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What's the history behind Malaysian number plates?

The ubiquitous number plate. These little black and white boxes on every road-going vehicle may seem like a boring topic to explore but look beyond the regulative reasons behind them and they actually have a pretty fascinating history. What purpose does it serve?Simple, really. It's a result of transportation being more accessible, and the government needs a way to regulate and control the vehicles pootling around. They're useful because in the event of an accident or a cr

Sanjay

Sanjay

Sep 13, 2020

PDRM declares support to implement number plates for bicycles

Image credit: Cycling Plus MalaysiaBack in September, the Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (MIROS) issued a proposal to implement a licensing system for bicycles as a means to compile a database of the number of bicycles and cyclists. The idea was quickly shot down by various ministers, but now The Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) has declared their support for the proposal in a TV interview.Bukit Aman Traffic Investigations and Enforcement chief assistant director Bakri Zainal Abidin to

Jerrica

Jerrica

Dec 28, 2020

Standardised number plates for Malaysian cars – 20 years later, still nothing to show

Image from motorme.my and Harith IskanderEarlier this week, the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development said that the Ministry of Transport will table a new bill to replace vehicle stickers for persons with disabilities with a special number plate.One week earlier, the Johor state police announced a crackdown on vehicles with ‘fancy’ vehicle number plates – plates that don’t meet JPJ’s standards.The bigger question is, why after more than 20 years, Malay

Hans

Hans

Dec 27, 2020

PPP number plate bidding breaks JPJ record with close to RM 7.3 million collected

Between November 5th to 9th, the Road Transport Department (JPJ) opened bidding for PPP number plate registration and accumulated almost RM 7.3 million with 11,718 bidders, thats a new record for JPJ.The highest bid is, of course, for the number plate PPP1 which was rumoured to have been bought by badminton star Lee Chong Wei’s brother, Lee Chong Hoon, for RM 260,000. That’s the price of a Mazda MX-5! Or you can purchase 4 Perodua Myvis and still have change.PPP9 is the second most e

Jerrica

Jerrica

Nov 11, 2020

In Vietnam standardised number plates is a must, this is how drivers are avoiding surveillance

Now that Vietnam has introduced a new camera surveillance system on one of their highways, drivers are doing their best to avoid getting caught by masking their number plates or even using fake ones to cover up their original license plates.The new surveillance system was installed on the Noi Bai – Lao Cai Expressway, the system is similar to that of the automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) camera system in China.Unlike in Malaysia, Vietnam has a standardised number plate system so it

Jerrica

Jerrica

Jan 6, 2021

You can now make a complain about fancy car number plates to JPJ's complain centre

Photo taken from Traffic Number Plate FacebookThe Road Transport Department (JPJ) is asking for the help of all road users to report any customised car number plates that do not follow the JPJ regulated specifications.In just the first 5 months of 2020, JPJ has issued a total of 12,694 notices to car owners for using a number plate that is not up to the JPJ regulated specifications.JPJ also reports that they have compounded 7,455 cars between January and May for the same reason.For years, custom

Jerrica

Jerrica

Jun 19, 2020

Buying a used car? Here's how to check for unpaid summons

So, you’ve found the used car of your dreams, sent it to your trusted mechanic and even got the green light from Puspakom to transfer to name over to you. But wait, have you checked if the car has any unpaid traffic summons attached to it?Surprisingly, this is a step that most used car buyers would miss on. Excited car buyers will find themselves facing a roadblock when they realise that JPJ will not transfer the car to them as the previous owner has outstanding traffic summons that has ye

Jerrica

Jerrica

Nov 4, 2020

Tun M receives delivery of his Perodua Ativa; Check out that number plate!

Former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has always been at the forefront of encouraging Malaysians in innovation, especially in the automotive industry. Today he revealed that he has just received delivery of his brand new Perodua Ativa with a number plate 2020. (function(d, s, id) { let js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src =https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.5; fjs.parentNode.in

Jerrica

Jerrica

Apr 14, 2021

Tun M checks out some restored Proton Sagas; Confirms Perodua Ativa is his own car

After showing off his brand new Perodua Ativa, a car that he confirmed in this video is his own purchase, former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed is now checking out some restored Proton Sagas.Also read: Tun M receives delivery of his Perodua Ativa; Check out that number plate!Two cars were on display, a standard 1989 Proton Saga and a 1986 Proton Saga Orion. The green car (WBH 5581) is the first generation Orion engine model, while the red car (WBT 2289) is a later model with a newer Mag

Jerrica

Jerrica

Apr 16, 2021

Government to introduce OKU number plates to replace OKU stickers

The National Council of Persons with Disabilities (MKBOKU) has approved the plan to change disabled person sticker to a special vehicle number plate instead as is suggested by the Ministry of Transport. According to a press release, applications for the disabled person’s number plate with the Social Welfare Department is now open. Those that are eligible to register for a disabled plate is as listed below: Physical disability A sub-category of learning disability – ADHD Autistic Mult

Jerrica

Jerrica

Dec 23, 2020

How to choose the right 12V battery for your car?

If you drive an automatic car, it is impossible to push start the car. Your only option in case of a flat battery is to jump start the car and get a battery replacement ASAP. A weak car battery has obvious tell-tale signs like a slow crank and dim lights.Changing a car battery is a simple task, but if you don’t know what you’re doing, there’s still a high chance of screwing things up.Not the kind of push-start you want. PhotoIf you have absolutely no experience in replacin

Arif

Arif

Oct 9, 2020

Owner Review: A Childhood Dream Fulfilled - How I Got My Honda Accord

** This article is the personal experience of a 2016 Honda Accord owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCarFacebook: Shawal AliMy Previous Encounter with the Honda AccordThe allure of large sedans is unquestionable. Unlike booted hatch or compact sedans with their weird looks to aide with practicality, large sedans do not need to sacrifice its looks for usability. Their strong muscular lines flows coherently from the front all the way to the back without needing to sac

Owner Review

Owner Review

Jun 30, 2020

VIN, it's your car's 'IC number' and here's how to find it

You’ve probably heard of the term ‘chassis number’ before, but what does it mean?Officially, ‘chassis number’ should be called Vehicle Identification Number, VIN for short.VIN of the Honda Civic Type R. Note that the VIN says FK8, not FK8R.Think of VIN as the identification number for your car, as each car has a unique number, much like our Identification Card (IC). Similar to our IC, the vehicle's VIN contains a bunch of useful information, like fitted options

Eric

Eric

Oct 19, 2019

How to run in your brand-new car? Here is what we’re doing with our new Ativa

When you buy a brand-new car, you have to go through a run-in (or break-in) period for the first 1,000 km. Unfortunately, you can’t just gun it right after taking delivery from the showroom. As such with our new Perodua Ativa, the first thing in order is to run it in.Only 17km on the odometer upon collectionHow to run in the car?Drive the car carefully without exceeding a certain rpm and speed limit. In every car’s owner manual, the instructions for the run-in period are explicitly s

Arif

Arif

Mar 19, 2021

Daihatsu to launch full-hybrid kei car in Japan in 2021, how will this affect Perodua?

Toyota’s compact car specialist subsidiary Daihatsu will launch a new full-hybrid ‘kei’ (mini) car within financial year 2021, reports Japan’s Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun.The business daily also added Daihatsu’s first battery electric vehicle (BEV) will go on sale on year later, in financial year 2022.Daihatsu Move Canbus shownUnlike mild-hybrids, full-hybrids can accelerate from standstill using electric power alone, thus offering a smoother driving experience in stop-go

Hans

Hans

Dec 29, 2020

The 1951 Nash Rambler: A car you should know during the Malaysia Day

The 1951 Nash Rambler is on display at Publika  (Ends Sept 16), in KL.If you are in KL, then you should seize the last chance to the Hari Malaysia and Publika Art Show to see rare national artefacts!The Hari Malaysia exhibition is a collaboration between Publika and the National Archives of Malaysia. Among all, the 1951 Nash Rambler is particularly eye-catching.The car exhibited was used by Tunku Abdul Rahman to announce the country’s independence in Melaka on Feb 20, 1956.The story b

Tasia

Tasia

Sep 16, 2019

Owner Review: My "Abah-Abah's car" – A pilot feeling being in a Honda Civic FB

** This article is the personal experience of a 2015 Honda Civic 2.0S owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar.Facebook: Mat Nasir↓↓↓ Press Here To Share Your Story ↓↓↓About my Honda CivicIf we story about Honda’s car, I’m pretty sure what crossed in our minds was the Civic. The Honda Civic is not the first model of Honda but Civic makes Honda become famous. Almost 20 million units sold worldwide and this C segment Sedan become num

Owner Review

Owner Review

Jul 27, 2020

A recond Toyota Alphard/Vellfire is nearly RM 44k cheaper than UMW Toyota's official import, should you buy the recond?

There's no doubt that the Toyota Alphard (and its Vellfire twin) is the best luxury MPV on the market. Few other cars can match the Alphard/Vellfire's spaciousness and ease of entrace/exit. Compared to a Mercedes-Benz S-Class, the Alphard's sliding doors allow you to step in/out of the car as if it's a room, rather than a car.The only question left is whether to buy a cheap reconditioned (recond) unit or pay up for an officially-imported unit by UMW Toyota Motor?Let’s

Eric

Eric

May 2, 2020

Own a recon Audi? Here’s how you can get a warranty from Audi Malaysia

Parallel imported or recon (reconditioned) cars have been a part of (read: plagued) the Malaysian automotive industry for as long as the industry existed.Many have turned to these unauthorised and unofficial distributors for their significantly lower car prices – it’s not unusual to see grey import cars being 30 to 40% cheaper than officially imported cars.A small number of consumers turn to the grey market to secure a particular model variant, for example, an Audi RS6 Avant that&rsq

Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

Nov 19, 2019

Save up to RM 50k on a recond car or go for Certified Pre-Owned car?

When it comes to shopping for a car, terms like reconditioned cars and certified pre-owned (CPO) cars get tossed around a fair bit.On paper, both CPO and reconditioned (recond) cars are very similar – both are cheaper than a new car, allowing the buyer to save some money.But that’s where the similarities end, as they are world’s apart once you look closer.Recond cars – good on paper, but buyers bewareRecond Toyota Land Cruisers sitting in a dealer lotWhile it may seem tem

Eric

Eric

Apr 23, 2020

Owner Review: First time owning a German machine - My BMW 318i

** This article is the personal experience of a 2018 BMW 318i owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar.Fazrul AzizI bought this BMW 318i LCI recently from my sister as she bought a new Toyota Alphard. The mileage clocks at 25k only! Even though she sold it to me at the market’s price, the conditions & maintenance is top-notch. Also, the car is still under BMW warranty programme and free scheduled service for the next 3 years.How everything startedBack in my unive

Owner Review

Owner Review

Aug 22, 2020

Owner Review: The Go-to Choice of the Family - My Story with the Toyota Camry

** This article is the personal experience of a 2016 Toyota Camry 2.5 Hybrid Luxury (XV50 Facelift) owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar. Facebook: JJ ChangIntroductionThe Toyota Camry nameplate holds a special place in the automotive world. One of the most popular D Segment sedans best known for its comfort, space, and reliability. The Toyota Camry also happens to be one of the most favoured cars in my household. It all started back in 2003 when my dad got his first T

Owner Review

Owner Review

Jul 16, 2020

Owner Review: The Underrated Gem - Why the Kia Picanto EX is the Perfect Car for a First Time Owner

** This article is the personal experience of a 2018 Kia Picanto EX owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar.Facebook:  Zenyu LohChoosing My First Car - A Straightforward Choice?The story begins back in 2018 when I was scouting for options as my first ride. I have been heavily dependant on public transportation and good-will from friends and family alike for most of my commute needs up till this point. Naturally, as a fresh graduate, I would want something afford

Owner Review

Owner Review

Jul 9, 2020

Car cannibals dismantle Mercedes-AMG GT while owner is on holiday

As a car person, the worst situation we can find our cars in when we return from a holiday is to find the car vandalised or stolen. This Mercedes-AMG GT owner did not have his car stolen but he did return from his 5-day holiday to find his beloved supercar almost completely dismantled.Jay Tranter left his Mercedes-AMG GT in a guarded car park located not far from the Birmingham airport before he left for his 5-day holiday with his girlfriend. The 36-year-old came back from his short holiday to f

Jerrica

Jerrica

Jul 24, 2020

Toyota Harrier, buy a recond and save over RM20k or buy an official import?

Toyota HarrierAlongside the Toyota Alphard/Vellfire, the Toyota Harrier is an immensely popular luxury SUV. Part of the reason why the Harrier is so popular is the lack of competition – it has no direct rival either from Honda or Nissan.But the question remains – should you buy a cheap reconditioned (recond) unit or pay up for an officially-imported unit by UMW Toyota Motor?Let’s take a closer look at the pros and cons.Prices – Recond is cheaper, but for a good reasonPric

Eric

Eric

May 9, 2020

Owner Review: So Proud of Getting a National Car! My Journey with the Proton Persona

** This article is the personal experience of a 2019 Proton Persona 1.6 Premium CVT owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCarFacebook: Louis LimMy white 2019 Proton Persona 1.6 Premium CVT was bought about 4 months ago at a price of around RM55k. As I was still a student going for internship soon at that time, I needed my first car to travel to work every day. Due to budget constraint, I had to choose a local car that fits my budget. Therefore, I was left with a few choices

Owner Review

Owner Review

Jun 19, 2020

Honda e spotted in Thailand! Any future in Malaysia?

Pictures from autonetmagz (sourced from Car Spotting TH) show the adorable Honda e spotted on a truck bed in Thailand. With the MINI Cooper SE already entering the SEA market (and being sold out in Malaysia), could it be that the Honda E is finally making its way to our region?The answer is no.We’d really love to see that happen, but Honda has clearly stated that the Honda E is strictly for Europe and Japan only. Even in the land down under (where 100 units of the MINI Cooper SE

Arif

Arif

Sep 22, 2020

Car owners can't afford to sell their cars due to outstanding car loan balance

It turns out that it wasn’t just used car sales that saw an increase throughout the past few months, used car dealers in Johor Bahru are reporting an increase in car owners trying to sell their vehicles after the Movement Control Order (MCO) ended in June.One second-hand car shop manager Chang Keng Keong told The Star that there has been a 30 percent increase in the number of people who came to his shop enquiring for information about the disposal of their cars.This was especially apparent

Jerrica

Jerrica

Nov 25, 2020

Owner Review: From touge monster to highway cruiser  - My Volkswagen Golf GTI MK6

** This article is the personal experience of a 2012 Volkswagen Golf GTI MK6 SE  owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar.Facebook: Han EujinAbout my Volkswagen Golf GTIThis is my 2012 Volkswagen Golf GTI MK6 SE which I purchased back in 2018 from a second-hand dealer in Ipoh. This Volkswagen Golf GTI is the SE version, the last batch of facelifted MK6 arrived to Malaysia. Facelift include front DRL, sunroof, full-colour touch- screen infotainment

Owner Review

Owner Review

Aug 3, 2020

Watch: Man deploys cleaver knife to threaten another man after rear-end incident

Over the past few days, residents in Serdang were both amused and horrified over a viral video showing a man wielding a large cleaver knife and threatening another man in a parking lot.It is believed that the Proton Saga owner had rear-ended the Toyota Unser driven by the man holding the cleaver knife after he was rear-ended by a Mitsubishi Triton in turn. The argument got heated when the man started grabbing the Saga owner by the neck and raising the cleaver.Fortunately, the argument ended with

Jerrica

Jerrica

Nov 27, 2020