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  1. Didn't expect an article on Gym to comes from ShopBack. https://www.shopback.sg/blog/cheapest-gym-singapore Cheapest Gym Memberships in Singapore (and Alternatives) for All the Fitness Aficionados It’s a new year and time to live a healthier life. That not only means eating healthier but also striving to lead an active lifestyle with proper exercise and physical activity. For most people, it can be hitting the gym regularly. For others, it may mean squeezing in a short workout in their day to day routine. Let our guide to the cheapest gyms help you do this. Don’t worry if hitting that treadmill or exercise machine if not for you. We also include cheap alternatives to the gym for you to keep fit and to stay fit. It also pays to eat well and have supplements on your fitness journey! Get the best fitness fuel from iHerband get Cashback at the same time! Now with 8% Upsized Cashback until 31 Mar. 1. ActiveSG Gym Image Credit: ActiveSG ActiveSG is a nationwide movement for the promotion of sports for a better living. And behind this movement is a network of sports facilities and programmes that help individuals and families achieve an active and healthy lifestyle. Singaporeans of all ages and permanent residents can become members of ActiveSG for free. Once a member, you can have access to all their facilities which include gyms and swimming complexes. You can also sign up for ongoing programmes if you are interested in a particular sport. For gym-goers, there are 20 gyms to choose from, depending on which is closest to you. Best of all, it offers the cheapest fees for use of gym facilities. Adults who want access to any of the locations during all opening hours only need to pay $300 for a year, or $30 a month. There is also a pay per entry fee which as low as $1.50 for students and senior citizens. Locations: 20 gym facilities all over Singapore Opening Hours: 7am – 10pm (except for PH eve and PH) Website: https://www.myactivesg.com 2. Gymmboxx Image Credit: Photo via Gymmboxx Facebook If you are looking for a gym that offers personal training services, it is best you check out private gyms such as Gymmboxx. It has seven outlets all over the island and according to most reviews, Gymmboxx has the best weight training equipment available. They have three membership categories – Standard, Classic and Signature, which range from as short as 3 months to as long as 12 months. If you are not too keen on membership, you can also opt to go for their pay-per-entry rates. A 3-month plan for Classic membership will set you back $210, while a 12-month plan is $720. Special discount prices are available for youths and seniors. If you have extra money to splurge, you can invest in a personal trainer for $599 for 10 sessions. Locations: 6 gym facilities all over Singapore Opening Hours: Varied. Check website for details. Website: https://www.gymmboxx.com 3. Anytime Fitness Image Credit: Anytime Fitness Singapore Anytime Fitness is true to its name – you can go to the gym any time of the day, as their outlets are open 24/7. In Singapore, they have 38 outlets for you to choose from, making it quite convenient for you to shed off those unwanted pounds. With a variety of equipment available and your access key, you will have no more excuses not to go. Memberships start at $88 a month, and include options to sign up for 6, 12 or 18 months. You also get an Anywhere Club access which means you can use any of the thousands of Anytime Fitness gyms all over the world. That also means any of the 38 gyms in Singapore will be yours for the picking. And if you happen to be traveling abroad in a country where there are Anytime Fitness gyms, you can access those too. Locations: 38 gym facilities Opening Hours: 24/7 Website: https://www.anytimefitness.sg/ 4. Dennis Gym Image Credit: inSing.com Dennis Gym was set up by bodybuilding coach Dennis Tew. From one gym in Simei to 4 gyms, Dennis continues to promote an active and healthy lifestyle through his gym facilities and his dedicated personal trainers. If you are into weightlifting and bodybuilding, this is the gym for you. Working with their gym specialists allows you to try a customised program that will help you achieve your fitness goals. With flexible membership packages that allow monthly payments for 6, 12 and 24 months, Dennis Gym promises to combine effective physical training with fun elements. Group classes on muscle toning and combat training are available here, which is not usual in most gyms. Locations: Simei, Tai Seng, Jurong, Farrer Park Opening Hours: Mon to Fri: 7am-10pm, Sat & Sun: 8am-8pm Website: http://www.dennisgym.net 5. Yoga for fitness and exercise Image Credit: Eli Christman | Flickr Studies show that yoga, despite its low impact activities, has tremendous effects on one’s physical and mental well-being. It increases flexibility, improves muscle strength and tone and maintains good cardiovascular health. Concentration and balance are also on the list, as yoga helps one focus. Gone are the days when yoga classes are difficult to come by and are expensive. With many yoga studios and instructors already offering their services in Singapore, it won’t be hard to include yoga into your fitness routine. It will also add some variety to your program for better health. In Singapore, there are more than enough studios where you can get some Zen-inspired exercise for under $25 per session, which usually lasts for 10 to 20 session. Here is our list, although not exhaustive. For more yoga studios options, check our yoga guide. Yoga Studio Price Location YOGA in SYNC $23 (10 classes package) Bukit Pasoh YogaDivas $23 (10 classes outdoor package) Botanical Gardens/ Woking Rd Yoga Mala $22 (20 classes package) Circular Rd Yoga+ $20 (25 classes package) Pagoda St/ Arab St Yoga Inc. $20 (20 classes package) Guillemard/ Tiong Bahru/ Punggol/ Tampines Alpha Balance $20 (20 class package) Duxton/ Thompson Rd/ Bukit Timah Rd/ Sentosa/ East Coast/ Botanical Gardens Vyasa Yoga & Ayurveda $20 (10 classes package) Tessensohn Rd Yoga Lab $20 (10 classes package) East Coast/ Duxton/ Boon Tat St Yoga Movement $19 (20 classes package) Carpenter St/ East Coast/ Orchard/ Robertson Quay/ Tanjong Pagar/ Tiong Bahru Yogabar $19 (12 classes package) Far East Shopping Centre Akash Yoga $16 (23 class package) Bishan Park Outta Hatha Yoga $15 (10 classes package) Clifford Square 6. Dance your way to fitness with 1Fiesta Zumba Image Credit: Esther Max | Flickr Zumba continues to gain popularity in Singapore, especially with groups like 1Fiesta that promote a fun way to shed off some pounds. Since 2010, 1Fiesta has maintained such a high standard in classes with the best Zumba instructors in the city. Aside from standard Zumba classes, they have also ventured into Zumba Circuit, Zumba Toning, Aqua Zumba, Body Combat and many more. Since they aim to fill the demands of working professionals, they hold their classes after work hours and on the weekends. Classes only cost $15 per session in most of the locations, except for those that are part of a package. About 80 classes are being conducted every week, so you have more than enough chances to hit the Zumba dance floor. Locations: Waterloo, Riverside Point, Tampines, Jurong East, Bukit Batok, Bishan, Yio Chu Kang, Woodlands, and Functional Training Institute Website: https://1fiesta.com.sg 7. Fitness Passes If you can’t commit yourself to a conventional gym and need to change up your routine every once in a while to keep motivated, get a fitness pass. With a fitness pass, you can attend a variety of classes (HIIT, dance, spin, yoga and many more) at different studios for a fixed fee! You can choose between ClasPass and KFit for different fitness classes in Singapore. Below is a comparison between the two fitness passes. Price Location Price per class $12.90 Around $20 Availability of free trial No Yes Able to pause membership? Yes No Locations: At studios and gyms all across Singapore Website: 8. Swim away those calories Image Credit: Pexels Do you hate breaking a sweat when you are working out? Then swimming will be perfect for you. Singapore is endowed with many swimming facilities you can take your pick from. ActiveSG, for example, has one of the cheapest entry rates in the city. Category Weekdays Weekends & Public HolidaysChild/ Senior Citizen $0.50 $0.60Adult $1.00 $1.30Others $0.80 $1.10 Aside from ActiveSG, you can also check the swimming pools under SAFRA. Although they are a bit more expensive than ActiveSG, the entry fees will still be lower than $2. You can find out more through their website at http://www.safra.sg/. 9. Sunrise In The City by HPB Image Credit: Health Hub Sunrise in the City (SITC) is a fitness programme introduced by the Health Promotion Board (HPB) to encourage working adults to squeeze in some exercise before work. The best part is that it is free! Exercises for SITC include yoga, pilates, cardio and many more! There is a session almost every day of the week and there is a range of timings and locations to meet your convenience. HPB has also started introducing more sessions during lunchtime which works if you’re not keen on tiring yourself out before you reach the office. Locations: At studios and gyms all across Singapore Website: https://cprmsadfs.hpb.gov.sg/HPBOnline/events.aspx?program=sitc 10. Hike your way to better health Image Credit: Zairon | Wikimedia Commons Don’t be fooled by Singapore’s cityscapes – it’s not called the garden city for nothing. It has its share of parks and nature reserves, which has the best hiking trails for you to explore. It’s no secret what hiking can do for your cardiovascular health, let alone in strengthening your muscles. Plus, the outdoors can do wonders for your mood. We suggest The Southern Ridges which is a connector trail that is 10km long and is full of gorgeous views along the way. You can reach 5 other parks through this trail. Other parks you can add to your list are MacRitchie Reservoir Park, Fort Canning Park, Pulau Ubin, Labrador Nature Reserve and many more. Time to take exercise seriously Whether you prefer hitting the gym or dancing those pounds away with Zumba, there is a place for you to work towards your fitness goals. For the non-conventional fitness aficionado, if you want to try something new and different, give yoga, swimming or hiking a try. These options can be cheaper than your regular gym with the same health benefits. So, take those first steps for a healthier, more active you this year. The best first step towards a healthier you is to get the right sports attire. If you are looking for good deals on sportswear and equipment, don’t forget to check Shopback to make the most of all the Cashback deals. If you’re lucky, you might even find a Fave promo code offering discounts on gym and exercise classes too! Read more: 55 Fantastic Things To Do in Singapore Throughout the YearStay updated on our Shopback deals and blog posts through our Telegram channel! *Disclaimer: Originally published in December 2018 and updated for March 2019.
  2. For the benefit of those who are considering buying cars, this will actually give u rough idea of the rate that is going on the market....I will giving a constant scenerio.... Disclaimer: Prices are only for discussion purpose, might not apply to everyone. Age and experience play a factor also. Hyundai Avante (OPC)- Age 50 Company Chin* = $868 Company NT** = $832 Company E* = $842 Company Lib***** = $879 Civic 2.0 - Age 35 Company Chin* = $1232 Company NT** = $1103 Company E* = $1020 Company Lib***** = $1123 Toyota Corolla 1.6 - Age 34 Company Chin* = $902 Company NT** = $1020 Company E* = $1129 Company Lib***** = $821 Company MSI* = $1000 Will update if i get more infos
  3. Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this short writeup are those of the one man and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of anyone else. mlmlwm. #fakeinfluencer #preasenoticemoi #noidontgetpaidforthesethings @#freepetrolthough Being a one-man driven hobby, it's not often (or ever) that I've had the chance to do a back to back comparison, but with the keys to the BMW X2 in my hands, this just had to be done. Having just driven the BMW X2 and enjoyed its engaging drive characteristics. It's not exactly what you'd call, economical, especially given its intended target audience. Of course being that it has quite a number of BMW badges on the body, it should command a premium. But this premium also means it has to square off against some very strong competition. Ladies and gents, here comes a new challenger, the Volvo XC40. And indeed it is new, the XC40 is Volvo's first foray into the now very hotly contested small luxury SUV segment. It isn't just a new car built on existing underpinnings either, the XC40 is Volvo's first car to be built the new CMA platform (To be shared by future compact Volvos, Geely and Lynk & Co models). It might seem more natural to bring an X1 to the fight, the last time we drove one was back in 2015 and it wouldn't be fair to pit a 3-year-old car up against Volvo's latest baby. And while these two are pretty much polar opposites in their approach to the baby luxury SUV market, their local selling prices tell a slightly different story because these two cars are pretty much sandwiched between each other. With the X2 coming in just above the XC40 Momentum but below the range-topping R-Design, which means cross shopping between these two is inevitable. Let's see what we've got. In the (Galvanic) yellow corner, we have the eager beaver from Bavaria, the BMW X2 sDrive20i. Weighing in at 1,535 kilos with 2 litres of turbocharged power. Enabling this X2 to pump out a cool 189 German horses coupled with a twisting force of 280Nm. And...... in the (Ice) white corner, we have Thor's very own (rather small) chariot, the Volvo XC40, also with a turbocharged 2-litre heart but Volvo has managed to kraft out quite a bit more juice. For a total of 248 Swedish Horses and 350Nm of torques. While these numbers might paint a rather unflattering picture for the BMW X2, they only really tell half the story and one only needs to drive either of these to understand why. But first, let's take a step back and marvel at what we have brought together in front of us. The BMW sits low and wide with a high shoulder line heavily tapered towards the front with a multitude of supporting elements to create a rather dynamic visual. Coupled with numerous creases to create a taut and more athletic aesthetic. The Volvo, on the other hand, is unashamedly chunky. Straight, clearly defined lines and a very clean exterior design with minimal fussiness. It is as restrained as the BMW is flash. If there was one automotive segment where Volvo's much loved "boxy" aesthetic can once again shine, the SUV demographic is it. It is a very handsome design with just the right touches to make it interesting. For those wishing to inject a bit more Scandinavian sauciness into their ride, the XC40 can be paired with a contrasting roof colour for that extra splash of contrast. My pick would have to be Tiffany colour combo of Amazon blue and white. Unfortunately for the Volvo though, what you see here is not exactly what you get when you buy an XC40. We've matched up the X2 with an XC40 Momentum spec which comes in at a slightly lower price point than the BMW and while Momentum trim allows you to choose a contrasting white roof to go with your choice of body shade, it does also come with a rather boring (ugly?) set of 18-inch wheels which let's be honest, are absolutely engulfed by the car's generous wheel arches. Should you choose to pony up the extra cash (beyond the X2's asking) for the R-Design, 19-inch rollers will come standard. But then again, in most of the promotional images, the R-Design cars wear 20s. Don't even ask us how much those options cost, it's quite mind-boggling. While most of the promotional material shows the car running on a set of cool mirror finished 19s, to have a set of those fitted from the dealer is a cool S$9,000 option. We really think not. Those fitted on this car here are a set of lovely 19s from Japanese Volvo Tuner ERST. Really sets off the car don't you think? The X2, on the other hand, is pretty much what buyers will be getting. Trick 19-inch alloys, M Sport X trim and even an additional M Sport rear roof spoiler which isn't on our test car. Aesthetically, these two really are chalk and cheese don't you think? Things start to get more interesting when we get into their interiors. The BMW, while featuring very high-quality fit and finish is once again high on flash, featuring at least 3 distinct textures in upholstery and trim. Alcantara, Fabric and Aluminium are all fighting for your attention in the cabin amidst the contrasting thread stitching and colour coded floor mat trimmings. There are of course some redemptive areas, the seats are amazingly huggy, the M Sport steering is a joy to hold and behold, and the interior lighting system is a nice touch. All switches and buttons feel good to use. There's probably an engineer somewhere in BMW measuring push buttons for weeks just to make it feel "right". Unfortunately, because the X2 was built on the underpinnings of the BMW X1, much of the basic interior layout was carried over to the newer car. And it is starting to look quite dated, this is especially apparent when we swap over to the XC40. If you only needed to know one thing about the XC40's interior. It is that it looks and feels like a car that's almost one segment above what it is competing against. It is spacious, airy, beautiful and feels like a generation ahead of every other car it is up against. With its giant touchscreen in the centre, ala Tesla, and the lovely materials used throughout, the interior of the XC40 is a fantastic place to be in. And whereas the X2 utilizes a traditional analogue instrument cluster (one that sadly no longer has BMW's trademark night-time amber lights), the XC40's readouts are clearly shown on a wide digital screen. There are of course some drawbacks, the steering wheel is not as tactile as the BMW's and some of the XC40's interior trim pieces lack the Germanic "feel" that its rival possesses. The interior cabin lighting on the XC40 also pales in comparison to the BMW X2 with only front map lights as standard equipment on the Momentum trim. In a day and age where rear cabin lights are a given, having them omitted in a car competing in the luxury segment is quite simple, a joke. Thankfully the local dealership is looking into this issue as we speak and will be offering rear cabin lights as an option. (Again, don't ask us how much THAT will be!) Space-wise it really is a no-brainer with the XC40's slightly larger footprint equating to more head and leg room overall with a larger boot space. So those needing that extra room, do take heed! On the go, once again, these two cannot be any more different. The BMW is like we mentioned earlier, an eager beaver with an engine that responds very keenly to inputs with a fantastic 7-speed dual clutch gearbox to egg punters on each time they get behind the wheel. The X2 just wants to go and progressively nudges you to take each corner quicker than the last. The official figures quote a 0-100 time of 7.7 seconds but it really does feel quicker than that. Prod the throttle in sport mode and the engine just wakes up. It's not a revvy heart though with power tapering off towards the upper regions of the rev band, but with the quick DCT gearbox shifting cogs as and when required, getting back into the torque band is just a simple paddle shift away. The best way to sum up the driving experience of the X2 sDrive20i? Think of it as a Golf GTi on stilts. The XC40 might have quite the power advantage on paper, with a cool 350Nm on tap and a quoted 0-100 time of 6.4 seconds but it actually feels slower. Perhaps this could be down to the extra weight it carries, you really can feel it or maybe, it's due to the slightly lazier Aisin 8-speed automatic mated to the engine. Either way, it just doesn't feel like it wants to be rushed. The engine is also more vocal than the X2's and not in a good way. Push it hard and it starts to sound rougher, almost agricultural, unlike the X2's rather smooth crescendo pull. The XC40 might have an extra power advantage over the BMW but it just doesn't feel like it wants to use them as often and if the roads ahead were anything other than straight or long flowy bends, a Volvo XC40 wouldn't stand a chance against the BMW. Instead, drive the Volvo sensibly and everything will start to fall into place, relax, enjoy the journey and arrive at your destination free from the stresses of attack angles and cornering lines. In the end, do we really have to choose which is better? These two cars might compete in the same segment and share the same price bracket but each marque has tackled this new category in their very own unique way that you can't help but appreciate each car for excelling at their chosen path. To arrive quicker or to enjoy the journey? That's the final question potential buyers will have to answer for themselves. I know we did. The XC40's ours.
  4. Lexus hit the right note with the GS, and the IS here is no exception. Of course, the Japanese marque didn't come all the way without a mission, and that is to topple the highly regarded 3 Series off the throne. With help from the BMW M division, the current 3 Series (codenamed F30) wears an M Sport kit to muscle up its already stout appearance while the Lexus IS' visual drama is further accentuated with the F Sport body kit, which sees it put on a more pronounced front lips and bigger, nicer looking rims. The F30's interior is unmistakably bimmer, carrying the usual hues from the Bavarian marque, such as the driver-centric cockpit and the orange-lit instruments, which boast a simplistic design and are easy on the eye. The IS, on the other hand, charms with its intrinsically-styled cabin, with the space-age driver's display that was inspired by the marque's halo car - the LFA. As a whole, it feels like more effort was spent in putting the IS' cabin together, though it feels slightly more cramped than the F30. The F30 320i packs a force-induced 2.0-litre in-line four engine, and is coupled to an eight-speed Steptronic transmission. On the other hand, the IS250's 2.5-litre V6 strictly relies on atmospheric pressure, and dispatches the drive via a six-speed automatic gearbox. Off the line, the 320i's sumptuous low end torque enables it to get up to pace quicker - 7.3 seconds for 0-100km/h compared to 8.1 seconds in the IS. The concise and well-weighted steering of the F30 provides talkative feedbacks, making it fun and engaging to drive. But the IS' V6 packs the linearity and creaminess that the bimmer's in-line four lacks. The biggest downside of the IS, however, lies in its price point. Still, the IS is a more complete car than the F30. And from our point of view, it is definitely a force we would like to be reckoned with.
  5. Thaiyotakamli

    100 people in this world...

    After watching the video, i realised we are fortunate to live in Singapore
  6. The third generation Elgrand recently underwent a facelift, bringing a host of cosmetic changes and improvements. It also enters the large MPV market with a seven-seater variant. Versus its close rival the Toyota Alphard, which do you think is a better buy? http://www.sgcarmart.com/news/review.php?AID=742
  7. Dear Members Kindly suggest between the 2 auction sheets which car is better and can be bought. below are the key points from the auction sheet. Please also suggest if there are any other significant points by looking at the 2 auction sheets which i cannot understand with my layman's understanding. CAR 1 CAR 2 OVERALL GRADE R 3.5 EXTERIOR & INTERIOR GRADE B B C C MILEAGE KM 72599 52050 Thanks for your valuable suggestions and comments in this regard. Pls kindly help!! Sorry the chart in the above post is not showing. car 1 overall grade: R car 2 overall grade: 3.5 car 1 EXTERIOR & INTERIOR GRADE: B B car 2 EXTERIOR & INTERIOR GRADE: C C car 1 MILEAGE KM: 72599 car 2 MILEAGE KM: 52050
  8. Thats how we lost our soul ..... yahoo news : Global Price Comparison: The Toyota Corolla Global Price Index Singapore - Earlier in March it was reported in The Economist that Singapore is the most expensive city in the world. The news didn't exactly come as a big surprise, with both property prices and car prices rising even further in 2013, the latter as a result of high Certificate of Entitlement (COE) prices and increased Additional Registration Fee (tax) on expensive cars. But just how much more costly is it to own a car in Singapore? The Economist has had its own Big Mac Index around for some time now, so we decided to scour the Internet and assemble our own automotive version. The car we used was a natural choice: The world's best-selling nameplate, with more than 40-million units shifted globally, and the closest thing to an automotive white good there is - the Toyota Corolla Altis. With the launch of the new model globally, and it's now the same model sold everywhere else, it's the perfect choice for a study like this. Earlier in the year another Yahoo story did something broadly similar, but our Toyota Corolla Global Price Index (TCGPI) compares the same good across borders with a much wider scope. Toyota Corolla Global Price Index** Country/ Variant /Trim /Local Price SGD Price Australia 1.8L 7CVT ‘Ascent 4D’ A$25,812 - $30,143.51 Brazil 1.8l 4AT ? R 79,990 - $45,388.09 China* 1.6 4AT ‘G’ RMB 140,800 - $28,582.54 Cuba ??? ? USD40,000 (est) - $50,440.00 Germany 1.6L 7CVT ‘Life’ EUR22,500- $38,949.53 Indonesia 1.6L 7CVT ‘G’ Rp410,000,000 - $45,510.00 Japan* 1.5L 7CVT ‘G’ ¥1,697,143 - $20,741.46 Malaysia 1.8L 7CVT ‘G’ RM 114,015.30 - $43,954.26 Nigeria 1.8L 7CVT ? ₦ 6,000,000 - $46,110.00 USA 1.8L 4AT ‘L’ USD$18,210 - $22,962.81 Singapore 1.6L 7CVT STD - $135,988.00 South Africa 1.6L 7CVT Prestige R252,900 - $30,302.73 Taiwan 1.8L 7CVT Deluxe NT7,260,000 - $30,247.00 Thailand 1.8L 7CVT G B829,000 - $32,147.00 Analysis: It's no surprise Singapore is still the most expensive place to buy a Toyota Corolla, after all we've been the subject of other stories on our huge car prices. It's enough to buy you a lovely Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG 4MATIC, or half of an SLS AMG Coupe, in the cheapest market, the USA. read more, link: https://sg.news.yahoo.com/global-price-comparison-toyota-corolla-171720950.html
  9. Nic_low

    Rump backs have it good

    Automotive breeds are diversifying at an increasing pace. But that did not seem to affect hatchbacks, which has gained a large fan base over the years (especially the hotter, souped up variants). Besides warming up to their chic, youthful image, people like them for their practicality and the ease of driving (and parking) one. Both the A3 and 116i are some of the easiest ways to gain entry into the respective marques (Audi and BMW). But of course, in the local climate, each of these hatchbacks will still cost upwards of $180k. The A3 is the newer entrant to the segment, and naturally look fresher of the duo. Audi has once again worked its wizardry, with help from the LED lamps, to create a facet that is distinctive and appealing to the senses. The 1 Series' styling may have raised a few brows when it first set foot on our grounds. But the recent facelift has pulled off an aggressive and sporty stance. We, especially, like how it looks from the rump. Audi's 1.4-litre chunk on the A3 puts out 122bhp and 200Nm of torque. Mated to a dual-clutch seven-speed gearbox, the drive is decidedly smooth. The bimmer's 1.6-litre, in comparison, edges out with better power figures - 136bhp and 220Nm of torque to be exact. Although the 116i utilises a more 'conventional' eight-speed gearbox with single-clutch setup, cog swops never felt lacking. Instead, we genuinely like how intuitive it felt on the sprints and in overtaking manoeuvres. Next, the interior. BMW's cabin is a no-frills example of how a premium interior should be like. Though we have to give it to the A3 for its simplistic, almost minimalist cabin, which looks and feel more modern than the 116's. Meanwhile, browse through the rest of the pictures and decide for yourself who is the winner of this duo.
  10. Hi guys Which Jap car model is better in terms of engine performance not only based on paper but also on the road? Honda Fit RS i-vtec vs Suzuki Swift Sport (mannual transmission)
  11. [extract] With the launch of the 2012 BMW 3 Series, BMW has further cemented its position as the leader of the compact luxury segment. However, that was before the Cadillac ATS sedan went on sale. The Cadillac ATS was specifically designed to compete with the BMW 3 Series. In fact, this is Cadillac
  12. I made use of autobacs free battery test and obtained the detailed print out reports. Over time, you can see the CCA of my battery dropping. With bro KB's advice, I have determined that my alternator charging is ok, but CCA is on the low side after 2 years. but it is still rated as "good battery". Battery details: 55B24R Brand: Trane Silver Battery. Cost: $102+ Rated: 520CCA (but initial battery test shows 570 CCA - quite POWER imho) You can see the 3 battery test reports below. Read from left to right, 1st report July 2010, then Dec 2011, then July 2012. Most recent test on the right. Will wait for bro KB and other battery experts to comment on the reports. For sharing purposes and to learn how to read the reports! And Finally, Thanks Autobacs!!!
  13. anyone know which model of brand compare against another brand model ?? like AD08 equivalent to toyo R888 etc .......
  14. I understand it is quite an odd topic. But as a forum that entertains idea, what is your take? 1) Both has an obsession for control 2) Jobs has close relationship with international media (creation, publishing) 3) Jobs is very influential to the tech world. 4) In terms of market cap, Apple is very big. 5) Eco system is quite proprietary 6) Jobs has been crown person of the decade , man of the year by several influential opinion leaders/ groups. 6) Tributes after death, 5 years after death, 10 years, 25 years, how many (non-family members) can still remember, appreciate them?
  15. Peaceracer

    Comparison of online stock brokers

    I am interest in trading stocks online but there are so many different brokers to choose from. Anyone with experience care to share what are the major differences in terms of the services and commissions?
  16. For Your Information. All the maps are latest one. If not, please advise. igo amigo mapking landmark sygic agis Garmin SLA papago SLA Google Map minty minds
  17. Guys, Wonder anyone tried either the Imperial1 or Exotic Shield on your car? Any comments and which is better? Do share your views if you have any experience with any of them, thanks.
  18. Hot off the oven http://www.mercer.com/pressrelease/details...Content/1307990 In Asia-pacific region, Auckland, New Zealand is still the best
  19. Mustank

    A comparison of punishment

    Woman given maximum fines for traffic offences: http://news.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNew...0506-63627.html Man jailed for throwing flower pots at neighbour's flat http://news.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNew...0506-63656.html i guess the difference is the intent to cause hurt 'Peeper' beaten to death http://news.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNew...0505-63452.html immediate sentencing
  20. Which should I buy ? http://car-q.com/video/BOOM/Re--Asian-Car-...ison-Guide.html
  21. Bearing in mind that the Porker is more expensive than the other 2 but that they are in 'comparable' price range... Which is your pick? All 3 are 4 seaters although I will ---> @ the Porker being labelled PROPER 4 SEATER! Just wanna poll and compare to magazine reviews
  22. Having read numerous postings with regard to which engine oil is better than the other, I decided to write to 2 engine oil manufacturers to seek clarifications on their products and appended below are their replies for everyone's information: Dear Mr Yeo, Thank you for your interest and support for our product. Shell Helix Ultra is Fully-Synthetic engine oil blended using our proprietary Group III base oil (XHVI) and high performance additives package. If you have any further queries, do feel free to contact us. Thank you and regards Sng Miah Thye Technical Services Engineer Shell Eastern Petroleum (Pte) Ltd Shell Marketing Centre 31 Pandan Road Singapore 609278 -----Original Message----- From: mmecyeo [mailto:mmecyeo@singnet.com.sg] Sent: Friday, November 17, 2006 12:40 PM To: Sng, Miah-Thye MT SEPL-DLA/488 Subject: Shell Helix Ultra Fully Synthetic 5W/40 Importance: High To the Personnel-In-Charge I have been using the above engine oil for all my cars. However, I would be grateful if you could enlighten me under which category shown in the chart below does Shell Helix Ultra Fully Synthetic 5W/40 falls under. I look forward to your early reply. Thank you very much. Group 1 - (Mineral) Descriptions Refined mineral oil Properties Higher impurities which coagulate at low temperature & burns off at high temperature. Group II - (Mineral) Descriptions Highly refined mineral oil made through hydro-cracking & catalytic-de-waxing process Properties Better viscosity control compared to Group I with lower wax content (wax causes sludge build-up in engine. Group III - (Synthetic) Descriptions Severely hydro-crack oils w/o Paraffin or wax Properties Properties approaching Group IV oils except for slightly higher pour point & lower flash point. Group IV - (Fully-Synthetic) Descriptions Synthesized from olefin through a chemical process to form Poly Alpha Olefins (PAO). Properties Good high & low temperature qualities for lubrication. Group V - (Fully Synthetic) Descriptions Synthesized from refined and processed esters & chemically combined to form ester, diester & polyester. Properties Most stable base oil providing the best performance in extreme high & low temperature operations Dear Mr Yeo In response to your e-mail, please see my reply. ----- Forwarded by Debbie Howarth/Tetrosyl on 13/11/2006 09:13 ----- Dear Ms Debbie I have purchased a 5L CL Triple R Fully Synthetic 5W/40 but have not used it yet. However, I would be grateful if you could enlighten what are the following as mentioned on the reverse face of the container: 1. Specification API SL/CF, ACEA A3,B3,B4 - (What are the letters and those with letter and no signify?) The API Specification Stands for American Petroleum Institution - Followed by the letters that show the advancement of the Formulation SA being the Lowest - Non Specification to SM being the highest. S indicates - Service and is used for the parameters covering Petrol or Gasoline). Then there is the letters that cover the Diesel, this is indicated by the letter C - CA being the lowest and CL being the highest. Following the API Standards you then have the ACEA standards (Association des Constructeurs Europeens d' Automobiles) you will need to go to there Website and download the ACEA European Oil Sequences from 1996. 2. Meets requirements of VW502.00, 505.00, MB229.3, Porsche and BMW - (What are the letters and those with letter and no signify?) These are vehicle manufactures performance levels i.e. VW - Volkswagen, MB - Mercedes Benz etc. In addition to the above, kindly advise as to under which category shown in the chart below does cxxxxxe Triple R Fully Synthetic 5W/40 classify under. Class III Group 1 - (Mineral) Descriptions Refined mineral oil Properties Higher impurities which coagulate at low temperature & burns off at high temperature. Group II - (Mineral) Descriptions Highly refined mineral oil made through hydro-cracking & catalytic-de-waxing process Properties Better viscosity control compared to Group I with lower wax content (wax causes sludge build-up in engine. Group III - (Synthetic) Descriptions Severely hydro-crack oils w/o Paraffin or wax Properties Properties approaching Group IV oils except for slightly higher pour point & lower flash point. Group IV - (Fully-Synthetic) Descriptions Synthesized from olefin through a chemical process to form Poly Alpha Olefins (PAO). Properties Good high & low temperature qualities for lubrication. Group V - (Fully Synthetic) Descriptions Synthesized from refined and processed esters & chemically combined to form ester, diester & polyester. Properties Most stable base oil providing the best performance in extreme high & low temperature operations
  23. Hi all, There have been much discussions on the superiority of the latest 1.6 FSI engines albeit the need to use RON98 petrol to achieve maximum efficiency. Hopefully the following information will be useful for all. From these information, the 1.6 SR or MPI engine delivers higher power and torque output than the 1.6 FSI engine from 1000 rpm to 4000 rpm. The 1.6 FSI engine delivers higher power and torque output past the 4000 rpm mark. Attachment 1: The image shows a comparison of torque and power characteristics of the 2 engines, albeit the resolution is a bit poor. I have blocked the regions from 1000 rpm to 4000 rpm, which is the most useable section of everyday driving. From this graph, it is clear that the 1.6 SR/MPI engine consistently delivers higher torque and power output up to 4000 rpm. Attachment 2: Some figures to go with the graphs shown in first attachment. The values marked in green indicate higher output, red for lower output. Source: http://www.rototest.com/index.php?DN=33 For those who are keen to download the torque and power analysis of the 2 powerplants conducted by an individual firm, please download the .pdf files at: 1.6 FSI http://www.rri.se/popup/performancegraphs....&Flap=Downloads 1.6 SR / MPI http://www.rri.se/popup/performancegraphs....&Flap=Downloads
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