While I did relish my time spent trawling through the vast halls of Makuhari Messe during the Tokyo Auto Salon, one of the most enjoyable moments of my trip to Tokyo was actually spent in a cosy, warm and tastefully curated shop located a stone’s throw away from the book district of Jimbocho. Going by […]
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Well, sort of, because technically I’m already back in Singapore. But with hundreds of photos to sift through, sort out and edit, it’s going to take a while before starting on my TAS highlights on CarsnKopi.com. Sadly, while I wish I could present to you extensive tales of my Tokyo automotive excursion, I was unfortunately […]
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We’re back! Though not without some slight hiccups. I was planning to head over to Toyosu market early this morning for breakfast, but after 2 years of being away, I’ve forgotten just how overwhelming Tokyo can be and as you’d expect, totally underestimated just how exhausted I would be after spending an entire day out […]
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Welp! It looks like this is my final post for my lovely Munich Springtime trip roundup! Whilst admittedly I did not set about doing much street spotting, I still managed to capture quite a few interesting autos just walking around town. So without further ado, here are the cars of Munchen. A lovely pair of […]
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Granted, it has been months since my trip to Munich but I still do have a few more things to share, this one though, I’m guessing, isn’t quite for everyone. So, hands up if you’re a doggo pawrent. Good! Now, hands up if you’re the sort of doggo pawrent who can’t resist visiting doggo-related stores […]
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Chances are if you’re an automotive geek, you’re probably into toy and model cars as well right? No? Keep reading anyway. For those who do enjoy collecting or looking at these little miniature delights, I’d highly recommend dropping by Obletter Spielwaren if you’re in Karlsplatz/Marienplatz, the main shopping district. Located right at the very end […]
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What’s sleek, filled with bleeding-edge automotive tech, can’t be bought and just covered 1,202 kilometres on a single charge? If your answer’s not the Benz EQXX, you’re wrong. First unveiled earlier this year, the engineers at Mercedes-Benz reckoned their (already record-breaking) initial 1,007-kilometre test drive could have gone considerably further so just a week ago, […]
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If you ever do find yourself with some spare time in Munich after visiting the BMW Welt, I’d highly recommend hopping onto a train towards Motorworld, it’s not that far away and for the auto-otakus in us, there’s always something to interesting to see. Even though I was here not too long ago, I thought […]
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If you were wondering why I didn’t show any Minis from my previous post, it’s really because of a rather special Clubman I spotted immediately as I walked by. This, everyone, is a Mini Clubman Untold Edition. Launched just a month or two ago as part of a trio of (yet again) special edition Minis […]
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With our quick tour through the BMW museum over and done with, it was naturally time to cross over to the BMW Welt for some additional automotive sightseeing and shopping at the BMW Welt store. Unfortunately for us though, we stepped into the store just as it was about to close for the evening, but […]
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