S4M Magazine is Malaysia’s leading English language magazine published every six weeks, catering to the needs of SUV, Four-Wheel Drive and MPV owners and enthusiasts.
A Delightful Xperience in Sabah
By Jason Lim
The locals refer to it as the monsoon season but in reality, Malaysia has but only one season – it’s a tropical country with sun and rain all year round. Just that it happens to rain more often during the later months of the year and tails off just before the start of the following year.
It’s also no coincidence that with the torrential downpour you find more accidents along the roads as visibility is as good as in drive-through car wash and roads can turn just as slippery as the foam-covered surface. Despite the groovy rain channels, wide tyres just don’t work as well on wet roads as they do on dry. All it takes is an aqua-planned wheel, a moment of panic and the next thing you know, you’re on the side of the road facing the wrong way round. That is, if you’re lucky.
By Paul Si
SABAH is paradise to adventure seekers for several reasons. The spectacular vista of Mt Kinabalu, Malaysia’s tallest mountain, crystal clear seas dotted with pristine tropical islands, an amazing array of the freshest seafood and the easy going and friendly locals are among the factors that attract the visitors.
By Shah Zaini
IT’S that time of the year again for the annual S4M Super SUV drive. This fourth edition on Oct 12-14 took place in the hill tracks beyond Kg Ulu Slim in Perak.
In the land of the Mighty Khan
By Fred M. Krijgsman
We had come to the land of the Mongols whose fiery ancestors had ridden east, west and south conquering all they saw. Led by the mighty Genghis Khan, the Mongols were foremost warriors in the world of the 13th century; they were superb horseman, highly disciplined, superbly coordinated and brilliant in tactics that made them fearsome opponents. Like the Mongol warrior, you need to be highly disciplined, superbly coordinated and the tactics to tackle the 2012 Rally of Mongolia. Forty-two bikes, 20 rally cars and a truck from Mongolia and Japan assembled in Ulaanbaatar at the start of the rally on Aug 12 and ahead of them was a total distance of 3,662km that included eight Special Stages (SS) that took up 2,725 of the kilometres.