Japanese bring the car-sharing services to a whole new level!

We can say that car-sharing segment is a relatively new phenomenon, a growing business with a bright prospect in Malaysia. Although Malaysia has third-highest rate of car ownership in the world with 93% household in Malaysia owning a car, it never hindered locals & foreign companies from investing and continue promoting the car-sharing service. 

While most Malaysians are still familiarizing themselves with this new tech-enabled transportation services, others in well developed Asian countries such as Korea & Japan get to experience this service much earlier and already accustomed to this transport amenity. But according to The Asahi Shimbun report, the Japanese  has made use the service as other means beside driving or travelling.

A few car sharing providers in Japan have revealed that some of their customers had rented their cars, but not even driving them! What’s more, the number of this type of customers has been growing steadily since 2018. This “weird” occurrence had prompted the leading car-sharing service provider in Japan, Times24 Co. to conduct a survey to find out what their customers really do with their rental cars.

The result was quite shocking. They found out that some of their registered users use the rental car as “personal space” or to get some privacy from others. They rent the car to do their daily necessity routines such as eating, sleeping and even making a call to their business clients. Those who rented the cars for sleeping said that it is cheaper than renting the hotel rooms. As the rates are only around 400 yen (MYR 15) for 30 minutes, many can afford it, especially for those who live in the city such as Tokyo.

Even though this trend increases new users, the car sharing providers are not so happy about it. Less mileage means less income as the rental is charged by the hour.  The core business model is to increase the registered users that travel longer and not the opposite.

Top 10 Must Try Durians in 2019

1. Durian D2 (Dato Nina)

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Mostly found at – Tapah, Perak, Melaka

Famous known as Dato Nina

2. Durian D24 (XO)

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Mostly found at – Johor, Genting, Cameron Highlands, Pahang

Also known as Durian Sultan / Bukit Merah

3. Durian D78 (Swettie)

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Mostly found at – Kuala Lumpur, Penang

Famous known as Sweetie

4. Durian 888 (Durian Kampung)

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Mostly found at – Kedah

Also known as durian Asli

5. Durian D88 (Darling)

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Mostly found at – Serdang, Selangor, Bentong, Pahang

Also known as Bangkok 8.

6. Durian D165 (Green Thorn)

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Mostly found at – Balik Pulau, Penang

Widely known as Cheh Chee by the local (in Penang).

7. Durian Love

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Mostly found at – Penang, FAMA exclusive event

Can be found only in orchard around Penang (state exclusive).

8. Durian Special

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Mostly found at – FAMA exclusive event

A quite the premium of single origin durian (not clone/hybrid).

9. Durian D158 (Cheong Peng)

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Area of origins – Guar Chempedak, Kedah

Also known as Kan Yau, Tangkai Panjang by the local.

10. Durian 13.5

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Mostly found at – Bentong, Pahang

Not a clone/hybrid durian. Also harvest was quite small so it’s a bit rare and quite hard to be found.

Info Source / Image Credit : FAMA

Get to Know Your Car Tyre

Do you know that tyre can affect a car stability and handling? A good and suitable tyre can even increase your safety during your driving. Looking at the importance of tyre for the car overall safety and performance, we share with you some info that you should ‘already’ know before you choose to buy or change the car tyres.

Note of shape & design of the tyre

Width: The width of the tyre, set as W in millimeter (mm) unit.

Radial: Tyre of a round shape.

Rim Diameter: Rim diameter in Inch unit.

Aspect ratio: The ratio of height to width in percent (%) unit.

Load Index: Load capacity that can be incurred by the tyre

Speed Rates: Maximum of speed that can be accommodate by the tyre

A good, durable and suitable tyres can ensure your upcoming journey will be without any problems. So, don’t ignore the car tyre condition just because it’s ‘look okay’ in your eyes.

How to Avoid Getting an Impaired Recon Car from Japan

For people that prefer exotic and luxury cars especially from japan, they usually know what is recon vehicle. In Malaysia, only recon vehicle from Japan and UK was allowed in the country. But many people prefer Japan for luxury and comfort because of their affordable price, quality and spare parts for maintenance were easier to manage than the UK counterpart.

To ensure the buyer got the best car out of their money for the japanese recon car, a service from Ifcon Technology Sdn Bhd called SCRUT has been made to allow future buyer to check the car auction history. This service was expected to give a huge help for automotive market in Malaysia, especially those who are involved directly in (selling & buying) business of the japanese car recon market.

Potential buyers can view detail information about the car “real” condition before it’s arrived at the car dealer. Buyer can see the year it being registered, mileage, color, damage and other related documents regarding the car. This function and services immensely help the buyers from being cheat buying an impaired vehicle with a large sum of money. So, if you are looking to buy a japanese recon car in the near future, just browse and register with scrut.my before you buy!

Le Tour de Langkawi Detours & Road Closure Schedule

Le Tour de Langkawi was one of the main annual events in Malaysia, a multiple stage bicycle race which is on international level where it’s attracts a good number of top pro teams and tourists from overseas. Held since 1996, This event that conceived by Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad to promote Malaysia to the world, thus helping the nation tourism sector become more flourish.

This year, the race starts from Kuala Lumpur at Petronas Twin Tower, KLCC on 6th April and will end on 13th April at Langkawi Island (Pekan Kuah). Like the previous edition of the event, some of the main roads at 13 different locations around West Coast of Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Negeri Sembilan etc) will be closed / detours for public during the event  as a few of them will be used as a route for the cycling race.

However, not all the tourist and traveller come to Malaysia for the event where some of them might want to visit other tourist spots around the event stage. So this event more or less might affect their travel time because of the road detours and closure.

Fortunately, we got you covered as we already got the full schedule of which road that will be affected (for detours) plus the time (duration) it will be closed. So you can plan your driving/travel better and avoid unnecessary waiting time on the road. Cheers!

We also advised you to follow the traffic signs, instructions and directions from the police or local authorities to ensure your safety during your travel.

 

Click the link to see the full schedule —-> https://bit.ly/2HSF2S9

5 Tips to Ensure Your Safety When Driving in Haze

Driving in haze was not something everyone are fond of. It’s difficult and really uncomfortable as you need to stay cautious and alert (focus) all the time while driving. Some of us might even never drive in haze in their lifetime. So here some tips to help you drive safer in haze.

 

  1. Check your vehicle low-beam and backlight (all lights obviously)
    Make sure your vehicle lights were functional before you choose to drive in haze. It’s to help others see you better. Besides, it’s a common knowledge to turn on your headlights when driving thru thick fog, heavy rain or even haze with high API readings.
     

  2. Make use of your fog lamp
    The car fog lamp are very helpful when driving in haze condition. The fog lamp lights are visible farther in distance when compared to low-beam headlights. This one reason is why most people add or buy a vehicle with fog lamp! So why not use it as it surely not just to make the car look cooler.

 

  1. Please give your high-beam a rest!
    Avoid using high-beam headlights as it’s hinders other drivers vision (opposite road). Brighter and wider range of light doesn’t mean it helps increase your vision in haze. So, please refrain from using high-beam when driving in haze.

 

  1. Watch your distance, keep a safe margin
    Following other vehicles too close is something you really want to avoid when driving in haze. It’s not even funny when other people bump your car from the back and shot off an excuse “I don’t really see you were there, it’s not clear”. So, make sure you keep a safe distance to avoid bumping into other people vehicles!

 

  1. Don’t drive too fast, just drive slow and steady
    It’s dangerous to drive fast even without haze. As your vision greatly reduce, you surely don’t want to hit something hard (with greater speed) that might threaten your own life and even others. Be more alert of your surrounding will greatly help in this case.

 

One Way Deals Finally Here!

WAHDAH One Way Deals signify the freedom to drive from point A to point B, one city to the other, without worrying about bringing the car back to the same city you started from. Next time you want to visit places and for a certain reasons you don’t want to return the car to your earlier pick up location, you can opt for our One Way Deals. It gives you the freedom and convenience of picking the car from one city and dropping it to the other.

 

ONE WAY DEALS ADVANTAGES

Whether you have a long stay at a place or have a ride back to your own city, we simplify your traveling with WAHDAH One Way Deals – One Way travel solution between cities.

 

 

Rancang percutian anda dengan Kalendar Cuti Panjang Malaysia 2019

Adakah anda telah merancang masa dan tarikh percutian anda untuk tahun depan? Perancangan awal pastinya akan memudahkan kita menempuh perjalanan jauh dan mengelak masalah yang mungkin berlaku sewaktu dalam percutian. Oleh itu, buatlah perancangan awal mulai sekarang terutamanya kepada mereka yang membuat “booking” untuk kereta sewa.

Disini kami sertakan kalendar cuti panjang yang bakal tiba pada tahun 2019 nanti. Tarikh berikut mungkin akan berubah. Apa tunggu lagi, rancanglah perjalanan anda hari ini!

Jom sewa kereta dengan WAHDAH, Book Now & Travel Later with WAHDAH!

 

(tarikh & hari perayaan mungkin akan berubah)

Pantai Cenang: A Beach Full with Attractions

If you are looking for a quick holiday getaway, hassle free and has everything within easy reach, Cenang Beach is a place for you. You will love this beach strip because it has everything within walking distance. The beach is around 2 km long full with food stall, restaurant, souvenir shop and convenience store (7E & Kios). There is also a duty-free zone shopping centre nearby for you to do some shopping or if you ever prefer fast food & snacks. It’s a hot tourist spot but still quiet enough for you to enjoy your holiday without the feeling of being hassled by crowds.

It is as the title said,the complete set of beach activities. Pantai Cenang (Cenang Beach) has almost anything that a beach has to offer through day and night. Starting from riding jet ski along the beach at daylight and relaxing with friends at a spa at night. Although, there are also other “unrelated” beach activities you can do. Check out the list of the best activities below :

 

  1. Water Sports

Mega Water Sports provide rental service for jet skis, parasailing, banana boats, and wakeboards for those who want to enjoy a splashing good time at Pantai Cenang. They also provide jet ski tour service that quite popular among the tourist. You can go explore some small island around Langkawi just by riding a jet ski!

 

  1. Spa & Massages

There are quite a lot of hotels and resorts that provide spa and massage services around Pantai Cenang. That is not something unusual. Even so, we recommend you to try one of the three spas namely Alun-Alun Spa, Nawa Sari Spa, and Teratai Spa by the Aspara (Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort).

 

  1. Largest Aquarium in Malaysia

Underwater World Langkawi is a must visit place for kids or marine life lovers/enthusiast when visiting Langkawi Island. It is the largest aquarium in Malaysia that houses 200 different species of marine and freshwater fish.

 

  1. Rice Garden Museum – Laman Padi

Langkawi Island is located in the state of Kedah, that is famous for rice cultivation in Malaysia. Rice Garden Museum Langkawi has a unique floating rice garden which you could say it’s main attractions (you can take beautiful souvenir photos). Besides,you can even try your hand at traditional rice farming.

 

  1. Castaway Picnic

If you wanna experience an exclusive picnic at picturesque deserted island in Langkawi, you should try the premiere service offered by Casa del Mar. Limited to one session per day, you’ll will get a short trip with private boat and crew before before arriving at a remote island where you’ll be enjoying private gourmet dining. P/S better book now if you are interested.

 

Accommodation (Facilities)

There are many resorts and hotels around Pantai Cenang which you can choose to stay for the night. Here we listed some of the best (base on rating) for you to book (highest rating to lowest) :

 

 

How to get there (Transportation)

There are various ways on how you can get yourself onto the Langkawi Island. The common way is of course by taking a flight to the island. There are daily flight you can board between Kuala Lumpur & Langkawi Island. This is the fastest and most practical way you can get to bring yourself there. There are also other ways but usually suitable for those who have more free time and prefer more adventure among anything else.

 

Rental car

  • If you plan to move around the island by car, we advised you to rent it at the island. Rental car on the island is pretty cheap. You can bring any car to the island by ferry, but you only get it the next day. Beside costly and risky, this was not a good way for those who don’t have much time to spend. See our best deals in Langkawi here.

Train & Boat

  • Travel by boat or train is the most adventurous way to get you to the Langkawi Island. You can catch the North-South line train in Kuala Lumpur and get off at Alor Setar. Then, you must take a boat (ferry) at Kuala Kedah Ferry Terminal. There are daily boats that leave to Langkawi that cost around MYR25 and takes 1-3 hours.

Air

  • Currently the most fastest and easiest way to get you to Langkawi Island is by air. The fare is pretty affordable; You can even get air ticket under MYR100 for early reservation or while on sale. There are numerous daily flight from 3 different airport. You can choose either with Malaysia Airlines (KLIA), AirAsia (KLIA2/LCCT) or Firefly, Malindo Air (Subang Airport).

 

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The Ancient Island of Langkawi

You can hear the sound of vehicles everywhere. Skyscrapers all around wherever you go. There’s only a medium size tree in a big pot beside the road. There’re also some big trees and flowers, only in a park though. It must be felt very suffocating with the same atmosphere full of bricks and steel everyday even during the holidays. That is the same landscape view whenever you go to a city.

 

If you feel you need some changes of view or need more “greenery” of nature in front your eyes, or maybe wanted to see the oldest “rock & stone” in Malaysia? How about visiting Langkawi Geopark, the first ever Geopark recognized by UNESCO in Southeast Asia region. This island rare nature consists of ancient rocks, fossils and flora. The geopark is divided into three main parts; Machinchang Cambrian Geoforest Park, Dayang Bunting Marble Geoforest Park, and Kilim Karst Geoforest Park.

 

What to do? (Activities)

Visit the protected geology sites (Machinchang Geopark)

Beside the the main geotrail to the peak of Gunung Machinchang (via the cable car), take a dip and feel the cold and crystal clear water of Seven Well Waterfall, Temurun Waterfall or watch how dissolvent granite stone looks like from the erosion of wave near tide level at Teluk Burau (Burau Bay) and its small island Pulau Anak Burau. Also, see the most ancient rocks in Langkawi and Malaysia, located at Teluk Datai & Pulau Anak Datai, the lower part of Machincang Formation.

 

A big cave turn into lake that full of nature (Dayang Bunting Geopark)

One of the must visit spot at Langkawi Geopark is none other than Tasik Dayang Bunting. It is the largest natural lake with freshwater that you can find in Langkawi. This spot which is rich with flora & fauna can satisfy any flora enthusiast out there. Then, visit Pulau Tepor (Tepor Island) to see the dropstone that aged 1 billion years old! Even the half-round shaped bay of the island was due to meteorite impact that take place 10 million years ago.

 

Exhilarating “Mangrove Tour” by boat (Kilim Geopark)

A tour by boat around the Island of Langkawi will amaze you with the ancient scenery of Setul Formation (dark grey coloured limestones) that age almost 370-490 million years old. Get the feeling of “Batman” by exploring the Gua Kelawar (Bat Cave) and watching three different species of insect-eating bat. Then, stop by Pulau Anak Tikus to see some fossils from stone age era. You can also see the habitat of red eagles and sea eagles around the area.

 

Accommodation (Facilities)

The accommodation in Langkawi especially its hotels and resorts are among the best you can find on the planet. Ranging from the popular budget (basic accommodation) hotel to the most luxurious (5 star) hotel you can find on the island, you will surely find one that suits your budget, taste and need. Below,  we shortlisted the “best” accommodation (near the geopark) you can get on the island:

 

Burau Bay area

-Mutiara Burau Bay Resort (3-star)

-Berjaya Langkawi Resort (4-star)

-The Danna Langkawi (5-star)

 

Datai Bay area

-The Datai Resort (5-star)

-The Andaman (5-star)

-Tanjung Rhu Resort (5-star)

-Four Seasons Resort (5-star)

 

How to get there (Transportation)

There are various ways on how you can get yourself onto the Langkawi Island. The common way is of course by taking a flight to the island. There are daily flight you can board between Kuala Lumpur & Langkawi Island. This is the fastest and most practical way you can get to bring yourself there. There are also other ways but usually suitable for those who have more free time and prefer more adventure among anything else.

 

Rental Car

  • If you plan to move around the island by car, we advised you to rent it at the island. Rental car on the island is pretty cheap. You can bring any car to the island by ferry, but you only get it the next day. Beside costly and risky, this was not a good way for those who don’t have much time to spend.

 

Train & Boat

  • Travel by boat or train is the most adventurous way to get you to the Langkawi Island. You can catch the North-South line train in Kuala Lumpur and get off at Alor Setar. Then, you must take a boat (ferry) at Kuala Kedah Ferry Terminal. There are daily boats that leave to Langkawi that cost around MYR25 and takes 1-3 hours.

 

Air

  • Currently the most fastest and easiest way to get you to Langkawi Island is by air. The fare is pretty affordable; You can even get air ticket under MYR100 for early reservation or while on sale. There are numerous daily flight from 3 different airport. You can choose either with Malaysia Airlines (KLIA), AirAsia (KLIA2/LCCT) or Firefly (Subang Airport).