Saturday, 21 June 2008


It is nice to have a four wheel drive vehicle. Especially a Toyota Hilux, Fortuner, Prado, Land Cruiser and so on. If you fully understand and use its capability to your advantage, you are miles steps further. That’s the aim of the NBT 4WD Basic Training conducted by Gemilang Association Tutong.

The 6th NBT 4WD Basic Training was held on Sunday 15 June 2008 at Kampong Tanjong Maya Tutong. The Guest of Honour for the opening was the Assisstant District Officer Tutong, YM Hj Muhammad Suffian bin Hj Bungsu. YM Hj Ayub bin Hj Suhaili opened the course and conducted theoretical lessons on the basics of four wheel driving.

Subsequently, participants observed a demonstration of the Pre-departure checks and wheel changing procedures by Romeo Idung and other instructors. Participants took the opportunity to get hands on practice on the procedures.

Participants pratice

Participants then learned driving techniques on Sand, hilly and mud terrain at the training areas nearby.

Single Snatch Strap Recovery practice

Initial brief on Hilly and Mud Terrain driving training


“I couldn’t believe I got through the route with my new 4wd Toyota Fortuner today. The loose sand and the rugged hilly and muddy ground could easily bogged down a vehicle. I won’t be able to go through this ground If I have not attended this training and with a normal car. I now understand what my new 4WD is capable of and the knowledge of 4WD”. These were the words of Shapur Nizam, who attended the training. Shapur owned a Toyota Fortuner and has a strong interest to further his understanding and skill of four wheel driving. He was really happy and thankfull as he was invited by NBT Toyota to attend the training. Not to miss the fun, Shapur was accompanied by his lovely wife.

The 6th NBT 4WD Basic Training ended with the typical tutong kampong style dishes Lunch and followed by certificate presentation to participants by the NBT Toyota General Sales Manager YM Awg Hj Sahrum bin Hj Kadir.

Group photo at Sand Driving Area