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Tuesday, 16 December 2008

SciFi cars in Malaysia

I couldn't believe my eyes when, driving home from work today, I saw this car:

Yes, this is a real, undoctored photo! (The only thing I did was to enhance the contrast.) A real car with the license plate NCC-1701! This in Malaysia, a country which does not allow personalized license plates.

Here is a close-up of the plate:
Later, I overtook the car and parked by the side of the road to wait for it to show up and waved at him and he stopped and introduced himself -- the car belongs to Richard Si, and, not surprisingly, he is an avid Star Trek fan. So I got a photo with him and his car:

But Richard's car is not the only Sci-Fi car on Malaysian roads. One quite common model of the Malaysian car Perodua MyVi looks like an Imperial Stormtrooper from Star Wars from the back:


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YP said...

Richard even named his son and daughter after Star Trek character !

His master thesis was on the optical network and redundant computer core of the USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D !

Ian said...


Ian said...

P.S. When I mentioned I was teaching at MMU, He mentioned that he knew you and you were active on his Star Trek forum or something.

Ian said...

Ji Jian told me on my Facebook photo on the same topic:

eh guess what, I met Richard at TM just now. So far you're the 4th guy to flag him hahaha.

But then again, with RM20k of bidding and 8 years in waiting for the plate, I'd say he has every reason to show it off!