KOTA KINABALU: Penampang Enduro Dirt Biker Club (Penduro) has put itself in the Malaysia Book of Records (MBR) after completing a 5,550km journey from Sabah to Kalimantan, Indonesia.
The four motorcyclists who completed the challenge by riding their 150cc and 450cc Scrambler are Peter Lawrance Mojuntin Junior, Godfrey Benedict, Fabian Besor, and Danny Dino Lojuntin.
The MBR certificate was presented by the state Deputy Minister of Tourism, Culture and Environment, Datuk Pang Yuk Ming, who represented ministry’s head, Datik Masidi Manjun.
In his speech, Yuk Ming said the state government commended the club members’ commitment in taking up the challenge and completing the journey.
“On behalf of the state government, I would also want to thank the Brunei, Indonesia, and Sarawak governments for their co-operations in this mission.
“I am informed that the journey has proceeded smoothly and there is not unwanted incidents occurring along their (riders) way. All those who are involved with this mission have returned safely, and made a new history for Sabah in the Malaysia Book of Records,” he said in the event.
He also hopes for similar activities to be launched in the future and made into annual events with the participation of other neighbouring countries and administered by Penduro as the co-organizing partner of Sabah Tourism Board.
According to him, implementing the programme in the international level will make it possible for the event to be listed in the state tourism calendar, along with the Mount Kinabalu International Climbathon (MKIC) and Dragon Boat competition.
He believes that the programme will improve the bilateral relations of the three countries in Borneo especially in diplomatic aspect and cooperation for tourism.
He also said Borneo is rich with tourism products and the event will attract more international tourists to visit not only Sabah, but also Brunei, Kalimantan Indonesia, and Sarawak. – SayangSabah