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2010 New Year's Eve Countdown Concert‏ at 1Utama – Fireworks

Thursday, December 31st, 2009 5,270 views

1Utama 2010 Countdown Concert @ Central Park Avenue

31 December 2009 8pm, Central Park Avenue (Road will be closed)

Celebrate this new year with Asia’s Legendary Music Band – Beyond from Hong Kong, Pop Shuvit, HaoRen 朱浩仁, Joe Flizzow, Will 黄威尔, Crossfire, Alvin 钟健桦 and Azizi at 1 Utama Shopping Centre. Be memerised with the spectacular international musical firework presentation when the clock ticked.

There’s International Musical Firework Presentation! Hopefully it’s good and get a good spot to see the fireworks, it will be the park there.

Admission is FREE. Get up-close with your favourite artistes at 2010 ZONE with 2010 PASS from 2010 Countdown Concert’s partners today!

2x complimentary passes for any purchase or just flash your valid ONECARD.
- Valid from 20 December onwards till all passes are given out.
- Valid for purchase at any outlet except Cold Storage and outlets located at Centre Court and Courtyard.
- Redeemable at Customer Service Centre, Ground Floor Highstreet.

On the other hand the Curve, e@Curve and Ikano Power Centre will have own countdown party as well, and features exciting performers, dancers and a superb fireworks and light display. The artiste line-up includes Faizal Tahir, Jaclyn Victor, Meet Uncle Hussain, Jym, Kay, Diplomats of Drums and Kuala Lumpur Drumline Corps. Popular DJ Joey G and international model Kylie Chapman will be the party’s emcees.

I might be in 1U for the countdown. Where will you be going? Any other suggestion? Don’t want to go KL countdown lo too jam… Pavilion, Bukit Bintang, Sg Wang, KLCC sure jam… Some road will be closed for the countdown party too. So if you want go KL for countdown I suggest you to take public transport LRT as the business hours will be extended till 3am if I get the info correctly.

金河MY Music跨年派对 – MyFM 2010 Sg Wang Countdown Party

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009 4,338 views

金河MY Music跨年派对

金河MY Music跨年派对
林宇中、陳勢安、劉紓妤和東于哲是今年金河廣場跨年音樂派對其中4個單位的演出歌手。(圖:星洲日報)

MY FM为指定电台,金河广场主办,《金河MY Music跨年派对》

出席歌手包括: BOSCO 黄宗泽、周定纬、许仁杰、潘裕文、CHIN、林宇中、SUKI 刘纾妤、ANDREW 陈势安、曾洁钰、东于哲以及MY FM DJ Royce陈志康、Nicholas翁书尉、尹汇雰、颜薇恩。一起来Party吧

赶快找MY FM Myvi SE特工队赢取入场券吧!记得守住MY FM My Music

If I’m not wrong, there will be fireworks and the best thing is your could see fireworks from KLCC and other shopping complex nearby too, so remember to find a good place! Happy New Year!

BMW Efficient Dynamics Drive Day 2 – Final Day

Monday, December 28th, 2009 10,717 views

Early in the morning we gathered for bamboo rafting. It was my first time rafting. It’s a good experience. Haha.

Bambo Rafting : Belum Resort, Pulau Banding, Perak

Bambo Rafting : Belum Resort, Pulau Banding, Perak

Bambo Rafting : Belum Resort, Pulau Banding, Perakt

Bambo Rafting : Belum Resort, Pulau Banding, Perak

After that we have a demo of BMW Bicycle and how clean is the BMW diesel engine (It does not emit dirty smelly exhaust gas).

BMW Bicycle
This BMW Bicycle worth RM19k?! wow. I have tested it, to me it’s just like normal saja except it’s light, hydraulic absorber and the brake is made of disc brake. =)

Lunch at Indulgence

Then we headed to Indulgence Restaurant and Living at Ipoh again for our lunch before we head back to KL.

Poulet - rosted chicken
Poulet – rosted chicken roulade of spinach, pimiento, crushed peas, crispy onion rings & balsamic jus

Warm round cap with espresso sauce and ice cream
Warm round cap with espresso sauce and ice cream

Joy is the satisfaction of traveling
Joy is the satisfaction of traveling more than a 700 kilometeres without having to fuel up! Yup it’s amazing.

HP Thumb Drive
At the end of the session we were given a nice and cute thumb drive loaded with photos. It’s really nice!

Petronas Vouchers
Not forgetting I won myself RM600 Petronas vouchers! woot! I just need to complete a few questions about Petronas Dynamic Diesel and fuel saving tips.

Here’s my 5 fuel saving tips!
1) Do not carry things that’s not necessary in your car that will make your car heavier.
2) Check your tyre pressure make sure it’s always at the recommended pressure.
3) Do not speed at junction or make emergency break always.
4) Check and service your car as schedule.
5) Use the right petrol that suitable for your car.

Group photo

Check out what’s other blogger say about this BMW Drive Trip. (sixthseal,tey cindy,eiling,kyspeaks,shaolintiger)

There it ends the whole BMW Drive Trip. I must say it’s the best trip ever! =)

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Date: 7 January 2010 (Thursday)
Time: 8pm
Venue: Sunway Lagoon Surf Beach

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MY Astro至尊流行榜颁奖典礼入围名单发布会

Monday, December 28th, 2009 4,917 views

MY Astro至尊流行榜颁奖典礼入围名单发布会

MyFM DJ Jack Lim & Wai Fun
MyFM DJ 电台版主持人JackLim 林德荣WanFun 尹汇雰

Royce & Bernard
电视版主持人Royce 陈志康Bernard 邱文博

备受瞩目的《MY Astro 至尊流行榜颁奖典礼2009》已进入倒数阶段,今日在吉隆坡金河广场底层大厅(Concourse Area, Sg Wang)举行的入围名单发布会中,MY FM和Astro正式公布了23个奖项的入围名单。

另外,来自香港的方大同谢安琪农夫、台湾的萧敬腾徐佳莹纪佳松梁文音,以及大马帮张栋樑、张智成、东于哲、王明丽、刘界辉、刘纾妤、龚柯允也铁定出席于明年1月23日在云顶云星剧场盛大举行的《MY Astro 至尊流行榜颁奖典礼2009》,更多的海内外歌手和艺人也将陆续加入这个鼎盛的阵容。

此趟来马宣传的潘裕文也抽空出席今日的入围名单发布会,连同张栋樑、王明丽和刘界辉为来年的颁奖典礼站台造势,王明丽和刘界辉也分别献唱《Come to Me》和《喜欢你》。

刘界辉 : 喜欢你
刘界辉 : 《喜欢你》

王明丽 : Come to Me
王明丽 : 《Come to Me》

Fans
There’s a lot of 张栋樑 Nicholas Teo, 潘裕文 Peter Pan, 刘界辉 Lau Kai Fan’s 粉丝fans.

Peter Pan 潘裕文
潘裕文 Peter Pan

Nicholas Teo
张栋樑 Nicholas Teo

Nicholas Teo

Nicholas Teo

Nicholas Teo Fans
张栋樑收获不少,收到了很多粉丝的礼物。

Nicholas Teo Fans

出席今日活动的包括:MY FM节目部高级经理李治成、Astro中文部高级经理周青元、云顶娱乐城娱乐促销部副经理黄国著、MY FM DJ、Astro本地圈艺人、媒体朋友以及各家唱片公司代表。

MY Astro至尊流行榜颁奖典礼入围名单发布会

MY Astro至尊流行榜颁奖典礼入围名单发布会

Bye Bye

今日公布的奖项入围名单包括:至尊单曲、至尊大马电视原创歌曲、至尊MV、至尊人气歌手、至尊嘻哈/饶舌、至尊摇滚、至尊情歌、至尊合唱曲、至尊舞曲、至尊男女新人(大马&海外)、至尊组合/乐团(金/银/铜)、至尊创作歌手、至尊专辑、至尊男女歌手(大马&海外),以及至尊年度大奖。

由MY FM和Astro 联袂呈献、云顶娱乐城赞助场地的《MY Astro 至尊流行榜颁奖典礼2009》将于2010年1月23日(星期六)傍晚7时30分在云顶云星剧场盛大举行,星光大道则会从傍晚6时30分开始进行。届时Astro AEC(第301频道)和MY FM将现场直播这项本地中文乐坛一大盛事。

《MY Astro 至尊流行榜》电台版主持人林德荣和尹汇雰、电视版主持人Royce陈志康和Bernard邱文博将再度发挥默契,搭档主持这场星光熠熠的颁奖典礼。MY FM DJ贾森和Astro新秀曾洁钰也将献出他们的电视主持处女秀,联手主持颁奖典礼当晚的星光大道。

此大马首个由电台和电视台联袂举办的音乐流行榜颁奖典礼,旨在结合电台和电视台的传媒力量以推动音乐事业,让音乐作品有更多管道曝光,同时让海内外实力派歌手与音乐人的成绩有更多的空间获得肯定与表扬。

Crowds
人山人海 :很多人出席今天的发布会,每人可获取两张入场卷。

MY Astro至尊流行榜颁奖典礼入围名单

至尊单曲

黄毓敏 – 最好的结局
刘界辉 – 下半生
林健辉 – 我听见有人叫你宝贝
曾洁钰 – Mr Right 不要耍赖

至尊大马电视原创歌曲

Chin、钟欣怡、阿哲 – 暖流《逆风18》
东于哲 – 厚脸皮《逆风18》
林宇中 – 7天追到你《高校铁金刚》
东于哲 – 你看不到《高校铁金刚》

至尊MV

梁文音 – 最幸福的事
潘玮柏 – 无重力
梁静茹 – 情歌
东于哲 – 太阳雨

至尊人气歌手

张栋樑、东于哲、林峰、蔡依林、蔡旻佑、神木与瞳、潘裕文、梁静茹、林宥嘉、潘玮柏

至尊嘻哈/饶舌

Manhand – 漫游世界
农夫 – 欢天喜地
潘玮柏、Akon – Be with you
周定纬 – 寂寞包厢

至尊摇滚

Tank – 生还者
萧敬腾 – 王妃
张惠妹 – 分生
刘纾妤 – 彩妆

至尊情歌

梁静茹 – 情歌
Tank – 如果我变成回忆
张智成 – 暗恋
徐佳莹 – 失落沙洲

至尊合唱曲

品冠、李心洁 – 当你想着我
泳儿、海鸣威 – 我的回忆不是我的
王明丽、阿飞 – 谁说爱情不能做比较
古巨基、关淑怡 – 男左女右

至尊舞曲

张智成 – 迷魂阵
蔡依林 – 大丈夫
唐禹哲 – 情报
BY2 – Seal The Love

至尊男新人(大马) – 2009年发行首张专辑的新人将自动入围这4项奖项
至尊女新人(大马) – 2009年发行首张专辑的新人将自动入围这4项奖项
至尊男新人(海外) – 2009年发行首张专辑的新人将自动入围这4项奖项
至尊女新人(海外) – 2009年发行首张专辑的新人将自动入围这4项奖项

至尊组合/乐团(金)(银)(铜)

– 苏打绿、农夫、BY2、东于哲

至尊创作歌手

徐佳莹、方大同、 Tank、纪佳松

至尊专辑

谢安琪 – Yelling
陈奕迅 – H3M
方大同 – 橙月
Tank – 第三回合

至尊男歌手(大马) – 张智成、张栋樑、陈势安、光良
至尊女歌手(大马) – 梁静茹、戴佩妮、龚柯允、王明丽
至尊男歌手(海外) – 陈奕迅、方大同、萧敬腾、潘玮柏
至尊女歌手(海外) – 张惠妹、谢安琪、蔡依林、梁文音
至尊年度大奖 – 凡是2009年2月22号至12月26号期间的MY Astro 至尊流行榜冠军歌曲都自动入围此奖项

拾八风味 Room Eighteen @ Tropicana City Mall

Saturday, December 26th, 2009 6,165 views

Room Eighteen

Room Eighteen

Room Eighteen

Tried out this 拾八风味 Room Eighteen at Tropicana City Mall last few weeks, overall it’s so so only but the price is a bit pricey! One Ala Carte dish could cost you about RM15++ gov tax, service tax…

BBQ Pork Rice
BBQ Pork Rice – It’s good but expect it about RM15

Beef Hor Fun
Beef Hor Fun (Wet) – Normal saja… and it’s pricey too! You can have this at a cheaper price at any tai pai tong!

Beef Hor Fun
Beef Hor Fun (Dry) – Normal saja… and it’s pricey too! You can have this at a cheaper price at any tai pai tong!

Squid
Squid – A bit salty!

Dessert

Black Sesame
Black Sesame – Do not ever order this! It’s make from powder and taste watery… Worst.

Watermelon Aloe Vera
Watermelon Aloe Vera – So so only…

Citrus Romance (Guai Lin Gou)
Citrus Romance (Guai Lin Gou) – This is so so but at least better than the rest.

Food

It’s not recommended but if you want to give it a try, you may do so but do not put so much hope on it. Really disappointed as it’s a subsidiary of Tai Thong Group and I expect more!

Room Eighteen Branches

Room Eighteen Tropicana City Mall
Lot G-35, Ground Floor,
Tropicana City Mall,
No 3, Jalan ss20/27, 47400 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor Darul Ehsan.
Tel : 03-77288128
Fax : 03-77288182

Room Eighteen Berjaya Times Square
LG 50 & LG 18C,
Lower Ground Floor,
Berjaya Times Square,
Kuala Lumpur
Tel : 03-21488688
Fax : 03-21482488

Room Eighteen Mid Valley Mega Mall
Lot G(E)-009, Ground Floor, Mid Valley Mega Mall,
Lingkaran Syed Putra, 59200 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel : 03-29383311
Fax : 03-29383991

Business hours: 11am to 9.45pm, daily. Non-halal.
Official Website : http://www.taithong.com.my

Last few days to end of the month and end of the year and end of Xpax XXL Bonus too. It’s going to end this month. To enjoy the XXL Bonus, you just need to reload RM50 and above and utilized the amount above RM50 and you will be entitled for the Bonus automatically. Check out the details here : Bonus Details

Customized Mini Album With Own Photos / Images

Thursday, December 24th, 2009 3,128 views

Do you want to show off all your camwhore pictures to your friends and want it to be cool factor and easy to bring along everywhere you go? Try this new product – mini album.

Now you able to show off your nice pictures of all occasion like Wedding, New Born Baby, Graduation, Birthday, Friends, Anniversary, Holidays, Sweet Memories, Boy Friend or Girl Friend, X’mas, Chinese New Year, Hari Raya, Company Event, Annual Dinner etc… Cool? Price start from RM22.90 only. It could be a gift to your loved one too!

Mini Album Catalog

Mini Album Catalog

Check out the sample below how’s the mini album looks like.

Mini Album

Mini Album

Mini Album Sample

Mini Album Sample

Mini Album Sample

Mini Album Sample

It’s not expensive and it’s a customizable gift. If you want do let me know, which type you want and send me the photos according to the pages. Merry X’mas and Happy New Year! =)

Michael Schumacher to return to F1 with Mercedes Petronas

Thursday, December 24th, 2009 9,287 views

Alex Yoong Malaysia F1 Driver

Lotus F1 boss Tony Fernandes, who also runs AirAsia , had hoped to bring Petronas on board given that his team have government support and his airline is a major purchaser of aviation fuel but failed. Petronas is now Mercedes F1 team title Sponsor for 5 years!

Alex Yoong speechless at Petronas deal? Haha it sound so funny… Ya it’s true, I’m speechless too. When there’s local 1Malaysia F1 Team to sponsor but Petronas choose Mercedes to sponsor and sign a deal for 5years. I guess it’s all about business and money. Yup, so there go the 1Malaysia F1 Team.

Petronas is Mercedes F1 team title sponsor

KUALA LUMPUR: Ma­lay­­sian state oil and gas com­­pany Petro­nas will be title sponsor of the Mer­­ce­des For­mula One team next season, Mer­cedes announ­ced yes­terday.

The team, formerly champions Brawn GP, will become Mercedes GP Petronas with the oil company’s branding across the car and team liveries in what they said was a long-term agreement.

“The new title partnership also paves the way for future collaborations between the two companies,” Mercedes added in a statement.

They said Petronas would be able to “generate sustainable business growth, particularly in their downstream lubricants market, through the strategic partnership and business alliance with Mercedes-Benz.”

Mercedes said their 2010 car would be presented in their new livery for the first test of the new season at the Valencia circuit in Spain on Feb 1.

Petronas, who previously sponsored the BMW-Sauber team, will continue to be the title backer of the Malaysian Grand Prix – the third round of the season at Sepang on April 4.

“Petronas’ home base in Kuala Lumpur is located in the middle of a fast-growing region for the automotive industry which makes this new partnership even more valuable,” said Mercedes motorsport vice-president Norbert Haug.

The deal with Mercedes will be a blow to both Swiss-based Sauber, in urgent need of sponsors after the withdrawal of BMW at the end of the season, as well as the new Malaysian-backed Lotus team.

Lotus F1 boss Tony Fernandes, who also runs AirAsia , had hoped to bring Petronas on board given that his team have government support and his airline is a major purchaser of aviation fuel.

The Lotus car company is also owned by Malaysian state car company Proton.

Mercedes have signed Germany’s Nico Rosberg as one driver and are widely expected to have seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher as the other if he makes a comeback at the age of 41. — Reuters

Source : TheStar

Michael Schumacher drive for Mercedes GP Petronas
Schumacher will partner compatriot Nico Rosberg in the team that won the drivers’ and constructors’ titles in 2009 in its former guise as Brawn. I will start watching F1 now when Michael Schumacher is back. Haha he’s my idol la.

Schumacher to return to F1 with Mercedes

BERLIN (AP): Seven-time Formula One champion Michael Schumacher is coming out of retirement to drive for Mercedes in 2010, saying he expects to contend for the title again.

The German, who turns 41 on Jan. 3, announced his comeback on Wednesday after three years away from the sport that he dominated for the first half of the decade.

“Three years of absence gave back all the energy that I’m feeling right now,” Schumacher said in a telephone conference. “I feel ready for some serious stuff.”

“I still feel absolutely on the edge. It’s thrilling and exciting,” he said. “I believe I can be absolutely competitive.” Schumacher, who will partner Nico Rosberg in an all-German team for the 2010 season, said he and Mercedes are in discussions about a deal through the 2012 season.

“We are talking about a three-year deal. It’s not a one-off thing,” Schumacher said. “We are looking for some continuation.”

Financial terms were not disclosed, but Germany’s Bild daily – which first broke news of the deal – reported that Schumacher would earn euro7 million ($10 million) under an initial one-year contract.

Schumacher competed in 249 F1 races from 1991-2006 with Jordan, Benetton and Ferrari. He won the F1 driver’s championship in 1994 and 1995 and five straight years from 2000-2004. He set records with 91 race wins and several other milestones in the sport which still stand.

“Our aim can only be to fight for the championship,” Schumacher said. “Yes, there will be strong competition … but I’m absolutely thrilled to be back in this one.”

Schumacher had planned a short-term comeback with Ferrari last season to fill in for the injured Felipe Massa, but he had to call that off due to a neck injury from a motorcycle accident.

“I made sure myself, and 100 percent with the neck there are no more issues,” he said. “There has been enough time now for it to heal completely.”

Schumacher had been working as a consultant with Ferrari since his retirement, attending some F1 races. He said he had not envisioned a permanent comeback until approached by Mercedes team principal Ross Brawn – the man who oversaw the German’s seven world titles: five with Ferrari and two with Benetton.

Brawn said he was convinced that Schumacher would be competitive.

“He’s the best judge of what he can do and I trust him implicitly, and he told me he can do it so I’m very confident,” Brawn said. “He’s always been his own best critic.”

Mercedes took over the Brawn GP team that won the drivers’ and constructors’ championships in its first season in 2009, taking over the Honda team after the Japanese car maker pulled out of the sport.

Jenson Button, who won the drivers’ title with Brawn, has since left for McLaren while Rubens Barrichello has gone to Williams.

Schumacher’s return gives him a chance to pay back Mercedes, which steered his pre-F1 career.

“The one reason I seriously thought about my return is its because an old friend asked me,” Schumacher said. “Mercedes gave me a chance to enter Formula One and throughout the years we were never able to work together, but now I have that chance. I am happy to give back for what Mercedes gave me in the early days.”

“I was not thinking I would have an offer,” Schumacher said. “I could not have imagined I would have returned. Due to this special combination, that no one could have planned in advance, I just thought, ‘Why not?”‘ Schumacher acknowledged that parting company with Ferrari was “certainly not an easy step.”

He said he still feels “strong solidarity and loyalty to these guys who have accompanied me and have always built great cars for me.”

Rosberg said it would be “fantastic” to have Schumacher as his new teammate.

“It’s a great challenge for me to be up against one of the best drivers of all time,” he said. “I’m sure that we will form a very strong partnership as he will have lost none of his speed.”

Earlier report:
Schumacher agrees to drive for Petronas sponsored Mercedes

FRANKFURT (AP) – Former Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher has reportedly signed a one-year deal to drive for Mercedes in 2010.

On Monday Mercedes announced that Ma­lay­­sian state oil and gas com­­pany Petro­nas will be title sponsor of the Mer­­ce­des For­mula One team next season, Mer­cedes announ­ced yes­terday

On Wednesday German newspaper Bild said that Schumacher, the seven-time champion, who retired in 2006, signed the deal at the team’s offices in Brackley, England, on Tuesday.

Schumacher, a former Ferrari driver, has been heavily linked with a move to the former Brawn GP team, which won last year’s drivers’ and constructors’ titles.

The 40-year-old German driver attempted a brief return in August to replace injured Ferrari driver Felipe Massa but a serious neck injury kept him from driving.

Source : TheStar

BlackBerry users hit by outage

Thursday, December 24th, 2009 3,074 views

BlackBerry outage

Hmm I was wondering why my BlackBerry constantly connected and disconnected from the network and most of the time only I could get “edge” in small cap instead of “EDGE” big cap. When you see “EDGE” meaning you are connected to the network and able to send / receive emails and surf and IM or twitter. Arghhh, what happened to Research in Motion – RIM?

I have been searching high and low and found some source said it’s North America, but how come I can’t be connected to “EDGE” and affected? I’m not sure whether my case is related or not, but I don’t see any other BlackBerry users complaining about it?? Are you are BlackBerry user? Can you confirm whether is there any outage these few days? It’s really driving my crazyyyy….!

BlackBerry users hit by eight-hour outage

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

* BlackBerry didn’t give reason for outage, which ended around 2:45 a.m. ET
* At one point, 100% of North American customers were affected
* A similar outage hit BlackBerry system last week
* Research in Motion says it has about 32 million global BlackBerry subscribers

(CNN) — BlackBerry customers throughout North America were without e-mail and Internet services for more than eight hours after a widespread outage that lasted until early Wednesday.

Customers began receiving e-mails again around 2:45 a.m. ET. Initial reports of outages came from BlackBerry around 6:30 p.m.

BlackBerry did not give a reason for the outage. It was the second such outage for users in less than a week.

At one point, BlackBerry estimated 100 percent of its customers in North America were affected by the outage, according to an e-mail sent to customers.

“BlackBerry subscribers may be unable to send or receive messages. Subscribers may also be unable to register their device, roam in another location, or use other services such as Internet browsing,” the e-mail said.

“BlackBerry Internet Service subscribers may be unable to use the BlackBerry Internet Service web site or perform activities such as creating new accounts, integrating third-party email accounts, or viewing email attachments.”

Research in Motion Ltd., maker of the devices, said it had about 32 million global BlackBerry subscribers as of the end of August.

BlackBerry phones run on multiple wireless carriers, including AT&T, Sprint Nextel and Verizon.

Source : CNN

New Car Collection Checklist

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009 11,435 views

Are you going to collect your new car soon? As I will be and hopefully will be collecting my new car soon, I stumbled upon something that worth to read and take note during your car collection. Read through it and check item by item if it’s applicable to your car.

A car has thousands of components, and it will be impossible to check that all are in order. However, checking the important parts is essential for safety and ensures that you are not being short-changed. The below guide serves as a checklist for you to examine your new vehicle.

Car Remote Control
Car Remote Control
Do make sure that all the keys and remote controls are working. A key could cost up to few hundred to replace. As mine will be the keyless remote, it will cost me a boom!

Locks
Keyless Entry (Lock and unlock using remote) * 2 (Normally)
Manual Entry (Lock and unlock using key)
Master Lock
Individual Lock
Alarm
Alarm reset switch

Windows
Power Windows (Check that the driver side auto window is working)
Windows control Lock

Electric Mirrors
Electric Mirrors Control ( Up, Down, Left & Right )
Folding Mirrors (Check that the Mirrors can be retractable by either manual or electrical folding.)

Console
Engine Start Button (if any)
Air-Conditioning
Fan Speeds
Rear Demister
Radio/CD/DVD Player/USB
Reverse Camera / Sensor (if any)
Steering controls (if any)

Switches
Headlights / Auto Headlight
Directional Signals
High Beam
Hazard Lights
Parking Lights
Tail Lights
Brake Lights
Fog Lamps
Interior light
Wiper (Make sure each speed is correct)
Wiper Spray
Horn

Dashboard
Dashboard lights come on when headlights are on.
Information lights (eg. Parking brake ) are lit at relevant time.
Check that odometer does not display excessive mileage.

Transmission & Brakes
Smooth Gearshift
Automatic transmission
Over Drive button
Shift Lock button
Footbrake
Handbrake

Things to look out for:
Test auto-transmission for shock while engaging gear.
Make sure that the brake has to be depressed to shift out of Park mode.
Make sure that the car can only start in Neutral or Park mode.

Other Interiors
Steering wheel properly aligned
Steering wheel adjusting lever
Bonnet release lever
Boot release lever
Fuel tank release lever
Check for stains and holes on seats
Seat adjuster (Forward, backward, recline)
Seat belts (Check that the Seat belts lock when pulled hard)
Seat belts height adjuster
Check for scratches and dents on the trims
Rear Mirror
Glove box
Check for stains on carpets
Air-con vents (Check that they are able to move freely)
Speakers
Moonroof (Opens and closes fully)

Exterior
Check that car plate is correct
Check that body surface is free from dents and scratches.
Check that windows and windscreens are free from stains and scratches
Check that lights are clear and undamaged
Check that door handles are working
Check that tyres are free from holes and punctures
Check that rims are free from scratches
Check that the radio antenna is working
Check that fuel cap is secured

Under The Bonnet
Engine Oil level
Brake Fluid level
Battery Water level
Transmission Fluid level
Coolant level
Air-Conditioning gas level
Check engine compartment with any obvious defects and damage

Inside the Boot
Base board
Boot light
Tool kit
Spare tyre

Documentation
Road Tax Disc
Vehicle log card
Certificate of insurance
Car owner manual

Miscellaneous
Check tyres pressure (sometimes it might be over pressure, check the recommended pressure)
Cruise control (if any)
All goodies promised are given

Download The Car Collection Checklist and bring it for your new car collection. I will be sharing how to get nice number plate directly from JPJ without the runner and save you $$ and you just need to pay RM210 or RM310. For the customizable car number plate don’t think it will be available anytime soon la. =)

Credit Card tax RM50 for existing users to start on anniversary date

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009 3,934 views

So it’s confirmed that the credit card holder need to pay RM50 for the tax yearly? The answer is “Yes“.

Credit Cards

Alright I’m gonna cancel all of my Credit Cards and keep 2 cards. I have 6 Credit Cards in total, so now I will keep only the most frequent use card in case of emergency and I would say credit card is useful to me as I do not bring excessive cash with me because feel more secure that way. Moreover, it’s actually very convenient as we may make payment by installment using the credit card. Furthermore we could collect points and enjoy discounts that normally given to credit card to attract customer to use that card.

What about you? How many cards do you have? Do you plan to cancel all your credit cards or just pay RM50 because the amount is not significant to you? Potong your credit card or not? Haha.

I’m canceling my Citibank AirAsia card. If you want to cancel Citibank Credit Card coz do not want to pay RM50 tax act fast, download the form here and send it to them to process the cancellation.

Credit card tax for existing users to start on anniversary date

By CHAN LI LEEN and JOSHUA FOONG

KUALA LUMPUR: Applicants issued with new cre­dit and charge cards next year will have to pay the RM50 service tax upfront.

For existing card holders, the charge will be im­­posed on the anniversary date of cards.

Second Finance Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah, who confirmed this with The Star yesterday, said the Government would impose the service tax for credit and charge cards from next year.

“Existing cardholders will only be charged the ser­vice tax through their issuing banks upon the aniversary date of the card.

“For example, if the card’s anniversary date is in January, then you pay the tax in January. But if the date is in April, then you only pay the tax in April,” he added.

The minister’s clarification puts to rest nagging doubts among the millions of credit card holders in the country who have been raising queries since Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak an­­nounced the new tax when he unveiled Budget 2010 in October.

Najib, who is also the Finance Minister, had said that a RM50 service tax for principal credit and charge cards and a RM25 for supplementary cards would be imposed from January.

This has led to card holders asking if the charges will be imposed from Jan 1 or on the anniversary dates of the cards, which are usually issued for a three-year period.

Those holding a string of cards were most eager to know before deciding to cancel some of their ac­­counts.

A check with the customer service departments of several commercial banks showed that they had yet to receive any definite confirmation.

Some banks said they were still awaiting for a directive from Bank Negara, while others think the tax would be imposed on the anniversary dates.

A third group of banks has also offered to absorb the tax for the cardholders, on condition a certain amount of money was spent within a certain timeframe.

Cardholder Y.L. Sim, who called up the bank to cancel his credit card, said the bank advised him “not to be hasty.”

“The officer said that they had yet to receive a formal directive from Bank Negara (on when to impose the tax). But I was worried as the New Year was nearing,” he said.

Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Chor Chee Heung, when contacted, advised cardholders to plan accordingly, saying holding two credit cards was enough.

““Even I intend to hold only two credit cards,” he added.

He urged those who had large outstanding credit card debts to stop using the cards and meet the issuing banks to work out a repayment mechanism.

There are some 11 million credit cards circulating in the country.

Source : TheStar

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