Hi aera51, i`m from s`pore too.
V1s2 is a great car. But, from what i`ve gathered, many "grow out of the car" pretty fast .
Accessibility for parts in S`pore is best with HPI & Kyosho. If u`re looking for a car to start with, like me, i`ve got the FW05T. It`s reliable and comes with 2 speed. only thing is that it comes RTR. But besides leaning on my experience alone (i`m only a noob), u should go down to the track 1 day and check out with our local drivers. Many are friendly and willing to help.
Unfortunaly brands like associate ,Yokomo and most other European brands are not found in this part of the world.
Just my 2 cents.
Hope this helps.