Another week, another fancy number plate series. This time, it’s UP, which officially stands for Unique Plates, although there are many other possibilities. “Up your health, wealth and luck with UP carplates,” the sales pitch goes.

Open to all Malaysians and organisations, the UP plate series goes from 1 to 999. It is registered with the Road Transport Department (JPJ) as a fundraiser for the Malaysia Basketball Association (MABA). Funds raised from the sales of the number plates will go to MABA to support the players and future basketball programmes, it is claimed.

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The minimum bid for UP 1 is RM200,000 and most of the other single digit plates have minimum bids of RM100,000, except for UP 4, which starts from RM50,000. A few numbers are listed as sold – UP 13 for RM15,000, UP 18 for RM30,000 and UP 23 for RM28,000 are among those that are taken. Bids for normal numbers start from RM500.

Recent special plates introduced include G1G-G999G, X, XX, YY, UU, GTR, GG, SAM, K1M, T1M, A1M, US, SMS, NBOS, NAAM, VIP, G, GT, U, Y, PERFECT, PATRIOT and FB by JPJ itself.