400km convoy up to the north (KL) with superfriends


The eastern folks started off the trip as early as 6.30am. We convoyed our way from Marine crescent to our first MUP, Raffles Marina, with the rest of convoy folks. At the MUP, we lined up our vehicles, had our breakfast (thanks to Mrs Ketchup ) and moved off at 7.30am.

The first half of the convoy was quite a chaotic. All thanks to our leader (aka CQ) Mr Ketchup. He would always spin his car off to the overtaking lane like as if he's about to perform a stunt . Plus some of us who wanted to test the car to its limit

The 2nd half of the convoy was much better after the 1st breakpoint. In fact, the convoy was quite an enjoyable ride, and towards the end, our dear friend Voxy tried to do a what-he-call a “Waltz” dance in the convoy

** too bad, camera in the boot, did not manage to take some of the interesting shots of the convoy **

The convoy during the journey again attracted alot of wanted attention. Just imagine 3 boras, 3 golfs, 1 vento and 1 318s moving so steadily along the north-south highway.

In the cityThe maneuvering in KL city was indeed a great test of our darting & gunho driving skill Coupled with the fact that it was the peak hour for the traffic, we had to inch our car very carefully to stay intact in our convoy before reaching the Marriott hotel safely. Well, not without a shock of our life as we entered the carpark, as we drove down the steep slope, and observed some cement debris at the end of the slope, having been digged out by the shovel-like bumper lip of some cars

The maneuvering in KL city was indeed a great test of our darting & gunho driving skill Coupled with the fact that it was the peak hour for the traffic, we had to inch our car very carefully to stay intact in our convoy before reaching the Marriott hotel safely. Well, not without a shock of our life as we entered the carpark, as we drove down the steep slope, and observed some cement debris at the end of the slope, having been digged out by the shovel-like bumper lip of some carsmorale of the story, beware if you have your full bodykit & lowered car when you drive up to KL

Our activities in KLWe had our lunch GTG with our fellow M'sian veeduber. Yes, just 1 and only Wan (no pun intended) from the M'sia veedub community involving in The Straits GTG. The food was classy ( ), ambience of the restuarant was relaxing, and most importantly, Wan got his first taste of mod-talk with the mod king and prince (Ketchup, Ren, Voxy).

We had our lunch GTG with our fellow M'sian veeduber. Yes, just 1 and only Wan (no pun intended) from the M'sia veedub community involving in The Straits GTG. The food was classy ( ), ambience of the restuarant was relaxing, and most importantly, Wan got his first taste of mod-talk with the mod king and prince (Ketchup, Ren, Voxy).The ladies ajourned to their shopping spree, while the guys proceeded to a brief GTG, exchanging mod tips with some show-case of the mods in the car park.

The mod talk continued in a cafe, while watching out for any veedubs on the road. That continued until the ladies came back with some damages, and also some confirmed but not effect-yet damages for Wan In fact, we are expecting Wan to begin his mod plan within the next few weeks, and another GTG with him in Singapore when he come down to Singapore in May (So Wan, start your mod plan discussion in a separate thread!)

Dinner at Jalan Alor (I think) was fantastic. Large serving, cheap , and huge variety of hawker food. And we finished off the night with good at the hotel bar, *burps*

The next dayWe had our roti-chenai (hope I spelt it correctly) and magi-mee goreng together in the morning, and the guys were dragged into the shopping by their CO as early as 10.30am. We were all amazed at the energy these ladies have when it comes to shopping, just as much like what we have when we come into modding

We had our roti-chenai (hope I spelt it correctly) and magi-mee goreng together in the morning, and the guys were dragged into the shopping by their CO as early as 10.30am. We were all amazed at the energy these ladies have when it comes to shopping, just as much like what we have when we come into moddingThe guys put up a white surrender flag shortly, and decided to let their bums take a rest while having a cup of coffee at Olio Dome, while the ladies continue their mod. In the process, the guys had changed the topic of cars to NS life.. quite a topic sway I must say

But it was like a catching up with old friends on the good old days, and indeed helped the guys not to let their mind wander disarray on what's the damage going to be like elsewhere …

On our way back … we had dubless to lead us out of the KL city and into the NS highway. One thing we found out from the trip, dubless likes to do a merry-go-round stunt, given his convoy lead from ECP to Tuas Raffles Marina and KL Marriott to NS highway

we had dubless to lead us out of the KL city and into the NS highway. One thing we found out from the trip, dubless likes to do a merry-go-round stunt, given his convoy lead from ECP to Tuas Raffles Marina and KL Marriott to NS highway

Due to some reasons, the convoy began late in the evening, and we had to drive back to Singapore in the night. It was a fantastic opportunity for Voxy and myself to showcase our xenon light (see video 1 and 2) It was another experience convoying in the poorly-lited highway (or should I say well camouflaged road ). Driving in the dark made convoying much more difficult, as the cars in the rear could not see what those in the front and the leader are doing, and always ended up with catching-up game It did not help especially when there's a stealth veedub in the middle of the convoy .

But still, the convoy was intact most of the time, and we reached our homeland safely at 11pm.

My conclusionAll in all .. a very pleasant drive up to KL (and back), a very enriching exchanges with our dear M'sian brother, and I am sure the ladies (wifes and mom) were enjoying themselves with the shopping spree activities Most importantly, the guys (and ladies) have built a deeper level of friendship and we are definitely looking forward for our next GTG, be it at Kallang or Malacca. To us, GTG means more than just a terminology/definition in a veedub dictionary .. it's really a get-together that friends would look forward to.

All in all .. a very pleasant drive up to KL (and back), a very enriching exchanges with our dear M'sian brother, and I am sure the ladies (wifes and mom) were enjoying themselves with the shopping spree activities Most importantly, the guys (and ladies) have built a deeper level of friendship and we are definitely looking forward for our next GTG, be it at Kallang or Malacca. To us, GTG means more than just a terminology/definition in a veedub dictionary .. it's really a get-together that friends would look forward to.

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