Monday, May 28, 2012

WWW 1 - Most expensive car number yet

If you fancy things described as biggest, highest, longest, best, etc, you are in for a treat.

During Dr. Mahathir Mohamad's tenure as Prime Minister, Malaysia recorded some notable achievements such as the highest communication tower, highest twin towers, longest bridge, etc., before they were overtaken by other structures elsewhere.

WWW 1 - will you pay half a million Ringgit for this number?

An achievement of sort was recorded recently, depending on how you look it. Few days ago Malaysian Road Transport Department announced that licence plate number WWW 1 has set a record as the most expensive vehicle registration number in Malaysia. The number received a RM520,000 bid, the highest ever for a vehicle registration number, surpassing the previous record for MCA 1 which was sold at RM300,100.

Transport Minister Datuk Seri Kong Cho Ha said the most number of bidders was for WWW 333, a total of 84 persons.

The bidding exercise was carried out for 15 days from April 30 and a sum of RM11.3 million in revenue was collected from the bidders, which was 10 times the amount collected from other series sold before this.

Interesting car plate number (photo: Tang Lichard,

The full results will be released via JPJ’s website on Monday (next week), and letters informing bidders of the results will be sent out from June 6, 2012.

Would you buy yourself a RM500,000 car plate?

They say you'd have to have reached 'there' (read: rich) in order to understand why would one want to splash the cash for such investment. If you and me can't practically reach there in our lifetime, try reading and understand Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs.

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