1. How did SGMERC Telegram Chat Group get started?
The SGMERC Telegram Chat Group ("SGMERC Telegram Group") originated about 4 years ago, from a group of like-minded Mercedes Benz ("MB") owners, eager to have a convenient and rapid means of messaging platform on which to share experiences, feedback and knowledge about all things related to their favorite MB.
With a start of about 10 participants in #MBTCSS WhatsApp initially, our numbers grew rapidly as members find topics discussed of relevance and interest, from members' usual car workshops, car detailing boutiques, latest car aesthetics adjustments or add-ons, upcoming trends of MB as well as various supporting service establishment such as vehicle insurance agencies, third-party vehicle warranty providers and 'go-to' car dealers offering good market value trade-ins of their MB.
While the SGMERC Telegram Group celebrates its 4th anniversary since inception, we complement the extensive wealth of information repository of all things MB-related in the SGMERC Forum, which had been in existence for more than 10 years in Singapore.
With over 13,000 SGMERC Forum members, and over 1,200 participants in SGMERC Telegram Group, the SGMERC platform is home to the largest MB community for MB owners and enthusiasts in Singapore.
2. What kind of activities does the club organize or participate in?
The SGMERC Telegram Group, in close partnership with the SGMERC Forum, had organized a myriad of activities both past and present for its members. These include various specialist workshops in 2019 for MB owners including our very own SGMERC 2019 breakfast run to Yong Peng, Johor for a sumptuous breakfast spread, Sonax DIY car-grooming workshop, CarCreed big brake kits knowledge-sharing session and a mini-celebratory gathering at a car park venue for members of the birthday month, packed with cupcakes, SGMERC decals, stickers and props for photography and race queens, with very much appreciated bubble teas from Assure General Insurance (AGI).
We adopt a very lassie-faire approach in organizing events for members. Our members are free to propose events and if sufficient interest ensues, the SGMERC Telegram Group administration team will assist to fruition. MB or non-MB related. A special mention and thank you to Alfa Romeo Singapore, for providing our interested members with the opportunity to test drive the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio and Alfa Romeo Stelvio, coupled with in-depth knowledge sharing by the esteemed Alfa Romeo team.
3. How was this meet-up for you guys?
This 4th year anniversary celebration of the SGMERC Telegram Group boosts one of the largest gathering of MB owners and enthusiast in a single venue in Singapore, with over 180 registered participants, over 100 MB cars, including a classic Mercedes Benz Ponton 219, W105 on display, and over 20 lucky draw / trivia quiz prizes give-away to our fellow members for the event.
A very special milestone year for the SGMERC Telegram Group, introducing our face-lifted car club decal, new SGMERC memorabilia: refreshed SGMERC polo and crew neck apparels and bottle.
The resounding success of our SGMERC Telegram Group 4th year anniversary would never have materialized, without the help of our Event Co-Partners which we thank tremendously: Maxhaust Asia and Assure General Insurance (AGI), as well as dedicated support from our Event Supporters: Car Aesthetic Concepts (CAC); CarCreed; Lambency Detailing; Monster Energy; Singapore Handmade Dim Sum; Solar Gard; Sonax; SportyBay; Technic Automotive.
Last but certainly not least, we express our gratitude to the 9tro team - especially Mr. Moses for his dedicated photography coverage through our SGMERC Telegram Group 4th year anniversary event.
4. What are the future plans for the club?
With recent additions, our 10-man strong SGMERC Telegram Group administration team has various novel ideas and alternative key events in the pipeline. To not spoil the surprise for our members, we shall keep it under wraps for now.
We are also exploring collaboration events with other interested business interests, and potentially even various car clubs in Singapore as well. Do stay tuned for our future events in due course.
5. Any last words for our readers, who might want to join you guys?
Our key club philosophy since the inception of SGMERC Telegram Group had always been an unbiased and free information-sharing/discussion communication platform for all MB-related matters.
For MB owners and enthusiasts, by MB owners and enthusiasts.
Joining the SGMERC family is free (but please adhere to our SGMERC Telegram Group entry guidelines, so as to facilitate discussions), and we look forward to all interested MB owners and enthusiasts to contribute actively towards the betterment of the local MB community in Singapore.