American trainer grades Pacquiao: It’s a 10 Abac Cordero (The Philippine Star) - July 17, 2019 - 12:00am LAS VEGAS – Freddie Roach pulled his own luggage crossing the MGM Grand lobby Monday evening while Manny Pacquiao was hosting dinner for close to a hundred guests at his luxurious, two-storey suite on the 29th floor. Roach took the 269-mile, five-hour road trip from Los Angeles in his own car. Pacquiao and his family rode a customized van. The bulk of his friends and supporters packed an all-black bus with leather interior. Keith Thurman, who will defend his WBA “super” welterweight crown on Saturday, arrived just hours ahead, on board a private jet, from St. Petersburg in Florida with just a handful of companions. A Team Pacquiao insider said the Filipino ring icon is expecting a total of 600 guests that would require 120 rooms at the MGM. It’s fight week here in Vegas. Pacquiao, the only … [Read more...] about American trainer grades Pacquiao: It’s a 10
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Imported luxury cars with forged registration numbers and papers are shown at the Crime Suppression Division in Bangkok in May. (Photo by Varuth Hirunyatheb) Imports of second-hand vehicles will no longer be allowed after Dec 9 this year as authorities step up curbs on fraud, irregularities, corruption and pollution, according to the Commerce Ministry.Currently, people can bring in used cars from abroad but they have to apply for import permits from the ministry first. The ministerial order on the ban, published in the Royal Gazette on June 13, takes effect 180 days later, or on Dec 10. The change aims to address evasion of control measures, fraud and document forgery. Other reasons are to simplify procedures, mitigate dirt pollution and improve road safety. Adul Chotinisakorn, director-general of the ministry’s Foreign Trade Department, told Thai media on Tuesday the ministry’s announcement classifying used vehicles as prohibited goods whose imports must … [Read more...] about Used-car import ban takes effect Dec 10
Singaporeans love travelling to Johor Bahru for a short getaway or grocery shopping, thanks to the favourable exchange rates. There are multiple ways of travelling to JB from Singapore, but which is the cheapest way to get there? We compare 4 common modes of transport: train, bus, car, and taxi. COST OF TRAVELLING TO JOHOR BAHRU BY TRAIN For those who are in a hurry to get to JB and want to avoid the traffic jams on the Johor-Singapore Causeway, taking the train may be your preferred route. While travelling via the Causeway can take up to 6 hours during peak periods, going by train will take merely 5 minutes. The trains are operated by Malaysia's KTM Berhad and runs daily on regular timings. You can opt to purchase train tickets on KTM's official website before your trip, or buy tickets on the spot at Woodlands Train Checkpoint. It is slightly cheaper for you to buy your tickets at the KTM counter itself, but there is a risk that tickets have been all sold out by then. Train Ticket … [Read more...] about Cheapest way to travel to JB: Train, bus, car or taxi?
Four-door luxury sedan aims to steal some attention from Rolls-Royce’s aging and more expensive Ghost. Is it merely a four-door version of the Conti? Broadly speaking, the Flying Spur from Bentley is basically a sedan (or limo, if you prefer) variant of the two-door Continental GT, itself already having spawned the open-top Convertible. What you see here in official pictures is the all-new Flying Spur which, like the two Contis, is now its third generation. Naturally, the Flying Spur has a longer body, more doors and different rear end. Notable changes on the skin include front grille with vertical slats, Flying B mascot on the bonnet, new wheels measuring either 21in or 22in and accentuated rear wheel arches. There’s more legroom inside now, thanks to a 130mm longer wheelbase. Like in the Conti, the Flying Spur has digital instrument panel and rotating 12.3in infotainment screen. Bentley is also hollering three-dimensional leather inserts on the door panels inspired by … [Read more...] about New Bentley Flying Spur revealed for 2020
Porsche has been highly successful in the global market, including Thailand, with its Cayenne SUV model. While many may have wondered why on earth a famous sportscar manufacturer like Porsche would build an SUV with five seats, the strategy did what it was designed to do when the first Cayenne was launched two decades ago. The model introduced Porsche to a new market and was able to open up a much larger group of buyers, generating huge profits for the company. In Thailand today the Cayenne is probably the most popular Porsche – you can see them every day on our roads. The German sportscar brand has become a household name for those who want a luxury SUV fit for the family (which is definitely more likely to get a spouse’s approval than a two-seater sports car like the 911). Now in its third generation, the Cayenne offers a sportier look much improved over the standard version. Porsche calls it the Cayenne Coupe – it still has five doors, though, and competes … [Read more...] about The SUV that feels like a sports car