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Cheryl Tay

Singapore’s only female full-time motoring and motorsports photojournalist. Independent automotive consultant and prominent local motorsports personality Cheryl Tay is uniquely passionate about all things cars and motorsports. She also has a strong passion to share her interest and knowledge, hence having a dream to become the ‘Oprah Winfrey of cars and motorsports’ and create a multimedia platform for her sharing. - A female in a male-dominated world, Cheryl Tay is Singapore’s only female full-time motoring journalist and motorsports blogger and she regularly writes for prominent titles in Singapore, Asia and internationally. (See full list of titles that Cheryl Tay writes for here.)

BMW i: Future of Mobility makes appearance in Singapore

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The all-electric BMW i3 and the BMW i8 Concept sports car made their appearance in Orchard Road last evening.

To be open to the public with free admission from Aug 24-25 (from 10.00am to 10.00pm) at the BMW i Space – an enclosed exhibition arena in front of ION Orchard, the event serves to showcase state-of-the-art technology such as the carbon fibre technology and the electric drive technology that powers the mobility of the future.



Audi A1 e-tron experience: Living the Electric Dream

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Text by Cheryl Tay
Photos by Adrian Wong and courtesy of Audi

I’ve always felt that electric cars would suit the Singapore cityscape well, because we are only that big and an electric car would be great for those who commute mainly from home to work, plus a few errands. It will take time before electric cars would become mainstream in Singapore but there is no stopping of carmakers from conducting their research.

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With a focus on future mobility, Audi is developing drive electrification and one such product of theirs is the Audi A1 e-tron. The A1 e-tron is basically a plug-in hybrid version of the A1. It is an electric car that has a single 254cc rotary engine sitting in the back.

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Can a girl be too muscular?

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Passionate about cars and motorsports, Cheryl Tay is a familiar face in prominent local, regional as well as international automotive titles. More of her at She also happens to be a recent gym and fitness convert. Here she meets a female weightlifting buff who is a lot more muscular than your average girl — or guy, for that matter.

I first heard of Melissa Sarah Wee from fellow gym-going friends, who warned me not to train too hard lest I start looking like her.

So I checked her out on Instagram and my jaw dropped.

Melissa Sarah Wee is not a bodybuilder but has more muscles than the average girl.

Melissa Sarah Wee is not a bodybuilder but has more muscles than the average girl.

Melissa is not a bodybuilder or a fitness trainer by profession, but she has the kind of physique that will put many guys to shame (that is not my goal, by the way).

Curious to find out more about her and how much effort it took to get that body, I approached her for an interview, where she chatted freely about her journey.

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Reebok One Series workshop @CrossFit Fire City

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To learn more about the new Reebok One Series running shoes, I was invited for a workshop at CrossFit Fire City. Together with seven other bloggers, we spent a good part of a Saturday morning learning about running techniques and how choosing the right shoes can help you run more efficiently.

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The Reebok One Series represents an interesting running innovation, as the shoes under this collection is built from back to front, instead of bottom up.

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PETRONAS Syntium Team to defend MMER title with AMG aces

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One of the biggest endurance races in this region is the 12-hour Malaysia Merdeka Endurance Race (MMER) held at the Sepang International Circuit. Last year, the PETRONAS Syntium Team defended their title with the same car, the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 #1, and the same drivers – Nobuteru Taniguchi, Masataka Yanagida and Dominic Ang. (Read my MMER photo postcard here)

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That was the debut of the highly sought-after SLS AMG GT3 in the region and also the SLS AMG GT3′s first ever victory in long-distance endurance racing worldwide. The PETRONAS Syntium Team was rewarded for this achievement with the “Best Racing Performance” award at the AMG Customer Sports Season Finale at the end of the year in 2011.

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This year, the team is aiming to defend their title once more and make it three in a row. That would make their fourth MMER win, first clinching it in 2009 with the BMW Z4M. The line-up for this year is very exciting!!

Because… 1 team, 2 countries, 2 races, 4 cars, 10 drivers!!!

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