Author: Won

We have all been waiting for it, and finally state borders have now re-opened and we can resume our morning drives. But this hasn’t been with extra scrutiny, as we’re sure that most of the Sunday morning regulars would have known of the chaotic accidents which took place recently. Yes, we know there was another Scooby incident yesterday too, and while the driver was immensely lucky, we never want to make a mountain out of a molehill. I just hope the driver learnt his lesson. It has been a long nine months since I last visited Gohtong for my regular…

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Well, this is going to feel weird, but for those of you who have been checking in on us from time to know, you’ll noticed that we’ve been stagnant for some time. But now that you’re back, you may have noticed some things have changed — and changed we have, in some significant ways.From the back end of this site, we have completed a major migration, not just in terms of server location but also in terms of look-feel and, most important, security. Having said that, as most migrations go, this was not the smoothest — and in the process,…

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Malaysia’s Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) ended on the 9th of June and has been replaced by Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) which takes effect from 10th June till 31st August. During this phase, interstate travel is allowed, with the exception of areas which are placed under Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO). In fact, our PM has stated several times before that domestic travel is allowed and encouraged. What does this mean then, for those of us who are keen to “travel” from Klang Valley up to the hills of Gohtong Jaya or Genting Highlands for our weekly drives? Truth…

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Our regular readers should be more than familiar with the Ulu Yam route, one which we here at #MTHRFKNWIN frequent. However, a video started circulating in our Whatsapp chat groups yesterday, about one road street luger. Yes, caught on camera, downhill on Ulu Yam. When we first watched the video, we missed the luger and had the impression it was a go-kart of sorts. Upon freezing the frame, we were caught mouths agape. It was a person riding a luge.A quick search reveals that street luge is an extreme gravity-powered activity that requires a person to ride a luge board…

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It has been some time since most of us have gone out for a drive. With our Movement Control Order (MCO) now slightly relaxed with the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO), Malaysians are now able to drive further than 10 km from their homes. Like many others, we have started going back in to office in rotation. And while the roads remain relatively free of congestion, has seen a significant increase of traffic when compared to MCO times. Here’s what we’ve noticed: MCO period seems to have introduced rot in the driving (and parking) abilities of many common Malaysians. Yes,…

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Over the last year, I would consider myself to be a ‘regular’ on Sundays, up Ulu Yam towards Genting Highlands. Like myself, if you are a frequent participant of #uluyamsundays then you are no doubt in one (or some) of the many Whatsapp group-chats and are already aware of the incident which happened yesterday. In true Malaysian fashion, this has spurred a backlash with an accompanying barrage of comments, opinion and critique from Malaysian netizens. The photo above was originally taken by Facebook user Brandon Kai (thanks for letting us use it!) who was several cars behind said Megane, and…

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The last Sunday of the year always brings a crowd to the hills. Last weekend was no different as we ran into throngs of people who had similar intentions with stretching their “legs”. Although the weather threatened to pour the night before, the roads were surprisingly dry in the morning. And good weather is always a positive start, because we’ve seen and heard countless mishaps when the tarmac is damp or wet. Apart from just weather, it is critical to exercise some common sense when driving on public roads. Look, I’ll be the first to admit it — rarely do…

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When Alfa Romeo first debuted the sexy 4C to the world back in 2013, I looked on and drooled in envy. Alfa have no official presence here in Malaysia, so there was slim to no chance of me ever getting to drive one. Over the years that passed, the 4C has always remained desirable; with its sleek and stealthy lines and while many may not have liked the concept arachnid headlamps, I loved it. On paper, the 4C presented itself well: mid-engine, rear-wheel drive sports car with a four-cylinder turbocharged 1.7-litre mill, lifted off the Giulietta, producing 237 hp and…

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Here at #MTHRFKNWIN, we are dreamers who constantly update our dream garages. Sometimes, we extend our limits by having an imaginary budget and debating what sports car we’d buy. It has to be realistic; because hey, this would be our first proper sports car and we don’t want to get it wrong. And since we were already dreaming out loud, we thought we would coincide this with our (popular) segment of  Unasked Questions We Don’t Get — what sports car would we buy with a budget of RM1,000,000? We wanted to try and not reveal anything, and since the video’s…

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMxNs-HRt-4 During Porsche’s Sportscar Together Day at Sepang last weekend, we had the rare opportunity to drive their latest 911 Carrera S on Sepang track. Although both C2S and C4S lined the pit-lane, we did not get the chance to drive both cars back-to-back. Nor were we given the choice to pick one between the two. We were assigned a car and that was the end of it. We’re definitely not complaining. So, I strapped myself into the 991 Carrera 4S and went for my one lap around Sepang. As these occasions normally go, there is usually some traffic ahead…

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