Malaysia is an international cycling destination. Malaysian capital last weekend hosted the Cycle Asia Kuala Lumpur 2015 from 12th to 14th June at the hugely popular Dataran Merdeka. KL mayor Tan Sri Ahmad Phesal Talib said while cycling is eco-friendly and easy to learn, it is also fast gaining popularity for both young and old because of its fun, healthy and communal nature. We are trying to improve efforts made to showcase the city as a tourist destination, specifically for cyclists internationally”.
Over 4,000 participants cycled at the Cycle Asia Kuala Lumpur 2015, a two-day community cycling event. The event is a good way to showcase Kuala Lumpur as a tourist destination, and to show Tourism Malaysia's commitment in promoting Malaysia as an international cycling destination that has amazing cycling routes.
In order to promote Malaysia as an international cycling destination, Tourism Malaysia recently has published a free guide to cycling tours, Discover Malaysia by Bicycle Guidebook, which highlights 74 cycling packages to explore Malaysia’s natural environment.
The book, published by Tourism Malaysia in collaboration with 32 local travel agencies, offers guidelines to local and foreign tourists wishing to tour the country via cycling packages such as touring Kuching city via the Classic City Ride and the National Park Cycling as well as Kota Bharu Cycling Tours.
Tourism ministry official Rashidi Hasbullah said the handbook was available at tourist information centres and Tourism Malaysia offices.
It is also available as an electronic book which could be obtained by scanning the QR Code on the front page of the book or on the website of the ministry.
Rashidi said cycling tours were gaining popularity among locals and foreign tourists. Last year, a total of 4,072 cycling tour packages worth RM725,612.07 were sold.
Source: Bernama, Sun Media