Category: Car

Volkswagen Touran MPV Review (2016 Singapore)

As my own Volkswagen Jetta approaches the first 15000 km, VW Singapore invited me to review the Touran, a 7-seater MPV. Since its debut in 2003, this all-new second generation model launched in 2016 offers new design, expanded interior space, lower weight, efficient engine. The … continue

Singapore Motorshow 2017 (12 to 15 Jan)

This year, I managed to attend the Singapore Motorshow 2017. Last year I was invited but I was down with a terrible illness. Attending this year’s #sgmotorshow with #sony #a6500 #review and #huaweimobile #huaweimate9 #sgmotorshow2017 #camera #smartphone #car A photo posted by Chester Tan (@musicdiary) … continue

Volkswagen Golf Variant (Singapore): Review

Buying the Volkswagen Jetta is probably one of the best choice I have made in a car. Not just from a consumer perspective, but also from blogging. After publishing my blog about the Jetta, I was subsequently contacted by VW Singapore and offered me opportunities to … continue

2016 Toyota Fortuner Review (Singapore)

For a sedan driver all my life, test driving the Toyota Fortuner is quite an experience that will not come by frequently. The Toyota Fortuner 2.7L dual VVT-i is the much-needed refresh of the line since 2005 – 11 years later. I had a shock … continue

Chevrolet Optra: 2007 – 2016

I was lucky to be able to buy my first car in 2007 at a low price thanks to the low COE. And thanks to my blogging habit, you and I are able to reminiscent the journey in 2007 from these posts: … continue

ASUS RECO Classic Car Cam: Review

ASUS line of business has mostly been computer hardware and accessories. So it came as a surprise that ASUS has launched a car camera in Singapore. I requested for a test unit and they promptly delivered for my review. I have a car camera for about 3 years … continue

5 Reasons My Daughter Likes the Volvo S60

My 8-year old daughter came up with a list of reasons why she likes the Volvo S60 T5 Drive-E car which I reviewed a while back.   1. Cool wheel rims (I have to agree!). 2. Side mirror closes when the car is parked, and tilts down when … continue

We Always Learn From Failures

Yesterday, while driving out to buy back breakfast for the family, I noticed a warning light on my dashboard. Instinct told me that it cannot be. I service my car faithfully every 10,000km, and I service at the official Chevrolet Singapore service centre, Alpine Motors. … continue

Jabra Freeway Review

The Jabra Freeway is a speakerphone for your car that connects to your mobile phone via bluetooth and allows you to answer or make calls without wires and hassle. I had a go with the review unit and here are a list of nice features. … continue

Experiencing Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix

My dad got passes to the Formula 1 Grand Prix Day 2 (Saturday) race at Zone 1. Thanks to dad, I experienced the F1 race for the first time. NX11 16mm F2.4 1/350s ISO100 Instead of bringing my bulky DSLR, I brought the compact Samsung … continue


The next time I needed rain, all I do is to send my car for a car wash. After a week of cumulated dirt, tree sap, and bird shit, I decided to send my car for a wash today before lunch. Actually, I was supposed … continue

A Road Pile Up

This evening after work, I drove home via CTE as usual. Then I saw the traffic billboard warning on a road accident causing jam from Moulmein. After driving a distance, the second billboard shows that it happened at Lane 1 (the fastest lane) near Braddell … continue

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