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Driving to work through the Penang Bridge   Leave a comment


Driving to work through the Penang Bridge

Driving to work through the Penang Bridge

Driving to work through the Penang Bridge

Driving to work through the Penang Bridge

Driving to work through the Penang Bridge

Driving to work through the Penang Bridge

Driving to work through the Penang Bridge

Posted October 31, 2018 by lspeng1951 in Bridges, Canon, Career, Cars, Photography

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Perodua Car Models – Alza, Axia, Myvi or Bezza   Leave a comment


Perodua Car Models – Alza, Axia, Myvi or Bezza

The Perusahaan Otomobil Kedua Sendirian Berhad (Second Automobile Manufacturer Private Limited), usually abbreviated to Perodua /pəˈrɒdjə/, is Malaysia‘s largest automobile manufacturer closely followed by Proton. It was established in 1992 and launched their first car, the Perodua Kancil in August 1994. ‘M2’ refers to the codename which was used when the project to establish Perodua was still top secret. The shareholders of Perodua are UMW Corporation Sdn Bhd with 38% stake, Daihatsu Motor Co. Ltd. (20%), MBM Resources Bhd (20%), PNB Equity Resources Corporation Sdn Bhd (10%), Mitsui & Co. Ltd (7%) and Daihatsu (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd (5%).

Perodua mainly produces minicars and superminis and does not have models in the same market segments as Proton. They do not design or engineer their main components, such as engine and transmission, in house. Perodua cars have historically used Daihatsu component designs. Daihatsu held a 20% stake in Perodua at the company’s launch, increasing this to 25% in 2001 and then to 35%. In 2004, Perodua started assembling the Toyota Avanza at their plant in Rawang, for sale in Malaysia.

Perodua sold over 189,000 vehicles in 2012, which was its highest ever sales record. Its estimated market share in Malaysia was 30.2 per cent. It is planning to set up a second car manufacturing plant from the planned $770 million investments in the coming years.

Inserted by SP Lim from Wikipedia.

 

Perodua Car Models - Axia, Myvi or Bezza

Perodua Car Models – Axia, Myvi or Bezza

Perodua Car Models - Axia, Myvi or Bezza

Perodua Car Models – Alza, Axia, Myvi or Bezza

Perodua Car Models - Axia, Myvi or Bezza

Perodua Car Models – Alza, Axia, Myvi or Bezza

 

Perodua Car Models - Axia, Myvi or Bezza

Perodua Car Models – Alza, Axia, Myvi or Bezza

Perodua Car Models - Axia, Myvi or Bezza

Perodua Car Models – Alza, Axia, Myvi or Bezza. Engine of Bezza.

Perodua Car Models - Axia, Myvi or Bezza

Perodua Car Models -Alza, Axia, Myvi or Bezza

Perodua Car Models - Axia, Myvi or Bezza

Perodua Car Models – Alza, Axia, Myvi or Bezza

Perodua Car Models - Axia, Myvi or Bezza

Perodua Car Models – Alza, Axia, Myvi or Bezza

 

Driving around Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya   4 comments


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1-OBK Funeral Part 1 071Driving around Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya

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Posted January 25, 2016 by lspeng1951 in Canon, Cars, Photography, Transportation, Travel

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New Penang Second Bridge opened to traffic   Leave a comment



New Penang Second Bridge opened to traffic on the 1st. March, 2014 marked by a whole Day Carnival and the Penang Bridge Opening Ceremony by the Prime Minister of Malaysia at 8.00pm. First 1,000 motorists crossing the Penang Second Bridge got their Certificate to hang in their cars, …oophs on their walls of their dwellings.
The Second Penang Bridge is named after the present Agung (King) of Malaysia from the State of Kedah, the Sultan Abdul Halim Mua’dzam Shah Bridge.
This series of photographs was taken of the Second Penang Bridge on a hazy Sunday afternoon 2/3/2014 as there is a free one month’s period of crossing the Bridge free-of-charge. Though it is said that it is free to cross the Second Penang Bridge, it is quite costly for me today owing to the jam back to Penang Island – so in total cost me about RM80.00 with lunch without kangkung at Tambun (RM 60), Highway Toll and the First Penang Bridge Toll (RM7.80 ) and Petrol (RM15) as I had to take the Penang First Bridge back to Penang Island to avoid the jams if I use the Penang Second Bridge to go back to Penang Island!

SP Lim

Old Faithful of Penang   Leave a comment



This is the man-made “geyser” – Old Faithful of Penang, opposite my house this Sunday morning. It was caused by an accident caused by a vehicle hitting the fire hydrant. Good Morning, folks.

From Wikipedia :-

Old Faithful is a cone geyser located in Wyoming, in Yellowstone National Park in the United States. Old Faithful was named in 1870 during the Washburn-Langford-Doane Expedition and was the first geyser in the park to receive a name. It is also called the most predictable geographical feature on Earth erupting almost every 91 minutes. The geyser, as well as the nearby Old Faithful Inn, is part of the Old Faithful Historic District.

Eruptions

Eruptions can shoot 3,700 to 8,400 US gallons (14,000 to 32,000 L) of boiling water to a height of 106 to 185 feet (32 to 56 m) lasting from 1.5 to 5 minutes. The average height of an eruption is 145 feet (44 m). Intervals between eruptions can range from 45 to 125 minutes, averaging 66.5 minutes in 1939, slowly increasing to an average of 90 minutes apart today. The time between eruptions has a bimodal distribution.
More than 137,000 eruptions have been recorded. Harry Woodward first described a mathematical relationship between the duration and intervals of the eruptions (1938). Old Faithful is not the tallest or largest geyser in the park; that title belongs to the less predictable Steamboat Geyser. Its popularity is more likely due to the small eruption window and high frequency.

Increasing interval

Over the years, the length of the interval has increased, which may be the result of earthquakes affecting subterranean water levels. These disruptions have made the earlier mathematical relationship inaccurate, but have in fact made Old Faithful more predictable. With a margin of error of 10 minutes, Old Faithful will erupt 65 minutes after an eruption lasting less than 2.5 minutes or 91 minutes after an eruption lasting more than 2.5 minutes. The reliability of Old Faithful can be attributed to the fact that it is not connected to any other thermal features of the Upper Geyser Basin.

Measurement

Between 1983 and 1994, four probes containing temperature and pressure measurement devices and video equipment were lowered into Old Faithful. The probes were lowered as deep as 72 feet (22 m). Temperature measurements of the water at this depth was 244 °F (118 °C), the same as was measured in 1942. The video probes were lowered to a maximum depth of 42 feet (13 m) to observe the conduit formation and the processes that took place in the conduit. Some of the processes observed include fog formation from the interaction of cool air from above mixing with heated air from below, the recharge processes of water entering into the conduit and expanding from below, and entry of superheated steam measuring as high as 265 °F (129 °C) into the conduit.

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The freak storm that caused havoc in Penang   Leave a comment


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Definitely, it was unlucky Thursday, 13 June, 2013 as Penang Island was hit by a freak storm with very strong winds which toppled many old trees, some might be a century old. These old trees were uprooted and we were left with no internet connections for sometime as telecommunications wires were disconnected. The worst scene or rather accident was the toppling of the lightning arrestor from the Menara UMNO where two fatalities were noted. A co-lorry driver from India was killed by falling concrete while the other a driver of a Honda City car whose vehicle was crushed and literally disappeared into the Macalister Road. It took several days to extract the poor man’s body from the wreakage. Penang’s traffic became chaotic as part of Macalister Road was condoned off. Water supply was disrupted including telecommunications like land telephone lines were disconnected. Hopefully, the worst is over as the island is still pounded by strong winds and rains till now.

SP Lim

I’m writing a book. I’ve got the page numbers done. — Steven Wright

GP Motorshow 2013 at Gurney Plaza, Penang   Leave a comment


The GP Motorshow 2013 at Gurney Plaza, Penang from 7th to 10th March, 2013 is featured here. As seen from one of the photographs, the human model is definitely more popular with the photographers than the mechanical model. Hahaha …

SP Lim

Auto Challenge Christmas Edition at Penang Times Square   Leave a comment


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Auto Challenge Christmas Edition is being held at Penang Times Square until 10.00 pm tonight – Sunday 23.12.2012. We are actually shooting at the Auto Challenge Christmas Edition but as you know, instead of shooting cars we are capturing the Santarinas. Hehehe … leave it to the photographers. Merry Xmas! And not forgetting a Happy New Year 2013.

SP Lim

Happy 66th Birthday, Michael Goh   Leave a comment


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Mr Michael Goh is an old colleague of mine since my old Diethelm Malaysia Sdn Bhd days stretching some 25 years back to late 1970’s and 1980’s. The Swiss multi-national company (MNC) was known as Diethelm with her then current Dr Mark Diethelm who was borned in Pangkor Road, Penang when his father was serving as a cadet manager in Penang. The address is now that of the Triple Wisdom Temple, Penang. During that year when Michael joined us from Warner Lambert and Parke Davis Companies, Diethelm was on her way to become the a large trading company in Malaysia. That year we also recruited a significant number of staff for the Penang Branch of which I was the Area Sales Manager then. Diethelm Malaysia Sdn Bhd has transformed from a small branch of 10 personnel at Pulau Tikus, Penang to 50 persons in a span of a few years. The name was change to Diethelm Keller when the Diethelm family sold their shares to Hong Kong-based Edward Keller Company – the Kellers are related to the Diethelms. Currently this MNC is known as DKSH after another synergistic mega-merger with Siber-Higner, another Swiss congolermerate based in Japan. Back to Mr Michael Goh is my colleague back these 25 years or so. He is a diligent, honest worker and usually speak with a slangish English tongue, that is why we remained friend till today. He has a happy family with a daugther and a son with 6 grandchildren. His past past-time during Sundays, was the polishing of his car. We saw his red Toyota was so well polished there is no single speck of dust on it. It is great to know you, Michael.

SP Lim

Motor Show at Queensbay Mall, Penang on 3rd to 6th March, 2011   Leave a comment


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Interesting photoshoot at the Queensbay Mall, Bayan Baru, Penang as there was an exhibition of exotic cars like Ferraris and Porsches with pretty models plus dancers around as added attraction.

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