Greetings from Malaysia

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by griffin146, Oct 22, 2009.

  1. griffin146

    griffin146 Coming in Hot.....

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    This is my first ride report here and the only reason i'm posting is to say a big thank you to all the inmates here for making me curse my luck every day at work :D .
    I've been reading so many RR's here , and there are some truly epic ones ,with fantastic pics and a view of the world and people which i've never got from any conventional media.So here are some pictures of my part of the world and maybe someday i can show it to you personally.

    Recently i managed to get a few days off from work and an even more difficult task , i managed to get a few days pass from the interior ministry (read wife :clap ).

    I've been taking day rides all over the place but for the first time ever i managed to get 3 days 2 nights to my self to ride.Oh yeah !!!


    Compared to the ride reports i enjoy so much this is nothing but
    i guess you've got to start somewhere.I took a 3D2N ride from ,D1 Kl-Gerik -Banding
    Lake-Gerik ~ 440km. D2 Gerik - Kuantan via Kelantan and Terengganu ~ 550km.
    D3 Kuantan - Home ~ 260km.I left home early on Saturday to bright sunshine(very
    important as its been raining the past 2 weeks).And surprisingly there was 3 days of great weather.Took the NS highway to Kuala Kangsar and then the trunk roads to Gerik.
    Checked in and took a ride to Banding Lake.I had to see the lake on the first day as the next
    day was going to be brutal.

    On the second day i rode from the state of Perak-Kelantan-Pahang.That was a real test of my endurance.8 hours on the bike.3 states and thank god for my Airhawk seat as the roads were all B roads
    .Reached Kuantan around 3pm and checked into the Hyatt again.I actually wanted to stay at Cherating Beach but the pictures of the hotels were not very bike friendly.Had a nice long soak, a nice long massage and a nice long dinner.After some medicinal spirits :freaky it was time to retire.

    Left the next day for home.After the previous days ride ,the ride home of 260km of highway was over in an instant.Total trip 1,234km .More smilies than miles : )


    Top of the pic is Thailand.Left is Indonesia and below is Singapore.
    Eventhough it was a relatively short trip it stil covered the northern half
    of peninsular Malaysia
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    On the north south highway near Bukit Beruntung.
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    View of Ipoh from the hills
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    Closer....
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    Nice surroundings in the rest stop.
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    View of whats to come.
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    Finally the road to Gerik.Excellent roads , mainly long sweepers.
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    Beautiful top gear sweepers
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    Lake Raban on the way to Gerik.
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    Virgin jungle surrounds you.
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    As it was a public holiday a lot of bikers were out and about
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    Nice peak in the distance.
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    Stayed at Gerik rest house as the Banding lake resort was full.

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    Nice room though.
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    Left my bags and rode to Banding Lake.Really nice and big.
    The road to get here was 40km of twisties from Gerik.This after
    a few hours ride.Woohoo.:super
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    Its so spread out i could only photograph parts of it.
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    Halfabusa resting. :D
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    More lake
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    Army camp next to the lake.Nice amoured car.
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    WTF ?????? Seriously??........it says - Caution wild elephant !
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    Love these roads.
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    And the scenery.
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    Coffee anyone? :D
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    When i got back to my room there was an evil helmet gremlin waiting for me.
    Managed to catch the bugger :huh
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    On the way to Kelantan the next day.Again ,virgin jungle
    and twisties .oh yeah.
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    Climbing up the Titiwangsa Range.
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    View behind the bike from the previous pic.Hills above the clouds
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    At the top of the Titiwangsa.Beautiful huh?
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    Interesting rock formation
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    Somewhere in Kelantan.A short break
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    Third stop in Terengganu.Nice coastal roads all the way to Kuantan.
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    See the Airhawk seat.Without it i would have not made it this far.
    Quaint village houses in the background.
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    After 8 hours and 550km of B/trunk roads i finally reach Kuantan.
    Now Hafabusa can rest in the bike friendly private parking
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    After a bath and a massage i had the best calamari and lasangna EVER.
    Here..

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    View from the Italian restaurant
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    Had a well deserved rest and left the next morning for home
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    A break along the east west highway
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    Going to go up in life soon.
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    I've never ever seen Genting Highlands so clearly before.Ever!!
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    Reached home tired but happy.
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    This trip has been long in planning due to the nature of my stupid work
    Thanks to my wife and it being a public holiday ,i got to indulge.
    Hope you enjoyed this journey with me as i have so many times with you
    all.
    Cheers.:freaky


    p.s here are some pics from some other rides

    Sepang gold coast
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    Batu Dam ( i've no idea what those things are)
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    lots of this :evil

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    Chamang waterfalls
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    Teluk Batik
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    Restaurant with a view of the whole Kuala Lumpur
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    closer.....(this is the extreme right of the previous pic)
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    And finally your new inmate :puke1
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    Thats all for now guys.Ride safe.
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  2. Questor

    Questor More Undestructable

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    Nice! :clap

    Thanks for a peek into a part of the world I have never been to.

    Perhaps some day... :tb
    Q~
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  3. coop

    coop Narkyhippo

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    Nice, looks like a good place to ride.
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  4. Direktor

    Direktor Been here awhile

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    Nice RR and thanks for posting pics form you part of the world. :thumb
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  5. battep

    battep Perty

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    Nice one :clap

    We did a similar trip in 1970! I was a little too young to ride or drive then but it is great to see some shots from Malaysia. I would love to go back.

    Thanks
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  6. GB

    GB . Administrator

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    Welcome aboard and thanks for giving us a bit of tour of Malaysia! :thumb
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  7. Edmond Dantès

    Edmond Dantès The Kanto Pain

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    I did some brilliant diving off the coast of Kota Bharu on the Thai border years ago. Sure was some beautiful sea.
    The roads going up north from KL were good at first and then got progressively worse further up north. This is going back a few years and I am sure things have changed. The roads in your RR look tip-top all the way. I need to revisit Malaysia.
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    Nice Kwaka, is that the ZX636R ? I am loving the rear-shock action on the bike. Totally cool! Looks like a very good choice of machine for those roads.:clap
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  8. zadok

    zadok Long timer

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    Great report. I've just been over to Malaysia and am quite impressed. Langkawi in particular.:D
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  9. griffin146

    griffin146 Coming in Hot.....

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    Edmond wrote
    ----------its a ninja650r AKA ER6F
    and the roads are ok.I mainly got the good spots as i didnt stop at the bad patches.
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  10. Edmond Dantès

    Edmond Dantès The Kanto Pain

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    ER-6f...oops, sorry :huh
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  11. Brute

    Brute Melbourne , outer east .

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    Memories , I lived & worked in KL for a few years , nice place , nice people .
    Very busy roads in KL .
    Salamat Malam .
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  12. Pedro Navaja

    Pedro Navaja Long timer

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    Nice to see a report on Malaysia, one of my favorite places. Been to KL, Miri, Penang, and caught an F1 at Sepang a few years ago. I hope to get back soon. Thanks for the posting the pics too! :thumb
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  13. sandgroper

    sandgroper Long timer

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    Thanks for the great pictures and story, have been to KL a few times but never up to the Gentling highlands. Sounds like a place to visit.
    cheers, ed
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  14. griffin146

    griffin146 Coming in Hot.....

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    Thanks guys , for the kind words .If ever any of you are here let me know /pm and my door will always be open with a cold one at hand.
    Cheers.
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  15. Constipated Face

    Constipated Face Been here awhile

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    Hi! A neighbour from down south here. :wave
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  16. griffin146

    griffin146 Coming in Hot.....

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    Constipated face wrote
    Hi bro and thanks :D
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  17. oz_mick

    oz_mick Been here awhile

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    I lived two years in Malaysia Butterworth and Penang... Really enjoyed the pics and seeing Malaysia again


    Thankssssss

    Mick
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