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I won a car in the Blog For FT competition

My and my car

I thought I’d start with the picture above (taken by The Star photographer Glenn Guan) just in case any of you think I’m pulling your leg. But yes, yours truly won a car last night in the Blog For FT competition organised by the Ministry of Federal Territories and Urban Well-being.

The blog post that won was the only one I had submitted titled My Bangsar which I wrote in October. I had planned on submitting one a month – the contest ran over three months and required bloggers to write about anything to do with the Federal Territories of Malaysia – but I got too busy with The Swimming Instructor that I didn’t have time.

Well, I was one of the monthly winners but I never would have imagined at that time that I would eventually be the main winner in the Media Category (for members of the media who blog as well).

Receiving my prize

Well, that was the mock car key that I received from the FT Minister Datuk Raja Nong Chik. He was presented with the prize to give away by Naza Group’s Datuk SM Faisal. Datuk Rocky, who represented the judges, was cropped out of the shot (sorry!) taken by DustyHawk (as is the picture below). Love the look on my face, like, “OMG this is my Naza Kia Optima Novus!!”


Anyway, the purpose of this post really is to thank everyone who voted for me (there was a public voting element to the competition), as well as the judges and the Ministry for organising the contest.

Also, I met so many people there tonight – Friedbeef, DustyHawk, JoshuaOngYS, BadCeddy, TianChad, KevinCKW and more. Oh, and congrats to Nigel Sia for getting first runner-up in the Public Category, and Gloson for getting the same position in the Junior Category.

I know I’m trying to sound calm and selamba, but you know, I really am thrilled. Blame it on the jet-lag! 😀

1.31am Malaysian time (+8 GMT)

Discussion (42)

There are 42 responses to “I won a car in the Blog For FT competition”.

  1. abi responded:

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    Congrats Niki! Well done man :)

  2. Haha congratz again! So Condo or Naza? ;p

  3. i tot it was supposed to be a Peugeot 307 wan?

  4. Congrats Niki! When you taking me out for a spin?

  5. Wow!!! Congratulations!!!

  6. Congratulations on the win! Those leather seats are FINE. 😛

  7. Social comments and analytics for this post…

    This post was mentioned on Twitter by abinesh: Congrats @nikicheong on winning the car! Champion :)

  8. Congrats man!! 😀

  9. Congrats!!! New ride new ride! no reason not to bring ppl for a ride :3

  10. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by abinesh, chokilala and magie Abang Saufi, Jennifer Cheah. Jennifer Cheah said: Congrats Niki! Nice car indeed! 😀 RT @nikicheong: On my blog: I won a car in the #blog4ft competition […]


  12. three words for you: Ta Ma de… haha….
    la la la

  13. walau eh…congrats!!

  14. wow! congrats congrats!
    miss that event~

  15. Didi responded:

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  16. Nice ride you won there. Going to keep it or sell it? :p

  17. Congrats man….great!

  18. Lucky dude! Congrats!

  19. what the… you won a car!! Congratz and salute to you

  20. once again, congrats =D

  21. waaaa ah cheong! so good lah new car leh!

  22. WOW..A CAR.. Syok giler.. CONGRATZ!!!!

  23. since i congratulated you already. hehehe. i actually just wanted to say that i kinda really like that photo 😀

  24. congrats niki!!!

  25. Elyantie responded:

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    Congrats! :) Best nyer!!!!

  26. […] What a shiny and beautiful car! Niki has also blogged about his winnings on his blog. […]

  27. Joyce responded:

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    Wow…wow…Beng…no wonder your Tai Che said she is proud of you in FB….oh ini d story?
    Grand…heartiest congrats to you…well done !! Am very happy for you, nephew !


  28. wow…congratulations!!!!

  29. haLLoo Bro..ehhee congratz ya…i Like your optima La eheheh..great job…c ya..congrats again… that nite tak dpt chat pon kan..anyway dpt gak borak wit ur fren BaiTi..

  30. Thanks everyone for your congratulatory wishes! 😀

  31. Good thing you posted this on 29 March, not 1 April, or your blog readers would think it was an April Fools. LOL!

    Congratulations again Niki!

  32. Congratulations to you! I feel happy for you too. :)

  33. Congratulations. You’ll be rolling with some cool specs!

    – Nappa + perforated suede leather seats
    – 2.0L Theta engine (same engine as in the Lancer 2.0GT, Rondo, Jeep Compass, etc.)
    – Auto aircon (Climate control) with AQS (air quality system – switches to recirculate if external air is bad)
    – 17″ wheels with Michelin Pilot Primacy tyres
    – Factory fitted/set-up (by Kia Motors) Infinity 6.1 sound system. Amp, subwoofer worth about RM6k. In dash 6CD changer.
    – Dual airbags, ESP (Electronic Stability Program) incorporating ABS, Traction Control, etc.
    – Footwell lighting
    – Auto headlights
    – Aluminium trim on dash and shift lever base (REAL metal not plastic)

  34. That’s awesome!

  35. […] times when I was younger and contributed to The Star as a BRATs as well as more recently, when I won the car in the Blog4Ft competition). It’s also on iMDB in the credits for the, ahem, Oscar-nominated […]

  36. Wooow… Congrats.. though I think I’m kinda late congratulating you.. but hey.. Can get a car by blogging ehhhh.. I should be a serious blogger from now on *LOL*

    I think you look great without hat :)

  37. […] To read my winning blog post, it’s titled My Bangsar. My blog post about the win here. […]

  38. Hey niki, Pretty cool blog. I will post a link on my tumblr page.

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