JOHOR BAHRU, Johor state, Malaysia Sultan of Johor state Sultan Ibrahim Almarhum Sultan Iskandar today flagged off the participants of the Lady Bikers Tourism Ride ’18 at Istana Pasir Pelangi, here.
The maiden programme organised by the Johor state government through the Tourism Johor involved a convoy of 108 women on high powered motorcycles from throughout the country, including Sarawak, Sabah, Labuan as well as Brunei Darussalam.
The convoy involves a 1,000-km journey that started from Putrajaya yesterday before arriving in Johor Bahru and then proceeding to Kota Tinggi and Muar. It is scheduled to end at Putrajaya tomorrow.
The three-day convoy will see the participants exploring 14 tourist attractions in the state, among them, Marina Puteri Harbour, Tan Sri Haji Hassan Yunos Larkin Statdium, Yayasan Warisan Johor Complex, Johor Bahru City Square and Laman Mahkota.
The convoy is also expected to stop over at the Tokoh Museum, Tanjung Balau Fishermen Museum, Tanjung Balau Beach, Muar River Cruise and Desa Keroma Eco Resort, Muar.
Also present at the flagging off were Johor Women and Tourism Development Committee chairman Liow Cai Tung, Johor Youth, Sports and Cultural Committee chairman Mohd Khuzzan Abu Bakar and Lady Bikers head and Convoy Secretariat chief Maznah Mohamad.
Meanwhile, Liow said in a statement that the objective of the programme was to promote the tourism products of Johor.
She said, at the same time, such programmes could develop tourism packages for motoring activities and make the state an attractive destination for motoring convoy activities.
For a start, she said the state government through Tourism Johor would launch three Johor state motoring packages for a three-day two-night package involving three different routes, namely the Putrajaya-Johor Bahru-Desaru-Kota Tinggi-Kluang-Muar-Putrajaya route; the Putrajaya-Muar-Batu Pahat-Putrajaya route and the Putrajaya-Johor Bahru-Kluang-Segamat and Putrajaya route.
In a statement, Liow said she was confident the cooperation of all parties would boost the domestic tourism industry in the state, especially in drawing foreign motor clubs to come and spend in Johor.
Source: NAM News Network