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Exploring Singapore SG Mobility Gallery

The Singapore Mobility Gallery, also known as the SG Mobility Gallery, offers you a captivating journey through the world of land transport and its evolution in Singapore. The gallery is conveniently divided into seven zones, each offering unique experiences and insights. The galleries are located near Hampshire road in central Singapore within a gated compound behind security lines. Admission is...

SG Retro car meet 2023

The SG Retro Car Meet 2023 in Singapore made a triumphant return this year after a three-year hiatus. This one-afternoon gathering of vintage automobiles took place at the multi-story carpark nestled within the Kranji Turf Club. Let's check out this automotive extravaganza and observations from the event. Singapore Vintage Cars 101 The majority of cars on display at the SG Retro...

BMW Performance Motors Joyfest 2022

BMW Performance Motors Joyfest 2022 is an annual event by the Bavarian marque held worldwide. The Singapore edition of Joyfest is organised by Performance motors limited in Singapore, the authorised distributor for BMW cars in Singapore. The annual public event is organized as a carnival. It aims to educate and entertain, besides selling cars. A family carnival and burgers Furthermore, you...

BMW 3-Series 5 enhancements made affordable

Today on automotive talk, let’s check out the BMW 3-series with a run through of Series 5 affordable enhancements of BMW's bestselling sports sedan. These enhancements ranges from usability, organisation to body protection. I had provided a brief summary of 5 enhancements I shortlisted in this article below as well as a video. Check out the enhancements in a...

BMW 3-Series 5 tips (and quirks)

Today on automotive rants, let’s check out the BMW 3-series with a run through of some hidden quirks and features of BMW's bestselling sports sedan. It ranges from daily usability tips, shortcuts on how to operate this rather digital car, especially the automatic functions. I had provided a brief summary of 5 tips I shortlisted in this article below...

Touring the Tokyo Auto Salon 2020

Tokyo Auto Salon (東京オートサロン Tokyo ŌtoSaron) is an annual mega car show held in Tokyo Japan. Unlike car show we are accustomed to, it is one or the biggest annual automotive event with focus on the aftermarket parts. Tokyo Auto Salon 2020 saw events ranging from performance and custom dress-up parts and technology displays by major Japanese automakers. Not...

Singapore extended COVID-19 parking grace period

Singapore parking grace period had increased from 10 to 30 minutes. Following my last month's article on free parking at Singapore shopping malls, we took a look at the free weekday parking malls were starting to implement to encourage more visitor ship to their malls during the initial part of the COVID-19 outbreak. Come the "Circuit Breaker" However, with the new...

BMW Performance Motors Limited showroom lookaround

Let’s take a walk around Singapore’s BMW Performance Motors Limited showroom center. It is operated by the Sime Darby group, who is the exclusive authorised distributor for the brand in Singapore. Geographically, it is located along Alexandra road and beside Ikea Alexandra. The air-conditioned showroom spans 2 floors with a basement carpark area. Also, you get complimentary parking. If you...

Singapore Free Mall Parking March 2020

The COVID-19 outbreak affected consumer confidence in shopping. Business has definitely taken a hit in the recent virus outbreak. However, there is a sliver lining in events like this, with one being many malls in Singapore over the course of the recent months starting to open up free parking in their malls. I was surprised that I did not have...

Temasek Polytechnic Eco Challenger Hydrogen racecar

I had the opportunity to visit Temasek Polytechnic’s (TP) hydrogen fuel cell labs and view their award-winning Eco-marathon race vehicles which won this year’s Shell Eco-marathon challenge. You might remember my first look at the Eco-challenge a couple of years back. Let’s take a look at their engineering labs, and a showcase of Temasek Polytechnic Eco Challenger Hydrogen racecar. Aviation...

Replacing worn BMW engine start button

BMWs are great cars to drive, however, just like any automobile, wear and tear plagues most actuation parts in vehicles. One of the few annoying things about BMWs are interior button wear. The good news is that most of these fixes can be easily be done yourself. It spares you to send you car in for an expensive repair....

How Changi Jewel Find my Car works

A quirky new feature in the Changi Jewel basement carpark is their new “find my car” system. Called the Video-based Parking Guidance System (VPGS), it is a rather ingenious fully automated camera-based car-finder system. Here, it allows you to simply find your car by just entering in your number plate number into a self-help kiosk. How does this sorcery...

New Mercedes 2019 A-class

The new Mercedes 2019 A-class is a car plenty to be excited about. It is a completely new model built from the ground up and loaded with plenty of cutting-edge tech. The sub-compact car market is one of the biggest selling segment for Mercedes. Mercedes in the recent years begun to market their brand towards young working professional. This involving...

Tokyo Auto Salon 2017

Fancy a giant car show which covers nothing but the best Japanese aftermarket parts? Come the Tokyo Auto Salon (東京オートサロン Tokyo ŌtoSaron). It is an annual mega car show that has been held for the past 37 years in Tokyo Japan. Also, it is one or the biggest annual automotive event with focus on the aftermarket parts. The event...

America’s Car Museum, Tacoma, Washington

America's Car Museum is a private museum Museum in Tacoma, Washington dedicated to the love of the automobile. Home to the world's largest private car collection and some 500 automobiles right on site it is situated adjacent to the Tacoma Dome, 2012. Most of the cars on display were donated by the family of Harold LeMay as part of...

Shell Eco-marathon Singapore Carnival 2013

Sustainability and green-practices are surmountable issues faced by today's power companies in the line of global issues and consequences associated with global warming. Shell as an energy company is no exception too, with the intention of spreading their green-initiatives, raising awareness and promoting technology-transfer of Eco-friendly power solutions to our everyday life. The transport industry is one such area...

Singtel Formula 1 Singapore GP 2009 paddock visit by Shell

I was fortunate enough to be invited by Shell to witness the Singtel Singapore Formula 1 GP up close. I was part of a group which were brought around the track and general area by Shell technical directors from London and KL, we were given free tickets for the day to catch the action up close at the grandstands...

Ending the Formula 1 2008 season

When Felipe Massa crossed the finishing line last Sunday, he was the 2008 world champion for a moment, till Lewis came and took it from him 38.9 seconds later. For the Brazilian, it was a picture perfect finish, maintaining pole from start to finish, it was something Massa could do given the support from his fellow countryman in Brazil,...

Eventful Forumla 1 tonight, Singapore GP 2008 Results and highlights/happenings

Short race report The race tonight was cool, not that it rained (it was a warm night), but the spade of activities which occurred could be one of the most interesting to watch for this whole year- interestingly cool I will put it. Though there is no record for the number of cars which crashed for a race tonight (sorry...

Racing the Thompson Singapore Grand Prix in the 1970s, Singapore race driver past as told

Had some time over lunch with my mum today and talked quite abit on Singapore's racing past given the Formula 1 fever up now over the past week and running up the race weekend. Despite it's introduction in the 1950s, formula one was a sport I've always followed since the late 90s even before the fever touched Malaya with...

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