Tuesday, June 30, 2015

My Peugeot 308 Weekend Drive!

Peugeot 308 Allure version.
Got this from a Nuffnang blogging contest. 

The interior is pretty classy. I like black and chrome interior. And this pretty suits my style!
Back leg rooms aren't as big.. but acceptable I would say. :)

The 'S' is the Sports mode of the car.. with a press of it.. the car will ROAR!!
If ya notice.. the front glove compartment is pretty arch in.
Hence the front passenger's leg room is really big!
Navigation system.
In Peugeot's technology, this is called the i-Cockpit.
It was awarded the Most Beautiful Interior Design of the Year 2013 at the 29th International Automobile Festival, this gem meets a demanding set of specifications, including a smaller, sportier steering wheel, a head-up display with a crisp, clean design, and an eye-level instrument panel.
Large touchscreen is 9.7" and angled towards the driver's sight.
Volume control, mute and radio station can be selected on the steering wheel.

 There's a USB port for you to charge your phone. I Like This! :)
There are lights shone in both the driver's and front passenger's leg space when you enter the car.
Yes.. this car can park the car for you.. with a touch of the 'Park Assist' button.
There are 3 types of parking that the car can park for you. Mainly, Reverse Vertical parking. Parallel parking IN, Parallel parking OUT
But you would still need to engage the gear to forward or reverse and also step on the accelerator and brake. The only thing you do NOT need to do is to steer. The car will do the steering for you.
Notice there's another USB port in the compartment there. I like the idea that they have a few of these ports for me to charge my phone or wadever.. See.. my wallet fits perfectly well inside the compartment at the right side of the steering wheel. :)

Armrest for the back seat passengers with drink holders.
After the armrest is pulled down.. a flap can be pulled down to create a hole where you can reach ur hands to the boot. Main purpose of this feature is for you to insert long items like poles which the boot can't fit.
HUGE Boot Space!
13 LED Lights.. there's a LED in the main lamp as well.
Nice unique vertical design of the backlights.
There's a small light underneath the side mirror when u unlock the car and also when u get off the car.
Nice rims.. that seems like you have a double rims in there.. with a double Shades of GREY!
The keys are a little too big though.. but at least its not ugly! :P
 And this car is FAST! It comes with a 3-cylinder 12-valve DOHC Turbocharged engine.
Even when I'm not in the Sports Mode.. the car still feels pretty powerful.. so needless to say when it is in the Sports mode. It doesn't lag. In the sports mode.. when I really stepped on the accelerator and pushed its limit.. in a short time its already at 80-100km/h without me knowing. In another words, the car is very stable also. Thumbs Up Peugeot! I really Love the SpOrts of iT!

Panoramic Roof Opening Demo.
It actually benefits more to the passengers sitting behind, becos the front passenger and the driver couldn't really see wads on top when they are looking in front. But well.. I still like the feature! ;)
a photo taken at my friend's condo.. it looks cool~!
 In the daylight..
my dog to bid Goodbye to you all!
Hope you enjoyed this post!
Last but not least.. I'd like to thank Nuffnang & Peugeot for choosing me as the winner for the blogging contest!
It was really a good drive!
If you're interested in this car.. Click Here and
Book your test drive today! ;)
Peugeot 308 1.2 PureTech EAT6 Allure (A)
Engine capacity1,199 cc
Engine type3-cylinder 12-valve DOHC PureTech Turbocharged
Compression ratio10.5
Bore x Stroke(75 x 90.5) mm
Power96kW (129 bhp)
Torque230 Nm
Acceleration10.7s (0-100 km/h)
Top speed200 km/h
Fuel consumption19.2 km/L
CO2 emission119 g/km (As tested by LTA)
Misc technical data 
Transmission6-speed (A)
Drive typeFront-wheel drive
Vehicle typeHatchback
Dimensions (L x W x H)(4253 x 1804 x 1472) mm
Wheelbase2,620 mm
Min turning radius5,200 mm
Kerb weight1,150 kg
Fuel tank capacity50 L
Brakes (Front)Ventilated disc
Brakes (Rear)Disc
Suspension (Front)Macpherson independent, coil springs and anti-roll bar
Suspension (Rear)Deformable cross member, coil springs and anti-roll bar
The Peugeot 308 can be pretty sporty like this black one below. Enjoy~! ;)

Courtesy of @AITORLAST

Monday, June 29, 2015

Singapore in the 60s by James Suresh & Syed Ismail from the MR. KIASU !!!

25 . 06 . 2015
Was the Book Launch of "Singapore in the 60s" by James Suresh & Syed Ismail
@ Queenstown Primary School
where James and his pals studied and grew up in.
It was my first time seeing James Suresh in person.. and he is a nice humble chap.
It will be a personal recollection of experiences seen through the eyes of the author James Suresh who grew up in a rented flat in Margaret Drive, Queenstown, one of the first housing estates in Singapore. The flats have since been demolished but the memories in the sixties will help the young to appreciate the past and the older Singaporeans to recall and reminisce about days gone by. Through comic illustrations and humorous anecdotes young readers will get a glimpse of what life was like for the Singaporean child, teenager or adult 50 years ago. The book will provide a view of life in the heartlands and focus on everyday events like schooling, recreation, family activities, community interaction, entertainment, and major events that took place in the 60s.

Some of the books written by him were the popular MR. KIASU, Kopithiam, On a Street in Singapore and When I Was In Uniform.......
Below are some of the slides presented there..
And the pictures are all in the book.

In the 60s... people used to have a typewriter to help them type their letter..

Yes.. Last time there are rubbish n swill collector.
James said when you're shitting, sometimes the container to collect your bowels can just be pulled away! Aww...~!

In our days now.. we call them 'Security Guard'
Last time they call them Jaga.. James mentioned the platform which the Jaga sat on would somehow just appear at a certain time.. probably in the late afternoon or evening without fail. haha.
U will just suddenly see it appear there.. Lol.

Well.. my elder brother used to catch spiders in his primary school days as well. I think he is more Pro! Compare to me lah... :P


A speech by Dr. William Wan, General Secretary Singapore Kindness Movement.
He wrote the foreword for the book. Speaks very well with the ability to influence.
After his speech it was supposed to be Mr Avtar Singh, Ex-Principal of Queenstown Primary School (1964 - 1983) to deliver the speech. But unfortunately, he was not feeling well, hence couldn't make it for the book launch.

 Here next we have Brian Richmond, Mediacorp Personality and former Queenstown resident who shared with us his childhood stories and how he found his wife-to-be Sue at Queenstown.
Last but not least, the MP for Tanjong Pagar GRC (Queenstown), Dr. Chia Shi Lu.
He sort of gave a wrapping up of the book launch and shared his point of view about this book.
Mentioning they will try to preserve the things that will be meant to be served as a memory.
A Group Photo!
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Here I would let you have a 'closer' peek into Singapore in the 60s!
I had the book signed by both James Suresh & Syed Ismail.

I din know the nurses can be so fierce back then!

This was sth that's pretty familiar to me..
maybe it happens at Tiong Bahru too. :)

I almost forgotten that the skipping rope was made from rubber bands last time. :P

Ah ah... this was sth I remember.. I remember my dad lived at the 4th storey at Tiong Bahru, Kim Pong Road and their balcony was very big and sometimes they have this container to put things inside and they lowered down the container to the 1st floor for someone to collect the item/s. Vice versa - to bring item/s up. Well.. there's no lift in those walk-up apartments that time.. Forgot to bring house key and lazy to walk-up those flights of stairs again.. Ask someone upstairs to carry out this Mission! ha..

More about the Author! 

James Suresh is the co-creator of Singapore's comic icon, Mr. Kiasu, Kopi Thiam and other comic creations, brings with him a comic approach to storytelling. His recent book 'On A Street in Singapore' was listed on the Sunday Times Best Sellers list for 5 weeks and was also awarded 2nd prize in the Reader's choice award organised by the Popular bookstore.
With the assistance of the Character and Citizenship Education Department at the Ministry of Education, 4,500 of the 5,000 SG50 sponsored books will find their way into school libraries with 10 copies of the book made available to each school library in Singapore.
The author intends to donate the remaining books to his former primary school, secondary school and other institutions where he pursued his studies.
Some of the illustrations and stories from the book are also being used by MOE's student Development Curriculum division as teaching resources for teachers as they engage students in lessons leading up to National Day.
50 copies of the books will be made available to the PUBLIC through social media contest to be announced at a later date.
Do stay tuned! Perhaps I would be the one holding the contest and you have the book for FREE! ;)

Here.. a photo with James the writer on my left and Syed the illustrator on my right.
bringing them and myself back to the 60s..

A photo with the Writer himself, James Suresh
Really great to have someone who actually penned down what was actually like in the past..
How our parents used to live and hence, learning their culture.
I'm not very old though.. ha.. but some of the illustrations in the book does bring back some images I experienced before. Maybe when I was very young around 1990s, Tiong Bahru housing still have not torn down, I used to visit my dad's old house to help him out with some chores. :)
I would like to sincerely thank James and Syed for this book.

Thank you!