Monday, November 14, 2011

Solo Ride to Muar, Johor (Descend @ Sg Buloh R&R after that to Labis & Muar)

Last 12 November 2011, there was VOG event "Kembara Rentas Desa" (Cross-Country Ride). It was day ride event.. I can't join the ride because I need to attend a wedding receptions @ Muar, Johor on the same day... So disappointed!! .. But I know that there will be another ride like this in the future... Since I cannot participate in this ride, I had been with them @ Sg Buloh R&R during the flag off..
There were 41 bikes all together join the ride..

Me oso having breakfast with them @ Sungai Buloh R & R

Shahadan, Chon, Skin & Fuad also cannot join the ride but they also come during flag-off

Spotted Yamaha Super Tenere Sport Touring Bike.. Nice bike huh??!!

Two lady bikers.. Azuna & Bunge also join the ride.. Salute to both of u!!

8.40am.. The rain had stopped. The road must be slippery.. Pray to be safe..

Photo with Bro Fuad & Bro Anuar

41 bikes start riding to the north.. Me alone ride to the South...

Rest @ Ayer Keroh Flyover
Just me with the bike, the phone, drinks & box of Marlboro
Photo taken on the skirt of Gunung Ledang, Johor. Huge landslide...

Ride to Muar on the next day...
Arrived @ Muar..!! My Mother's hometown.. Muar is one of the cities situated at around 179 kilometre from Johor Bahru. It's a town and port on the south-western coast of West Malaysia. Muar also known as Bandar Maharani for most of the local people staying there. It's popular for its delicious and inexpensive foods served by food stalls and restaurants. Muar is also known for its agricultural products. The main natural products that are commercially produced are palm oil, gambier, mangosteen, rambutan and durian. Palm oil have become the main agriculture product as the Johor government promotes plantation of Palm Oil trees through out the state of Johor.

Based on my reading, some say the name "Muar" comes from the word 'muara', a word from the Malay Sunda language, meaning ‘a very wide river pouring into the sea’. Still others believe that it comes from the Hindu words munu, meaning ‘three’, and ar, meaning ‘river’. The ancient peoples of India had come to Muar looking for gold, but instead found the confluence of the rivers Muar, Serting and Pahang, similar to the ones they had at home. They named this place Muar to remind them of their beloved homeland. Muar was established, years before Melaka came into being. Muar played a role in resisting the Portuguese occupation of Malacca in 1511. In response to attacks from the Portuguese fleet, the Bentayan fort was built by the Sultan of Malacca to repel seaborne invasions. When the Portuguese conquered Melaka in 1511, its Sultan and his entourage had escaped to Muar.
Junction to my mother's village...

Arrived @ the wedding. 5 minutes after that the bride reached.

The Groom also known in malay as Raja Sehari (Sultan of the day) watching @ my V.. "Hmm..Sexy..".. wakakak!!

A Silat Display....During the Sultanate rules in the the Tanah Melayu, pencak silat was performed for the Sultan to showcase the martial art skills of the Panglima or Malay warrior. Silat Pengantin although similar in movements with the combative form of pencak silat is today performed with much grace at Malay weddings, where newlyweds are perceived to be Raja Sehari or the Sultan for the day. Silat pengantin is performed as a welcome gesture for the bridal couple when they arrived at the groom's house for the Bersanding Ceremony.

Silat Pengantin also known as Silat Pulut

As usual on my family gathering.. Perfomance by my untie & uncle.. Love them so much!!

Going back to KL.. Samui 8 @ Bandar Maharani (Muar)

For most of the travellers visiting Muar, it's a must to stroll along the tree lined Jalan Tanjung, where Jalan Tanjung is actually along the river mouth located on the south side. Besides along the river side, Muar is actually a town situated strategically on the Muar River where originally, many believe that the Muar River actually contributed to the growth of Muar due to the fact, where Muar River is a natural means of transportation in the early days.

Background: The Majiestic Masjid Jamek 2. The first Masjid Jamek Muar completed construction in 1887. In the 1920s, a committee was formed to consider building a new Masjid Jamek for Muar. Following a bid to raise funds from the public, the committee in charge of building the new mosque successfully raised RM10,000 for the purpose. The committee then put forward the people's aspiration to the Sultan and obtained the royal consent. In 1925, works to construct Masjid Jamek Sultan Ibrahim began. Five years later, in 1930, the mosque was completed and was officially opened by Johor's Menteri Besar, Dato Mustafa bin Jaafar. Masjid Jamek Sultan Ibrahim is located along Jalan Petri, close to mouth of Muar River.

The majestic Masjid Jamek 2 - the second mosque (built in 1999), a replica of the Masjid Jamek Sultan Ibrahim is a breathtaking sight. It was built on the opposite bank of Muar River in Tanjung Agas. The two mosques formed a spectacular landmark, especially for those who enter Muar from the river mouth. Masjid Jamek 2 was completed in 1999 and can accommodate 5,000 Muslim congregations. You saw the bicycle? The rider was the photographer.. He offer himself to take my photo...

Me on the Sultan Ismail Bridge. The construction of bridge began in 1960 under the Malayan Public Works Department (JKR- ngeeee!! my employer..!!) and was completed in 1962. The bridge was officially opened by the late Sultan of Johor, Almarhum Sultan Ismail, and is officially named Jambatan Sultan Ismail.

Somewhere @ Muar

Riding back to KL

Entering Hiway..To KL...

When i arrived home, this is wat happen to my original tyre.... huhuhu..

Total riding distance = 575km


  1. nice write up and surely nice pics too.....keep it bro...

  2. balek muo kasi taw lagi bro haha

  3. Are you paying more than $5 / pack of cigarettes? I'm buying all my cigs over at Duty Free Depot and I'm saving over 70% from cigarettes.