Friday, April 6, 2012

Scooter Haven - Phuket

Just been back from Phuket for a week of holiday.

Phuket is a real haven for Sun, Sea and Scooters!

If you are a scooter lover, you'll feel good in Phuket. Scooters are available for rent on the island for about 150 Baht (abt SGD $6) per day. During my vacation, i've been busy looking at scooters and how different they look with so many different accessories and stickers.

Generally a large percentage of them are Fino or Honda Scoopy. I find Scoopy and Fino look very much alike. But i've not seem to have seen any Scoopy in Singapore though. In any case, i've taken some pictures of the Scoopy for my own sweet memories of the island.... let me know if you think they look very similar to Fino too. :)

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Motorcycle insurance renewal

It's been 1 year since I'm riding on my PCX. Time passes by really fast.

I've just done my insurance renewal. Call up following insurers and was given quite a surprisingly wide range of quote for TPFT:
-- NTUC $460
-- MSIG $360
-- ANDA (also AXA) $320

I've chosen ANDA. Not because it's the cheapest but because it's most responsive and terms seem ok too.

Ntuc was very responsive too. But I've just read some forum post that a fellow biker was denied bike theft claim by ntuc because of his negligence in not using a disc lock! What gives?? I'm not sure how true is this but I've decided not to take any chances, hence have removed ntuc from consideration.

MSIG did respond but in a very unprofessional manner with email threads forwarding here and there and leaving you to receive an email with the full email thread from some singnet email sender asking for you to enter a full list of personal details so that they can give a quote. All these without identifying first that they are agent for MSIG. I do not feel comfortable working with this insurer, With uncertainty that I'll be responded professionally and timely enough should there be any claims needed in future.

Anda has been responsive to my queries and answering with clarity, so they have my business.

Hope this helps anyone who is searching for insurance renewal. :)