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Penang Chief Minister’s official car is this RM 458k Mercedes-Benz S-Class

The Penang Chief Minister has a brand-new ride for his official use and it’s not a Honda Accord or a Toyota Camry but a Mercedes-Benz S-Class. The model in question is a 2019 Mercedes-Benz S560e in Selenite Grey and it cost the Penang government RM 458,000. In a statement, the state secretary’s office has said that this flagship German luxobarge was purchased to replace the previous official car, a Mercedes-Benz S300L bought in 2013 for RM 298,263. In spite of a price that is 1.5 times higher th

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Jan 7, 2021

ZTH's Tom Goh to aim for another victory at Gazoo Racing Festival in Penang

Founder of Zerotohundred.com, Tom Goh, currently has 28 points in the Sporting Class standings. Representing S&D Tama Motorsports, he took home his first-ever victory at the previous race weekend in Bandar Malaysia. Held at Stadium Batu Kawan from 15-16 February 2020, Tom will be defending his lead in the second to last race of Season 3. The season will reach its conclusion in April at the Sepang International Circuit. "As representative for S&D Tama Toyota Penang, this weekend's TGR Round 3 in


Feb 14, 2020

Perodua Myvi driver who drove against traffic in Penang arrested

The Perodua Myvi driver who drove against traffic from the Penang bridge toll plaza towards the North-South Expressway has turned himself in to the Bukit Mertajam traffic police station. Police has since detained the man. According to the Seberang Perai Tengah district police, the 35-year-old driver from Kepalas Batas claimed that he thought it was a two-way lane. In the Friday morning incident, the driver was believed to have made a U-Turn at the Penang Bridge toll to head back towards the Nort


May 18, 2020

Penang ferry service to continue on! Ministry of Finance to the rescue

A few days ago, the Penang Port Commission announced that they will be ending the iconic Penang ferry service entirely by 2022 much to the dismay of many. But the Ministry of Finance announced today that they will lend a helping hand to rescue the service. Finance Minister, Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz, declared earlier today at the Dewan Rakyat that: “The government will impose a condition on Penang Port to carry on the iconic and heritage ferry service.” This condition imposed wo


Dec 17, 2020

Watch: Why are there so many people driving in the wrong direction in Penang?!

It has only been a month when news about a Perodua Myvi driving in the wrong direction just before the entrance of the Penang Bridge took over the internet. Now another car has been caught driving in the wrong direction on the second Penang Bridge! The video shows a first-generation Honda Jazz driving on the wrong direction on what looks like the exit of the second Penang Bridge, narrowly missing two cars including the owner of the dashcam. No other info was uploaded although speculations from c


Jun 5, 2020

Penang Chief Minister responds to backlash over new Mercedes-Benz S-Class

After raising many eyebrows stepping out of a brand new 2019 Mercedes-Benz S560e, Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow has given a response to acknowledge the backlash for his new ride. Chow responded that the government could have decided on a better time to replace his official car. He told The Star: “I take note of all the views and I would like to clarify that we followed the proper administrative process before purchasing the car. “But as the chief minister, if there is an offended party who


Jan 11, 2021

MCO in KL, Selangor, Johor, and Penang extended to 4 March 2021

The ongoing Movement Control Order (MCO) will be extended in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Johor, and Penang until 4 March 2021. Conditional MCO (CMCO) will be reinstated in all states including the federal territories of Putrajaya and Labuan. Meanwhile, the Recovery MCO (RMCO) will be reinstated in Perlis. This means that Sarawak will no longer be the only state observing RMCO. Sabah will enter the state of CMCO as well. The state previously had the highest record of new cases until the full lockdown


Feb 16, 2021

With Shell's DC fast chargers, you can drive a Porsche Taycan from Penang to Singapore

Porsche Asia Pacific and Shell have struck up a new partnership to implement the first cross-border high-performance charging (HPC) network between Malaysia and Singapore. The network will help eliminate range anxiety for electric vehicle (EV) owners who wish to travel between Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, and Penang. The partnership demonstrates the commitment between Porsche and Shell to drive the future of electric mobility in Southeast Asia by spearheading connectivity between the two countries.


Mar 31, 2021

Mitsubishi Triton pulls ahead of Toyota Hilux in four Malaysia states

Mitsubishi Triton According to Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia, the Mitsubishi Triton was the top-selling double-cab pick-up truck as of January 2020, in four states namely Klang Valley, Melaka, Penang and Kedah, overtaking the Toyota Hilux. Overall, the Toyota Hilux remained as the No.1 bestselling pickup truck in the country, owing to its dominance in East Malaysia. In its segment, the Mitsubishi Triton was the only brand in the pick-up segment that successfully achieved positive growth and expande

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Mar 2, 2020

Mercedes-Benz berharga RM 458,000 jadi kereta rasmi MB Pulau Pinang!

Mercedes-Benz S-Class Kerajaan negeri Pulau Pinang telah membeli sebuah model saloon hibrid mewah Mercedes-Benz S560e baru sebagai kereta rasmi bagi Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang, Chow Kon Yeow pada 31 Disember 2020. Dalam satu kenyataan daripada pejabat Setiausaha Negari mengatakan bahawa sebuah Mercedes-Benz S560e tahun 2019 telah dibeli untuk menggantikan kereta rasmi sebelumnya, sebuah Mercedes S300L yang dibeli pada tahun 2013 dengan harga RM298,263. Kenderaan rasmi yang baru berkenaan dibeli


Jan 7, 2021

Toyota Vios Challenge Round 3: ZTH’s Tom Goh narrowly misses out on P1 finish

Last weekend’s Toyota Vios Challenge was probably the most intense of the season. Sunday’s weekend ending Race 2 of the third round of Toyota’s one-make race series took place at the make shift street circuit at Batu Kawan Stadium in Penang. Saturday’s Race 1 ended with Hayden Haikal, Kenneth Koh, and Adam Khalid taking the top-3 positions in the Sporting Class while in the Super Sporting Class, Tengku Djan Ley took top spot, followed by Mark Darwin and Brendan Paul Anthony. Nothing however prep


Feb 17, 2020

Hyundai service centres now fully operational; warranty extension announced

Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors (HSDM) announced today that they have obtained approval from MITI to resume operations in their service centres in stages starting 20th April. As of today, all Sime Darby Auto Hyundai (SDAH) service centres have resumed operations. Like all other service centres officially resuming operations, SDAH will continue observing MCO protocols and will only be accepting customers with service appointments only. As part of their crowd control practice, only a minimal number of s


Apr 23, 2020

This is ZTH’s Tom Goh's new car for Toyota Gazoo Racing Malaysia’s Vios Challenge Cup

Our fellow media friend Tom Goh from zerotohundred.com will once again be participating in Season 4 of the Toyota Gazoo Racing (TGR) Malaysia Vios Challenge. Once again, Tom will be racing in car #33, in the mid-tier Sporting Class, under Team S&D Tama Motorsports. S&D Tama, better known as Toyota Penang, is a Japanese Toyota dealer that has expanded to Malaysia. It’s the local arm of Netz Toyota Tama, which has been operating in Japan for nearly 60 years. The first round of Season 4 will take p


Mar 26, 2021

WapCar Morning Insiders (Oct. 22, 2019)

Today is Tuesday, October. 22 Local News Proton expands business in Kota Kinabalu Proton has officially cut the ribbon to their new 3S centre in Kota Kinabalu. The new centre is run by Shirba Auto World Sdn Bhd and is the third Proton outlet to open in the city. Shirba Auto 3S centres spans a total of 2,259 square metres and has a capacity to fit 12 service bays, 6 service hoists, a comfortable customer lounge and even offers free WiFi. Mira Filzah wins a Nissan X-Trail Hybrid As the official ve


Oct 22, 2019


先前,马来西亚国际贸易及工业部(MITI)发布了一份可以在行动管制令(MCO)实施期间运营的行业名单,其中包含了修车厂和汽车工厂。不过,就在几天前,MITI又公布了一份名单,将汽车工厂从基本经济服务行业中除名了。 这个突如其来的消息,意味着在Penang、Johor、Selangor、Melaka、KL、Putrajaya和Labuan等重新实施MCO地区的汽车工厂,在管制令生效时都将停工。 对Proton来说,Proton X50是在Proton Tanjung Malim工厂生产的,所以理论上,生产不会受到影响。不过,Proton的供应商大多位于Selangor和Penang,而如果供应商无法供应零部件,Proton仍旧是无法恢复生产的。 大马Honda的Honda City、Jazz\BR-V、HR-V、Civic、CR-V和Accord,都是在Melaka的工厂生产的,而他们肯定面临着停工。


Jan 15, 2021

Suzuki Swift crashes into 3 vehicles, killing the driver and injuring 3

In a viral video of an accident that happened in Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, Penang, a Suzuki Swift is seen crashing into a Toyota Vios and Perodua Myvi at a traffic light. The driver of the Suzuki reportedly died on the way to the hospital while 3 others were injured. Also read: Viral video of Proton Wira blocking bomba happened in 2019; PDRM still arrests suspect Barat Daya district police chief Supt AA Anbalagan believes the Swift had lost control before crashing into 2 cars and a motorcyclist t


Apr 2, 2021

MCO 2.0: Two-passenger restriction per vehicle lifted!

The National Security Council (MKN) has announced that the 2 passenger per vehicle restriction has been lifted. Starting from 19 February 2021, passenger capacity will be limited according to the vehicle capacity. This will apply nationwide including Selangor, KL, Johor, and Penang that are currently still observing the Movement Control Order (MCO). Other than that, MKN has announced that the restriction of 2 person per table while dining-in has also been lifted.


Feb 18, 2021

Owner Review: Is it a good decision? - My story of owning and fixing a 1997 BMW 728i

** This article is the personal experience of a 1997 BMW E38 728i owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar. Facebook: Joseph Lau The BMW E38 728i is the 5th car that I have purchased with my wife; with the 1st being a: Perodua Myvi 2009 1.3A (Sold), 2nd: Proton Inspira 2.0E (Sold), 3rd: Toyota Vellfire ANH20 2009 (In current ownership), 4th: Honda HR-V (in current ownership). Ever since the bond movie, ‘Tomorrow Never Dies’ & the Transporter, the BMW E38 7-Series had then been

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Jul 18, 2020

Spyshot: Citroen DS3 Crossback dan Peugeot 508 dilihat lagi - bakal dilancarkan?

Antara kereta yang bakal dilancarkan di Malaysia pada tahun ini adalah duo daripada Perancis, iaitu Citroen DS3 Crossback dan Peugeot 508. Kedua-dua kereta ini dilihat di USJ1 hujung minggu lalu oleh pembaca WapCar.my. Kalau anda ingat, Berjaya Auto Alliance Sdn Bhd (BAASB) kini mengawal jenama Groupe PSA di Malaysia, dan antara pelancaran pertama yang disebut-sebut adalah Peugeot 508 dan SUV 2008. Malaysia juga mungkin akan menjadi negara pertama ASEAN yang melancarkan sedan segmen D ini. Setel

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Mar 29, 2021

MITI announces epic U-Turn: Car factories not allowed to operate during MCO

Previously, when the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) released a list of businesses that are allowed to operate during the Movement Control Order (MCO), car workshops and factories were included in the list. Today, however, MITI has released yet another list that drops car factories from the essential economic services line-up. With the sudden U-turn, this means that car factories located in Penang, Johor, Selangor, Melaka, Sabah, KL, Putrajaya, or Labuan where MCO has been re


Jan 13, 2021

‘Bakaq’ moto, lelaki Penang marah kena ‘reject’ awek

Pasukan D7 Ibu Pejabat Daerah Timur Laut, Pulau Pinang telah berjaya menangkap seorang saspek iaitu lelaki tempatan berusia 68 tahun pada tengah malam tadi (30 Mac) jam lebih kurang 1.00 pagi di Lebuh Cecil, Georgetown. Ketua Polis Daerah Timur Laut, Asisten Komisioner Soffian Santong berkata saspek tersebut disyaki terlibat dalam kes khianat dimana lima buah motosikal dibakar di bawah sebuah blok perumahan di Jalan Macallum, Georgetown, Pulau Pinang pada Ahad lalu (28 Mac). Siasatan awal mendap


Mar 30, 2021

10 km radius travel radius lifted but interstate travel still not allowed

The National Security Council (MKN) has lifted the 10 km travel radius restriction in the same district regardless if the state is observing Movement Control Order (MCO), Conditional MCO (CMCO), or Recovery MCO (RMCO). However, although the restriction has been lifted, inter-district and interstate travel is still not allowed. Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob also issued a reminder that the restriction of 2 people in car is still in place for states observing MCO. The restriction i


Feb 16, 2021

Spied: Citroen DS3 Crossback, Peugeot 508 seen again - are we nearing the launch?

Among the more hotly anticipated cars to make their way to Malaysia this year is this French duo: the Citroen DS3 Crossback and Peugeot 508, spotted in USJ1 last weekend by a Wapcar.my reader. Recall that Berjaya Auto Alliance Sdn Bhd (BAASB) now controls Groupe PSA brands in Malaysia, and among their first launches is touted to be this 508, alongside the Peugeot 2008 SUV. Malaysia might also be ASEAN's first country to launch the D-segment sedan. Upon its launch, the 508 will square up against


Mar 29, 2021

Owner Review: The heritage hot hatch - My Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk. 7

** This article is the personal experience of a 2013 Volkswagen Golf GTI Mark 7 owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar. Facebook: Suhanesh Chandra The term GTI has always carried a strong heritage with it. Ever since the first Volkswagen Golf Mark 1 GTI launched in 1976 till the latest Golf GTI Mark 8 that was unveiled recently, this model from Volkswagen has always been the benchmark for the hot hatches and other automakers have always been trying to surpass that benchmark.

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Sep 4, 2020

MCO 2.0: Are public transport allowed to operate?

The National Safety Council (MKN) will allow all public transport (trains, buses, e-hailing/ taxis, ferries) to continue operating as per usual during the reinstated Movement Control Order (MCO) in Penang, Selangor, Melaka, Penang, Sabah, Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, and Labuan. Not only will buses be able to operate according to the schedule released on 29 December 2020, but they are also allowed to operate at full capacity. Only buses in Sabah will be restricted 50 per cent capacity. E-hailing rid


Jan 14, 2021

Kabel letrik Jambatan Pulau Pinang terbakar, jambatan mungkin ditutup 3 bulan

Beberapa lorong di Jambatan Pulau Pinang 1 mungkin akan ditutup sehingga tiga bulan bagi membolehkan kerja pembaikan kabel-kabel elektrik yang terbakar pada petang semalam dilaksanakan dengan selamat. Menurut laporan oleh Malay Mail, pengerusi infrastruktur dan pengangkutan negeri Zairil Khir Johari berkata Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) akan bertemu dengan PLUS Expressways untuk membincangkan jangkamasa penutupan jambatan berkenaan. Beliau berkata mereka sedang mempertimbangkan penutupan satu lor


Feb 23, 2021

CMCO extended in 6 states, Perak and Negeri Sembilan move on to RMCO

The National Security Council (MKN) has announced that the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) will be extended in Selangor, Johor, Kelantan, Kuala Lumpur, Penang, and Sarawak. Perak and Negeri Sembilan, previously also under CMCO will move on to Recovery MCO (RMCO). CMCO in Selangor, Johor, Kelantan, Kuala Lumpur, and Penang will be implemented from 19 March to 31 March 2021. Sarawak will observe CMCO from 16 March to 29 March 2021. All other states will observe the RMCO from 19 March to


Mar 16, 2021

Owner Review: The C-Segment Underdog - Hyundai Elantra

** This article is the personal experience of a 2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport 1.6T owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar. Facebook: Joshi Immanuel When C-Segment Sedans are mentioned the first thought that comes to people's mind is the Honda Civic FC, Toyota Corolla Altis E210 and Mazda 3 BP. The Hyundai Elantra AD will unlikely be meat and potatoes of the conversation. However, in this story, it will. I still remember vividly the first time I saw the spy shots of the Hyundai E

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Aug 12, 2020

This is revenge of the flying durians!

We know durians can be a potential hazard because of its spiky shell and weight, it can even cause massive damage on a car if it ever fell on a car. Now we know it can even cause massive accidents as well. One durian did just that as it found its way into a lorry injuring the occupants and causing a massive accident in the process. The lorry in question was driven by an air-conditioning technician who was heading to Balik Pulau from Paya Terubong with two Bangladeshi workers for an air-condition


Jul 6, 2020

Lexus Malaysia’s service centres resume operations

Starting 22nd April onwards, selected Lexus Malaysia centres will resume after-sales operations. Lexus Malaysia is one of many car brands that will be resuming operations, including UMW Toyota centres, Cycle Carriage & Bintang, Hap Seng Star and Sime Darby Auto Hyundai. Like all other service centres that have received approval to resume after-sales operations from MITI, Lexus Malaysia will continue to observe MCO protocol so services are strictly appointment base only. Operations are still at m


Apr 23, 2020