Malaysia is known for its tropical climate, its beaches and its cuisine; ranging from Indian fused Chinese to traditional Malaysian. Not so well known however (at least we didn’t) may be the fact that Malaysia is a great country for motorcycling.
It has mountain ranges that have average temperatures of 18 – 21 degrees. The small curvy mountain roads are not riddled with potholes of death but rather are of superb quality.
The infrastructure is made for bikes: They have bike parking lots, and bike lanes, the border crossing comes with a special bike lane with its own control booth.
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And the best, the highways are not only toll free for motorcycles, but we get to pass the toll station in special lanes that direct you around the toll station altogether!
If such things were not enough, every few kilometers there is a bike shelter to hide under in case of heavy rain.
Add to that the price of gas is about 50 Euro cents per liter and you got a pretty good country for riding. And to think we had no intentions of ever going there!
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