17 April 2020

Dear AA Members


The Multi-Ministerial Task Force has announced an elevated set of safe distancing measures as a circuit breaker to pre-empt the trend of increasing local transmission on 3 April 2020. The General Committee has been closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and implementing various safe distancing measures at the Association.

With the implementation of heightened safe distancing measures during this period, we would like to inform you that the General Committee has decided to defer the AGM from May to a later date after the restrictions are lifted.

We seek your understanding that the General Committee has not made this decision lightly, given the current circumstances and evolving COVID-19 situation; all considerations have been taken to safeguard the well-being of our Members.

We thank you for your patience and understanding in this matter. Should you have any queries or feedback, please do not hesitate to contact us at aasmail@aas.com.sg. To find out more about our COVID-19 updates, please visit us at https://www.aas.com.sg/updates-on-covid-19.html

Let us all be vigilant and stay safe.

Thank you.

Automobile Association of Singapore

The Personal Data Protection Commission of Singapore (PDPC) has issued Advisory Guidelines on the collection and use of NRIC and other National Identification Numbers by organisations effective on 1 September 2019. The Advisory Guidelines aim to enhance consumer protection against the usage and disclosure of individuals’ NRIC numbers.

AA Singapore adheres and complies with the Singapore Personal Data Protection Act in safeguarding the personal data which our members and customers entrusted with us for legitimate business purposes. We will only collect personal data from our members and customers to facilitate the services we provide. We will cease to retain an individual’s personal data annually once the collected data is no longer necessary for legal or business purposes.

Under our personal data governance policy, we perform regular reviews on our business processes with regard to the prevailing requirements under the Personal Data Protection Act to ensure compliance.

In view of the Advisory Guidelines, we have implemented appropriate measures and ceased the use of NRIC numbers as primary identifier in our membership cards and other applicable business processes.

You reserve the right to update or withdraw your consent of personal data provided to us. For more details, please refer to our privacy policy.

For further assistance, please contact our Data Protection Officer at aasmail@aas.com.sg.


Think you are a safe and eco-friendly driver?

Put your skills to the test in the FIA-AA Singapore Smart Driving Challenge, our latest exciting road safety initiative! Drive your way to being the Top Driver and stand a chance to win a return ticket to Paris + 4D3N accommodation at 4-star hotel + Ticket to FIA Prize Giving Ceremony 2019!


  • Understand your own driving behaviour
  • Receive bespoke training to improve your driving behaviour
  • Be rewarded for smart (safe & eco-friendly) driving behaviour
  • Daily driving as usual with no additional routes required

Complimentary & exclusively for AA Members only.
Not a member yet? Get your membership here today!


How does the challenge work?

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  • The challenge consists of two (2) heats that last for a week each, and one (1) final heat that lasts for two weeks. 
  • There are two (2) one-week breaks between heats for driving data analysis. A report will be sent to drivers to adjust their driving behaviour for the next heat. Training will also be assigned based on driver's area of improvement in preparation for the rest of the challenge.
  • Drivers will attend a gathering after each heat for evaluation and prize-giving to the top three (3) drivers.

Participation requirements

  • Participation is only open to current AA Members who hold a valid membership throughout the whole challenge, and possess a valid driving license;
  • Requires mobile data and a smartphone with at least IOS 8.0 or Android 5.0;
  • A vehicle with an OBD II Outlet Cars manufactured from year 2001 and beyond;
  • Committed to driving at least 50km a week to complete two heats and one final heat;
  • Committed to attending one briefing, one training, and one gathering.

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Timeline & schedule

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  1st Prize

  • A return ticket to Paris
  • 4D3N accommodation at 4-star hotel
  • Ticket to FIA Prize Giving Ceremony 2019

  2nd Prize

  • $400 AAS Insurance Agency voucher
  • $100 AA Gift voucher

  3rd Prize

  • $200 AAS Insurance Agency voucher
  • $100 AA Gift voucher

  Top 3 Driver Prizes For heats 1 & 2

  • 1st Prize - $150 AAS Insurance Agency voucher + $50 AA Gift voucher
  • 2nd Prize - $80 AAS Insurance Agency voucher + $20 AA Gift voucher
  • 3rd Prize - $50 AAS Insurance Agency voucher

OBD II Plug-in Installation

User Guide

For iOS devices

For Android devices


Is there a participation fee?

No, this challenge is fully complimentary and exclusive to AA Members. However, in order for driving data to be transmitted for analysis and report preparation, there will be minimum data consumption of 100MB per 5000km travelled on your smartphone.

Who can participate in this challenge?

This challenge is complimentary and exclusive to AA Members. Due to overwhelming response from AA members, all available slots for FIA-AA Singapore Smart Driving Challenge 2019 are fully registered and registrations are currently closed.

What is an OBD II Plug-In?

OBD or Onboard Diagnostic refers to a vehicle’s self-diagnostic and reporting capability.  For cars manufactured after 2001, an OBD II outlet can be found within 2 feet of the steering wheel.  An OBD II Plug-In device is a data logger that helps draw the vehicle’s information that is needed to measure the driver’s scoring such as vehicle’s RPM, Acceleration, Braking, and Fuel Efficiency calculation. 

Will the OBD II Plug-In damage my car?

The OBD II Plug-In only acts as a data logger and does not have the capability to write/overwrite data stored in the vehicle ECU.  It is built based on the SAE J1989 specifications and draws a minimum amount of current to power the device.  It is switched off once the engine is off, hence it will not drain the vehicle’s battery.

What information do I need to register for this challenge?

You will need to provide your name, membership number, and the number of years of driving experience.

What data is being collected throughout the challenge?

  1. Distance travelled by driver;
  2. Number of trips done by driver;
  3. Driving behaviour derived from the scoring;
  4. Vehicle information needed for scoring;

All aggregated data is for scoring purposes and to provide analysis on driver training provided by AAS Academy Pte Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Automobile Association of Singapore.

How will this challenge improve my driving behaviour?

Using the digital platform Enerfy to record driving trips, a driving pattern is formed based on the individual's driving behaviour. After analysing the trip, in-app tips will be provided to the individual on the areas of improvement for each trips made. Data that is collected will be further analysed by AAS Academy to advise drivers on the type of training the participant should be attending for a more comprehensive driving experience. 

What is the difference between FIA digital platform from other traditional telematics in the market?

Traditional telematics usually record driving trips on a rule based on matrix, and records the number of events on trip based on Harsh Acceleration, Harsh Breaking, and Harsh Cornering. Whilst the FIA's digital platform is also collecting such data, it is more dynamic as it is powered by A.I. and it collects eight parameters of data on a per second basis. The data collected is processed using A.I. to form a participant's driving pattern/behaviour which allows it to send trip analysis back to the app and present in-app tips to improve driving behaviour.

What happens to the OBD II Plug-In after the challenge?

After the end of the competition, subscription to the app will automatically be ceased. Drivers are encouraged to unplug the device from the vehicle and have it sent back to AA.

What happens if I sign up for the challenge but decided not to participate in the end?

As slots for this inaugural event are limited to 100, those who do not wish to take part in the challenge arrange for the device to be returned to AA. You may write to academy@aas.com.sg for further arrangements.

Must all challenge requirements be met?

This challenge is designed to help regular drivers become safer and more eco-friendly. Meaningful data is required in order to fulfill this objective hence all requirements must be fulfilled and pre-heats completed.

What should I do if the app/device is not working?

You may contact AAS Academy for assistance
Telephone: 6333 8811 Office hours 9am to 6pm
Email: academy@aas.com.sg

If the device is found to be faulty, we will provide a 1-to-1 replacement.

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2019 marks the Bicentennial of the founding of modern Singapore, and to join in the celebrations, AA Singapore is organising a 92-day AUTOVENTURETM London-Singapore Expedition Drive! Commencing from the 8 August 2019 and continues to the 7 November 2019, this will be the longest ever expedition drive to be undertaken by the Association. 

A total of 31 participants will be travelling in a convoy of 16 cars, passing through a total of 15 countries. The route begins from the United Kingdom, heading towards Germany then other countries such as Croatia, Turkey, Iran, Uzbekistan and China as it makes its way back to Singapore. A driving distance of over 22,000km will be clocked along the route.


The 92-day drive will be challenging for the convoy as they will be travelling across different terrains and varying climates across the various countries, of which the highest altitude could go up to 6,345m when the group passes through China. They would also need to adapt to driving on different sides of the road in different countries. Stay tuned as we update the expedition across various countries!

Also, a big thank you to all our sponsors for this trip 92-day AUTOVENTURETM London-Singapore Expedition Drive!


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For more Autoventure self-drive Holidays, click here. Not a member yet? Get your membership here today!

Pre-Trip Preparation and Briefing

A pre-trip briefing was organised on 20 June 2019 to familiarise participants with the trip details and share the necessary information needed for them to better prepare for the drive. The Expedition Leader also shared safety tips for the drivers when navigating across the various terrains, altitudes and weather patterns. Shortly after, the cars were then convoyed to the depot to be shipped over to London. 

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United Kingdom - National Day Celebration and Flag-Off Ceremony

Our participants are having lunch while catching live telecast of National Day Parade at Rubens Hotel in London. The following day, Singapore's High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Her Excellency Ms Foo Chi Hsia flagged off the convoy of 16 cars for the 92-day London-Singapore Expedition Drive.

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Germany - Cologne, Baden-Baden, Konstaz and Munich

The next leg of the trip, Germany! After taking a car ferry into Calais Ferry Terminal and driving into Cologne, the group arrived in Germany. Passing by Cologne Cathedral, the group headed southeastwards, passing by Baden-Baden and iconic Blackforest, and the city of Konstaz and arriving in Munich. 

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Austria - Salzburg, Vienna

After 6 days in Germany, the convoy crossed into Salzburg, more commonly known as the birthplace of Mozart in Austria. The participants also had dinner with Mr Rayner Gan, First Secretary, Singapore Permanent Mission to the United Nations Office and Other International Organisations in Vienna, Austria.

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Croatia - Zagreb, Zadar, Trogir, Dubrovnik

For the next leg of the expedition, the convoy moved onto Croatia, stopping by Zagreb the capital of Croatia. There, the convoy moved southwards to Zadar and subsequently travelled alongside the coastline close to Adriatic sea, passing by Trogir and Dubrovnik, cities that have an exceptional history and rich in cultural heritage. 

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Albania & Greece - Meteora, Thessaloniki, Alexandroupoli

Moving southward from Croatia, the convoy passed by Montenegro and Albania, before arriving in Greece on August 25th. Notable stopovers in Greece include the rock formation and Eastern Orthodox monasteries in Meteora -  a UNESCO World Heritage site, Thessaloniki - a coastal city dating back to 315 BC with a history Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman origins as evident from its architectural influences. 

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Turkey - Istanbul, Safranbolu, Cappadocia, Mardin

The next leg of the trip, Turkey! Crossing into Turkey via the Kipi Border Crossing Point, the convoy continued southwest, passing by notable locations such as istanbul, Safranbolu, Cappadocia, where participants experienced a hot air balloon ride and Mount Nemrut, one of the most iconic sights of Turkey and a UNESCO world heritage site. After Mount Nemrut, the convoy proceeded to Mardin, an enchanting city with its beautiful architecture, archaeological wonders and historical heritage as evident from its Assyrians, Persians, Romans, Byzantines and Ottoman influences.

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Iran - Tabriz, Tehran, Isfahan, Shiraz, Yazd, Ferdows, Mashhad

The expedition from London to Singapore is almost halfway into its journey, and the convoy crossed into another landmark country, Iran. Starting from Tabriz, the convoy passed by the famous rainbow mountains, known worldwide for its amazing golden and copper colors of when the Sun shines at the right angle.

The convoy then moved on the Iran’s capital Tehran, visiting iconic locations such as Golestan Palace, National Musuem and Grand Bazaar of Tehran.  

After a 4.5 hr drive, the convoy moved onto Isfahan, once one of the largest and most important cities in central Asia along the silk road, with visits to Meidan Emam, a UNESCO world heritage site in the city centre, surrounded by the Royal Mosque, the Mosque of Sheykh Lotfollah, and the 15th-century Timurid palace; Si-o-Seh Pol (The Bridge of 33 Arches), highly ranked as being one of the most famous examples of Safavid bridge design created since 1602.

Shiraz is the next destination in Iran, widely known as the city of poets, literature, wine  and flowers, and then Yazd, a city of the desert. It may not have the big-ticket sights of Esfahan or Shiraz, but, with its atmospheric alleyways and centuries of history, it exceeds both in its capacity to enchant.

Rounding off the expedition in Iran, the convoy passed by the city of Ferdows, and Mashhad, Iran’s holiest and second largest city, famously known for the Holy shrine of Imam Reza.

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Turkmenistan - Ashgabat, Darvaza

Following Iran, the expedition crossed into central Asia, specifically Turkmenistan, a well known stop along the ancient Silk Road. Starting from the Ashgabat, the capital of Turkmenistan, the expedition visited attractions such as Ashgabat National museum of history, Independence Park and Ertugrul Gazi Mosque.

The convoy then proceeded to Darvaza, located in the middle of the Karakum Desert, about 260 km north from Ashgabat. There, the members camped overnight and stay in a yurt near the Darvaza gas crater. The Darvaza gas crater also known as the Door to Hell or Gates of Hell, is a natural gas field collapsed into an underground cavern located in Darvaza, that has been burning since 1971.

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Uzbekistan - Khiva, Bukhara, Samarkand, Tashkent, Andijan

Continuing their journey of Central Asia in end September, the expedition Left Turkmenistan and entered Uzbekistan, via Khiva, once a city along the ancient Silk Road.

After a 460 km drive from Khiva, the convoy reached Bukhara, a city dating largely from 9th to 17th centuries with well-preserved mosques, madrassas, and bazaars.

Next, the convoy stopped over at Samarkand, a city in Uzbekistan known for its mosques and mausoleums, and an important stopover, along the ancient trade route linking China to the Mediterranean. Prominent landmarks include the Registan, a plaza bordered by 3 ornate, majolica-covered madrassas dating to the 15th and 17th centuries, and Gur-e-Amir, the towering tomb of Timur (Tamerlane), founder of the Timurid Empire.

The stay in Uzbekistan would not be complete without a trip to Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan, known for its museums and mix of modern and Soviet-era architecture, and Andijan, one of the oldest cities in the region dating back to the 7th and 8th centuries.

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Kyrgyzstan - Toktogul, Bishkek

The next leg of the expedition in Central Asia brings the convoy to Kyrgyzstan. From Toktogul, the convoy travelled to Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan, covering a total distance of 350 km along one of the most scenic routes in the expedition. En route, they drove passed by over 2 mountains range, including the picturesque Tian Shan Mountains, with altitudes reaching up to 3500 m and the temperature dropping to 2 C.

At Bishkek, the expedition members explore the various bazaars, and various landmarks in the capital such as victory monument, ala-too square and oak park.

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Kazakhstan - Almaty, Zharkent

Rounding off the final phase of the Central Asia journey, the convoy crossed from Kyrgyzstan to Almaty, Kazakhstan's largest metropolis, and a major trading and cultural hub. The expedition members also visited Sunkar Raptor Falcon Sanctuary Eagles, and were treated to a display of falconry and performances by trained birds of prey.

Leaving Almaty, the convoy continued eastwards toward Zharkent, visited an Uyghur village where they rested and prepare for the crossing into Xinjiang, China.

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China - Xin Jiang, Xi'An, Gan Su

Moving on from Central Asia, the convoy travelled to China. Starting from Xin Jiang, they covered a 200km drive from Urumqi to Turufan, where they visited the Karez irrigation system and Gao Chang ancient city.

The convoy then visited Dunhuang, an important city in ancient Silk Road, and had a fun camel riding session at Mingsha Mountain. Thereafter, they drove along Hexi Corridor, which is a long and narrow accumulation plain in the northwest of Gan Su. En route, they passed by Xi’An, best known as hometown of Terra-cotta warriors and horses and as capital city of 13 dynasties and kingdoms.

Leaving China, the convoy continued their journey toward Chiang Rai, Thailand!






After spending 22 days in China, the convoy drove a little closer towards our homeland, the Land of Smiles – Thailand!

Our participants started their Thailand expedition from Chiang Rai, visiting the Mae Salong Morning Market. After a morning walk around the market, they treated themselves to a fresh cup of iced coffee during a visit at a tea and coffee plantation! Leaving Chiang Rai, they navigated towards Phitsanulok, where they visited another marketplace – Sam Chok Market. En route, they did a little shopping spree in Bangkok, before moving off to Chumpon and Hat Yai.

As we look forward to the convoy journey’s back to Singapore on 7 November 2019, where we will be holding a Homecoming Celebration for them, the convoy is expected to reach Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for a night’s stay before coming back home!

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Malaysia + Homecoming Celebration

Leaving Thailand, the convoy navigated towards Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Our participants spent a night in Kuala Lumpur, chilling at a bar whilst viewing the famous Petronas Twin Towers, before heading back to our homeland for the Homecoming Celebration at AA Centre.

AA Singapore is very honoured to have the Homecoming Celebration, held on 7 November 2019, graced by Mr Melvin Yong, MP for Tanjong Pagar GRC and Her Excellency, Ms Kara Owen, British High Commissioner to Singapore. We are also extremely delighted that all participants made their way back home safe and sound. Cheers to all the participants who made this London-Singapore 92-day Expedition Drive successful!

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