M’sian, 40, cycles 134.8 kilometres in 5 hrs from S’pore back house in Batu Pahat, Johor

April 3, 2022

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When the land boundaries in between Singapore and also Malaysia ultimately resumed, a Malaysian guy had actually selected to go back to his home town in Batu Pahat by bike.

40-year-old Mars Ong invested a little over 4 hrs on his bike, covering a range of 134.8 kilometres.

Screenshot by means of Mars Ong’s Strava web page

Saving money on fuel

On Apr. 1, Ong shared an article on Facebook team, Singapore-Malaysia VTL traveling exchange area ( 新加坡马来西亚VTL来回交流区) regarding his trip.

According to his message inscription, he quipped that the fuel rates have actually ended up being “also costly” therefore he determined to cycle completely as much as Batu Pahat to conserve up on fuel prices.

He additionally included that biking right into Malaysia really felt the like pre-Covid time. All he required to go across the boundary was his ticket.

He additionally asked in the team if there are any type of similar “kakis” to join him following time.

Screenshot by Mars Ong by means of 新加坡马来西亚VTL来回交流区 on Facebook.

Family members did not recognize he was cycling back

According to China Press, Ong had actually started his trip at around 7am and also came to his location at around 1pm.

Obviously, his family members was anticipating his return house that day however they were not privy to his selected setting of transportation. (* )Upon knowing he had actually cycled completely from Singapore, they located his activity “also insane”.

While Ong was removing migration at the bike lane, a Malaysian migration police officer strolled right into structure. (* )When Ong openly shared that he got on his method house to Batu Pahat, the police officer was noticeably shock at Ong’s option of transportation and also aimed incredulously at his bike.

Screenshot by Mars Ong by means of


on Facebook.
Around five-hour trip consisting of breaks Consisting of the breaks that Ong brought the method, the entire trip from Singapore to Batu Pahat really took control of 5 hrs.

He had actually quit at Pontian for a dish in addition to made numerous pitstops to relax and also rehydrate.

Ong additionally acquired some fried carrot cake back house for his spouse.

Image from Mars Ong’s Strava web page.


Needs experience and also physical endurance

Passing by bike (and even by foot) in between Singapore and also Malaysia is not that unusual, specifically if your location is Johor Bahru.

Nevertheless, Ong’s location at Batu Pahat is better up north of Johor Bahru.

Photo by Mars Ong.

According to Ong’s screenshot on task monitoring application


, he invested 4 hrs, 19 mins and also 42 secs on the bike, covering the range of 134.8 kilometres to his house. The enthusiastic biker is familiar with biking fars away while clocking outstanding timings. Screenshot by means of Mars Ong’s Strava web page.

Ong informed

China Press

he had actually formerly cycled right into Singapore however usually went back to Malaysia by vehicle. Unsurprisingly, Ong has actually been cycling for 6 years and also typically took part in biking occasions and also competitors prior to the pandemic. Image by means of Mars Ong’s Facebook

web page

He stated he had actually cycled a comparable size of range within Singapore when, which may describe his self-confidence in making the trip throughout the Embankment. (* )Also when the pandemic hit, he proceeded biking throughout his time in Singapore. In factor to consider of safety and security problems, Ong will certainly not go back to Singapore entirely by bike. Rather, his spouse will certainly drive him to Johor where he proceed the remainder of his trip to Singapore by means of bike, he stated.

Ong additionally stated he will certainly still try to take a trip from Singapore to Batu Pahat by bike in the future.

Image by means of Mars Ong’s


web page.

While such a trip can be a remarkable experience for the cyclist, Ong warned that a person need to not attempt without having sufficient biking experience and also physical endurance. He included that there are some threats entailed as bikers might come across abrupt hazardous scenarios throughout the trip such as a level tire, aches, and so on Therefore, he needed to frequently keep an eye on the bike’s problem throughout the trip and also stay sharp when traveling.

Image from Mars Ong’s Strava web page.

He additionally established a tan from his biking journey.

Image from Mars Ong’s Strava web page.

Favorable on-line responses

Ong’s message in the Facebook team has actually gone viral with over 4,300 responses, 1,100 remarks, and also 1,400 shares. (* )Several netizens left remarks, revealing their wonder and also adoration for his achievement.

A single person praised Ong for his environmentally-friendly setting of transportation that is “worthwhile of an honor”.

Somebody also regreted that the drive to Batu Pahat by vehicle was tiring sufficient, not to mention biking, and also really felt that what Ong did was “extremely outstanding”.

Ong’s trip has actually additionally appeared to influence a variety of netizens that revealed their passion in taking a trip to Malaysia by bike.

Nevertheless, a person mentioned that Ong was an experienced biker that was balancing a rate of 31.1 kilometres per hr based upon his Strava screenshot.

He included that most individuals do not usually ride past 25 kilometres per hr and also encouraged every person to cycle within their restrictions.

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Leading pictures by means of Mars Ong’s Strava and also Facebook web pages.

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