Getting To Know Malaysia

JOHOR BAHRU

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Johor Bahru, is the capital of the state Johor and is located down south of West Malaysia. Like another state in Malaysia there is a bridge connecting
Johor Bahru to Singapore over the Straits of Johor.

Because of the bridge Tourism in Johor has picked up over the years. Looking for an easy way to travel around Johor? Paradise Car Rental can help you with that! So next time when you visit Johor Bahru rent a car from Paradise car rental

Our Johor Bahru car rental company is situated at the Senai International Airport. Paradise car rental provides car rentals at a very reasonable price.

So, Paradise car rental has the ability to meet your travelling  requirements like, size of vehicle to accommodate your luggage and the number of people to be seated comfortably.

Places to Visit in Johor:

  • Legoland Theme Park
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It is the first international theme park in Malaysia and located in Nusa Cemerlang. There are many nearby hotels so it makes easy for a traveler to visit Legoland.

  • Johor Bahru City Square
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The building is located right inthe city centre. So, it’s hard to miss. There are more than 200 retail shops in the mall. There is also a multi-story office building at the City Square.

  • Sultan Abu Bakar Mosque

A very well designed mosque influenced by Victorian architecture. It was built between the year 1892&1900 and it is located on a hill, and from this hill, you can look over the Straits of Johor.

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Getting To Know Malaysia

PENANG ISLAND

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One of Malaysia’s largest tourist attraction located in the northwest part of Malaysia.

Planning to travel around the island with ease? We have that answer for you!

The moment you touchdown at the Penang International Airport, Paradise Car Rental is located at arrival hall!

Paradise Car Rental also provides delivery services of vehicles right to you around George Town.

Renting a car from Paradise Car Rental not only you will be able to reach your destination faster, you will have freedom of movement.Having a car to use, you can travel to and fro, to any destination around the island. You do not have to worry about taxi prices, busses and schedule stops. Also, Paradise Car Rental has the ability to meet your travelling requirements such as size of vehicle to accommodate your luggage and the number of people to be seated comfortably. At Paradise Car Rental, initiatives are taken to always make you comfortable.

Penang Hill

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Situated At an altitude of 830 meters above sea level with spectacular views and lots of flora and fauna. Therealso shops and eateries located on the hill.

George Town

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GeorgeTown is the capital of Penang. There are many shops, eateries, electric architecture and heritage buildings.

Penang Bridge

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One of Malaysia’s most famous landmark. It is the longest bridge in Asia and third longest in the World. While driving on this bridge, you can enjoy breathtaking views of ocean surrounding.

Queen Victoria Memorial Clock Tower

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One of the most recognizable icons of Penang Island, where it stands 18 metres tall.It is a very unique designed clock tower and was built to commemorate the diamond jubilee of Queen Victoria.

Batu Ferringhi Beach

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Many activities are available on this beautiful beach such as jet-skiing, parasailing, deep sea fishing and water skiing. Best visited during the evening as all activities would be able then. There are also many shops and restaurants along Batu Ferringhi.

PLUS RFID

PLUS RFID opens for public pilot in Penang and Kedah on December 15 – uses credit and debit cards

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It appears that Touch ‘n Go isn’t the only one in the RFID toll payment game, as PLUS has announced that it too is introducing such a system. The highway concessionaire will be opening a public pilot on December 15 at limited locations in Penang and Kedah.

The PLUS RFID system differs from the Touch ‘n Go’s in terms of the method of payment. While the latter uses the Touch ‘n Go eWallet that needs to be topped up, PLUS’ product is tied to the user’s debit or credit card (including American Express charge cards), and debits the toll charge straight from their account.

At the moment, the pilot will be conducted at four locations – the Penang Bridge toll plaza, the Kubang Semang and Lunas toll plazas on the Butterworth-Kulim Expressway (BKE) and the Jitra toll plaza in Kedah. Users will be able to go through the same RFID lanes as Touch ‘n Go RFID users at these tolls, and PLUS has also confirmed that the Penang Bridge RFID lane will be exclusive to PLUS users for the time being.

The fitment centres are located at the Penang Bridge tolls and the PLUS Section N3 office in Kubang Semang. The company said that it will prioritise the use of windscreen stickers, as it believes this is the optimum location for the RFID system; headlight stickers will only be used as an alternative in case the former is unusable. The installation is said to take 15 minutes and is free of charge for pilot users.

PLUS RFID FAQ 2 by on Scribd

New Proton Perdana 2.4L

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Probably the worst kept secret in the car world, the new Proton Perdana has been finally launched. Fittingly, the fourth-generation Perdana (as Proton calls it) was officially revealed by Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak at Putrajaya this morning.

The long wait is noted. “We are truly blessed that we have a large following and strong interest in the new Perdana long before the launch and we appreciate all the feedback we received. We know that Malaysians want us to do better and we cannot disappoint them. We took our time to ensure that the new Perdana is ready for the launch,” said Datuk Ahmad Fuaad Kenali, CEO of Proton.

The 2016 Perdana is based on the previous-generation Honda Accord, like the current Perdanas used by government officials. This one however, can be purchased by all Malaysians who have RM113,888, which will buy one the 2.0L Perdana. The 2.4L range topper is priced at RM138,888, both prices on-the-road including insurance.

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Also different from the “government Accord” is the styling, which is obviously unique to the Proton. Measuring 5,020 mm long, 1,845 mm wide and 1,475 mm tall, with a wheelbase of 2,800 mm, the Perdana is a lot longer that the 4,849 mm Accord, which was already quite a big car.

For some context, the current-gen Accord is 4,870 mm long, while the Toyota Camry is 4,850 mm long. The Mazda 6, which is visually the largest among current Japanese D-segment sedans, is 4,865 mm long.

Should the Perdana’s sheer size not stand out enough, there’s that rear end. The sloping roof and fastback profile culminates in a tall behind that’s very busy, to say the least. Plenty of elements competing for attention here, but the two main teams are the lamp and chrome garnish combo (which is similar in style to the Vauxhall/Opel Insignia), and the diffuser panel, which is largely in body colour. Yes, even the exhaust tips (they’re not real) are in body colour. Possibly a world’s first.

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The red car you see here is the 2.4L, which comes standard with a bodykit and boot spoiler, HID headlamps and dual-tone 17-inch wheels. The latter, wrapped with 225/50 tyres, are in a single-tone for the 2.0L, which is the grey car here. The smaller-engined car comes with halogen projector headlamps, but LED daytime running lights are standard. Spec scanners might notice the 2.0L’s shorter overall length of 4,999 mm – the 21 mm difference is from the 2.4L’s bodykit.

The new Perdana will retain the i-VTEC engines and gearbox from the Honda it’s based on, which means the familiar R20 2.0 litre SOHC engine with 154 hp at 6,300 rpm and 189 Nm at 4,300 rpm; and the K24 2.4 litre DOHC unit with 178 hp at 6,500 rpm and 222 Nm of torque at 4,300 rpm. Both are paired with a five-speed automatic transmission, with steering paddle shifters for the 2.4L.

The “bones” of the Perdana are unchanged from the previous-gen Accord. Hydraulic power steering (before EPS became default), all round disc brakes (fronts are ventilated), front double-wishbone suspension and rear multi-links are under the skin.

We come to equipment. Standard kit include part leather seats (leather on the door cards and steering), steering buttons for audio and cruise control, auto headlamps, front and rear parking sensors, dual-zone auto air con, rear AC vents, eight-way powered driver’s seat with power lumbar adjustment and the Proton Infotainment System.

The latter is a 6.2-inch touchscreen system with reverse camera, Bluetooth, USB and AUX connectivity, with jacks in the centre console. It’s connected to six speakers. The screen is located below the AC vents and controls, and is not the dash top item that was the only screen in the donor Accord. That top screen is retained – it shows a clock on the 2.0L and touchscreen navigation on the 2.4L.

Other items exclusive to the 2.4L are full leather seats, four-way powered front passenger seat, a subwoofer and the already mentioned paddle shifters and navigation. On the safety front, the Perdana comes with four airbags (dual front and side), ABS, EBD and Isofix child seat mounts, but electronic stability control (ESC) is only for the 2.4L.

If you’re attracted to the rev-loving K24 engine or the top line car’s longer list of kit, you will have to like/accept the mandatory beige theme for the spacious cabin, with wood trim. The 2.0L’s interior is all black with metallic trim. Speaking of colours, six exterior hues are available, and they are Ruby Red, Graphite Grey, Sterling Silver, Cotton White, Midnight Black and Citrine Gold.

Once again, the new Perdana starts from RM113,888 for the 2.0L and goes to RM138,888 for the 2.4L, OTR including insurance. Proton’s factory warranty for this Shah Alam-assembled Perdana (government Perdana was manufactured by Honda in Melaka) is five years or 150,000 km (whichever comes first).

Since the sedan’s order books opened in February, Proton has collected 900 orders for the Perdana. The carmaker is targeting sales of 3,000 units this year. So, what do you think of the “fourth-generation Perdana”? Check out and compare detailed specifications of the Proton Perdana 2.0L and 2.4L on CarBase.my.

Proton Saga – Next gen

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With Proton soon debuting its first model developed in partnership with Geely – an SUV based on the Boyue – our attention to other fruits that will undoubtedly come from the pair’s labour. Looking at the current lineup, a replacement for the Saga might be next up – sure, the budget sedan was only launched in 2016, but it’s based on a platform that has been around in one form or another since 2005.

Our resident Photoshop wizard Theophilus Chin has rendered his idea of what a next-generation Saga will look like, and as you can see, his vision of the car has turned from a small, cheap sedan into a more sophisticated B-segment offering, more in line with what the Persona is like now. It certainly looks larger and appears to have a design that prioritises interior space, similar to the current Honda City and Toyota Vios.

Although it isn’t actually based on a current Geely model, it does borrow styling cues from the larger Emgrand GL, such as the sweptback headlights, pronounced front fender bulge, slim wraparound tail lights and dual exhaust exits. We know that future Proton models will be influenced by Geely’s designs, although they will retain a little bit of Malaysian flavour, and the car’s “winged grille” is a reminder of Proton’s past.

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What about the bits underneath? Well, Geely has already dropped hints that Proton will utilise the Chinese carmaker’s B-segment Modular Architecture (BMA), saying that it will be used by Geely’s foreign brands and that it will be built in Southeast Asia. It is designed to accommodate all the latest active safety technologies, future Level 2 and Level 3 autonomous driving and Geely’s latest petrol engines.

These include a 1.0 and 1.5 litre turbocharged and direct-injected three-cylinder engines as well as a 1.4 litre turbo four-pot, plus mild hybrid, parallel hybrid and plug-in hybrid technologies. So, what do you think of Theo’s latest work?