1st Bau Bike Week 2016

Posted by willie in Events, The Royale Riders | 2 Comments

This is a late post but it’s never too late to tell a story right? Remember I talked about Bau Bike Week before? Well, this is the write up on the actual event.  Officially, the event kicked off at 8am, but as usual, crowd started to come in by 10 am. We were worried that the response would not be so good but we were wrong. Bikers turned up at the event by batches (according to their respective groups) and the staff at the registration counter were busy welcoming and distributing goodies to them, but some bikers were unhappy with the goodies because the person in charge used plastic bag to keep the goodies and the name tags were not properly printed. Furthermore, they disliked the design of the BBW Tshirts (I reserve my comment on this lah).

 

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 @parking lot

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@Registration counter. Serious looking people.

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 @modified bikes

On 27 August, the activities were mostly for bikers; arm wrestling, bike show, the best lady biker attire, momento presentation, and live band.  The crowd was not as many as major bike weeks such as Sibu Bike Week (SBW) or Kuching International Bike Week (KiBW) but I think it was satisfactory. However, there were rooms for improvements.

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 Datuk Henry Jinep inspecting the modified bikes

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 Datuk Henry officiating the event

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On 28 August, we invited auto and RC boat clubs to come over to Bau Bike Week so that they can attract more visitors to the event. While these people were on site, the bikers had their golden ride to Adis Buan. Over there, bikers were entertained by the Kutow martial art performance and treated with mouth-watering food. Too bad, we didn’t have the chance to swim.

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@RC Boat Competition

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Datuk Henry Jinep leading the convoy to Adis Buan

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Arriving @ Adis Buan

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Performance by KUTOW

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Lunch time

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Overall, the event was a good event but it can be better. We are still unsure who will organize the 2nd Bau Bike Week.

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Momento presentation

Ride to Batang Ai, Sarawak

Posted by willie in Places | 1 Comment

For many riders like us, enjoying our ride is better than the destination itself. It didn’t matter whether our destination was a tourist spot or only known by the locals, because what matters most are to get our tires rolling and get the adrenaline rush in our veins. Once we reach our destinations, we usually go for a drink and take selfies. Simple and yet fun activities. Hehehe.

A few months ago, we decided to ride to Batang Ai, a few kilometres after Sri Aman town and before Betong. It was a planned activity. The journey took us about 2 hours plus to get there. It was said that the freshest and sweetest Tilapia fish is from Batang Ai. So we decided to check it out.

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My brother and I, both love riding bikes very much.

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It’s a must to stop at a petrol station (Betong) for refuelling. Otherwise, we would be stranded.

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As we reached Batang Ai, we took photos in front of the boats. These boats were used by the longhouse folks to commute from their longhouses to town daily.

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So good….yeah…

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From the hilltop, we saw the fish breeding plots (behind us) That’s where the fresh Tilapias were.

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And again, selfie is a must.

Although the trip was enjoyable, it was tiring and we were slightly affected by the rain. If you noticed it, my brother was actually wearing a raincoat. Hehe…

Cuckoo Icon Water Purifier: Good to have

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For years I had been dealing with clean water issue at home. The pipe water that ran into my house sometimes produced unpleasant smell and slightly brownish which, I thought wasn’t fit for consumption. To solve this problem, I drove out to town to look for Reverse Osmosis water dispenser at wee hours just fill a few water bottles with clean water. It wasn’t an interesting experience if you ask me, especially when talking about time efficiency.

Of course, another option was, to boil water at home but then, sometimes, forgetfulness and laziness caused us short of clean water supply on the shelves. There it went again, I had to take up the car key and drove to the nearest shop to buy a few bottles of mineral water. I must say that it wasn’t convenient at all.

So, we looked for an affordable water purifier for months until we came across a Cuckoo promotional booth in Merdeka Plaza. We were attracted with the rental scheme offered by them. With a fixed monthly rental, we get free services and filters as long as we pay the rent.

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We rented this model. It dispenses three water conditions: Iced cold, boiling hot and warm

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After installing Cuckoo Water Purifier, I no longer worry about boiling water, storing cold water and going out at wee hours to look for clean water. Other than that, I don’t have to worry about its maintenance because everything is taken care by Cuckoo Staff. I managed to take some photos myself when the staff came to change the filters.

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There are four water purifiers inside the dispenser.

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After 8 months, they’ve changed 3 filters. That means, they’ve kept their promise to change the filters according to the schedule.

Anyway, I’m not promoting this product out of reward, but voluntarily. Good things should go viral right? Let everybody knows the benefits of installing a water purifier at home.