Friday, June 23, 2006

Danga Bay - Johor Bharu

Located along the banks of the Straits of Johor is Danga Bay, previously known as Lido beach. This is a popular spot for relaxing, and on clear days, you can even catch a good view of Singapore. However, using a pair of binoculars would be even better, as it's quite a distance from Johor Bahru. I had a chance to wander around the new show area where they build old Malay timber houses representing houses from different districts in Johor. It is not officially launched yet as there is still a few houses still in construction.

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Communique Asia - 2006

Had a chance to visit Communique Asia2006 at the Changi Expo Centre in Singapore recently. What an expo, the Communique Asia alone involved 7 halls and each halls about the size of 1/2 football pitch. At the same time they have Broadcast Asia and IT-Asia in other halls.

Sunday, June 18, 2006


I was at the PROTON Center of Excellence on Friday for the launch of the new Satria Neo by Pak Lah. Quite an impressive car, with Gen 2 base design. Impressed with the dash board especially and the overall looks of the car.

The Proton Satria Neo 1.6 comes in specification levels – the M-Line and the H-Line. Both features 16 inch alloy wheels and tyres in 195/50/R16 88V size. Proton’s alloy wheels - turbine design. This turbine design is symmetrical, which means the left and right sides of the car use different designs to ensure the turbine always “spins” forward. The Proton Satria Neo 1.3 L-Line base model uses 15 inch steel rims.

The Proton Satria Neo uses Proton’s Campro engines , same as the one in Proton Gen2 and the Proton Waja Campro. The 1.3 liter Campro offers 94hp at 6000rpm with 120Nm of torque peaking at 4000rpm and the 1.6 liter Campro gives you 110hp at 6000rpm with a torque figure of 148Nm at 4000rpm. This is for a car that weighs about 1146kg for the 1.3 L-line manual up to 1184kg for the 1.6 liter auto.

How much? These prices are on the road with insurance.

Proton Satria Neo 1.3 (M) L-line RM43,500
Proton Satria Neo 1.3 (A) L-line RM46,500
Proton Satria Neo 1.6 (M) M-line RM48,500
Proton Satria Neo 1.6 (A) M-line RM51,500
Proton Satria Neo 1.6 (M) H-line RM51,800
Proton Satria Neo 1.6 (A) H-line RM54,800


Top Speed 0-100km/h

Proton Satria Neo 1.6 (A) 185 13.7
Proton Satria Neo 1.6 (M) 190 11.5
Proton Satria Neo 1.3 (A) 180 16.0
Proton Satria Neo 1.3 (M) 175 12.1

Brakes - both the 1.3 and the 1.6 liter models come with disc brakes on all four wheels. The brakes are ventilated at the front, and solid at the rear. The Proton Satria Neo’s front disc brakes are larger than the Proton Gen2’s. The 1.6 high-line model comes with anti-lock brakes.

After the launch, this is the Satria NEO that Pak Lah went back with to Putrajaya.

Monday, June 05, 2006

Glory Beach Port Dickson

We went to Port Dickson for the weekend together with my sister's family. As it was the school holidays you would expect the town to be full of holiday makers. Even the pool was full with people but still the kids wouldn't want to miss the chance of joining in the fun. They even wander into the sea even though the water is not to my liking - slimey i guess.

Sunday, June 04, 2006

Kuala Lumpur International Motorshow 2006 (KLIMS 2006)

KLIMS ‘06 highlights:
1.Obviously smaller than overseas motorshow, been to London's and Manchester's but the participants are still quite respectable.
2.Bridgestone girls(ambassadors) wore the most sexy uniforms.
3.Nice to see the Volvo 3c Concept car
4.Bought a discounted voucher for full car polish service from Car Care.
5.Got free children tickets for KLCC Aquarie. Now when do I find time rto get the kids there?

Went there with Yassin and Zainal, trying to get some ideas on especially the door trims and designs for SUV etc.



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