Sunday Morning Off-road Ride in Pontian

One Honda Super 4, a Yamaha 950XVS, a Triumph Daytona 675, a Yamaha XJ6 Diversion, and a Pulsar 200NS took a leisurely ride to Pontian on Sunday morning. None of us have been here before, but the plan for the day was to ride along a western coastal stretch which looked like it might be unpaved road on Google Maps. We thought that it’ll be fun to explore the western coast after exploring the eastern coast of Peninsular Malaysia last week.

That ~2km stretch of coastal road in Pontian.

Yup! You read it right! NONE of the bikes were built for off-road! In fact, Cheng Hui failed to inform Eddy about the off-road section and so Eddy brought along his Triump Daytona sport bike for this ride! Nope! Not a great vehicle choice for the terrain!

And so when we arrived at the mouth of the off-road stretch, Cheng Hui with his Super 4 stayed behind with Eddy and his Triumph Daytona. Siu Hon’s XJ6, Lawrence’s XVS950 and my Pulsar 200NS ventured ahead! The The Yamaha XVS950 Midnight Star – that’s a VERY gung-ho cruiser! Continue reading “Sunday Morning Off-road Ride in Pontian”

Labour Day Ride to Kg Panti, Kota Tinggi

It was a very last minute decision. Yup – it was on the morning itself that I decided to Join Sufi and Hafidz in their morning ride to Kota Tinggi and Kampung Panti – Hafidz’s hometown in Malaysia. The plan was to meet at B-Point at 0730h, and move off at 0800h.

I texted Sufi just before I left home at 0719h: “Wait for me. ETA 0800. No need breakfast. On the way.”

Yup! Told you that it was a LAST MINUTE decision. VERY last minute indeed!

Leaving B-Point and getting ready to move off towards Kota Tinggi.

It was a short and easy morning ride, and before long we reached Kota Tinggi waterfall resort. And since it was a public holiday, the place was filled with holiday-makers! As usual, we didn’t pay to get inside the waterfalls area.

The 3 bikes posing in front of the Kota Tinggi Waterfall Resort signage.

We hung around for a while before heading to Kota Tinggi town centre for some refreshing ice kachang. Continue reading “Labour Day Ride to Kg Panti, Kota Tinggi”

Sunday Morning Ride to Tanjung Sedili

What do 9 motorcycles – a Yamaha XJ6, a MaxSym 400i, a CB400 Super4, 3 CB400X, a BMW R1200RS, a NC750X and a Pulsar 200NS make? An AWESOME Sunday Morning Ride!

This week, we rode to Tg Sedili – the east coast of Kota Tinggi. Most of us have never been there before, and it looked like a great destination for a short Sunday Morning Ride.

The route we took to Tg Sedili.

We had a light breakfast at B-Point, got to know one another (many of us were meeting for the very first time), and started our ride at approximately 0750h.

Riding in the morning has its perks. The day has just Continue reading “Sunday Morning Ride to Tanjung Sedili”

Sunday morning ride to Layang-layang

I love Sundays! Especially Sunday mornings! Mostly because I get to ride! =) This Sunday, we headed to Layang-layang. This week, we have a larger group of riders – Roy, Huiqin, Naim and Muhd Rahim were on their CB400X, Zhengfang was on her MaxSYM 400, Siu Hon with his XJ6, and then me and my 200cc Pulsar. For several weeks now, I’ve been overwhelmed by larger displacement motorcycles several times my engine size. Com’on! I need some 2B riders joining me soon! =P

As usual, we met at B-Point for a light roti breakfast and spent some time getting to know one another. Some of us were meeting each other for the first time.

We took the route via Kota Tinggi to Layang-layang.

At 0800h, we started our journey a little later than usual. And by the time we got to the back roads, the Continue reading “Sunday morning ride to Layang-layang”

Sunday Morning Ride to Ranggam

Woohoo! Another Sunday Morning Ride! This weekend, we headed to Renggam in Johor! It was the same three bikes of three different license classes again – my Pulsar 200NS, a Honda CB400X, and a Yamaha XJ6 Diversion.

As usual, we met up at B-Point for breakfast, geared up, set our GPS’es to avoid motorways and toll roads, and off we went!

The route we took to Renggam.

And we all agreed that this was one of the nicest ride we had together as a group. It had everything – from the cold morning, to foggy roads, to nice scenic fields, to train crossings, to some easy twisties, fantastic straight roads, factories, prison, army camp, and a beautiful weather!

Oil palm harvesting.
Some nice straight roads enroute to Renggam.
Don’t you just love these roads? =)

Oh…and the train crossing…

The 3 bikes stopping for a cuppa teh-o-ice and some roti kaya after a nice morning ride.

Sunday morning ride to Sungai Rengit

Another Sunday morning ride! This time, we headed to Sg Rengit – near Desaru. Thankfully, the weather was beautiful! As usual, we rendezvous 7am at B-Point, JB, for a light breakfast before the ride.

There were supposed to be 4 bikes this morning. But at 6:30am, I got the following message:

“Sorry bro, cannot join you this morning.”

Okay, 1 down – 3 to go.

And then, as we were about to finish our roti prata breakfast, another message came in at 0720h:

“Broz, just woke up. Sorry”

-_-

So it was just 2 of us left…

Leaving B-Point after breakfast.

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Sunday morning ride to Kota Tinggi

3 crazy guys with 3 motorcycles of 3 license classes decided to do a wet Sunday morning ride. My Pulsar 200NS was joined by a Honda CB400X and a Yamaha XJ6 Diversion and we rendezvous 7am at B-Point, Johor Bahru for a quick roti and teh (tea) breakfast before we made our way towards the Kota Tinggi waterfall resort.

Our goal wasn’t the destination. It was the ride. And despite waking up to a raining sky before the sun was out, the only person who backed out was a planned pillion.

The 3 Sunday Morning Riders in their wet gear. The smiles on their faces suggests that the wet weather did little to dampen the riding pleasure.

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Sunday Morning Ride to Tg Piai (Again!)

Yet another sgBikerBoy Sunday Morning Ride! Running out of ideas for nearby places to ride to, we decided to head to Tanjung Piai again. Anyway, it’s been almost a year since I last rode there. But for my riding buddy, Siu Hon, this was a first experience for him. Anyway, like they say, it’s not about the destination, but it’s all about the ride.

So, my 200cc Pulsar and Siu Hon’s recently acquired 600cc Yamaha XJ6 Diversion met at B-Point, Johor Bahru. We settled for a quick breakfast before setting off. In the previous ride there, I used Waze to guide me. Waze seem to suggest a more conservative route – sticking to the main roads, heading to Pontian before turning south towards Kukup and Tg Piai. For this ride, we decided to use Google Maps instead. Google Maps seem to suggest a shorter (faster?) route that will take us through some really minor roads. Hey! We’re on motorcycles! After all, what can be more fun than taking the small roads right?

The Google Maps route to Tg Piai.

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Sun Morning Ride to Kampong Lor Buangkok

Kampong Lorong Buangkok – probably the last surviving kampong in Singapore. Kampong (or ‘kampung’) literally translates to ‘village’ from the Malay language, and is typically used to describe a laid back, rural, Malay-style village where single-story buildings with zinc or attap-leaf roof dwellings reside. Roads in a kampong are typically minimally developed or undeveloped.

The dirt road leading into Kampong Lorong Buangkok.
The dirt road leading into Kampong Lorong Buangkok.

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Sun Morning Ride to Bukit Brown

It was an impromptu ride. I woke up at 5:30am this morning, and after reading the morning papers, I got bored at home and decided to go for a morning ride. As I was aimlessly wandering around Singapore, and idea struck me – Bukit Brown!

Bukit Brown is a cemetery site that has caused some controversies some years back when the government of Singapore announced plans to build a a road through some part of the grave site, resulting in the necessitating of the destruction and exhumation of some 5,000 graves. Nevertheless, the public debate on the site seem to have simmered. But I’ve never had the opportunity to visit the place. Until today.

The location of Bukit Brown Cemetery seem to lie at the intersection between the two lines joining the tips of Singapore.
The location of Bukit Brown Cemetery seem to lie at the intersection between the two lines joining the tips of Singapore.

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