One of the costliest things about owning a car aside from maintenance is having to fill up the tank depending on how often one drives the car. And with soaring fuel prices, some people may resort to all manner of ploys to try and save as much as they can when filling up their tank.
Man driving SG registered Mercedes ‘tapaus’ petrol with containers at petrol station in Johor
That being said, prices for a full tank would vary depending on the country you’re in, as is the case between Malaysia and Singapore.
Just a few days ago, a 1-minute-long video was posted on local Facebook community page SG road vigilante showing how a man driving a Singapore-registered Mercedes was filling up containers with petrol in a petrol station in Johor.
The incident allegedly took place on February 16 at a petrol station located in Taman Pelangi, approximately 5km from the Causeway.
In the clip, the man who was driving a Singapore registered E250 Mercedes appears to have filled 2 containers with petrol and carried them to the other side of his car. He then placed the containers down onto the ground before taking plastic bags from his car to bag the containers individually.
The video then cuts off just as the man loaded both bagged containers into the trunk of his Mercedes. According to the caption on the video, the witness mentioned that the man used Ron97 to fill the containers up, which is the grade of fuel non-Malaysians are set to use as it’s not subsidized by the government.
Following the man’s action, many netizens have been calling for authorities to step in and investigate on this matter. Here’s what some of them said:
“Actually, it’s quite dangerous, it may catch on fire and explode.”
“How much can you save from this?”
“I thought it was illegal just to cross customs this way.”
As of now, it remains unclear if the man had actually drove across the customs with the filled containers, or if the fuel was unloaded and used in Malaysia.
Watch the video below:
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