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Postby bgd » Thu, 18 Apr 2013 5:51 pm

the lynx wrote:
QRM wrote:Is it that cheap? I thought only Malaysian registered cars can buy the cheap cheap fuel.


Only RON95 is allowed to Malaysian-registered cars.


The restrictions don't apply to Sg registered bikes. That's both the 3/4 full tank on the way out of Sg and the purchase of RON95 in Malaysia. I guess smaller tank size means neither country is missing out on too much.

I typically put about 20 litres in my touring bike in Malaysia for the same cost as the 7 litres I put in my commuter in Sg.

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Postby offshoreoildude » Thu, 18 Apr 2013 6:29 pm

JR8 wrote:
the lynx wrote:
QRM wrote:Only RON95 is allowed to Malaysian-registered cars.


Bumi-fuel issit? :wink:


Actually yes, sourced offshore MY and refined in MY refineries. I am not sure where the higher octane stuff comes from but I suspect it has imported components.
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Postby nakatago » Thu, 18 Apr 2013 9:01 pm

JR8 wrote:Bumi-fuel issit? :wink:


We keep ragging on how racist Singapore is but a part of me wants to believe it's just the Singapore Chinese trying to get back on the Malays (as a proxy for Malaysia) with everybody else as collateral damage.

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Postby JR8 » Thu, 18 Apr 2013 11:07 pm

nakatago wrote:
JR8 wrote:Bumi-fuel issit? :wink:


We keep ragging on how racist Singapore is but a part of me wants to believe it's just the Singapore Chinese trying to get back on the Malays (as a proxy for Malaysia) with everybody else as collateral damage.


Apologies if that was a bit too obscure, I was hinting at special subsidised privileges for bumiputras, aka Malay 'sons of the soil', as happens with housing in Malaysia etc...

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Postby nakatago » Fri, 19 Apr 2013 7:33 am

JR8 wrote:
nakatago wrote:
JR8 wrote:Bumi-fuel issit? :wink:


We keep ragging on how racist Singapore is but a part of me wants to believe it's just the Singapore Chinese trying to get back on the Malays (as a proxy for Malaysia) with everybody else as collateral damage.


Apologies if that was a bit too obscure, I was hinting at special subsidised privileges for bumiputras, aka Malay 'sons of the soil', as happens with housing in Malaysia etc...


Yeah, I thought that's what you meant. But Malaysia stretches the definition of bumiputras/Malays/Muslims too far, especially with the upcoming elections.

The Malaysian Chinese have a lot of angst; I can't blame them for flocking to Singapore.

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Postby the lynx » Fri, 19 Apr 2013 8:54 am

offshoreoildude wrote:
JR8 wrote:
the lynx wrote:
QRM wrote:Only RON95 is allowed to Malaysian-registered cars.


Bumi-fuel issit? :wink:


Actually yes, sourced offshore MY and refined in MY refineries. I am not sure where the higher octane stuff comes from but I suspect it has imported components.


From what I know (please correct me if I'm wrong), Malaysia would never use own petroleum extracted from South China Sea. It is purely meant for export, because it has lower sulphur content, hence it is more valuable with higher returns. And Malaysia import lower grade petroleum for own uses.

Note: I'm quoting this from memory. We studied about this in Geography back in high-school. Haven't cross-check with the great wise Google yet. Will edit if I find conflicting info.

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Postby sensei_ » Fri, 19 Apr 2013 12:41 pm

Hannieroo wrote:I wouldn't dare smoke duty free. A guy in my husband's company picked up two packs for his wife in JB, 40 cigarettes not two cartons and left them on the dashboard completely forgetting about them. Went through customs and because he'd gone green they fined him and said if he did it again he was out of the country.

Maybe I'll figure out what I need and get somebody to bring them back for me. Dammit.


must have been an A-class idiot for leaving them on the dashboard. i have on many occasions brought packets of cigarettes from JB without a single problem (i dont smoke, only bring them in for others).

thats like smuggling drugs and strapping them to the outside of your body, you might as well just have a sign that says "im an idiot, fine me!"

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Postby offshoreoildude » Fri, 19 Apr 2013 12:51 pm

the lynx wrote:
offshoreoildude wrote:
JR8 wrote:
the lynx wrote:
QRM wrote:Only RON95 is allowed to Malaysian-registered cars.


Bumi-fuel issit? :wink:


Actually yes, sourced offshore MY and refined in MY refineries. I am not sure where the higher octane stuff comes from but I suspect it has imported components.


From what I know (please correct me if I'm wrong), Malaysia would never use own petroleum extracted from South China Sea. It is purely meant for export, because it has lower sulphur content, hence it is more valuable with higher returns. And Malaysia import lower grade petroleum for own uses.

Note: I'm quoting this from memory. We studied about this in Geography back in high-school. Haven't cross-check with the great wise Google yet. Will edit if I find conflicting info.


When you studied geography oil was probably < $20 a bbl - at $100 a bb the MY government can't afford to subsidize imports as much I suspect.
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Postby Hannieroo » Fri, 19 Apr 2013 1:28 pm

sensei_ wrote:
Hannieroo wrote:I wouldn't dare smoke duty free. A guy in my husband's company picked up two packs for his wife in JB, 40 cigarettes not two cartons and left them on the dashboard completely forgetting about them. Went through customs and because he'd gone green they fined him and said if he did it again he was out of the country.

Maybe I'll figure out what I need and get somebody to bring them back for me. Dammit.


must have been an A-class idiot for leaving them on the dashboard. i have on many occasions brought packets of cigarettes from JB without a single problem (i dont smoke, only bring them in for others).

thats like smuggling drugs and strapping them to the outside of your body, you might as well just have a sign that says "im an idiot, fine me!"


From what I can gather he knows the law but his wife messaged and asked him to pick some up and then just didn't think about it hence going through green, he could have just as easily picked them up from the other side on the way home, the intention was pure and it's easily done. I've been stopped with half drunk fruit shoots stashed in my handbag and took about 7 flights, unchecked, with a bunch of forgotten hypodermics in a pocket. They were in there for a year. I think if you travel a lot you are more likely to know the laws but less likely to check and doublecheck the way somebody who crosses borders rarely does.


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