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Following the 7 times rallying cry of “Merdeka!” at Kuala Lumpur’s Merdeka Stadium on 31st August 1957, we broke free and obtained independence from the British Empire.
Six years later, the Malaysian federation was established. Our country has just celebrated Merdeka Day but Malaysia Day has yet to come. This coming September 16 marks the joyous 57th Malaysia Day with the “Malaysia Prihatin” theme.
This year’s theme emphasizes the spirit of patriotism, unity, and love for the country. It coincides with the main objective of Togoparts’ #TOGOMY57 virtual cycling challenge.
Togoparts wish to unite the community and celebrate the 57th Malaysia Day together by completing the 57,000km challenge as one body, one mind, one spirit.
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Malaysia is filled with a passionate and vibrant cycling scene. Bicycle enthusiasts are often spotted at all the famous cycling destinations.
Unfortunately, the recent pandemic of the century has rendered the cycling scene in Malaysia to come to a halt. All outdoor activity has been restricted since the Movement Control Order has been implemented.
However, Malaysia has been making good progress and was ranked 4th in a newly launched global Covid-19 recovery index. With good governance and swift actions from the ministry of health, the country has now entered the recovery stage.
As of June 2020, group outdoor activities such as cycling and motorcycle convoys are allowed. You can now ride freely without compromising your safety while abiding by the social distancing measures.
Here are some of the cycling routes you can head for your cycling fix and at the same time clock in your KMs for #TOGOMY57.
Shah Alam Cycling Lanes
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The Shah Alam cycling trail is a trail surrounded by luscious greens, scenic and eye-soothing landscape. It connects those living in section 4, 5,14 and was set up by the Shah Alam City Council (MBSA) not only to ensure the safety for cyclists but also to provide a spot for recreational purposes. You will be able to see the city from a different view through the Shah Alam cycling lanes. The lanes lead to a mini-orchard at the back of residential houses, Shah Alam Lake Gardens, Shah Alam City Hall, and a unique clock tower. You’d also get to enjoy picturesque landmarks such as the well-known Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Mosque.
Location: Section 4, 5 and 14 in Shah Alam, Selangor. Click here to see the map.
Central Park @ Desa Parkcity (Kuala Lumpur)
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With a 9 foot wide tree-lined pathway and exquisite landscape, Central Park is one of the most ideal places for riders to peddle to their heart’s content. You’ll be able to complete your minimum requirement (57km) of the challenge with only three loops per day round the park. The distance of the pathways ranges from 1 km to 2.3 km. At the park’s core, lies an idyllic Central Lake. Get the fullest experience of the park by cycling around the serene man-made lake while relishing the revitalizing lakeside breezes against your skin and taking in the picturesque scenery in front of you.
Location: Jalan Residen 2, Desa Parkcity, 52200 Kuala Lumpur. Click here to see the map.
Taman Jaya Park @ Seksyen 10 (Petaling Jaya)
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Taman Jaya Park is a hit among PJ-is cyclists. You’ll be greeted with lush greenery and a whiff of fresh air when you arrive at the park. Finding Taman Jaya Park would be a breeze as it is just located opposite of Amcorp Mall. As a bonus, the park has also been upgraded recently with the addition of public toilets and gazebos which allows you to take shelter and a breather.
Location: 1, Jalan 10/7, Taman Jaya, 46000 Petaling Jaya, Selangor. Click here to see the map.
Bukit Kiara Park @ TTDI (Kuala Lumpur)
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Bukit Kiara Park is one of the parks with the most spacious and well-paved pathway Kuala Lumpur. All are welcomed at this park as there are routes that cater to both beginners and pros. There are flat routes with little to non-inclination for those that enjoy leisure biking as well as steep trails for thrill-seeking cyclists. A tip to remember is to keep a lookout for pedestrians while going downhill.
Location: Jalan Burhanuddin Helmi, 60000, Kuala Lumpur. Click here to see the map.
Kepong Metropolitan Park @ Kepong (Kuala Lumpur)
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Kepong Metropolitan Park is located at the heart of the city; recognized as one of the largest recreational parks in KL with 95-hectares. A three kilometres cycling route can be found in this park, deeming it the perfect place for you to ride for the #TOGOMY57 challenge. All it takes is 19 times around the route and you’ll clock a total of 57 km.
Location: Jalan Lingkaran Tengah 2, Kepong Metropolitan Lake-garden, 52100 Kuala Lumpur. Click here to see the map.
So, are you all fired up to go to these amazing parks and peddle away? Why not change it up and challenge yourself by joining the #TOGOMY57 challenge.
Try out these popular cycling routes and celebrate the upcoming Malaysia Day as a nation by riding towards unity, health, and happiness. The challenge has started but registrations are still ongoing.
Head on over to httpss://www.togoparts.com/challenges/togomy57/welcome and check #TOGOMY57 virtual challenge out!