1. Sat, 17 Jul 10 – no cycling
2. Sat, 21 Aug 10 – cycling in Sentosa (coincides with monthly gathering)
Cyclists must bring their own bikes. Not sure if there is bike rental in Sentosa.
Meet at open space outside Vivo City at 2 p.m. Registration is required.
3. Sat, 28 Aug to Sun 29 Aug 10 – Pengarang (choice of 1 nite stay)
Refer to below for details. Option – 1 nite stay
Meet at Changi Ferry Point Terminal (same place as departure by bumboat to Pulau Ubin) at 8 a.m. Depart for Pengarang at 8.15 a.m. sharp. Registration is required.
Specially caters for 1st time cyclists to Malaysia. Others are welcome to join.
Restricts to 1 boat of 13 or whatever confirmed number. Cost of charter will be shared out. Normal charge : $9 per person. Bike fee : $2 per bike.
It’s an area at the southeastern tip of Johor, to the south of Desaru. The name is usually used to cover the dock and immigration post at Pengarang, the village of Kampong Pengilih and the town of Sungai Rengit.
Going there by boat
Sungei Rengit is 17km from Tanjong Pengilih Ferry Terminal, the landing point where you arrive by ferry from Singapore.
Bumboats shuttle from Singapore’s Changi Point Ferry Terminal to Pengarang from 7am in the morning, first ferry service to 4pm in the afternoon, last ferry service. The journey takes about an hour and costs $9 per person, plus $2 for a bicycle.
Pengarang was the site of a major WW2-era British coastal battery. The part of it at Pengilih, right next to the immigration point, is open to the public but in a state of nature, with no trails, signs, etc.
Chinese temples are quite common sight. There is one particular one which houses a large Goddess of Mercy guarding its entrance.
There is also an Ostrich Farm, one you don’t get to see in Singapore breeding about 300 ostriches. For a small price, you get to taste ostrich egg, satay, soup and meat.
Will rent them from bicycle shop at Changi Village @ S$10 for whole day. Helmets, good if u have your own otherwise will rent them at $?.
What to buy
Chinese pastries in are popular souvenirs. Many people are tempted to bring home in quantities.
Many popular Chinese restaurants serving delicious seafood offer mouth-watering signature dishes. There are also the nightly food stalls selling crunchy Ramly burgers, and irresistible char kuey teow.
Hotels here may not be your best but are fine just for resting for the night. MYR30 per person on twin/triple sharing.
Cycling Team – Ah Nee, Douglas, Jade, Lily & YK