According to its managing director, Zamari Muhyi, the motorcyclists’ visit from Kelantan was in conjunction with the Merdeka Ride programme which started yesterday at Rantau Panjang, Kelantan.
“This programme has a symbolic representation of the patriotic spirit in the celebration of the 63rd National Day,” he told reporters after the release event for participants of the programme.
“The Kelantan Bikers chose Kellie’s Castle as the location of Perak’s independence history exploration trail before moving on to Penang,” Zamari added
The convoy involved branded motorcycles such as BMW, Kawasaki Yamaha and Honda. It was headed by Dato’ Seri Nik Roslan Omar, a patron of Kelantan Bikers.
The independence exploration started yesterday (August 28) which lasts till National Day (August 31), with collaborative efforts from Tourism Malaysia (East Coast), RTM Kelantan and the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM).
“I’m thankful for the opportunity to visit Perak which has a multitude of historical artifacts left behind during the British colonial era,” Nik Roslan expressed.
“Perak isn’t only famous for production of tin ore, but also as one of the main international rubber manufacturers,” he added. “Our visit to Kellie’s Castle blew us away with its scenic nature and took us back to Malaya’s age of glory.
“It’s now one of the iconic tourism destinations in Perak and we’ll be back for another visit one day,” Nik Roslan mentioned.
The convoy will also visit Selangor, Putrajaya, Pahang and Terengganu.