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Top Tips When Cycling In Malaysia

Posted on August 10th, by joanna in Unexplored. No Comments

This article was first published on beautynthebikes.wordpress.com All photographs curtesy of Robert Tan

If you’ve read our interview with Robert Tan and friends, you’ll realise that this group of seniors have a wealth of experience to share about cycling in Malaysia (and in general). These 60 to 70 year olds have probably seen more roads, discovered cultures and fixed more flat tires than we have combined. We extracted some of the best advice we’ve heard, while chatting with them. Listen up!

1. Map out a tentative route that you will be taking and note down possible accommodation along the way. Do check with the accommodation whether they have a safe storage place for your bicycles or if you can keep them in your room.

2. Malaysia has quite an extensive homestay network as the country is promoting homestays as an alternative to hotels or hostels. … Read More »



An Inspiring Journey Through Malaysia On Bicycle

Posted on August 10th, by joanna in Unexplored. No Comments

This article was first published on beautynthebikes.wordpress.com All photographs curtesy of Robert Tan

Two years ago, Robert Tan had an idea – to journey from the north of Malaysia down to Singapore, on a bicycle. This June, the 72 year old followed a similar route that the Japanese took during their invasion of Malaya, with five other seniors, on a trip they hoped would “challenge and discover the spirit of human endeavour”. The youngest of the group was Jason Ong, 60, led by the oldest, Tan. Due to the haze, the group had to abort the ride in Port Dickson, and had covered a total of 700 kilometres, which left them short of their goal by 300 kilometres.

We met up with them to ask them just how the managed to survive the trip – and emerge victorious.

Old is Gold 

Why is the … Read More »



An Inspiring Couple Cycling Around The World

Posted on August 12th, by joanna in Uncover, Unexplored. No Comments

I chanced across this website by a couple,  Eric and Amaya, who have been cycling around the world since 2006. World biking is their quest to cycle through the entire world, yes, all 195 countries.

Covering over 80 countries, through the streets of South East Asia, the mountains of Canada, the roads in South America, the deserts of the Middle East, they are still going strong.

Their photo album brings you to places unseen by tourists arriving on foot or only staying in the city, because their bikes bring them from town to town at a much slower pace than if one was to fly or drive, and such is the beauty of exploring the world on a bicycle.

They also offer helpful tips to those thinking of starting on a bicycle tour, and have contributors from all over the world collaborating with them … Read More »





UNPACKING:

-Act of leaving behind life’s burden, roles, expectations, responsibilities.

-Welcoming new knowledge, developing new relationships, people, new directions.

-Removal + releasing clutter, the unnecessary, negatives.

-Stripping set rules, perceptions, prenotions, assumptions, standards, and old habits.

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Top Tips When Cycling In Malaysia

This article was first published on beautynthebikes.wordpress.com All photographs curtesy of Robert Tan

If you’ve read our interview with Robert Tan and friends, you’ll realise that...

An Inspiring Journey Through Malaysia On Bicycle

This article was first published on beautynthebikes.wordpress.com All photographs curtesy of Robert Tan

Two years ago, Robert Tan had an idea – to journey from...

Alila Living: Recreating the spa experience in the comfort of your own home

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