MyForteClub – Kia Forte Penang Convoy 2010
Fortezens from Central, Northern & elsewhere flooded Penang @ 2nd – 3th October! A group of 20 Kia Forte convoy from Kuala Lumpur to Penang Island. Rawang R&R >>> Butterworth Ferry Terminal.
Penang here we come! Fortezens: JomTRiP!! to Penang
Fortezens having a briefing and discussion what we should do or shouldn’t during the convoy before the head to Penang!
It’s the very 1st time in Malaysia that we had a total of 34 Kia Forte boarded the Ferry from Butterworth to Georgetown terminal. When we all reached Naza hotel it was total 60 Kia Forte all together.
On our way to Butterworth Ferry Terminal
Look how excited were all the Fortezen!
Finally we reach the Butterworth Jetty and we camwhore there before we depart.
34 KIA Forte boarded the ferry… Did anyone break our record? Can it masuk Malaysia Book of records ka? haha…
When we reached Penang Island we waited for our surprise at Esplanade, Penang…
Here’s our surprise. We have police escort us all the way from Esplanade to Naza Hotel. Cool!
Naza Hotel – Where we had our hi-tea session, technology sharing session and lucky draw session.
The next morning, we convoy to Penang Butterfly Farm.
After Butterfly Farm we convoy to Bukit Genting where we can test our KIA Forte performance there! Haha…
Nice view @ Bukit Genting, Penang right?
1 Happy Fortezen Family.
Hope you did enjoy yourself at last weekend Penang TT. See you again in next TT and our 1st year anniversary next month!
Review after the JomTrip Penang : Risk assessment for Penang Trip
We were fortunate NO MAJOR INCIDENT happened other than a Myvi losing its engine. But again we need to be cautious and this is info to be shared here for next trip you all must pay attention to details and really check your cars.
1. Daphne’s hood which was returned to her an accident WAS NOT SCREWED PROPERLY. She lost 1 nut & the other about to come off too while the other side 2 nuts were not torqued tightly. This made her bonnet a HIGH RISK during our convoy. Lucky she complained to us at the 1st meet point and we had to locate a nut at 7.30am which was difficult. Thankfully one was opened but not the right type but tread was correct we used that as a stop gap measure. When reached PG we faster asked JNS for help & a replacement was immediately dispatched to Daphne. Thanks JNS. – Solved
2. Alvin’s lower front bumper cover came off due to a missing plastic plug. May be due to removal of it during his LED installation. Stop gap was to tape it but didn’t last as he drove with the board semi scrapping the road. JNS technician didn’t have the plastic plug but quick thinking used 1 pc from the grille to fix below. Since the grille had 4 pcs its ok. – Solved
3. Salfae from Terengganu had 2 cracks on his tire sidewalls which is dangerous for long distance trip. Lucky our buzy body bros managed to catch that (so fine also they can see keng leh) and alerted him. I heard he changed both before heading back. – Solved
4. Windscreen hit by objects during trip – sorry for Lim sad thing to happen I also was told Alvin also had a nasty one. So it pays to buy Windscreen Insurance guys/gals.
5. Accidents will happen anytime so next time during convoy make sure your car is at least 3 cars alway when we are at speeds above 90kmh. I see you all main buntut leh! also too close bad for SMK to take nice photos!
6. Tires always must have enough tread, mine was already 30% so had to change them to join this trip. Was worth it as on the way back that night it was raining & the new tires help greatly. So pls DO NOT risk your life & change when necessary.
thats all and thanks everyone for joining in this FORTELICIOUS FAMILY! Be Safe Always….
Written by : KFC
October 11, 2010
smk…. nice review…and wonderful pic