I promised some extra loopy scenes from Malaysia, and I’d hate to not ship. In case you joined me final time, you’d know we acquired to take a look at a real-life duplicate of the well-known Fujiwara Tofu Store. Now we kick off with the keys to a 992 Porsche GT3 – fairly the distinction, proper?

I ought to start by saying that when you’re ever handed the chance to drive a GT-series Porsche, don’t hesitate. I’ve skilled good hospitality in my time, however this was subsequent degree.

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Driving in one among my dream automobiles, Dino and I headed out to a detailing studio for a light-weight poke round after which to an area spot for dinner. I most likely needn’t say it, however a shiny blue GT3 definitely makes fairly the assertion towards its environment in an space like this.

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The identical can positively be stated about this FC3S Mazda RX-7 owned by Yip – one of many legends form sufficient to be exhibiting us round Kuala Lumpur.

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Now, the meals in Malaysia is unreal and the general expertise was distinctive to say the least, however what if I instructed you that someplace in KL, there is a whole carpark degree that’s been transformed right into a digital avenue lined with American and Japanese-style store fronts?

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Belief me, I wasn’t fully satisfied both. However ignoring the automobiles for a second, a superb majority of those facades are entries into functioning eating places and pastime outlets. Your entire function was to offer likeminded automobile fanatics a spot to congregate.

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Then there are the automobiles. If nobody stated in any other case, you would possibly assume a few of these builds had been plucked from a carpark meet or circuit in Japan. However no, these are all Malaysian-owned, constructed and pushed.

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With Japanese fashion being replicated everywhere in the world, we’re used to seeing some nice (and a few not so nice) examples, however Malaysian fanatics take tuning very severely. On this specific night there was no scarcity of GT-Rs and RX-7s, however my choose was this wide-body Honda S2000.

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The evening didn’t cease there, both. After I say these automobiles are ‘pushed’, I imply pushed correctly.

A few of you’ll have seen that reasonably notorious video of a number of Mitsubishi Lancer Evos and Honda Civics racing via site visitors up a winding mountain street. Properly, that street leads up Mount Ulu Kali to Genting Highlands, and is a well-liked driving spot for Kuala Lumpur locals.

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It was fairly surreal to be driving up this go at an allegedly spirited tempo, surrounded by an insane number of automobiles. The whole lot from a calmly modified AE86 to a Lamborghini Huracán STO. However what awaited us on the summit, Dino nor I may by no means have imagined – a whole city filled with espresso outlets, eating places and even a on line casino, all open nicely into the early hours of the morning.

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I typically speak to mates in regards to the tradition shock that folks expertise once they first go to Japan, and the longer I dwell right here the extra I miss that feeling. However this journey got here very near replicating it.

I’d definitely suggest a go to to Malaysia, whether or not it’s for the automobiles, the meals, the individuals, or all three.

Alec Pender
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