Song Kong Beng

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Song Kong Beng
1.5 rating based on 12,345 ratings
Overall rating: 1.5 out of 5 based on 17 reviews.

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Mess up my schedule

MY advice is don't learn from him unless u r those full time student got lots of time on hand. He always mess up schedule and cancel my lesson
- 9N1Y9N1Y

Don't even bother

Very irresponsible instructor. I got lucky to pass on my first attempt with him, but I needed the help of my dad and YouTube. He expects you to know everything magically, especially in the circuit, and says a lot of confidence shattering comments. Always late for at least 10 minutes and always tends to forget your lessons. If you are a slow or step-by-step learner, my advice to you is to steer away from him. His explanations are as good as useless. Also, if you are learning 3A, his car is a small mazda 2, and every 1 out of 3 lessons we will have to make a stop to pump petrol. Simply annoying, because he doesn't pay back the 10 minutes spent at the petrol kiosk. He also doesn't pay attention when you're driving, and perhaps the most pissing part about this guy is that he cares more about the cosmetic and functional condition of his half-past-six car than sincerely helping you to improve on your weak areas. I got very lucky because I sought external help. Having him alone is risky. JUST STAY CLEAR FROM HIM!
- Unhappy


he is a con artist, asking you to pay 300 in advance for 10 circuits lessons... his brother is way better than him though.
- butoboy


He's an irresponsible instructor. He tend to forget your lesson and you need to give him constant reminders few days before your practical lessons. If not you might just waste your whole day for nothing waiting for him. He doesn't initiate to teach circuit skills, you gotta ask him to book the lessons for you then he will book. Initially he told me I don't have to spend so much money going in circuit so many times, but when my test is approaching, he told me I need minimum 10 circuit lessons and asked me to transfer him money before he proceed to book circuit lessons for you. He tend to direct you while you're driving at the very last min when you're at the traffic light which might cause inconvenience to other drivers on road. I encountered a few times where he asked me to turn right and after I turned, he claimed that he ask me to turn left. During the lessons, he always use his phone and it's as good as you paying him the money and driving on your own. He's the worst instructor I've encountered and it was le driving instructors Singapore that recommended me to him. Previously he had many complaints from what I heard from the operator after I complained. So why the hell did they even recommend me to him?! So much for giving feedbacks yet the instructor is still the same. I demand a refund but they claimed that they can't do so because the circuit lessons have been paid. So it's as good as I'm paying all these while for nothing.
- Frustrated Singaporean

Shitty instructor

I wouldn't give a single star if it were possible. Wasted time and learnt crucial things only minutes before my test. Tends not to remember your progress and isn't very helpful at all. Constantly on his phone and gives last minute directions. Shameless as well, time wasted with him. Will not recommend at all.
- Timewasted

Pros and Cons: Mediocre

He has some certain tips about passing the tests. His car has all the marking so you can remember how to align for different driving actions which is quite helpful. There are also list of common test routes and most important points to note during test. I'm not sure if others PDI has the same or not because I only learned from him. I did pass on my first try, which I think it's partially from his lesson but also from my luck on the day with a kind test conductor. Yes, he's quite careless in the lesson, lots of message, phone calls, reading news. From about lesson 5th onward when you can manage, it feels like just renting his car for 90% of the time. Some cancellation and late show from time to time. He has his brother to substitute as well but his brother is much better teacher with method and care. Overall, nothing special, slightly below average. But it can be your choice if you have no other and you need pick up/drop off from Hougang MRT!
- James


Passed on my first attempt. 2points. Says it all. 🙂
- Patrik

Horrible comments

Guess today he not in gd mood. When i make some mistakes, he gives hurtful comment "u must b giving birth too much till no brain!" I don't recommend to take him if you need a patient instructor. He will accuse u for not picking up the phone (my phone not even rang!). He has put aeroplane on me 2 times... is he reliable or nice? I guess u can read all the comments from others. He will demoralized u till u don feel like learning driving.
- Pjbs


MR Song was my only instructor,that was 11yrs ago. My driving schedule was always punctual and he took a lot of effort to guide me and gave me many tips. No doubt, i managed to pass on second attempt! I remembered he tried to get circuit slot that fit my schedule. Maybe nowadays, too many students he took in a day and schedule mixed up.
- Michael/Nickey

Don't waste your time and money!

It was my first time taking driving lessons from him and his brother. Totally wasted my money because I always get different teachers (between the two brothers) and both of them taught different things and review my progress differently. I wasn't making any improvements at all. Yes, they are nice people but I have been learning the same thing over and over again because the "clash" of lessons. When I texted him to book my lessons, there were no replies. When he is teaching, he's constantly on the phone; making appointments and writing on his book.
- zero

Not too great of an instructor

I remember Mr Song being my driving instructor years back (about 3 years back) and it was quite a bad experience to be honest. Looking at the reviews now I'd say he hasn't changed much. He doesn't remember what he had taught you, and yet is strict as hell sometimes but at the same time he can't be bothered at all. By at all I mean, I remember him watching youtube videos while I drove and him being kinda mean to me (saying I was a bad student, kinda hitting me with a rolled up newspaper when he was pissed off etc)... just don't waste your time, I'm sure there are far better (and cheaper) driving instructors out there
- sigh

Waste of money and time

Like everyone else on this forum, I have to say, Song is a terrible terrible instructor. He does gives tips and times but whenever you’re unsure and check with him again, it seems like you’re talking alien language and he rarely gives back the answers you want. My very first lesson with him got cancelled because he had placed me and another student in the same time slot. I thought its only this time but it happened to me 2 other time as well. I have to complain for him to take extra note of it. But i still have to give him calls a day before lesson to remind him. His brother is a muuch better instructor but I was always pushed to Mr song cause he claimed to be ‘ full-time’ and he sucked. Have yet to take my driving test, its in 10days. I estimated around 21/22 lessons w them in total for around a total costs of $2000+. Goodbye my money.Goodluck to me. Do not want you to face the same thing as me please read all the reviews and not waste your money on this instructor. He sucks.
- Victim


- Messed up schedule - Switch between brother and himself ( they have different teaching techniques ) - Always on the phone. Watching series some times. Busy scheduling other driving schedules. - Last minute instructions VERY DANGEROUS - Never ever give you priority to learn parallel / vertical parking. LAST BUT NOT LEAST - I strongly advise you not to engage him. Waste of your money.

Irresponsible money scammer

I was introduced to Mr song by ledriving which I would never recommend. I had about 20 lessons under Mr song, and 95% of the time, you will be learning to drive on your own. He would only start giving crash course to you about three lessons before your TP and would give comments saying that he dare not teach too much as he is afraid that his students might get confuse. Roll eyes* why not just start teaching from the first lesson then?! He doesn't take note of your progress, he is forgetful as well (as stated in this forum). Though he would say that he went through a ITE driving course and say that he is a very good teacher, he teaches close to nothing. Roll eyes again* For TP charges, he would ask for $300 dollars in advance and then on the day of the test, he would ask for another $200plus dollars for car rental and warm up. That is $500plus dollars just to take a test. I spent about $2000 plus under him and didn't pass the test. I am glad that I decided change my instructor after. Stay away from him for your own good.
- Money fly

Horrible Instructor

I wouldn't even rate him a single star if I can. Like any other reviews, don't waste your money or time with him. Late from time to time, and doesn't compensate you for the time (charges full amount when he's late). Takes long toilet breaks. Doesn't bother to remember what he had taught you previously. Doesn't listen and answer to your questions. Dozes off at times during lessons, watches youtube videos (sometimes) but most of his time is spent scheduling other driving lessons during classes. Extremely messy schedule. Last minute instructions, and get annoyed when you can't follow. The only advantage is the pickup/dropoff at hougang MRT. Totally wasted my time & money!
- xyz

Useless with ego

Easily mess up schedule, when asked question during lesson will reply you if he feels like it, otherwise, will just keep quiet and use his phone to schedule with other student, but surprisingly when you call him he will always off his phone even when near to your lesson. Always late, but end early, driving timing always change to his liking will cancel without notice. Worst of all watching youtube videos during your lesson or sleeping.
- Useless

literally the worst

if i could give 0 stars i totally would!! i think he eats money during test period because the day before the test, i took a circuit lesson, the day of test i took another circuit lesson and in total for the test and 2 circuit lessons, i paid close to $700. when i asked what’s the huge sum for, he said “what i tell you, you just give”, what kind of terrible explanation is this???? and he always doesn’t focus during lessons, sometimes we’re approaching a junction and i ask multiple times, “turn left or right?” and he just dazed in the air. when he taught me parallel parking for the first time and i asked whether the car is straight and how to tell if it’s straight, he says “test day cannot ask tester” but how was i supposed to know if he never taught me to!! always gets off the car in circuit to talk to others and leave me helpless in the car when i have difficulties! absolutely terrible instructor with poor time management and always gets schedule mixed up! a big no go to this instructor!!
- meh

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