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Singapore Motorshow 2016

The Singapore Motorshow is back for the second year from 14 to 17 January 2016. The 2016 edition will see 24 car brands making a return to the show on Level 4 of Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre, and a dedicated area for car accessories on Level 3.

One of the highlights is the stunt driving performance by Russ Swift. Brought in by Subaru, Russ Swift will be putting on driving exhibitions. Remember to collect ticket for the performance one hour before each show at level 4 “Stunt Performance (Ticket Collection)” Counter.

Borneo Motors Singapore will also be unveiling the 4th generation Toyota Prius at The Singapore Motorshow 2016.

Ticket pricing for Singapore Motorshow 2016 remain the same at $6 per entry. There will also be a limited amount of special preview tickets available at $10 per entry. The special preview tickets will allow visitors to enter the show at 1pm on 14 January instead of 5pm on the same day when it is open to the public. Tickets will be available for sale onsite.

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Audi and LG present A Journey Back To Singapore In 1965

Nothing to do this weekend? Check out the SG50 event by Audi and LG that brings you back in time to 1965 Singapore at Fullerton Hotel.

Go on a ride in an Audi and travel back to Singapore 1965 with the help of virtual reality.
Immerse yourself in the sights and sound of our civic district while wearing LG G4 Smartphone on Google Cardboard.

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Dick Lee will be your virtual tour guide to show you how far we’ve come. See the Singapore River when it was still the centre of trade, the grandeur of the Old Supreme Court and even our shoreline before land reclamation took place.

A Drive Back in Time is a complimentary event open to the public. You can book a seat for your time travel experience at Audi website now. Alternatively, just go down to the event and you’ll be allocated to the earliest possible slot. Hurry, the last day is on 25 October 2015.

Shell V-Power X Ferrari Passion Series

Ferrari fans are going to love this. From 12 October to 27 December, Shell will be rolling out the Shell V-Power X Ferrari Passion Series of car models and playsets in Singapore.

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Simply spend S$60 on Shell V-Power Nitro+ fuel or other Shell fuels at any participating Shell stations and purchase the model starting at S$2.95. There are total 6 models to collect. A new model will be released every 2 week.

12 October 2015 – Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Model Car
26 October 2015 – Enzo Ferrari Assembly Kit
9 November 2015 – Ferrari California T Model Car
23 November 2015 – Ferrari 2015 Season Model Car
7 December 2015 – Racing Garage with a Ferrari 458 Italia Model Car
14 December 2015 – Hauler with a Ferrari 599XX Model Car

The Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Model Car, Enzo Ferrari Assembly Kit, Ferrari California T Model Car and Ferrari 2015 Season Model Car cost S$2.95 each with every S$60 spent on Shell V-Power Nitro+ or S$5.95 each with every S$60 spent on Shell FuelSave or Shell Diesel.

The Racing Garage with a Ferrari 458 Italia Model Car cost S$30 each with every S$60 spent on Shell V-Power Nitro+ or S$35 each with every S$60 spent on Shell FuelSave or Shell Diesel.

The Hauler with a Ferrari 599XX Model Car cost S$15 each with every S$60 spent on Shell V-Power Nitro+ or S$20 each with every S$60 spent on Shell FuelSave or Shell Diesel.

The folks from Shell PR send me the Enzo Ferrari Assembly Kit before it was launched. The model is 1/43 scale with die cast metal body and plastic parts. Some simple assembly is required. The end result looks good.

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Free supercar rides by GrabTaxi Singapore

It’s the Singapore Grand Prix week. To match the speed of the fast Formula One car, GrabTaxi Singapore is offering free rides on 7 supercar from 15 to 20 September. Yes, FREE.

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To book the free supercar rides, simply download GrabTaxi app and register for a free account if you haven’t. Select Grabspeed, enter your pickup location, destination and promo code ‘GrabSpeed’.

The 7 supercars available are:
- Aston Martin DB9 Volante convertible
– Aston Martin DBS Volante convertible
– Maserati GranTurismo
– Maserati Quattroporte Sports GTS
– McLaren MP4-12C
– Porsche C4S 911 Cabriolet
– Porsche Carrera

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Due to limited seating capacity of the supercars, each ride can accommodate only one passenger at a time.

GrabTaxi is also giving away tickets to the Motor Racing Championships to 2 lucky winners everyday who completed a ride with Grabspeed.

Safe driving tips

According to the Singapore Traffic Police, the road safety situation in Singapore has seen an improvement in the first six months of 2015. While traffic fatalities dropped by 12.4%, there was an increase of 5.8% in motorcyclist injuries and a 4.9% increase in injuries to elderly pedestrians.

This shows that there is still a lot that we can do to improve road safety. Here are some safe driving tips that I observe while driving. Feel free to add yours in the comment section.

Don’t be distracted.
Concentrate on the road conditions. All your texting and social media updates can wait. If you must, ask the passenger to help you read and reply to text. Or use a voice command app. But seriously, just wait till you reached your destination.

Don’t speed.
Observe the speed limit of the road. Drive at a speed that is suitable for the road condition and your comfort level. Don’t speed. The amount of time you save is not worth the danger you put yourself in.

Don’t tailgate.
I know Singapore very small. But there is enough room on the road. Keep a safety distance from the car in front of you. Don’t tailgate. You never know when the car in front might need to E-brake.

Plan your journey in advance..
Nowadays there’s no reason for you to not plan your journey in advance. If you are not familiar with the road, use those turn by turn navigation app on your smartphone to guide you. And if you still miss an exit, don’t worry. The next exit is just a bit further down the road.

Practice defensive driving.
This is the most important part of safety driving. Always be on a lookout for dangers on the road. Be prepared to take evasive action to avoid accident. Learn to lookout for dangerous drivers. I always try to keep a distance from drivers who don’t maintain a proper lane discipline and those aggressive drivers.

To encourage good road safety behaviour, the Traffic Police is partnering with Singapore Road Safety Council and Shell Singapore to award all license holders who have maintained a demerit-free status over the last five years with a Demerit Free Driver car decal. If you haven’t collected your decal, go get it at your nearest Shell petrol station. You might win a goodie bag worth $80 or 3D2N stay at The Fullerton Hotel. What are you waiting for?