Why I Would go for Perodua Cars

Posted by willie in Random | 5 Comments

p/s: This is a personal point of view. Others may not agree with me or have different points of view.

Given a choice to buy a proton or a perodua car, I would always go for Perodua. I owned a Kancil (1 year),  Myvi (7 years) and a Viva (2 years) before, and I was very happy with them. I’ve not encountered any engine problems and when I sold them off, they were still in good conditions. So, it’s worth my money. The only problem I had was only the space.

Here’s a bit about Perodua company; The shareholders of Perodua are UMW Corporation Sdn Bhd 38%, MBM Resources Berhad 20%, Daihatsu Motor Co. Ltd 20%, PNB Equity Resource Corporation Sdn Berhad 10%, Daihatsu (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd 5%, Mitsui & Co. Ltd 4.2% and Mitsui & Co, (Asia Pacific) Pte Ltd 2.8%. So basically, with all these shares, QUALITY is assured.

After the Hiroshima bombing, Japan struggled to improve their economics status. They started off by manufacturing low quality products and at that time not many people wanted to buy products from Japan. However, after a few decades, Japan became one of the economics giants due to their quality products.

Take for example, Honda cars were not people’s choice of cars when compared to European cars.

People were unhappy with Honda because their cars didn’t have side mirrors or signal lights.

But today, it’s a different story. Honda cars are becoming very popular among Asians due to their superb engine quality, state of the art technologies, modern design and interior accessories. In short, they have what you wished for. That’s why, when I decided to buy another car, I chose 2014 Honday City.

With the rims changed, I think my car looks a bit gorgeous. Don’t you think so?

Now, here are my wish for the next Perodua’s car;

1. Bigger trunk for luggage.

2. Higher engine capacity. If possible more 1.5 cc models.

3. 6-speed gear transmission.

4. Use 15 inches rims for all models.

Does Perodua Axia has what it takes to be a better car than Myvi or Viva?

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The Impact of High Income

Posted by willie in Thoughts | 13 Comments

There’s no specific reason why I wrote about this topic. Probably it’s just a spark in my mind due to amazing sightings while driving around Kuching and while talking to some old friends at a kopitiam. And mind you, I’m not bias or in favour of any political parties as this is merely my observation and neutral perspectives. Not more than that.

[Prime Minister of Malaysia]

Many things have changed since the salary revision in 2011 for all government servants. Of course the government servants were happy about it and so do the manufacturers, suppliers, middlemen and businessmen, who seized this opportunity to raise the price of goods and services. (Here comes the inflation!) But can’t really blame them because they also wished for higher income.

Now, in my opinion, here are the two visible and obvious changes;

1. Higher Purchasing Power on Luxury Houses:

Beginning 2012, developers claimed that many government servants can already afford to buy half a million worth of houses in Kuching (Good for them) either through a big deposit or upfront payment or through a joint-loan by husbands and wives. I remembered five years ago, I used to seeing red cloths hanging on the doors of these luxury houses and you now what I meant right?. They belong to either business tycoons or heirs of wealthy men. But now, things have changed. These houses are owned by the humble and low profile Bumiputeras who work in the government sectors (no wonder the debts of government servants are higher nowadays. Oops! ). And the salespersons would put a 6-inch smiles on their faces when someone introduced themselves as a government servant.

2. Better Purchasing Power on Luxury Cars


Long ago, no government servant dared talking about buying a car worth more than RM100k unless with good side income. If you take time to observe all the luxury cars on the road, you’ll be surprised that they are driven by government servants. They are now purchasing imported cars such as Alphard, Pajero Sports, Kia Optima, Mercedes and many more. Let’s rule out bribery ok? Seriously, our government was quite successful in reducing bribery by giving higher salary to them. Even the low ranking staff with N1 grade now could afford to own a Saga BLM instead of a motorcycle. But again, because it’s easier to own a car with the current salary, lately, the Bank Negara had imposed stricter rules for loan approval, hoping that Malaysian debts would not be at an alarming rate.

Conclusion?

Physically, Malaysians may be successful in obtaining better properties however, we are still vague about how it affects them emotionally because these people may face problems feeding their family with the limited budget left after the loan deduction or maybe couldn’t sleep well thinking about the mounting bills they have to pay monthly. Nevertheless, if they are still happy with their lives due to good financial planning, then i would give them a thumb up!

My First Visit to A KRS Camp

Posted by willie in Events | 6 Comments

A few months ago, I had the chance to visit a KRS (Kadet Remaja Sekolah) camp in Kota Samarahan. It was my first time visiting them as I’m very much attached to Scouts. My visit was short but I was lucky to see them during the Backwood (jungle cooking) competition because I could use their ideas to train my Scout team in future.

Our KRS team

And their dishes

Other team’s dishes

You can try this at home. Hahaha!