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Did You Know? These Are The Most Expensive Number Plates In The World!

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Number plates are essential and subtle. Like a name, it provides your car with its own unique form of identification but it can also help the authorities keep track of the number of vehicles on the road. But most of the people wouldn’t think twice about number plates, only taking note of them in situations such as road accidents or wanting to report someone for being mischievous on the road.

However, to some individuals, a number plate is very much important compared to the vehicle itself. That is why they would spend some ridiculously big amount of money to obtain the unique plates they want.

Here is the list of the most expensive number plates in the world:

1) D5 – DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

In Dubai, the road is filled with luxury and supercars so it is to no surprise that the world’s most expensive number plate belongs to Balwinder Sahni, an Indian Businessman based in Dubai. He holds the title with his number plate – D5. After winning the auction with a bid of 33 Million AED, equivalent to£7,324,207, he told the press that ‘D5’ represents the number 9 which is considered a lucky number for him. The most expensive number plate is registered to one of his Rolls Royces.

2) O9 – DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

Other than the D5, Sahni has spent 25 Million AED at a previous auction where he won the bid. You can see his other Rolls with the ‘O9’ number plate which is the third most expensive number plate in the world.

3) 1 – ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

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If you wonder about the 2nd most expensive plate in the world, this is it. It belongs to another Abu Dhabi man when he scored the plate at auction for a solid 31 Million AED. However, he is currently facing jail time for fraud as the cheque he wrote bounced due to insufficient funds in his bank account. He had admitted that he was aware about the lack of funds and his initial plan was to resell the number plate at a high profit to earn some quick cash.

4) 28 – HONG KONG

The number “28” holds the number 8 spot for the most expensive plate in the world. The popular number sounds like the words “easy” and “prosper”, thus the combination of both, bring luck. In 2016, the plate was bought for 18.1 Million.

5) 25 0 – THE UNITED KINGDOM

In 2014, John Collins, a Ferrari dealership owner paid £400,000 for the number plate ’25 O’, to match with his Ferrari 250 SWB. This is the most expensive registered plate in the United Kingdom but compared to the price of the car, the number plate seems rather cheap.

6) NSW 4 – AUSTRALIA

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Sitting at the number 10 spot for the most expensive plate number in the world, the original ‘NSW 4’ number plate set an Australian record after being sold for 2.45 Million AUD. Today, it is owned by Peter Tseng, a Chinese-Australian wine collector.

7) S 32 H – SINGAPORE

The most expensive number plate to be owned in Singapore, ‘S 32 H’ crossed the auction block and was bought for $335,000 SGD at a public auction in 2016. This vintage number plate is also the 22nd number plate to be registered in the private vehicle market in Singapore.

Sources: Drivetribe

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Book Review: Know The Fate of Anna And Elsa In ‘Conceal, Don’t Feel’ Book

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The most exciting ‘Twisted Tale Series’ is such an exciting book series to read because it helps the readers’ minds and thinking to be out of the box. There is so much creativity to be discovered in this book series. Recently, the series has put a spin on the story of ‘Frozen’ movie.

The book is titled ‘Conceal, Don’t Feel’ and it was written by Jen Calonita. The particular book retells the story of Anna and Elsa on an alternate timeline where the sisters do not know each other. In this version of the story, a curse has caused the entire kingdom to forget about Anna. The story is indeed exciting.

Much of the story is the same this time around, unlike some of the Twisted Tales that take deep departures from the source material. The big difference here is that after the icy accident while young Anna and Elsa play, Grand Pabbie realizes that Anna’s heart is at risk of freezing if she remains close to Elsa. He enacts a curse that will keep the girls apart and cause the kingdom to lose their memories of Anna until a time when Elsa’s powers are under control.

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It is such a fun book to read and witness the story progress in a different way than the movie. This version remains faithful to the events of the film, just placing them in a different order or having characters reach their final destination in altered ways. This is refreshing for the Twisted Tale series, which sometimes veers too far off course or even goes as far as to kill off main characters.

Based on my personal opinion, book series like this is definitely a great channel to show how creative the writer is to tell the story in a different version. Even in real life, many people would have thought this kind of possibility, and the drive and ambition of this author to really finish what people might have thought is a satisfaction. A recommended book to read for all Disney fans.

Sources: Disney Books.

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National Day: Police To Monitor Popular Spots

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PUTRAJAYA, Aug 30 — Police will monitor popular public spots around Putrajaya tomorrow to prevent large crowds from gathering to watch the National Day 2021 celebration airshow.

Putrajaya district police chief, ACP A. Asmadi Abdul Aziz said it is understandable that many are excited and eager to celebrate National Day, but it should be celebrated with the new normal practices in place following the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Members of the public, especially the people of Putrajaya are advised to celebrate virtually and watch the show live on television,” he told Bernama on the preparation and deployment of police personnel in conjunction with the National Day 2021 celebration tomorrow at Dataran Pahlawan Negara here.

A.Asmadi said a total of 235 police personnel have been tasked to ensure the smooth running of tomorrow’s event and compliance with the the standard operation procedures (SOPs) set.

He hoped that the public especially Putrajaya residents will adhere to the SOPs and avoid large gathering and always observe physical distancing.

“We will ensure that members of the public follow the rules and adhere to the SOPs and refrain themselves from bringing their children out to public places,” he said.

Themed ‘Malaysia Prihatin’, this year’s National Day small-scale celebration will be held in a controlled environment without the presence of members of the public physically, in accordance with the advice of the National Security Council (MKN) and the Ministry of Health (MOH).

The live broadcast of the National Day 2021 celebration will begin at 8 am on all local television channels and via Facebook Live of the Communications and Multimedia Ministry, Merdeka 360 and the Information Department.

There will be four main presentations held tomorrow comprising a Malaysian Armed Forces drumline performance, a silent march by the Royal Malaysian Navy, a combined band show of various uniformed agencies as well as an air display by the Royal Malaysian Air Force.

Sources: BERNAMA

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Book Review: Love Story With An Unpredictable Twist In ‘Half-Girlfriend’

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You want a girlfriend but you have a girl as your friend — a half girlfriend maybe? When it comes to Chetan Bhagat’s novels, it’s always about reflecting on society in a fun, non-serious way. Half Girlfriend is a pretty simple and straightforward love story. The story is about Madhav and Riya.

Two individuals with completely different statuses in society. Madhav is a simple boy from Bihar while Riya is a rich girl based in Dehli. They met at St.Stephen’s college and instantly became close friends.

Madhav has a soft spot for Riya but Riya, friend zone him. Madhav wanted Riya to be his girlfriend. He questions her about the nature of their relationship. Feeling uncomfortable Riya says that she is not his girlfriend, but they can maybe reach a compromise since they have reached halfway, and she offers to be his “Half Girlfriend.”

In one scene, Madhav hopes for a physical relationship with Riya but she got upset and left. A few days later, Riya got married to her childhood best friend, Rohan, and settled down in London. Delhi wasn’t the ideal place for Madhav ever since Riya left. Hence, he went back to his hometown where he helped his mother run the local school, Dumraon Royal School.

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Over the course of the story, the author takes the readers through the ups and downs of their on and off relationship experience. At one point, Madhav came across Riya who was now a divorcee. Riya then helps him prepare a speech for some fundraising events. However, after the event, Riya wrote a letter saying she has lung cancer. She also confesses her love for Madhav but mentioned she had only three months to live. With that, she left. Madhav tried so hard searching for Riya but it was in vain because she had cut ties with India and vanished.

Spoiler alert!

Three years late, through Riya’s journal he discovered she was still alive and she lied about having cancer. The part that excites me is when Madhav travels to New York after knowing Riya isn’t actually dead. Actually, Madhav remembered that Riya wanted to become a singer at a bar in New York. After three months, he finally found her performing at a jazz event and they reunite.

The book ended with the author visiting the school in Dumraon three and a half years later, seeing Madhav and Riya running the school successfully.

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This novel is heartwarming and there’s plenty of twists compared to a regular love story. And I totally agree with the author who said Half Girlfriend is a uniquely Indian phenomenon, where boys and girls aren’t clear about their relationship status. I felt this was true because, in this novel, Riya is a character that is ready to expand herself while Madhav, just wants to cling to Riya. Also, in real life, some guys tend to think they have a deeper connection than just being friends with a girl but that doesn’t mean the girl is his girlfriend. Hence the term ‘half girlfriend’ to me, is a clever one.

Besides, in the book, you can actually tell that they belong together but they just kept drifting apart. During the climax, I actually thought they had split for good and Riya would be a mere memory to Madhav. However, towards the end, it kept me glued to my seat. Like finally, they actually reunited and this time, Riya decided to stay.

Overall, it is a good novel. The words use were simple, keeping it easy for readers. I did enjoy this novel pretty much! Not only that, there’s a movie based on this very novel titled ‘Half Girlfriend’, acted by Arjun Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor.

Sources: Samsherkan

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