Perak has launched its very first Perak International Bike Week (PIBW) as an annual state event on November 3 in conjunction with HRH Sultan Nazrin’s Birthday which is celebrated on the first Friday of November every year.
During the launching, state exco for Tourism, Arts Culture, Communication and Multimedia, Dato’ Nolee Ashilin Mohammed Radzi said PIBW has the potential to bring riders and fans of motorbikes to come and visit Ipoh.
“Take a look at the turnout today. We have riders and visitors coming from Thailand, Singapore, Brunei, Indonesia, Australia and even from United Kingdom! This will definitely contribute to the number of visitors to Perak,” said Nolee after the event.
PIBW 2017 was an idea by Perak Biker Clubs (Apps Biker) where they worked together with another ten clubs with a mission to promote Perak among motorcycle riders. According to the programme chairperson, Azmi Hashim, is team and he decided to launch the programme on the same day of HRH’s birthday to make it more special.
“We have 80 helmets that is written with ‘Daulat Tuanku’ as a sign of respect towards His Royal Highness, Sultan Nazrin,” added Azmi.
The three-day event that began on November 3 to 5 saw over 25,000 visiting the affair that was held at Amanjaya square. Some of the activities held included competitions for Best Bike, Best Custom Bike, Best Kapcai and motorbike performance by the Road Transportation Department Malaysia.
Among performances happening during the event were a Chinese Dance Performance by school students and Sewang Dance by the Orang Asli community. PIBW 2017 also held a special lucky draw session where Ahmad Asrul Shaari brought home a Modenas v15 bike.