview

Upcoming Nov BTO will includes units offered in the towns of Bukit Batok, Hougang, Sembawang, Jurong West and Woodlands

Bukit Batok

Practically in the middle of nowhere as you can see from the dotted line which represents future roads. Currently the location is where the foreign workers dormitories are or maybe just beside it.

The only good thing I can think of is that the PIE is just nearby.

From URA Master Plan 2008, this whole area will be developed. This plot of land will be flanked by a school (plot marked E), a commercial development (plot coloured blue) and another HDB development to the north east.


The plot of land includes where the previous Singapore Institute of Commerce was and a bigger plot behind an existing HDB block 363 Hougang. Not too far from Hougang MRT station and it is near the central area. A pretty good location if you ask me.

Jurong West

There are two plots of land for this BTO

One plot of land was where the previous block 216-220 Boon Lay Avenue was, opposite Jurong JC. Not bad a location, if you like the West. There are nearby amenities and this area will be redeveloped if you look at the plans they have for this area.

This is the next development to include 3Gen type of units, which is basically a bigger 4 room unit with additional room and a bathroom. If you feel 5 room of internal space of 110sqm is too small, then you can opt for this which comes with an internal space of 115sqm. Hack one bedroom away and you have yourself a bigger living room but not too sure what to do with the extra bathroom!

PIE is nearby and the nearest MRT is Boon Lay, which is a few bus stops away. Quite a number of buses ply this area.

The other plot of land is there where many would call Taman Jurong. Again this is another SERS. It is quite a nice place actually. Not that busy if you like pretty quite place. There are a few feeders to Lakeside MRT.


This plot of land is flank by the previous BTO at Sembawang, namely EastBank, EastWave and EastBrooks. It is a totally new area but expected to be self sufficient with its own central area and even an MRT station, the NS12.


This is a big plot of land, near where the commercial area is. The pull factor would be close promixity to Admiralty MRT station and the amenities found in the central area, Admiralty Place. Good location if you ask me as some units may face the park opposite, which means unblock views.

Monday, October 14, 2013

How to remove Antivirus Security Pro malware

Antivirus Security Pro is a bad bad malware that duped you into subscribing to their non-existent subscription with fake messages that your system is badly infected (strange isn't that only after installing this 'fix', your system is suddenly full of viruses?)

It is not actually dangerous but just totally irritating. Before you can clean it, you have to kill it first and this is by far the easiest way to recover back the control to your system.

No registration key, no registry edit, no rebooting to safe mode etc needed!

1. Right click on Antivirus Security Pro icon on desktop and choose Properties

2. Take note of the name of the EXE file

3. Go to Start>All Programs>Accessories and right click on Command Prompt and choose Run as administrator

Note: If you unable to get to the command prompt, then get to safe mode (by pressing F8 after BIOS boot) and delete the file you noted in Step 2. You can proceed to Step 6.

4. Type the following command

taskkill /IM xxxxx.exe /F

Note: xxxx.exe is the name you noted in STEP 2

5. Type 'tasklist' and check if the application is no longer listed to know that it is really terminated.

6. Use any of the solutions below
Note: I strongly recommend installing Microsoft Security Essential.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Wireplay on Ubuntu 12.04

Credit to those who found out how to solve the errors first. All I am doing here is to list out the steps for a successful installation.

1. Install all the required dependencies on an Ubuntu 12.04

sudo apt-get install ruby1.8 ruby1.8-dev libruby1.8 libpcap0.8 libpcap0.8-dev libnet1 libnet1-dev

2. Check your Ruby version and take note of it

ls /usr/lib/ruby/1.8/ | grep linux

3. Download the Wireplay source file from the following URL


4. Go to the location where you save the zip file and unzip it


5. Go to the libnids-123 folder

cd wireplay-master/libnids-123

6. Edit the killtcp.c file in libnids-1.23/src folder

vi src/killtcp.c

7. Change the last




8. Run 'configure' and then 'make'

./configure --enable-shared --disable-libglib

9. Go to wireplay-master folder

cd ..

10. Edit the Makefile

vi Makefile

and check if the Ruby version is the same as in Step 2. If it is not the same, edit it.

11. Run 'make'