Thursday, January 29, 2009

Batu Pahat, Johor...A bike town?

During the Chinese New Year holidays, I cycled around my hometown Batu Pahat, Johor...hmm it seems that the cycling activity is still very much alive:-) You can still see people cycling around.


My bike


We have a lot of Japanese reconditioned bikes here. It's very popular among the folks here as well as the foreign workers. Very much like the Velorbis bikes.




While wondering around the Dataran Penggaram, I saw this very own Malaysian style single speed cargo bike...but the owner was not there.





I saw this bike at the traffic light of Jalan Tan Swee Hoe. The box attached to the rear carrier really attracted me. It's a DIY box decorated with CDs around the box. Owned by a 62 year old uncle staying in Parit Besar. He told me that the box is very convenient for him to put his packed food when he goes to work. (sorry image not that clear)




I met this foreign worker on my way back home. Look at his wheelset. A DIY as well:-) Whaa...not bad..very creative.






This boy happily willing to pose with his Japanese bike.




Who knows maybe one day Batu Pahat can become like Copenhagen. Why not? Maybe we should launch a campaign there. The traffic jams is quite bad nowadays.


For more info about Batu Pahat visit www.batupahat.org

12 comments:

PA√úC said...

Waaah... nice... an eye-opener!

mohdhaslanr said...

ohh you are also budak bp huh? which school did you go? hsbp? smka?
i went to hsbp and left after my spm (spm 1980)

khairul said...

Bro Zizan,

Brp harga re-conditioned Japs bike tu? Nostalgia lah, used to own one before kena kebas.

Panahsakti said...

Betul tu Bro Johor is still a cycling state. The state that impose roadtax for bicycle long time ago. On the way to Tanjung Piai I saw Shimano factory in Pekan Nenas. Basikal jepun ok gak tolong survey kat mana nak beli.

azizan fixie said...

PAUC

Finally met you in person last night:-) I am trying to look at a different perspective of a bike commuters.


mohdhaslanr

hey same school.. hsbp...just a bit junior:-) I can still recall the discipline teacher Mr Tan Kok Wee! Maybe we can meet up one day. Just email or sms me.


Khairul

I think the price is between RM100-400 depending on the accessories and gears.


Panahsakti

Yeah I still remembered about the roadtax:-) The shop that I know that has variety of models is situated at Jalan Kluang maybe about 1mile from Batu Pahat Town. Contact me for exact location.

mohdhaslanr said...

oo ok ok nice really knowing someone form high school...tan kok wee huh hehe he was really one of a kind..i hope he is stil healthy nowadays..
i remember m.kumaresan was the most succesfull cyclist batu pahat had ever produced ..ishak amin was another guy....but i guess they were not the product of high school :)
yeah sure hope to see your fixie bike ... i cycle on a daily basis tapi cuma dari rumah ke ktm station...10 minutes je..hehehe

azizan fixie said...

mohdhaslanr

it's great that u cycle on daily basis even for 10min. Most people would still drive. Hope u could join our teh tarik session or the Shah Alam Criterium ride.

tunbegia said...

tB baru balik dari batu pahat.. ehehe, salamm

azizan fixie said...

tunbegia

Oh orang Batu Pahat gak ya..Actually kalau setakat Batu Pahat best kayuh basikal je kalau nak ke mana2. Batu Pahat now dah busy..kecoh nak cari parking kereta. Pastu sistem kupon letak kereta sangat tak sesuai untuk orang yang balik sekali sekala. Diaorang patut pakai sistem masuk siling dan print tiket parking macam kat Shah Alam.

jemput said...

bro, how much fixie bike at jln limpoon? yg murah2 sudahla..want to buy onelah..tq

azizan fixie said...

Jemput
Senang email sy ya. TQ

yingc said...

IMU Health and Cycling Carnival 2012

In conjunction with the 20th Anniversary of the International Medical University (IMU), we welcome all members of the public to participate in this grand celebration in Batu Pahat, Johor. The Health and Cycling Carnival aims to promote health awareness in the community and educate the public on the importance of adopting a healthy lifestyle.

The event:

Date: 14th April 2012
Time: 8.00 am till noon
Venue: Dataran Batu Pahat, Johor

Activities:

1. Cycling competition
2. Fun ride
3. Health talks
4. Health screening booths
5. Games
6. Group exercises

Acara basikal:
1) Pertandingan basikal kategori lelaki dan perempuan, 18 tahun dan ke atas. 25.8km bermula dari Dataran Penggaram Batu Pahat pada pukul 7.30 pagi (peta di dalam album facebook). T-shirt dan makanan/minuman akan disediakan kepada peserta. Daftar online atau isi borang pertandingan yang terdapat di IMU Clinical School Batu Pahat. Bayaran pendaftaran RM 30 di IMU Clinical school Batu Pahat atau melalui perbankan. Butiran bayaran terdapat dalam borang peryertaan.

2) Acara basikal "fun ride" dibuka kepada semua. Bermula di Dataran Penggaram Batu Pahat pada pukul 8.30 pagi sepanjang 4 km. Penyertaan adalah percuma, isi borang yang disediakan.

International Medical University, No. 12 Jalan Indah, Taman Sri Kenangan, 83000 Batu Pahat, Malaysia

Layarilah web facebook kami dekat www.facebook.com/JomKayuhBatuPahat
untuk maklumat lanjut.

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In conjunction with the 20th Anniversary of the International Medical University (IMU), we welcome all members of the public to participate in this grand celebration in Batu Pahat, Johor. The Health and Cycling Carnival aims to promote health awareness in the community and educate the public on the...
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