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Give your car the best without breaking the bank

With its decades of experience working with high-end supercars, Hong Seh Motors brings its Authorised Dealer level of service to you at a reasonable cost. There are thousands of car workshops in Singapore - some aim to offer the lowest prices, some specialise on body work, and some tackle complicated repairs. Spoilt by so many choices, how then do you know which workshop to entrust your car to? For most owners of new cars, it isn't difficult - the Authorised Dealers will handle it. But

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Typicalcarguy

Our passing obsessions

Have you ever found yourself obsessing over a fad or an object that you grow tired of after a few months, or even just after a few weeks? You feel as if you're entering one passing phase after another. When one ends, you feel tired and empty at the same time, yet you can't help but seek the next thing to occupy your mind. Is this a product of our connection/addiction to social media, in our endless bid to find the next entertaining or educational reel? Is it all just an attempt to find

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Japan is weird. I love it (Part 3)

I'm guessing we're all pretty familiar with mascots. Maybe not up close and personal, but at least the simple idea/concept of them. Mickey Mouse at Disneyland, the Michelin Man, even Singa, Singapore's own mascot to champion the National Courtesy Campaign.  But Japan, ah, Japan. Japan takes mascots to a whole new level.  Dubbed Yuru-chara, Japan appears obsessed with mascots. There are mascots for everything. Prefectures, museums, even the police. And, at least until 2020, there was an

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My RC Crawler Journey: Part 3 - Rifle Range Trail with friends!

While the urge to further upgrade this tiny crawler is always there, this time's update isn't about that. It's about putting the crawler to good use! With the miniature Defender tested on rough terrain, this time round we decided to head to Rifle Range Trail with some friends for a nice, extended trail crawling session. Just imagine hiking, but with our RC cars in tow as well! While the previous crawling spot was just a plot of land with the various obstacles carved out by other

Are Singaporeans dead inside?

On a recent episode of a podcast, Singapore came up once again (it’s a British podcast, and probably my favourite podcast), and the associated statistic was… notable. Here it is: According to a Gallup poll in 2012, Singapore was ranked the least emotional country in the world. First sentence of the associated Gallup news article: “Singaporeans are the least likely in the world to report experiencing emotions of any kind on a daily basis.” And, this… honestly feels quite true. It’s

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Musing about... Room scents?

Is it a marker of age, slowly but surely creeping up? Or of a latent desire to appear more appreciative of the finer things in life than I’m naturally inclined to do? Either way, it started about two months ago when I stumbled upon an old room spray that I used to give a few puffs through my revolving door of dorm rooms through uni.  I’m not going to reveal my age but my uni days were... let's just say, more than a few years back - and also more than enough time for you to seriously st

Carpark Review: Our Tampines Hub

Our Tampines Hub opened in 2017 and now hosts a 5,000-seat stadium, Tampines Regional Library, six rooftop swimming pools as well as a running track, amongst other attractions. Of course, there's always the chance that you're visiting because you need help from the 24-hour Public Service Centre or help to satiate your hunger at McDonalds. Manoeuvrability: Tight or not? Wide driveways mean there's plenty of space to manoeuvre your car into a parking lot here, and the lots the

Anxiety from an unlikely source

"Hello uncle!!!" The daughter of one of my neighbours, probably no older than four, animatedly greeted me as I passed them along the corridor. I courteously smiled and said hello in return. The child's parents praised her. "Oh good! You said hi to uncle!" Whoever this girl's pre-school teachers are, they are also doing a great job of helping to raise a polite child. Photo: Aaron Blanco Tejedor, Unsplash Unbeknownst to them, however, was the swell of anxiety that th

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BYD eT3: A Captain of Industry

The BYD eT3 compact van has had a large impact on how businesses do their logistics here. And it's now set to develop an even larger presence still. The BYD eT3 has been the best-selling electric van here in Singapore for the past four years despite facing significant challenges including the reduction of the CVES rebate, high commercial vehicle COE price premiums, and sustained competition from rival brands. To achieve such a feat, there must be more behind the eT3 than its clean driv

Time travel is cool, but I wouldn’t do it even if I could

The concept of time travel has fascinated me since I first watched Back to the Future. After all, the idea of being able to travel to the past so you can change the future is a concept that fascinates many. Wouldn't it be great if you could turn back the clock and say, re-take that test you failed, or prevent yourself from making big mistakes? The possibilities are endless. However, almost everyone I've spoken to about this has the same idea: Travel back 20 years, buy the right stocks,

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Japan is weird. I love it (Part 2)

No one likes a crying baby, right? Babies + crying = bad. That is a universal equation, regardless of whether you are a parent or not. Try getting through a 13-hour flight with a wailing baby next to you.  Except, of course, not in Japan.  I present you: The Naki Sumo Crying Baby Festival.  As if sumo wrestling is itself not already quite a specific and peculiar Japanese thing, there is additionally this unique festival ritual that has apparently been around for 400 year

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Japan is weird. I love it (Part 1)

I'm not convinced any country does weird better than Japan. And when it comes to weird Japanese things, the list could go on forever. Music, fashion, video games, TV commercials, the list goes on and on and on (and I'll eventually get to a few of them).  However, my one new discovery that I want to draw your attention to is this:  From the country (and specifically the network) that brought us Takeshi Castle and Ninja Warrior, we now get this incredibly inspired and hilarious

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My RC Crawler Journey: Part 2 - getting it muddy!

On my last post, I've completed the build of my RC crawler, a miniature Land Rover Defender. What's left is of course to bring it out and test it out on some uneven surfaces! While I should probably try it out before adding more mods... I still ended up purchasing the entire catalogue of available upgrades to throw at my crawler But I ended up modding more stuff before I even took it outdoors. The upgraded suspension that I first used weren't smooth enough for my liking, hence I got an

My RC Crawler Journey: Part 1

Have you ever found yourself mesmerised by overlanding and off-roading videos, just watching those lifted off-roaders conquering obstacle after obstacle, kicking up mud, driving through puddles, inching down steep slopes and climbing up steep gradients that seem impossible to scale? I sure did, but without the time, money and commitment to actually do it, I could only remain as a spectator behind my computer screen... This scale crawler had a ladder-frame chassis along with live-axles

Why The Great British Bake Off is the greatest reality tv show

I do enjoy reality tv, especially those competition-style ones. I still watch Survivor (45 seasons and 24 years on), and growing up I enjoyed shows like Fear Factor, The Amazing Race, even American Idol. However, I’ll be the first to admit that reality tv can become tedious. After all, with every show, it’s about finding one good concept, then just rehashing it over and over until the show is eventually cancelled. And of course, questions will always arise about just how ‘real’ these shows

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SRM T3 EV offers strength with zero emissions

The SRM T3 EV, with its 1.6-tonne payload and 355km city and 300km combined driving range, is an electric lorry for sustainable commercial operations. Today, with climate change upon us, the pressing need to adopt sustainable practices has convinced many to move away from fossil fuels. Companies that used to rely on diesel power are increasingly turning to electric commercial vehicles. Certain firms, however, require greater hauling power than what electric commercial vans can provide. T

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An architectural lesson about life

Details matter. Whether it's work or life in general, details matter. This statement rang true during a short walking tour organised by the National Heritage Board (NHB) called Architrek Through Time: An Architectural Odyssey through Landmarks. The two-hour walking tour sounded simple enough. Starting from Exit B at City Hall MRT station, our guides, architects from DP Architects, would take us to places such as St Andrew's Cathedral, National Gallery, Supreme Court, Victoria Theatre,

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On-board with the new OBU

We tell you what to expect about the new On-Board Unit (OBU) and share a few handy tips, too! The ERP 2.0 is based on Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) technology, which allows Land Transport Authority (LTA) to manage congestion without the need for physical gantries. It also provides the option to implement distance-based charging in the future. With this move, it will require drivers to change from the previous In-Vehicle Unit (IU) to the new On-Board Unit (OBU). However, af

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The pursuit of a simpler time

One of my favourite channels on Youtube involves a completely silent half naked man making bricks. Hear me out.  It's called Primitive Technology, and it's pretty much as the name suggests. Here's the description in the channel's About section:  Primitive technology is a hobby where you build things in the wild completely from scratch using no modern tools or materials. These are the strict rules: If you want a fire, use a fire stick - An axe, pick up a stone and shape it - A hut, buil

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Mycarforum visits the Lexus LBX!

Getting to know the Lexus LBX was just one part of a nail biting evening of our latest Mycarforum hangout event! Nearly two months after heading to Shaw Plaza to catch Race for Glory: Audi vs. Lancia, our Mycarforum members were once again treated to an exclusive look at Lexus' new LBX right from the firm's showroom at 33 Leng Kee Road! Held on 9 May 2024, the event saw close to 50 attendees all getting the opportunity to get up close and personal with Lexus' first Cat A COE-eligible c

Collectors and our nonsensical urge to keep things new

If you are a collector, or know someone who is, you would have noticed an odd thing that we do. It doesn’t matter what you are collecting - it could be model cars, figurines, vinyl or merchandise from the artiste that you love - but we all have that inexplicable urge to keep these items brand new, and it makes little sense. When we purchase something we like, the idea is that we get to own the item, and can then fully enjoy it. But to do so, you would have to unbox and unseal the item to re

A home that's you and your lifestyle

I've always believed that a well-designed home tells a story about its occupants. You know they've succeeded when the character of the inhabitants speaks to you through the selection of furniture and choice of interior design. These are homes that integrate form with function, and centre on the lifestyles of those who live in them. One such home in Sengkang does just this.  In this apartment owned by Jackie and Tobbie, the clarity of their preferences is crystallised in every nook and

5 reasons why staycations are still relevant

We all missed being able to travel during the dark and uncertain days of the COVID-19 pandemic. Even when Vaccinated Travel Lanes were introduced, few of us were interested. After all, undergoing numerous PCR tests is uncomfortable and being subject to quarantines, especially if you catch COVID, is hardly how anyone wants to spend their holiday. So, a lot of folks became 'tourists in their own country'. And staycations, or staycays for short, became popular. Being cooped up in one's ho

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Bus wheelchair ramps: Is there no better way forward?

By now we're no stranger to the wheelchair ramp that folds out from the floor of our public buses to make an almost linear connection with the floor of bus stops. The ramp slopes slightly, and in some instances, leaves a small gap in the contact it tries to make.  Even so, I was heartened when the first wheelchair accessible buses hit our roads in 2006. It was a huge step forward in improving accessibility and enabling mobility for all. This was Singapore's first wheelchair acces

BMW Eurokars' new servicing package: For all BMW drivers

Whether it's the 216i Gran Coupe or the mighty M5 that you drive, Eurokars' new servicing package offers you the chance to keep it in constant, good care. Regardless of what car you drive, the backing of an authorised name will always provide unparalleled assurance when the time for routine servicing inevitably arrives. This applies all the more so to more intricately-built machines, like those from BMW. On the one hand, it is essential that your BMW is handled by carefully trained tec
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