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  1. Bros I figured that I want to do a little road trip with friends before I have to give up my car.. See some of the nice places around M'sia, and not just the typical stuff. The plan is to go in October just before the school holidays, or end of Sept.. so I can also see the East coast before the annual monsoon. Some ideas: Perak rice fields Makan in Ipoh Tasik Kenyir in Trengganu Food in Penang I won't mind stopping in Malacca along the way, but I have been there a lot of times If anyone has a similar plan or done this before, please share, thanks! Also please share if you have tips on food spots, places to stay (under $100Sin), and sights to see. Cheers
  2. Respect. someone really dare to check their PM's personal bank account! http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10130211234592774869404581083700187014570 Prime Minister Najib’s bank accounts are scrutinized in probe of investment fund 1MDB. By Tom Wright And Simon Clark July 2, 2015 4:42 p.m. ET KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia—Malaysian investigators scrutinizing a controversial government investment fund have traced nearly $700 million of deposits into what investigators believe are the personal bank accounts of Malaysia’s prime minister, Najib Razak, according to documents from a government probe. The investigation documents mark the first time Mr. Najib has been directly connected to the probes into state investment fund 1Malaysia Development Bhd., or 1MDB. Mr. Najib, who founded 1MDB and heads its board of advisors, has been under growing political pressure over the fund, which amassed $11 billion in debt it is struggling to repay. The government probe documents what investigators believe to be the movement of cash among government agencies, banks and companies linked to 1MDB before it ended up in Mr. Najib’s personal accounts. Documents reviewed by The Wall Street Journal include bank transfer forms and flow charts put together by government investigators that reflect their understanding of the path of the cash. The original source of the money is unclear and the government investigation doesn’t detail what happened to the money that went into Mr. Najib’s personal accounts. Advertisement “The prime minister has not taken any funds for personal use,” said a Malaysian government spokesman. “The prime minister’s political opponents, unwilling to accept his record or the facts, continue to try to undermine him with baseless smears and rumours for pure political gain.” Mr. Najib has previously denied wrongdoing in relation to 1MDB and has urged critics to wait for the conclusion of four official investigations that are ongoing into 1MDB’s activities. Investigators have identified five separate deposits into Mr. Najib’s accounts that came from two sources, according to the documents viewed by the Journal. By far the largest transactions were two deposits of $620 million and $61 million in March 2013, during a heated election campaign in Malaysia, the documents show. The cash came from a company registered in the British Virgin Islands via a Swiss bank owned by an Abu Dhabi state fund. The fund, International Petroleum Investment Co., or IPIC, has guaranteed billions of dollars of 1MDB’s bonds and in May injected $1 billion in capital into the fund to help meet looming debt repayments. A spokeswoman for IPIC couldn’t be reached for comment. The British Virgin Islands company, Tanore Finance Corp., couldn’t be reached. ENLARGE Another set of transfers, totaling 42 million ringgit ($11.1 million), originated within the Malaysian government, according to the investigation. Investigators believe the money came from an entity known as SRC International Sdn. Bhd., an energy company that originally was controlled by 1MDB but was transferred to the Finance Ministry in 2012. Mr. Najib is also the finance minister. The money moved through another company owned by SRC International and then to a company that works exclusively for 1MDB, and finally to Mr. Najib’s personal accounts in three separate deposits, the government documents show. Nik Faisal Ariff Kamil, a director of SRC International, declined to comment. Mr. Kamil had power of attorney over Mr. Najib’s accounts, according to documents that were part of the government investigation. A 1MDB spokesman said, referring to the transfers into Mr. Najib’s account: “1MDB is not aware of any such transactions, nor has it seen any documents to this effect.” The spokesman cautioned that doctored documents have been used in the past to discredit 1MDB and the government. For months, concerns about 1MDB’s debt and lack of transparency have dominated political discussion in Malaysia, a close ally of the U.S. and a counterweight to China in Southeast Asia. When he founded 1MDB in 2009, Mr. Najib promised it would kick-start new industries and turn Kuala Lumpur into a global financial center. Instead, the fund bought power plants overseas and invested in energy joint ventures that failed to get off the ground. The fund this year has rescheduled debt payments. The Journal last month detailed how 1MDB had been used to indirectly help Mr. Najib’s election campaign in 2013. The fund appeared to overpay for a power plant from a Malaysian company. The company then donated money to a Najib-linked charity that made donations, including to local schools, which Mr. Najib was able to tout as he campaigned. “We only acquire assets when we are convinced that they represent long-term value, and to suggest that any of our acquisitions were driven by political considerations is simply false,” 1MDB said last month. The four probes into 1MDB are being conducted by the nation’s central bank, a parliamentary committee, the auditor general and police. A spokeswoman for Bank Negara Malaysia, the central bank, declined to comment. Malaysia’s police chief and a member of the parliamentary committee also had no comment. The auditor general said this week it had completed an interim report on 1MDB’s accounts and would hand it to the parliament on July 9. The prime minister is facing increasing pressure over 1MDB. The country’s longest-serving prime minister, Mahathir Mohamad, who left office in 2003, publicly has urged Mr. Najib to resign. This week, Malaysia’s home minister threatened to withdraw publishing licenses from a local media group, citing what he said were inaccurate reports on 1MDB. The $11.1 million of transfers to Mr. Najib’s bank account occurred at the end of 2014 and the beginning of 2015, according to the government investigation. Among the companies that investigators say it passed through was Ihsan Perdana Sdn. Bhd., which provides corporate social responsibility programs for 1MDB’s charitable foundation, according to company registration documents. Attempts to reach the managing director of Ihsan Perdana weren’t successful. Documents tied to the transfer said its purpose was for “CSR,” or corporate social responsibility, programs. The Wall Street Journal examination of the use of funds tied to 1MDB for Mr. Najib’s election campaign showed that the money was slated to be used for corporate social responsibility programs as well. The government probe documents detail how investigators believe SRC International transferred 40 million ringgit on Dec. 24 last year to a wholly owned subsidiary. This company on the same day wired the money to Ihsan Perdana, according to the documents. Two days after receiving the money, Ihsan Perdana wired 27 million ringgit and five million ringgit in two separate transfers to two different bank accounts owned by Mr. Najib, the government documents show. In February, 10 million ringgit entered the prime minister’s account, also from SRC International via Ihsan Perdana, the documents show. The remittance documents don’t name Mr. Najib as the beneficiary but detail account numbers at a branch of AmIslamic Bank Bhd. in Kuala Lumpur. Two flow charts from the government investigation name the owner of these accounts as “Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib Bin Hj Abd Razak,” the prime minister’s official name. A spokesman for AmIslamic Bank declined to comment. In another transaction, Tanore Finance, the British Virgin Islands-based company, transferred $681 million in two tranches to a different account at another Kuala Lumpur branch of AmIslamic Bank. The government probe said the account was owned by Mr. Najib, according to the documents. The transfers came from an account held by Tanore Finance at a Singapore branch of Falcon Private Bank, a Swiss bank which is owned by IPIC, the Abu Dhabi fund, according to the documents. A spokesman for Falcon Private Bank declined to comment. The $681 million was transferred to Mr. Najib’s accounts on March 21 and March 25, 2013, the government documents show. Write to Tom Wright at [email protected] and Simon Clark at [email protected]
  3. Woodlands Checkpoint vs Tuas Checkpoint
  4. Msia boleh. https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/foreigners-entering-malaysia-from-dec-1-must-submit-digital-arrival-card
  5. Is it easy to use? Can use throughout Malaysia? Consume alot of data?
  6. source: https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2021/09/28/bring-back-hsr-to-excite-the-world-again-says-najib/?__cf_chl_jschl_tk__=pmd_AzHpCmrHbXPR9DK06.27Ybl5ZuKUYjXah80i34EzfG0-1632906920-0-gqNtZGzNAnujcnBszQal KUALA LUMPUR: Former prime minister Najib Razak says Malaysia needs to regain the global economy’s interest and attention, and suggested that Putrajaya revive the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail (HSR) project. Najib (BN-Pekan) said the project would give a new lease of life to the peninsular’s southern economic corridor, such as Iskandar Malaysia, Batu Pahat, Muar, Melaka and Seremban. “Aside from efforts to rebuild international relations with major economies that were affected after the 14th general election, Malaysia needs to excite the world again. “Projects like HSR, which would connect two of Asean’s biggest economies, need to be revived according to the original concept and design,” he told the Dewan Rakyat while debating the 12th Malaysia Plan today. Najib said the project would also create 70,000 job opportunities directly and indirectly, while potentially generating US$1.6 billion in revenue, according to the Institute of Developing Economies in Japan. However, this would hinge on the rail project directly connecting to Singapore, instead of just running from Kuala Lumpur to Johor Bahru. The latter, he said, would make the project not viable while costing the nation billions in subsidies. “Reviving the HSR project according to its original plan can also revive the Bandar Malaysia project, worth RM140 billion in terms of gross development value.” He suggested that the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) and Permodalan Nasional Bhd (PNB) be assigned such development projects, citing their success with the Battersea project in the UK. “This (Bandar Malaysia) project can also be worked on with Singaporean investors since the HSR would connect with the country, if EPF and PNB are of the view that it would bring an advantage. “If this happens, I propose that the project be rebranded to Bandar Asean, placing Malaysia as the centre for Asean in efforts to attract the international community’s attention,” he said. The HSR project was officially cancelled this year, with Malaysia set to compensate Singapore for costs incurred as part of its obligations under the bilateral agreement. Previously, a source in Putrajaya had told FMT that Malaysia would have to pay compensation of around RM320 million.
  7. Hi, I was looking at my G-plate commercial vehicle insurance terms and conditions. Realized that "geographical area" includes West Malaysia and 80 km into Thailand ! So I am planning to drive G-plate into Malaysia without getting the relevant permits from Malaysia side. I wish to know: How is the ban on Singapore commercial vehicles enforced? Is it aggressively enforced, or just another close-one-eye type of regulation? Exactly where do they do they conduct checks?
  8. http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=...&sec=nation "A Ledang flood operations centre spokesman said four roads
  9. Looking at the list of initiatives, do we have more to win or lose? Source: https://www.channelnewsasia.com/singapore/singapore-malaysia-special-economic-zone-mou-johor-passport-free-travel-4039876 Singapore and Malaysia on Thursday (Jan 11) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on a new Johor-Singapore Special Economic Zone (SEZ) Under the MOU, both sides will work towards boosting the cross-border flow of goods and people and developing a framework that will lead to a full-fledged agreement on the zone Singapore and Malaysia are also exploring other initiatives leading up to the SEZ, including a passport-free clearance system on both sides of the border Further updates on the SEZ are expected at the 11th Malaysia-Singapore Leaders’ Retreat later this year JOHOR BAHRU: People travelling between Singapore and Johor may soon be able to enjoy passport-free clearance on both sides of the border, as well as digitised processes for cargo clearance at the land checkpoints. These are among the "early initiatives" being explored leading up to a new Johor-Singapore Special Economic Zone (SEZ), which aims to boost cross-border economic connectivity between Singapore and Malaysia. Under the MOU, both countries will explore several initiatives that will "build towards" the SEZ, including more expeditious clearance of people at land checkpoints, and the facilitation of renewable energy cooperation between Malaysia and Singapore, said Singapore's Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) and Malaysia’s Ministry of Economy. According to the joint statement, the two countries will "explore work on several initiatives that will build towards" the SEZ, which are: A one-stop business or investment service centre in Johor Implementing a passport-free QR code clearance system on both sides Digitised processes for cargo clearance at the land checkpoints Co-organising an investors forum to gather feedback from businesses on the Johor-Singapore SEZ Facilitating Malaysia-Singapore renewable energy cooperation in the zone Curating training to address talent and skill gaps for industries in the SEZ Developing joint promotion events between Johor and Singapore to promote trade and investment in the SEZ The MOU also establishes a Johor-Singapore SEZ Committee co-led by MTI and Malaysia’s Economy Ministry. This committee will report to the Joint Ministerial Committee for Iskandar Malaysia (JMCIM) co-chaired by Singapore Minister for National Development Desmond Lee and Mr Rafizi, the Malaysian economy minister.
  10. Roughly how much for a decent lifestyle excluding overseas travel? 3,000RM per couple? 5,000RM per couple? For views, thanks.
  11. So just very recently I went on a trip to Msia n got into a car accident with a malaysia car. Genting to be exact. Was somewhere after Pagoh towards SG. Traffic was relatively heavy for an evening drive back. I was e one in the wrong here as I slammed into a MY Lexus. First thing was panic. Ever watched those videos on Facebook sites like Beh Chia Lor, Singapore Reckless Driver n get angry when the driver who caused the accident nvr come down immediately to check on the car that he/she rammed into? Well now I really know why.. When it happened I was overwhelmed. Shock, panic, basically overwhelmed by the feelings of doom. Getting into an accident in SG is one thing, to have it happen in MY, its my first. So just wanted to share my experience on what happened so for those who unfortunately get into one in msia, will not panic like i did. - Don't follow too closely to the car infront. Always look far. I know its smthing we all get complacent with at times. NSHW traffic as we all know it can be unpredictable. Fast, slow, fast, slow. Don't try to tailgate, always maintain a safe following distance. I wasnt following too closely or anything but I think I just didnt react fast enough to the sudden chain of ebrake. - Make sure ur phone have auto-roaming. u need to be able to call out during an emergency, data to whatsapp (some tow trucks may ask u to send photos of the exact location). - Make sure u have all the emergency numbers in ur phone. Well I didnt have. The PLUS hotline is 1800 88 0000. It is the equivalent of our EMAS. Their PLUS will only tow ur vehicle to the nearest exit. For my case they didnt and i have no idea why. They only assisted to stop traffic and tow my car and the Lexus to the road shoulder. - Standby a reliable tow truck number. Even with a tow truck number, u need to decide if u want to repair ur car in a workshop in jb or tow it back to sg. If insurance claim I think it's definitely going to be tow back to sg. For my case tow was my only option because the front of my car was badly damaged, tyre also ruptured becuz of the impact. Settled for insurance claim. And it is also best to prepare a few tow truck numbers to call. Some of them may not be available when u need them. Some of them may be located all the way in JB and will take more than an hour plus to come. No good to be stranded on the NSHW. Traffic is heavy, very dangerous. I paid RM100 for a random tow truck that stopped to tow my car to the nearest exit. I think he is those opportunist kind who will target accident cars and try to offer to tow ur car for a large sum of money. They know u are desperate so even if they offer u a high amount, u have no choice. But yah I only asked them to tow to the nearest exit so I can find other solution. Base on what I encountered, the "market rate" to tow ur car back to SG is about RM1200 to RM1400 from but also depends on ur location. This will be all the way back to ur workshop in SG. If there are cheaper towing options, please do share here for the rest of us. Never know when we may need it. I also wished I was a member of AAS. Might be able to activate AAM towing services. But u need to be a member and I wasn't one. - What to do upon an accident. Same thing like SG... If all parties are okay, decide on settlement. Take photos, call tow truck. Exchange particulars with the other party. Take photos of IC, driving license. If you are claiming another party, try to take photo of his identity card with his house add. We also made a police report. I dunno if that's the usual practice but the police accompanied us to the nearest exit to take our statements. n becuz I was at fault here, it means they will slap me with a traffic fine for careless driving. The fine is RM300. This fine is also necessary in order for the malaysian driver to claim me for insurance. N i think the statement is also needed in order to tow ur car back to sg. - After all done, wait for your tow truck to get back to sg. The truck lane open only after 12am so I had to wait till then as it happened late evening and by the time everything settled, alrdy damn late.. - So in total, my car was towed by 3 different msia tow trucks. 1st was to the nearest exit, second towed my car nearer to jb and then change another tow truck to tow into sg. right now the fate of my car lies in the hands of my workshop. just the luck of the msian car to get into an accident with an sg car plate. his claim against me will def take awhile. as for me, it is a lesson well learnt. i can blame the car way infront who caused the jam brake but to have banged into the back of a car, that is on me and my fault. no one else to blame but myself. so many trips to msia n this is the first time i gotten into this mess and i was also unprepared. to the rest who regularly travel up north, do drive safely and make sure u have sufficient cash for emergencies and the right contacts on hand in case of an emergency. even better if u have contacts to a reliable workshop in jb should ur damages not be that severe and u wanna try to get the repair done in msia. be composed and dont panic. i am also fortunate that the driver of the lexus is understanding even in that situation. knowing i am helpless he tried his best to talk to the tow truck guy and police for me as i dont speak malay. the thing is i can blame myself for what happened etc, but at the end of the day, im just glad to be bk home safely n that i didnt hurt anyone. this is going to be an expensive lesson but i have to say im happy i am even ALIVE to be able to type this. okay thats all!
  12. A pragmatic approach to resolve disputes arises from food ordering among couples, or will it cause more argument when the food is not to the partner's liking? Hahahaha Reminds me of the Anything & Whatever soft drink introduced here in the early 2000s.
  13. We already have a reckless thread, but this one is for M'sia and some info I gleaned from ST, as well as the info advice: https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/transport/askst-what-to-do-if-you-get-into-motor-related-incidents-in-malaysia "SINGAPORE - Since the land borders reopened on April 1, motorists have resumed driving to Malaysia. On July 16, a Singapore-registered Honda Civic Type R was reportedly stolen from the parking compound of SkyAvenue shopping mall in Genting Highlands in the state of Pahang. It was said to be found three days later in a condominium carpark in another state - Selangor - with parts missing and carrying a different registration plate. The Straits Times answers some questions on what to do if one encounters such troubles in Malaysia. Q: Do I need additional insurance to use my vehicle outside Singapore? A: Unless specifically stated otherwise, the typical private motor insurance policy will include coverage in Peninsular Malaysia and up to 80km of the border between Malaysia and Thailand. It is a legal requirement to have valid insurance against third-party risks to use a car or motorcycle on Malaysian roads. This is the minimum level of coverage, which will address any damage or injury to other parties but not for you or your vehicle. Q: My car has gone missing in Malaysia - what do I do? A: Make a police report and take that document back to Singapore to file a claim with your insurer. Note that compensation will be applicable only for comprehensive and third party with fire and theft coverage policies. Q: Now that my car is gone, when will I be compensated? A: Mr Oliver Ong from Accord Insurance Agency said in the case of a car stolen in Malaysia, the insurer will wait for the police to conclude their investigation before compensation can be disbursed. Q: I just had a motor accident involving my Singapore-registered vehicle in Malaysia. Do I need to make a police report? A: Yes. It is a legal requirement under the country's Road Transport Act 1987 to report the accident at the nearest police station within 24 hours. Bring along your driving licence and certificate of insurance. Your insurer in Singapore will also require a copy of the police report when you file your claim. According to General Insurance Association of Singapore's (GIA) motor claims framework, the driver has to report the accident to the insurer within the next working day. However, you will not be penalised for being late if it is not possible to take the car back to Singapore any earlier. The vehicle has to be taken to an approved reporting centre or authorised workshop for assessment. In addition to the details of the other parties involved, include any photographs of the damage, the surrounding road conditions and in-car video footage to help the insurer determine the liability to be assumed by each party. In the case when both vehicles are Singapore-registered, the respective insurance companies will proceed to ascertain how much liability is attributed to the parties. Q: My Singapore-registered car was hit by a Malaysian car in Malaysia. How do I get it fixed? A: Lawyer Sarjeet Singh, head of the insurance department at Kelvin Chia Partnership, recommends making an "own damage" claim on your own policy. For insurance claim repairs in Singapore, motor workshops would not start work before insurers agree on cost estimates and give the go-ahead. If you wish to make a third-party motor claim against an insurer in Malaysia, GIA advises that you take up your case with the company in Malaysia. It stated that "as an industry practice, an insurer will not act on your behalf to file a third-party claim". To make the claim, you will need to include, among other documents, a copy of your vehicle registration card, insurance cover note, identity card, police report, result of the police investigation and proof of losses incurred. If the claim is unsuccessful after all means have been exhausted, GIA advises to approach its Malaysian counterpart, Persatuan Insurans Am Malaysia (at this website and e-mail: [email protected]), with the evidence. 'I thought we were all finished': Family smashes windows to escape after car overturns in Johor Lorry driver arrested after ramming into 11 vehicles on Causeway Q: Will I receive compensation for the damage caused by an accident with a Malaysia-registered car in Malaysia? A: Industry experts told The Straits Times that this is a very difficult task as there are no official links between the insurance companies on either side of the border. One insurance broker explained that the motor insurer's priority would be to settle the compensation quickly rather than having the case stretch out for many months to pursue a third-party claim with a Malaysian insurer. Mr Douglas Chia from g&m Singapore said resolution hinges on whether the Malaysian insurer responds in the first place; assuming that you are able to identify the insurer for the other party. He put the success rate for making claims against a non-Singapore registered car in Malaysia to be around one in 10. Mr Ho Kai Weng, chief executive of GIA, advises motorists that the fastest and easiest option would be for each party to make a claim against his own insurer. How much can I claim? Traffic accident claims simulator launched to help motorists settle out of court 'There is a loophole in the system': Car accident victim finds himself unable to claim insurance Q: Would claiming against my own policy mean losing my no claims discount (NCD)? A: Claiming against your own insurance policy would usually include paying the insurance excess, which is the maximum amount that you will be liable to pay. Any amount above will be borne by the insurer. The amount varies according to individual policies. The NCD is a discount given by insurers to lower the premium payable for the policy in the following year. It is given as a benefit for motorists who do not make any claims on their policy. Mr Ho from GIA said "if a motorist's insurer deems that its own driver is completely not at fault for an accident, their NCD will not be affected even if an 'own damage' claim is made". Q: Any tips to stay out of trouble when driving in Malaysia? A: It is important to have the essential documents with you when you are driving in Malaysia. This will include a copy of the insurance certificate and the vehicle registration card. Save the contact details to reach your insurer in your mobile phone for easy access. When it comes to parking, a well-lit and more visible space with security guards is always preferred. Valuables in the vehicle should be kept out of sight. Fitting an in-vehicle camera that operates even during parking is also recommended. It can be seen as a deterrent to thieves as well as a useful tool to provide evidence in the unfortunate event of a traffic accident. Q: What if you were at fault for the accident in Malaysia? Can the other motorist file a claim against your insurer in Singapore? A: Yes. Mr Ong from Accord Insurance said third-party claims for accidents in Malaysia have been successfully lodged in Singapore. It is critical that you report the accident to your insurer. GIA warns that your insurer may refuse to accept responsibility if you fail to do so. This means that you will be left to bear the claim from the other motorist." ________________________________________________________________________________________________ My usual advice: When traveling abroad 1- get enough rest before starting out on a long journey - if you just got off a long plane ride, think hard before you embark on a long drive 2- get a car that you can handle - don't bite more than you can chew - if you have never driven a 4000cc car, don't start now.. 3- understand the local rules and SOP 4- take a day or two to get use to the roads especially if it's a left hand drive 5- have more than one designated driver 6- take regular breaks 7- don't try and cover too much ground, such that you drive too much and get tired and also don't get to see much 8- check the car (tires, brakes, liquids etc) 9- get travel insurance, even if you have cover from your credit card 10- tell someone where you are going and where you come from - eg your hotel for the next night 11- drive at safe speeds 12- look out for cross winds 13- remember to buckle up - front and rear passengers alike 14- enjoy the journey and the ride with friends - nothing like the open road, here, M'sia or a longer trip... it doesn't matter so long as you are with good company! In Singapore, most of the tips still apply: - drive only when you can - drive at a speed you can handle - if you drink, don't drive - don't try and multi-task - don't use the HP, actually even with a hands free, it's not such a good idea (I try and put my phone out of reach or silence it, so I don't try to reach for it) - check the car and send it for regular servicing (oils, liquids, tires etc) - preventive maintenance is vital, don't wait til it's broken then change it - don't assume the other guy is a pro and is aware of you, drive like the other person is a lousy driver, so keep the appropriate distance away - BUCKLE UP, it's the law, and it's for your safety - stay visible and signal your intentions early - if you think you can't make it, don't accelerate and try to beat the light or the other car - if you err, stick out your hand and wave a 'sorry' - you will be surprised how that calms the other guy - if someone let's you go, and gives way, wave too - pay it forward If there's really going to be an accident: - brace brace brace - take pics - it's an SOP to have a DVR these days - FRONT AND BACK - carry a first aid kit - a bit late, but always make sure your insurance is up to date - stop the vehicle somewhere safe before you get out to talk to the other party - don't fight, don't get violent, take pics and walk away if the other party is aggressive If you see an accident, DON'T KPO, keep moving. Report it when you are safe, or on a hands free. Don't add to the accident. Rubbernecking is a bad idea. Watch out for oil slicks Be safe, not sorry Oh and if you do get stuck in a jam, just enjoy the time alone, reflect, since the car is going nowhere, don't horn or get angry. Spend a few moments of quiet time.. Finally if you have kids in the car, watch what you say or do.. Your young son / daughter is learning from daddy - if you curse and swear at everything and everyone around you, don't blame them for doing the same too later in life.. Sometimes, it's more important to do the right thing, than to lecture them, they learn more from our actions. That's it for now Finally if you do get into an accident, remember to keep cool, even if the other chap was an idiot.
  14. My TnG card will be entering into an "inactive" status tomorrow on 24th June since last road trip. As we are in unprecedented times with restricted travel and there's no way I can enter MY now, I tried to resuscitate my looming "inactive" TnG card again. Digging into their 27 pages of FAQ encyclopedia, under section 2.8 Dormant Card, subsection 2.8.1, it states that "Card linked to Touch 'n Go eWallet (PayDirect function) will not become Dormant and Dormant Fee is not applicable....." I proceeded to register my card with eWallet and to play it safe, topped up a grand RM10.00 into it. Not sure if my interpretation is correct wrt to Bolehland's England, my understanding is, now my TnG card is forever active until expiry, i.e. no need to use/top up every 12 months without incurring inactive fee??? I hope that when it is safe to travel again, my TnG card will not become "inactive" thereby causing a traffic snarl at the checkpoint or their TnG prata did not flip by then. LOL
  15. Is it April's Fool day already? Disney Theme Park to cost RM2 billion. Maglev train to cost RM900 million. Where are they going to find the money? Without an international airport, how many international visitors are they expecting? Hoping for Singaporean visitors only? Siao ah? https://www.nst.com.my/news/nation/2022/11/851442/disneylands-biggest-theme-park-sea-be-built-melaka
  16. TL:DR – A Singaporean-registered Altis and a Trans cab travel on the fast lane of the causeway, but only the Altis gets apprehended by the Malaysian police. There are no shortcuts in life. Likewise, in recent times, there have been no shortcuts on the causeway. If you’re sick and tired of waiting in the queue, you can always try your luck on the fast lane. You might get away with it, and you might not. Just like these two vehicles in the 43-second video below. What happened? A Trans Cab followed by a red Altis cuts into the car lane from the fast lane of the causeway. The Trans cab successfully merges into the queue, whereas the Altis did not have much luck as three officers eventually surrounded it. Unspoken rule I was very curious as to how the Taxi managed to evade capture. Some of my colleagues mentioned that public transport (buses and taxis) could travel on the fast lane. I even saw some comments that supported this claim. I tried to search online for material that could further support this hypothesis, but I found myself hitting dead ends. No official document from any authoritative body states that taxis are allowed to use the fast lane. So, I’m still stuck with my question of “HOW?” Maybe the comments section can enlighten me. Online Chatter It looks like netizens are as confused as I am. What is a lucky escape? Or a ‘close one eye’ situation for taxis? ========= Be the first to get the latest road/ COE news and get first dibs on exclusive promos and giveaways in our Telegram SGCM Community. Join us today!
  17. Former Malaysian PM Mahathir to form new Malay-based party amid talk of possible snap polls https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/malaysia-politics-mahathir-new-malay-party-12999888 Uncle form new party machiam change clothes. This time round might as well just call "Mahathir party" since he's son targeted to take over later.
  18. As someone with 2 Touch & Go cards (Watsons T&G + the new NFC T&G) with validity date all the way till 2029, I am mildly offended that they are going to allow the use of Visa and Mastercard to pay tolls 😂 https://lm.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fmustsharenews.com%2Fmalaysia-toll-debit-credit
  19. hopefully in 2022 can create a NEW thread liao .... UM$NO govt is the BEST .... still can whack JE property?
  20. Planning a road trip to KL (one of the cars is a Tesla Model Y) and seeking advice of EV owners who have driven up north (KL and beyond) on recommended stopover locations for fast EV charging. Preferably with a place to sit down, drink coffee/ makan while we wait. a. Based on my googling, it is either Shell Pagoh (1x180KW) or TNB (2x90KW) at Ayer Keroh (north bound). https://maps.app.goo.gl/wqyJj36uXMA2z9Y6A?g_st=ic https://maps.app.goo.gl/wqyJj36uXMA2z9Y6A?g_st=ic b. Will be staying at Bukit Bintang area and the plan is to juice up at Tesla DC chargers at Pavillion. Was told they are already operational but on Tesla MY website, it is still "Target opening date to be confirmed". Anyone has latest updates? c. South bound. Thinking of charging at Shell Tangkak (1x180 KW) or Petronas at Ayer Hitam (2x180 KW and 1x 50KW chargers). https://maps.app.goo.gl/8iSF3awZHHA2KTGc6?g_st=ic https://maps.app.goo.gl/UxrpkYZGUrZeW5Fj6?g_st=ic All inputs (need to download apps, etc) / updates are welcome. For comments relating to the inconvenience of EV charging, etc, please go to this thread and contribute although the negatives are probably very well covered by now. In short, let's stay focused/ concise on the topic so that others can benefit from it. Thank you.
  21. Hello, I'm posting a new topic to ask questions as I can't find any information about this in this forum. Hope I'm posting it in the right place. I am planning a road trip to Malaysia with extended family. There will be 7 of us. My car, being a sedan, can only take 5 at most. 7 includes 4 adults and 3 kids - for the 3 kids present, need one infant child seat (less than a year old), one toddler's child seat (2+ years old), and one full sized child seat for a 5 year old. So quite obviously I need something substantially bigger than my Sonata. So I am looking for a cost effective way to take a road trip up north - hence looking to rent a large MPV. I have in the mind the MY Hyundai Starex which I rented from Hertz MY a long time ago. In that occasion, it was rented from KLIA cos my sister's family took a flight into MY. This time, I intend to start from home here in SG. I see many of these MY Hyundai Starex coming into SG to pick up passengers into JB for day trips. Just wanted to ask if anyone here has tried something like that. I intend to rent the car for two weeks in MY. I need the car to come out to SG to pick up my family plus fit all the child seats and return us to SG. Looking to do Melaka, Ipoh, Cameron Highlands, KL & Penang. I have done this before in my own car. Any price/charges indication would be quite helpful. Also any other considerations? Insurance, legal matters, accident claims, and word of advice? I have driven the car before (the 2011 model) in the previous trip where I picked up the car at KLIA. I have also looked at some advertisements for such car rentals in Carousell. Not sure if anyone has used them before and have any experience to share? One such advertisement rent the car for S$135 for weekday, and S$145 for weekends, plus S$110 for one way shuttle to pick up from SG. Thank you very much!
  22. Now the the causeway and 2nd link is back to its business, lets have a thread to share and recommend food places up north ? I did a search and actually could not find a similar thread. This would be useful to many. To kick this off, this is my first contribution. The curry mee which I find it so hard to find in Singapore. Address: Kang Bee Hong, 4446Jalan Eko Botani 3/679100 Nusajaya, Johor, Malaysia
  23. Singapore sorry for offence caused to Malaysians by comedian Jocelyn Chia Ng Hong Siang 08 Jun 2023 06:10AM (Updated: 08 Jun 2023 09:11AM) SINGAPORE: Singapore is sorry for the offence and hurt caused to all Malaysians over statements made by the comedian Jocelyn Chia, Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan said on Thursday (Jun 8). Singapore's High Commissioner to Malaysia Vanu Gopala Menon also apologised "to all Malaysians for her hurtful remarks". In a video clip of Chia performing stand-up at the Comedy Cellar club in New York, she can be seen making jokes about Singapore's relationship with Malaysia. She commented on Singapore's separation from Malaysia in 1965, saying that Singapore has gone on to become a first-world country and that Malaysia was "still a developing" one. Chia also said that Malaysian airplanes "can't fly" and that "some jokes don't land", in an apparent reference to Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, which went missing on Mar 8, 2014. In a reply to a Twitter post by Malaysia's former youth and sports minister Syed Saddiq, Dr Balakrishnan said he was appalled by her horrendous statements. "She certainly does not speak for Singaporeans," said Dr Balakrishnan, adding that Singapore treasures its "ties with family and friends in Malaysia". In a statement issued by Singapore's foreign affairs ministry, Mr Menon said he was appalled by Chia's gratuitously offensive comments. "The Singapore government does not condone words or actions that cause harm or hurt to others," he said, adding that Chia was "no longer Singaporean" and that she did not "in any way reflect our views". Comments like Chia's were "unhelpful and undermine the close trust and friendship that both our countries and peoples enjoy", said Mr Menon. Chia's website describes her as a "lawyer turned comedian originally from Singapore" and a regular performer in New York City. Her Instagram page was taken down as of Thursday morning. CNA has attempted to contact Chia for comment.
  24. Wah, really very atas lor. 🤑 Source: https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/malaysian-student-seen-going-to-school-in-helicopter SHAH ALAM – The Malaysian authorities are investigating a case of a helicopter that landed on a field in Shah Alam in Selangor to drop off a student in school. Officer-in-charge of the Shah Alam Police District Mohd Iqbal Ibrahim confirmed that the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia is investigating the incident. He said: “The helicopter in question landed for 15 minutes on April 17 at around 8am on a field near Jalan Gunung Nuang U11/11D. According to local news outlets, a resident had sent the police a video, which shows a student entering a school after getting off the helicopter. What's next, take train to school? Hahahaha A Saudi Arabian prince going to college in England texts his father. "Dad, I feel weird driving my Lamborghini to school when all my classmates take a train" His father replies: "Son, I have transferred 500 million dollars into your account. Go out and buy a train and stop embarrassing this family"
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