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Discussion in 'Asia' started by shelbee, Jan 10, 2004.

  1. shelbee

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    I just visited Singapore for Christmas and saw this 360 on display, on the sidewalk across from the hotel I stayed.

    They put this car as a winning draw when people signed up to become a new client of a local bank,

    Interesting, BTW the steering wheel is on the right side (opposite site from the US)
     
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  4. Ron328

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    Was that along Orchard Road, Dr Shelbee? Was in Singapore almost 2 years ago and was very impressed with its cleanliness, Western-type standard of living, and virtually being crime-free. Although crowded, you can probably leave your Ferrari on the street w/o worrying about vandals.
     
  5. Bryan

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    #5 Bryan, Jan 12, 2004
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    Strong British historical influence in Singapore (and many other parts of Asia) mean most countries there drive on the left hand side. More people drive on the left hand side in the owrld than the right hand side.

    Ferrari of Singapore is located near the Dhobi Ghaut MRT station.


    What hotel were you at? Looks like it might be the Hilton up from Scott's Road.
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  6. shelbee

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    Speaking about vandalism??? Remember a little American boy who scratched the car and got punished?? Pres. Clinton's apology was refused by Singapore gov??

    I stayed at Mandarin Oriental and it was across he street from there, I can't remember the name of the shopping plaza but sure enough it was on busy orchard road.

    Wonder where do they drive?? Although the road is better than our road in the US but the speed limit was only 80 (I think 45 mph??) :(
     
  7. Bryan

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    I stopped by Ferrari of Singapore about 4 years ago in their old building. At that time, they told me there were 350 Ferrais in Singapore. A lot of them went to Malaysia to drive and they were looking forward to the new F1 track.

    Citizen racing is a big deal in Malaysia.
     
  8. Ron328

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    YEAH, HAVE HEARD OF THAT. THE GOV'T IS SO STRICT THE COUNTRY IS VIRTUALLY CRIME-FREE.


    I STAYED AT MANDARIN, TOO. THEY MUST NOT HAVE A DEALER YET
    WHEN I WAS THERE (FEB. '02) AS I DIDN'T SEE IT.

    A LOT OF SINGAPOREANS COMMUTE TO MALAYSIA...SO MAYBE THE

    LATTER(?).

    REGARDS.
     
  9. Bryan

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    While the display of the 360 was across the street from the Mandarin, the dealership is off of Orchard about half way to Raffles City. See earlier posting.

    Ferrari has been in Singapore for a while.
     
  10. shelbee

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    As said earlier the dealer is not on Orchard road. It is just a banking marketing to get the new customer,

    I can imagine driving in malaysia is far more stretch than in small tiny singapore
     
  11. borisrs

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    Jan 20, 2004
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    Greetings from Sunny Singapore! As way of introduction, I am a current Porsche owner looking to upgrade to a Ferrari soon.

    We are extremely fortunate to be linked to Malaysia via 2 bridges. As you mentioned, the island is tiny and the speedlimit on selected highways is 90 kmh. However, Malaysia has excellent highways and b-roads which are lightly trafficked (especially on a sunday morning) and also lightly policed. Going for breakfast drives in Malaysia on Sunday mornings are pretty much one of the principal rituals of owning a fast car here. There, speeds of up to 300kmh are enjoyed.
     
  12. shelbee

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    In 1989, I drove MB 190E from Singapore to KL. I remembered at that time the highway from Jurong to somewhere in the middle between KL and Jurong was not done yet. I remember to stop by in Kajang for satay eating :) Delicious
     
  13. Admiral Thrawn

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    I stayed in Singapore, at the Marina Manderin, for a few days last September.

    Many areas seem to be modern and cosmopolitan (e.g. financial district), however I think I'd find the consistant 30 degree Celcius days and the small overcrowded nature of the place a bit overwhelming. (Once you venture further from the heart of the city, you get to the government housing projects and shanty towns and markets - typical of Asian cities.)

    Despite this, I think the charm of Singapore is the fact that it is a modern and globally significant city situated in the tropics (look how close it is to the Equator on a map), on a small island with lush bright green vegetation. The surrounding islands also add to the atmosphere.

    Due to the strict laws, the city is very clean and there is not much crime.

    Another thing I noticed was the abundance of late-model Mercedes and BMWs parked everywhere.
     
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  15. shelbee

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    I heard you are not supposed to chew gum?? It is illegal??
     
  16. kclow

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    Hi Guys,

    I have been visiting FerrariChat since 2000 on tips to maintain and repair my 1985 308GTS QV. I guess I am one of the few ferrari owners in Singapore who actually attempts repairs personally. The most tedious repair I have carried out so far must be the replacement of the brake booster! Took two whole days.

    Yes we do give our cars a good working out here in Singapore, courtesy of our friendly neighbour Malaysia. Malaysia has a beautiful highway system stretching more than 800km covering the north and south of the penisular. I remember a trip made some years back with an experience navigator where we covered the 800km trip in 4.5 hours, stopping only twice to get fuel. At certain stretches, we maxed out the car. This may no longer be possible with the increasing amount of traffic on the highway. Many of us also make regular trips to the three different circuits in Penisular Malaysia. The Sepang F1 circuit for instance is extremely nice and challenging. Of course my 308 struggles to keep up with the 355s and 360s etc, but who cares.

    The price of these runs - I paid 16 traffic summons in 2003.

    KC
     
  17. Admiral Thrawn

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    Yep; you get a big fine. I actually had some gum in my pocket when I arrived at the airport, which I promptly disposed of.

    Big fines also await those who spit in public, let their pets defecate in public, etc etc.

    Apparently the government there will be phasing out petrol-powered cars in the near future too!

    "The following items are NOT allowed to be brought into Singapore:
    1) Liquors and cigarettes marked with the words "SINGAPORE DUTY NOT PAID" on the labels, cartons or packets
    2) Cigarettes with the prefix "E" printed on the packets
    3) Chewing gum
    4) Chewing tobacco and imitation tobacco products
    5) Cigarette lighters of pistol or revolver shape
    6) Controlled drugs and psychotropic substances
    7) Endangered species of wildlife and their by-products
    8) Firecrackers
    9) Obscene articles, publications, video tapes/discs and software
    Reproduction of copyright publications, video tapes, video compact discs, laser discs, records or cassettes
    10) Seditious and treasonable materials"

    http://www.gov.sg/customs/

    Singapore is the embodiment of Authoritarian Capitalism. ;)
     
  18. shelbee

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    I am glad I live in the free country
     
  19. shelbee

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    What is the highest fuel octane there??

    Here in where I live is 92 and I can get 94 across the border in Canada. I feel a big difference in accelleration
     
  20. Bryan

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    WARNING. Personal opinion coming up.

    I don't smoke, take drugs, watch porn, chew gum, own firearms, or do fireworks. "Seditious and treasonable material" is also prohibited in the US. So I don't have a problem with anything that Singapore would prevent me from taking there (in fact, I leave again for S'pore in a week). I like Singapore. I don't find it oppressive. There is great range in food, low-cost, high-quality Asian art (watercolors, etc), you can FILL a house with cut flowers for $15 a week, the mass transit works great. English is wide-spread and an official language. In other words, Asia for Western dummies.

    Cars are VERY expensive to own, by design...but, as KC notes, you can always drive to Malaysia.

    I admit that, as a visitor there, I don't really get a true flavor for local poliics or governmental view of "dissension." Still, I would be willing to walk anywhere there at anytime of day. I can't say that here in Houston. Of course, the Super Bowl is tomorrow, so I want to avoid anywhere in Houston for the next 24 hours!
     
  21. kclow

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    Nov 30, 2003
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    The highest octane level in Singapore is 98. Sure makes a difference with my car. Most if not all petrol stations carry 98 octane petrol, just that it cost about S$1.50/litre, almost US$0.90.

    I tend to agree with the fact that the rules and laws in Singapore generally do not bother me much, I do not do those things anyway, except driving fast, under the right conditions of course. Drive at anything more than 50km above the posted speed limit and you face losing your license! That is why Malaysia is great, whatever speed you may be doing, just pay a fine!

    I have also included a photo of my car, with my gardener in it! He wanted a picture for his grandchild.

    KC
     
  22. shelbee

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    Wow, 98 will give a much more boost to your 308. If I am not mistaken 1 gal is 3.8 litres, it means 1 gal is $3.50 in US currency?? Here in the west coast, the highest is in SF the highest octane is 93 and cost a little over $2 (very expensive). Mostly around $ 1.80 per gallon.

    I noticed Canadian gas is more than US gas.

    BTW nice to see the top off there.
     
  23. adlinyusman

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    Feb 5, 2004
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    Hi i just joined after reading this discussion. You see i'm from malaysia, and i drive an F-355 spider. I have to agree that Malaysia is pretty lax about speeding. I live next to the NKVE (North-Klang Valley Expressway), and i take her out everyday for nothing less than full stretch. Most cars jump out of their way whenever they see you coming anyways, so you can theoritically achieve maximum speed. Just in case you guys think i'm pulling your leg, here's a picture of my car.

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